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Wadlata Outback Centre

Address: 41 Flinders Terrace, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 86 41 9193
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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.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This is such a fabulous place to visit. Being sited in the visitor information centre there are lots of interesting leaflets to collect, and there's a great cafe there too and a very good shop. The Wadlata is brilliantly put together with very impressive video and interactive displays. The information panels are well thought out and good visual material supplements... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We dropped in today for a coffee, a rest and some info. This was a really pleasant stop. The young lad who made the coffee was a creative artist! My friend's Cappuccino foam was built up like an ice cream cone and of course sprinkled with chocolate powder. The place is clean and well set out, travel info was very... More

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I was planning to see the outback for the first time: travelling to Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Mt Isa, Longreach, Barcaldine and eventually Brisbane. I thought this visit would inform me and alert me to things to look out for and give me some background information before I set out on my journey and it did all of that and... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

What a wonderfully displayed museum giving so much history and I confess I'm hard to please. To understand how this huge land mass came into bring was enlightening. The shop and coffee shop were up to the same high stsndard. Recommend a gem of the north

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Stoped by on the way to Adelaide from Flinders rangers since it was time for a break. There was a fee for entering which felt annoyingly high ($19.50 for a adult) but once inside it was worth it. The exhibitions were very interesting and informative and suites both kids and adults. There are a lot of interactive stuff as well... More

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Longreach
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6 attraction reviews
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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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11 attraction reviews
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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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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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