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Port Augusta

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About Port Augusta

Port Augusta is a coastal city situated in the north of South Australia. It is located at the crossroads of Australia's north and south, and east and west. Port Augusta is a gateway to the stunning Flinders Ranges, Outback and Spencer Gulf regions. It is also home to the country's largest solar power station.

Things to do in Port Augusta

  • Visit the Wadlata Outback Centre - a museum dedicated to the history of the outback
  • Take a trip to the Arid Lands Botanic Garden and wander through the unique flora and fauna
  • Explore the Flinders Ranges National Park and enjoy hiking, camping and stunning scenery
  • Visit the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden and discover the beauty of the outback
  • Check out the Port Augusta Cultural Centre - an art gallery and cultural hub
  • Relax and enjoy the beaches and coastal scenery of Spencer Gulf
  • Take a drive to the nearby historic town of Quorn and enjoy the preserved railway and heritage buildings

Where to Stay

There are a variety of accommodation options available in Port Augusta, from hotels and motels to caravan parks and camping grounds. Some popular choices include:

  • Comfort Inn & Suites Augusta Westside
  • Discovery Parks - Port Augusta
  • Australian Heritage Motor Inn

Getting There

Port Augusta is accessible by car, coach and train. The city is located at the junction of the Eyre Highway and the Augusta Highway, making for easy road access. Coaches also run regularly from Adelaide and other regional centres. There is also a train station in Port Augusta with services to Adelaide and Darwin.


Port Augusta has a hot semi-arid climate, with dry summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures can reach up to 40°C, while winter temperatures average around 16°C. The best time to visit is between May and September when the temperatures are cooler and more comfortable for outdoor activities.

Plan Your Visit

Before your visit to Port Augusta, be sure to check local tourist information for any updates or changes to attractions, accommodation and travel options. You can also find more information and resources from the Port Augusta City Council website.

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