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Wadlata Outback Centre

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Address: 41 Flinders Terrace, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 86 41 9193
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Wadlata Outback Centre is a major tourism attraction and accredited...
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.
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Can't Wait to Return!

We had to go to Pt Augusta for business and were told we could get a map of the town at Wadlata Outback Centre. What a surprise! Not only could we get a map but we got helpful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had to go to Pt Augusta for business and were told we could get a map of the town at Wadlata Outback Centre. What a surprise! Not only could we get a map but we got helpful information from the friendly information staff and there were lovely clean restrooms. After our business was completed we were looking for a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We arrived on a Sunday and were glad that we and a bit of time to kill. there is a sign on the counter that says "We are not ignoring you are we are busy, please ring the bell". Not true. this is a well set out Centre but suffers because of lack of staff, at least on weekends

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MaryPortAugusta, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

I am extremely disappointed you had such an experience. We do only have one Tourism Officer on duty on most weekends, however our commitment is and always has been to ensure our visitors receive prompt attention as soon as is possible. As I do not know the circumstances of your visit but as an explanation, our Officer may have been... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

There is lots to see and learn about the outback in this centre. The staff are very helpful and it has a wide range of souvenirs.

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MaryPortAugusta, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

Thanks Joan...so pleased you enjoyed your visit as the Tunnel of Time was designed to give the visitor a better understanding and a taste of what you are able to see and do in the Flinders Ranges and Outback of SA. It does not take anything away from the real experience, visitors say it really enhanced their holiday. Armed with... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a fantastic place to learn about the region - it's beginnings both geological and mythological; history in the 1800s and 1900s and more recently; the current environment, people and industries. All in picture, animation, video and hands-on participation. No wonder they give you a pass to come back within a year - it's impossible to take it all... More 

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MaryPortAugusta, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed your visit to our "Tunnel of Time". Yes, many visitors spend a great deal of time in the displays and the free Pass Out has been very popular. If you cant get back within the 12 months we are more than happy to honour our offer after this period but only if we have not been... More 

Whyalla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Marvelous day out for any one interested in the history of the area. Shows the Culture of the Aboriginies in the past & how this part of South Australia came about. Goos displays for everyone, from child to adult. Hands on displays such as the school of the air radio & others. Also a nice place for schools to take... More 

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MaryPortAugusta, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

Thanks Jean for visiting and for taking the time to post your review. Always appreciated and extremely happy you all enjoyed your visit. Kind regards Pauline More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This museum is at the tourist information centre in Port Augusta. It's an interactive display with many audio visuals and videos. Children would enjoy the exhibits. We visited after we had visited The Flinders Ranges. It would be better in reverse, if possible. Whilst we enjoyed the experience, I think it is a tad expensive at $19 per adult.

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MaryPortAugusta, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

Hi Clare005 Thanks so much for taking the time to visit us and our Tunnel of Time at Wadlata. We do appreciate your visit and comments you have made. I hope you received your Pass Out to return again free. If not please contact me. We want our visitors to experience it all and to receive value for their money... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The Wadlata Centre is located within the Information Centre, allow a couple of hours or more to do it justice as there are a number of Audio Visual displays that are very informative.

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MaryPortAugusta, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed your visit to Wadlata's "Tunnel of Time" and thank you for taking the time to let us all know you did. Kind regards Pauline More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wadlata is a really well run museum on early life and culture of aboriginal people and their interaction with early settlers. It also has an interesting gift and coffee shop. Worth a visit.

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MaryPortAugusta, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

I have never got over the buzz of finding out that visitors like you have enjoyed our Tunnel of Time and more importantly may have learnt a little more about Port Augusta and our region from the experience we offer. So thank you for taking the time to let us know. Regards Pauline More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

this centre is very worth to visit. many pics, signs and videos give you an excellent overview about pioneers and settlement in Australia. highly recommended !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I broke down in Port Augusta and was here for a week waiting for my new engine. I love places like the Wadlata centre and was happy to find myself the only one in the Tunnel of Time at that point. I stopped and listened to most of the audio presentations and if I had listened to all I would... More 

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Additional Information about Wadlata Outback Centre

Address: 41 Flinders Terrace, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 86 41 9193
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Port Augusta
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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