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Wadlata Outback Centre

41 Flinders Tce, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700, Australia
+61 8 8641 9193
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Wealth of information

Having been to Port Augusta many times before we thought we dad done it all but somehow we had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gra11182
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Interesting

Great place to visit. Suggest you set aside 2 to 3 hours if you take on the full experience... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Donmarhay
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Weekdays 9am-5pm, Weekends & Public holidays 10am-4pm 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. A tour through Wadlata's Award winning Interpretive Display,the "Tunnel of Time", is a must see and do (fees apply). You could walk through the Time tunnel in 10 minutes or spend up to 5 hours exploring to find out where the dinosaurs first roamed this land. Be introduced to the people who first owned, explored and settled the region along with those who live there today. The Centre"s cafe, the Outback Tuckerbox has a great selection of meals,cakes and coffee. Staff at the accredited Visitor Information Centre can assist with accommodation, tours and can supply 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 range of native bush foods, maps, books and general souvenirs suitable for all age groups.
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41 Flinders Tce, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700, Australia
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+61 8 8641 9193
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"allow plenty of time"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to Port Augusta many times before we thought we dad done it all but somehow we had missed this place. We rectified it on this trip. To get the most out of this place need to allow couple of hours and take your...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to visit. Suggest you set aside 2 to 3 hours if you take on the full experience, interacting with all the exhibits. Cafe OK but no more than that. Good range of books and tourist items.

Thank Donmarhay
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

We walked around for a couple of hours and,listened to some of the dvd's - it was very informative and interactive. Enjoyed immensely.

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Pauline H, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed the "Tunnel of Time".

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Reviewed May 30, 2018

great, educational and enlightening. We arrived a little late, a little over an hour before the Visitor Centre closed. Staff at the centre were very pleasant and helpful and we quite surprised when we were offered a free return ticket.

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Pauline H, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Hi John thanks for your great review, glad you enjoyed your visit. People are often surprised with the free pass out we offer but as there is so much to see we understand it is not always possible to finish the display in one visit.

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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Wadlata has everything a traveller needs. Friendly staff, good food & coffee, clean amenities, large vehicle parking, and a wealth of information along with a large range of souvenirs. It’s also a popular lunch stop for the locals. Thanks very much

1  Thank Marnie D
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Pauline H, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Hi Marnie Thanks for the great review

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Need to allow plenty of time - up to 3 hours- to fully view and absorb the wonderful displays and information. Great Café. Staff extremely helpful, great customer service

1  Thank SOuthAussies_6
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Pauline H, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Make sure you visit the Wadlata Outback Centre in Port Augusta and take the walk around town with Lisa. Very good and informative.

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

If you are travelling with kids you must stop at the Wadlata Museum. What a great place and so informative about life in the outback. Just loved it, we lost track of time and ended up spending at least 2 hours here.

1  Thank arunnalls
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

A very interesting visit to the centre which has lots of audio visuals and static displays. You get best value from at least 2hrs+ or you will have to miss a lot out. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Kerry C
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised by this Outback Centre. The information provided is well presented in various forms. It isa collection of photographs, narrations and short films about evolution, aboriginal dream time and historical photos and films.

2  Thank Denise M
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Pauline H, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Hi Denise, Thank you for your review, happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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