Port Augusta is the perfect crossroads to wherever you want to go. Whether heading west across the Nullarbor to Western Australia, north to Alice Springs in Northern Territory, east to Broken Hill in New South Wales, or south to Adelaide you can get there from Port Augusta.
The busy city was established in 1854 and has a very interesting Outback Centre featuring displays on Aboriginal and Outback history and other interesting things to do.
You can also join tours around the Northern Power Station and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, both of which are very interesting and informative.
Heading north out of town you will come across the beautiful Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens, with some marvellous walks around the 250 hectares of land. You also shouldn't miss the Apex Camel Cup held in August/September.
There is a selection of accommodation in Port Augusta many serving meals as well. You can get to Port Augusta by train or bus. Both the Ghan (heading to Northern Territory) and the Indian Pacific (heading to Western Australia) pass through Port Augusta. All of the buses leave from the bus station on McKay Street, with Premier Stateliner offering local services and Greyhound Pioneer offering long distance services.
Destinations within Eyre Peninsula
|Other Eyre Peninsula Destinations|
|Cowell||Darke Peak||Denial Bay|
|Port Augusta||Port Lincoln||Smoky Bay|