Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

Gardens in Port Augusta

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 – established walking trails run from 500m to 4.5km – or take a guided tour (10am Monday to Friday). There's a cafe here too.