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Wadlata Outback Centre

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Address: 41 Flinders Tce, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700, Australia
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+61 8 8641 9193
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09:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Weekdays 9am-5.30pm, Weekends & Public holidays 10am-4pm

It is free to...

Weekdays 9am-5.30pm, 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 Interpretive Display,the "Tunnel of Time", winner of six State Tourism Awards 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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Central Location for a meal or coffee.

Enjoyed the visit as it is an excellent spot to collect all the tourist information. A sound range of menu items and good old fashioned hospitality.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
elekesla
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the visit as it is an excellent spot to collect all the tourist information. A sound range of menu items and good old fashioned hospitality.

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

Thanks so much for visiting us at Wadlata during your visit to Port Augusta and the region. We do appreciate your support and the review you have provided. I will pass on your lovely comments to our Tourism Information Officers and the Outback Tuckerbox girls who always strive to provide the best service possible. Once again thank you for visiting... More 

Casablanca, Morocco
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396 reviews
223 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had 18 hours to kill for the bus. Local recommend it. I was surprised at the many facts I picked up here on Australia's early history & the Aboriginal people.

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1 Thank G L
Pauline H, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

That's brilliant GL. We are always happy to find out visitors enjoyed our Tunnel of Time but more importantly they gained a better understanding of Port Augusta and our beautiful Flinders Ranges and Outback. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review. Kind regards. Pauline More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We visited here today. I highly recommend it with it being very informative. The "Tunnel of Time" is impressive starting at the creation of the Flinders Range until now There are a number of exhibits for you just to sit and watch. Just excellent. The information centre itself is very good and modern. Staff were all helpful. We enjoyed a... More 

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Thank Rosemary73
Pauline H, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

That is fantastic Rosemary. I am so pleased you enjoyed our Centre and I really appreciate you taking the time to post your review. I will certainly pass on your comments to our staff as they really try hard to help and please all of our visitors. It makes me feel really proud when our visitors take the time to... More 

Port Augusta, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great experience, a must see when in Port Augusta the food here is amazing too, with fabulous customer service.

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Thank r0bertl0uise
Pauline H, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

Brilliant. So happy you enjoyed your visit to Wadlata. I will certainly pass your praise onto all our staff. They will be appreciative that you took the time to post your positive comments. Regards. Pauline More 

Port Augusta, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

we took some friends from Denmark through and they loved it . the history of australia and just the hands on experience was fantastic

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

Thanks so much Larry. This is exactly why our Council has been committed to this winner of six state tourism awards. Wadlata was designed to provide a better understanding of the Flinders Ranges and Outback of South Australia so you are then able to visit the region itself with a greater appreciation of how it evolved. Appreciate your comments. Kind... More 

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Overall i was pleasantly surprised, i actually learned quite a lot more about Australia and the millions of years it took to create the fantastic country we now have.

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

Thanks so much Michael as you summed up the role of the Wadlata Outback Centre perfectly. So pleased you visited and have now posted your comments for everyone to see. Much appreciated. Kind regards. Pauline More 

Clare, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We found our way to our accommodation by dropping in here. There's a small café, it's got a good range of souvenirs, the air-conditioning is great and the toilets are very clean.

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Thank E8005CRanne
Pauline H, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

Great to read your comments and I will certainly pass your experience onto all our staff. They will be chuffed. Kind regards. Pauline More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I took 2 x teenage kids for visit. It is very educational, some great hands on stuff and some very good videos to watch. I also learnt a lot about our outback history. Do yourself a favour and visit the centre.

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Thank patrick5891
Pauline H, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

Hi Patrick. Great comments and I hope I can quote your comments in our marketing material. We really appreciate your visit and the positive comments you have left for everyone to read. I love to learn that our visitors learn so much about Port Augusta and the Flinders Ranges and Outback of South Australia from their visit through our Tunnel... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I dropped in during a trip through Porr Augusta. We were greeted by a super friendly lady who explained everything to us. The displays are quite good and definitely educational. I found it very interesting. There are some interactive displays, and also a short movie in the cinema. The place looks like it needs a bit of... More 

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1 Thank Sammi D
Pauline H, Manager at Wadlata Outback Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review Sammi D. We appreciate your comments and will certainly let the girls (staff) know how much you appreciated the service they provided. So pleased you enjoyed and gained a better knowledge of the Flinders Ranges and Outback in our Tunnel of Time. Kind regards Pauline More 

Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This centre covers a lot of areas revolving around outback life and is well worth the entrance fee. Take time to watch the videos and read all the wonderful information on display

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

Hi Wallyvincig. It is great to learn you really enjoyed your visit to our wonderful Centre, which was well worth the entry fees. A lot of visitors look at the outside of the building and think the Tunnel of Time experience will be limited, however we a proof you cannot judge a book by its cover. We also believe visitors... More 

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