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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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Geraldton, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

It has an information booth at the front which is great if you like planning your entire visit at once. It has an awesome aboriginal timeline and is very well done. It has large rain forests that tell of Australia as a jungle wasteland to the opal and ore mines in South Australia and the Northern Territory. It has great... More

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Melbourne
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16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I have never been to a visitor center as good as this. Amazing attraction of "Tunnel of time" (charge but worth it valid for multiple entry for 12 months).Staff were the best especially Di ,Pam and others. All were helpful and gave heaps of info. Great introduction to the Aboriginal history Dreamtime, White settlement and explorers and videos and artifacts... More

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