Explore Port Augusta, the Flinders Ranges & Outback - enjoy water sports, fishing, camping & hiking in the Flinders Ranges.
Port Augusta is known as the "Cross Roads of Australia", also "The Gateway to the Flinders Rangers and the Outback".
You will love Port Augusta!
Port Augusta is located on the calm waters of South Australia’s Spencer Gulf, and enjoys the majestic Flinders Ranges as a stunning backdrop. It’s waterfront location and its close proximity to the Flinders makes it ideal to enjoy water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing, water skiing and boating, as well as camping, hiking and picnicking in the ranges.
A self guided tour through Port Augusta Wadlata's, "Tunnel of Time", is the must see and do before or after visiting the Flinders Ranges & Outback as it will give you a better understanding of how it evolved and make you want to get out there and enjoy it yourself.
Day trips to explore the rugged Flinders Ranges or the many towns full of character and charm.
A trip to the Flinders Ranges is something every person should experience. A few days in this beautifully rugged, 540 million-year-old landscape will stay with you forever and change the way you look at the world.
Port Augusta is the ideal location to use as a base to tour the Flinders Ranges & Outback.
There is much to be discovered about the history of Port Augusta and how it was a traditional meeting place for the aboriginal people.
This is a land of awe inspiring beauty of timeless wonders with scenes so rich, it will stir emotions. Watch the dolphins and whales play along the rich and magnificent coastline. Listen to the beautiful songs from the native birds, see animals found nowhere else on earth.
Whether you like to fish, water ski, play golf, go hiking, explore or watch the stars and our awesome sunsets. Port Augusta has all this and much, much more.
There is no other town in Australia quite like Port Augusta. The journey from Wilminton is a magical experience as it the road waves it way through Horrocks Pass. As it leave the pass the road down onto the plains the view from the beautifully contoured, undulating slopes of the Flinders Ranges is magical as you see the Spencer Gulf and the Port Augusta city. It is magical in its beauty and, in spring it is green and lush. At sunset it can only be described as awesome.
Yet this is not the only entrance to Port Augusta, drive north along the Stuart Highway and only a few kilometers to the north, the edge of town gives way to flat scrubby land which stretches to the horizon. To the west lie five huge plateau and there are dry salt lakes beside the road. Port Augusta is a genuine crossroads with roads heading north to Alice Springs and Darwin, west to the Nullarbor and the Eyre Peninsula and east to Adelaide.
Most people visit Port Augusta & the Flinders Ranges by self-driven vehicles. There is several car hire companies operating out of Port Augusta. Sharp Airlines have departures Monday-Friday Adelaide to Port Augusta. Courtesy shuttle service to and from airport for our guests.
Come - we welcome you to experience the "Australian Outback" while enjoying the comforts of home.
So much to see, many exciting places to explore...So many great adventures…So many wonderful memories… “When you make Port Augusta your next Holiday in Australia”.
Oh, and did we mention the fishing?
Port Augusta is renowned as the place to catch a prized yellow tail kingfish, attracting keen fisherman from around Australia.
In Sunny Weather
Stroll around the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens, visit the port Augusta Culture Centre, the RSL Sub branch Military Museum, check out Curnatta Art Gallery and The Flying Doctor base. Take in the Port Augusta scenery at the lockout and parks Port Augusta is ideal to enjoy water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing, water-skiing and boating, as well as camping, hiking and picnicking in the Flinders Ranges. Take the time to breathe in the beauty of natural bush enjoy the changing colours of the world famous Flinders Ranges, right on the edge of the South Australian Outback.
On Rainy Days
Regardless if you are on family holidays, travelling executives, working men, contractors or shift workers sometimes you just want to relax and enjoy the comforts of your holiday home. You could easily catch up on your emails? We are offering unlimited Foxtel - and just not the standard package. This means that you will never run out of entertainment. Whether it is following your favourite footie team or sitting back with a range of movie options, it is all at your fingertips. Room to Relax – “dine in or dine out, the kitchens' always open” - When you rent a spacious holiday house like ours it gives you the space to really relax, with a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your meals, more than the savings you get to enjoy – it allows you to spend quality time with your family or friends during meals and makes it more appealing to your wallet.
Since 1881 the Port Augusta Racing Club has provided the region with quality thoroughbred racing on its iconic sand track. The Port Augusta Racing Club hosts 9 race meets and is home to more than 12 trainers. Race days are a great social event for everyone to enjoy, fantastic entertainment for all the family, and racing hospitality at its best.
Port Augusta’s central location sees it as the heart of thoroughbred racing in the Spencer Gulf, and its facilities make it a premier site for racing. With the majestic Flinders Ranges as the backdrop to the Port Augusta racecourse, it has become famous for its breathtaking view.
The Port Augusta Race Club is located only 5 minutes from the CBD and 30 minutes from the popular Flinders Ranges.
We support many local community groups and promote a day at the races to visitors both statewide and interstate. Full catering, with tote facilities and book makers on course, a day at the races has something for all the family.
Thousands flock to the annual City of Port Augusta Cup in July which is always a day of great of racing, fashion and fun. Port Augusta’s mild winter weather and fantastic location make this a much anticipated social event
The Elders Golf Classic at Port Augusta Golf Club
The Port Augusta Golf Club conducts a “Golf Classic” during the first week of August each year. This event has now been running for 40 years. The huge success of this event over the years now has it placed, as one of the leading events on the South Australian golf calendar
As of 2012, Port August Golf Week has been granted World Amateur Ranking Status.
This accreditation has come via Golf SA from the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in Scotland and will lift the profile of this event to even higher levels.
Through the Royal and Ancient Golf Club the Port Augusta Golf Week will now be promoted world wide.
"Crossroads of Australia" and Gateway to the Flinders Ranges, the outback and Spencer Gulf.