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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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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gabe M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Shellharbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good displays that give a far reaching explanation of the area and its history. Great way to start a stay in the area.

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Thank funkyone1956
Port Augusta, Australia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth taking time to look at the Wadlata Outback Centre. Very interesting information on the aboriginals and their dreaming. Also has early transport and communications. Can spend up to 3 hours is you look at everything there. Also has a cinema showing the great outback

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Thank pamnichele
Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the museum because of the pictures of small children on the flyer but it really wasn't very kid friendly. Our kids aged 8, 6 and 3 were vaguely interested in the big snake, the storm lighting and the truck driver seat but it wasn't a $45-worthy experience. There was a lot of reading which was interesting about... More 

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Thank Lynn J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a good 3 hours here. Explored the time tunnel and historical artefacts twice through as there is so much to see. Our 7 yr old twins liked the old telegraph station with the interactive morse code machine and telephone exchange, and the giant serpent! Interesting historical displays and audiovisual displays of Dreamtime stories. The cafe supplies a good... More 

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Thank Lisa W
Bendigo, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on our third day of holidays. it was interesting finding out about how the aboriginals were affected when the europeans came and about their way of life before Australia was modernised.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much change from $50 to visit as a family but the information on the creation of Australia, Aboriginal stories and early European settlement was really interesting. I love the stories and explanations the Aboriginal people have handed down from one generation to another such as his Wilpena Pound was created. Some good interactive activities - how hard is it... More 

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Thank David S
New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to relax. Friendly staff, good food and drinks. Quandong milkshake the best! Nice range of products to buy. Have not been in the attraction.

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Thank Sam B
Port Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an extremely informative and well set out centre. The film was interesting and had seating for our older friends. The interactive displays were great

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Thank Pat J
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Port Augusta is often used as a stopover location but not well known for tourist attractions. We had come to Port Augusta to ride on the "Pichi Ritchi" train (an excellent experience) and Wadlata was in our minds very much a secondary excursion/attraction. However we were very pleasantly surprised. The 'exhibits' had 3 main themes:aboriginal "dream time" mythology, Flinders rangers... More 

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