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Wadlata Outback Centre

41 Flinders Terrace, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700, Australia
+61 8 86 41 9193
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: Wadlata Outback Centre is a major tourism attraction and accredited Visitor Information Centre for Port Augusta, the Flinders Ranges & Outback of... more » Owner description: Wadlata Outback Centre is a major tourism attraction and accredited Visitor Information Centre for Port Augusta, the Flinders Ranges & Outback of South Australia. A tour through Wadlata's, "Tunnel of Time", the winner of six State Tourism Awards is a must see and do as it will make you want to get out there and enjoy it yourself. It will take you back in time to where the dinosaus roamed the land, be introduced to the people who first owned, explored, settled and who live there today. This is the only interpretive centre for the Flinders Ranges & Outback of SA. The Centre includes the Outback Tuckerbox, the accredited Visitor Information Centre, where you can book accommodation, tours and obtain all the information you need for your stay in our Region and for your trip ahead. The gift shop has a great range of Australian Made gifts, a huge range of native bush foods, maps and book and general souvenirs suitable for all age groups. « less
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Longreach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised at how much information the centre has it covers the story of the early stages of development and is presented in a way that would appeal to most ages . We spent three hours in the centre and will go back, I must add the cafe does great coffee and light meals although a little expensive.

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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit to Wadlata. Fabulously presented story of the region. Starts in Cambrian times then tells the story of the first inhabitants, then onto the white invaders and their exploration and settlement of the region. Very enjoyable.

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Geraldton, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Excellent, one of the best interpretive centres I have seen. You will need to allow at least 2-3 hours to fully appreciate the centre. From dinosaurs to early aborigines to pioneering settlers this centre was great. 4 kids (9,7,7,5 yrs) all loved it. The pass out is a great idea (valid for 12 mths to revisit). We will be going... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The wonderful people who work here are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. The educational journey is informative and exciting and the facts will keep you in awe. The café is a delight to the senses, and you need to make sure your appetite is good to savor as many items as possible, as some foods are... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Not sure what I was expecting but this place was so interesting, it has a tram as part of the building. It was a very informative about the history of the area aa well as the outback.

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Largs Bay, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

In a previous job I travelled to Pt Augusta frequenly and have not been up this way for a couple of years, Wadlata was a welcome stop for coffee after a long drive. Recently drove through this way and was looking forward to revisiting - was disappointed on this trip, from the service to the food available, the experience was... More

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Port Augusta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A good place to visit, walk around the premises and see the early history of Port Augusta and surrounding outback areas.

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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Was blown away with the interactive tour - could have sent longer there had we not got there too late and closing is 5.30pm. The early films and displays on the Aboriginal Heritage and stories were tremendous. Do yourself the favour and visit when you're there. And the Visitor centre part out front was a great assistance for the planning... More

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Canberra
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had a great time visiting the Centre and viewing their exhibits. Lots of hand on exhibitions make it very interactive. Well worth the money and a must do if you are heading out to the Flinders Ranges.

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Wallan, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

very nice centre with lots of information and lots of souvenirs! nice, friendly staff and parking was easy.

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