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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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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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Excellent choice if you are interested in history

If you are interested in history, then you will certainly enjoy this venue. There is a lot of reading, audio and visual. - it isn't for young children. We spent a few hours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in history, then you will certainly enjoy this venue. There is a lot of reading, audio and visual. - it isn't for young children. We spent a few hours there. You can obtain a pass and can revisit anytime within 12 months which is a good offer. The story starts with fossils and finishes with the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It costs 19 per adult and we were done with it in 30 min. - There is a lot of attractions where you can push the button and listen (or watch) - There were some great light shows inside (3 of them from what I remember) - A good cinema sort of where you can watch a documentary - You... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you are just travelling through or staying in Port Augusta this is the number one place to visit. Particularly if you are heading to the Flinders Ranges as it will give you a great introduction to the history of the area.

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Perth, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The centre is a must see for visitors to South Australia. Beautifully designed from the outside with nice meals from the cafe. Service at the Info desk was a bit poor, my wife waiting for just under 10 minutes and got no service from the lass who seemed to be buried into her work at the computer, not once looking... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This exhibition has been put together giving equal credence to both the indigenous peoples and the white Europeans that make up this great land. It gives an unbiased view of how our great continent evolved to the land it is today. For a visitor to our country you will learn much of our culture and our heritage and to the... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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