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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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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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Three hours later and I was still learning!

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... read more

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

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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Not bad but quite expensive if you go into the museum.The staff at the center was very friendly and they have a nice cafe serving food and drink. There are plenty of brochures to choose from for planning the perfect getaway.

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

Thank so much Mike for not only dropping in but taking the time to leave a review. Happy you received the information you were expecting and hopefully more. I realise the Tunnel of Time may seem expensive to some, but when you can spend 1 - 5 hours, as many do, gaining additional information and experiencing how the Outback of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My grandchildren live at Stirling North, it was my second visit to Wadlada , they love it . The first time I went there was with my husband he would not stop and look at all the interactives . My grandchildren sat through every little idly bit of this amazing piece of history. Scary really the stove in there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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Additional Information about Wadlata Outback Centre

Address: 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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