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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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My husband and I visited the Wadlata Outback Centre yesterday. It was a great experience and learnt a lot about the indigenous history of the Port Augusta region of S.A. as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Emma R
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Warrnambool, Australia
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Warrnambool, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband and I visited the Wadlata Outback Centre yesterday. It was a great experience and learnt a lot about the indigenous history of the Port Augusta region of S.A. as well as when the European settlers came. The only disappointment was that some areas were not fully functional. For example the centre screen of the outback cinema was not... More 

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

Hi Emma, first of all thank you for visiting Wadlata and our "Tunnel of Time" and yes it is very disappointing one of our three projectors in the Outback Theatre was and is still not working. I can assure you we have not ignored the problem and tried to rectify the problem immediately. I had to send the projector to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped in port augusta on our way to Uluru. There is a museum/gallery right inside the information center. The kids enjoyed it and it was quite interesting for us to know more about the region. I would definitely recommend it if you are a first timer. You can also find a lot of souvenirs/gifts to buy and even grab... More 

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

It is great you were able to break your journey and stay a while in Port Augusta. Hope you picked up your NT information while you were here. A visit through Wadlata's Tunnel of Time is a great way to get a little taste and a better understanding about the Flinders Ranges & Outback of SA. There is always something... More 

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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wow what a tourist information centre. It has a fantastic coffee shop with majority of food made on site and good coffee. The typical tourist information but what makes it great is great staff and they have great staff. Lastly the "Tunnel of Time". Staff said it would take 1-3 hrs depending on your interactions. We came out just under... More 

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

Thank you so much for your excellent review of our Centre Julie-Anne and I am so please you enjoyed your visit. Yes, Wadlata is a real surprise packet. We are so lucky to have a large café, gift shop and the multi State tourism award winning interpretive centre, we call the Tunnel of Time". This fits in beautifully with our... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Travelling through Port Augusta, we called in to visit. So much information to see , read and view on videos. Nice clean restrooms, great gift shop and coffee..

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

Thank you so much taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your visit to Wadlata. Port Augusta is certainly a great place to stay a while as there is so much to see and do. Many visitors do just pass through but I am so please you took the time to experience a part of what we offer... More 

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

Hi Annie...I am so happy you enjoyed your visit to Wadlata and yes it is certainly is a surprise packet as from the front of the building it looks very small but it is like the Tardis, it just keeps going and going. Hopefully next visit you will have time to enjoy our "Tunnel of Time", the interpretive centre for... More 

Sydney, Australia
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews
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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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Australia
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102 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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 

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