Attractions

Gardens in Port Augusta

Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

Just north of town, the excellent (and free!) botanic garden has 250 hectares of sandhills, clay flats and desert fauna and flora (ever seen a Sturt's Desert Pea?). Explore on your own, or take a guided tour (10am M…
Museum in Port Augusta

Wadlata Outback Centre

The highlight at this combined museum/visitor centre is the Tunnel of Time, which traces local Aboriginal and European histories using audio-visual displays, interactive exhibits and a distressingly big snake.
Viewpoint in Port Augusta

Water Tower Lookout

Not for the weak-kneed (see-through metal steps!), this 1882 water tower across the river in Port Augusta West affords a great view across the gulf and back to the town centre.