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Wadlata Outback Centre

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Address: 41 Flinders Tce, 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
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It is free to enter the Wadlata Outback Centre, a major tourism attraction...

It is free to enter the Wadlata Outback Centre, a major tourism attraction and accredited Visitor Information Centre for Port Augusta, the Flinders Ranges & Outback of South Australia. A tour through the Flinders Ranges & Outback's Interpretive Centre, Wadlata's, "Tunnel of Time", the winner of six State Tourism Awards and is a must see and do, but a fee does apply. You could walk through the Time tunnel in 10 minutes or spend 5 hours exploring to find out where the dinosaurs first roamed this land, be introduced to the people who first owned, explored, settled and those who live there today. 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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Only one day to see the sights

Only having one day we went straight to the Wadlata Centre. What a lovely building. It really has the outback feel about it. The lady at the counter was very helpful and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Susanne P
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Mandurah, Australia
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Mandurah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Only having one day we went straight to the Wadlata Centre. What a lovely building. It really has the outback feel about it. The lady at the counter was very helpful and circled all the prominent things to do. We walkded through town & the foreshore, went to the water tower for a terrific view and visited the Royal Flying... More 

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Port Augusta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place where you can learn a lot about the past of the outback. Lots to see, with some hands on activities for most ages. The staff are very helpful in answering any questions about the Flinders Ranges & surrounding areas. A great place for a coffee & a bite to eat.

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Thank JenniferNeyman
Hawker
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to understand the Flinders Ranges geology, origins, natural history and history of peoples, both first people and colonial settlement, you can not go past WADLATA. I have been through the museum 3 times. The food is some of the freshest and best valued in Port Augusta and it stocks a great range of books and souvenirs.

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Thank tim_outback
Port Augusta, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wadlata offers all information required to travel the Flinders Ranges and surrounding areas. Staff are very friendly and well informed on their area.

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Thank wilkatana1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent staff and souvenirs. Staff have excellent knowledge about Port but also surrounding towns. Coffee is a bit average but the food is good.

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Thank Kim K
Perth, Australia
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time we have stopped in there. Plenty of brochures and souvenirs. Help by the ladies at the desk was great.

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Thank langfamily2016
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit for us, a family of 4. A range of interesting displays covering early settlers, transport, aboriginal dreaming etc. About $45 for a family of four with 10% off if you book online. Plenty of parking available on the street if the car park is full. Not all advertised interactive displays seemed to be operating. A good introduction... More 

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Thank Kasc17
Pauline H, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much visiting our Tunnel of Time recently. Yes it was a shame we had a few hiccups with a few of our 48 displays at some point during the day, but I understand once we were notified all but one of the displays were re-started without a fuss, unfortunately the pedal radio is still in Adelaide being repaired,... More 

Mount Barker, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Awesome! Well worth the entrance fee. We spent about 2 hours there but could easily have spent at least another hour. Make sure you take warm clothing though - was a tad chilly. Interactive, informative, interesting - make it part of your trip to Port Augusta!

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Thank Karen R
Pauline H, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much Karen for letting us know you enjoyed your visit, and yes unfortunately during such extreme cold weather we have experienced lately these old heritage buildings are hard and expensive to keep warm, however the Outback Theatre and the entire foyer, which includes the Outback Tuckerbox, the Gift Shop and the Visitor Information is always warm. I am... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Spent a very informative and enjoyable couple of hours at the Wadlata Outback Centre. It definitely exceeded our expectations.

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Thank Nathan M
Pauline H, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

Hi Nathan...so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Wadlata and our Tunnel of Time, which we believe arms the visitor with so much knowledge of the Flinders Ranges and Outback so when you visit our wonderful region you have a better understanding about how it evolved. Hope you picked up your Pass Out to return again when next in Port... More 

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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The first section of the place is a little cheesy. However, there is lots of information, and the kiosks are interesting and educational. We had a fun time here.

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Thank Gabe M
Pauline H, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

Hi Gabe, I am not sure by your review if you visited our Tunnel of Time as you may be talking about Max the giant Ripper Lizard where you enter the interactive displays through his open mouth, but once inside you are transported back in time where the dinosaurs roamed the land, which is where the journey begins for the... More 

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