Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide : 2017 Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide
explorer's way | flindersandoutback.com.au 31 MAJESTIC OASIS APARTMENTS Featuring 75 self-contained apartments that can sleep up to five per room. Overlooking the waters of the upper Spencer Gulf, this 4 Star property offers complimentary parking, free Wi-Fi, private laundry and kitchen facilities. Advertisement on page 32 Phone: (08) 8648 9000 Corner Highway One and Stokes Terrace, Port Augusta Ph: (08) 8642 2974 Email: email@example.com www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au At the gateway to some of South Australia’s most spectacular destinations - the Flinders Ranges, outback and Spencer Gulf - is Port Augusta, just over 300 kilometres from Adelaide. Discovery Parks - Port Augusta (formerly Port Augusta Holiday Park) is the ideal holiday park to plan your great southern adventure. DISCOVERY PARKS PORT AUGUSTA Top rated by TripAdvisor and Booking.com – modern, fresh and GREAT VALUE. Built from environmentally sustainable products such as rammed earth, structural insulated panels and double glazing for comfort and energy efficiency. The 22 rooms feature: • Ensuite, reverse-cycle air-conditioning, kitchenette, king size beds and deck area • Free Wi-Fi and smart 40 inch TV Ph: (08) 8642 2540 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ecomotel.com.au • Large secure parking area (trailers, buses, trucks) • Al fresco barbecue area and guest laundry • Real coffee in the reception area • Pet-friendly rooms available (only two so book early) Your PERFECT STOPOVER in Port Augusta. CROSSROADS ECOMOTEL Port Augusta’s newest motel (opened in September 2014) 3–9 Loudon Road, Port Augusta Ph: (08) 8642 2488 www.augustawestside.com.au There’s more than meets the eye with our stunning suites. Each stylish suite has been furnished with a unique look and feel reflecting the colours of the region. The rooms are perfect for business or leisure, short or long stays and are situated within walking distance to two local hotels. • Five luxury eco suites • Quality motel units also available • New pool and barbecue areas • Foxtel & Free Wi-Fi • Quiet beachside location • Cooked breakfast available • Two hotel restaurants within metres • Boat ramp nearby and boat parking facilities • Close to Stateliner Coach terminal • Tour desk onsite with local knowledge • Close to Wadlata Information Centre, shopping and CBD Welcome to Port Augusta’s luxury accommodation COMFORT INN AND SUITES AUGUSTA WESTSIDE Eremophilas at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden. Open daily, it is also home to more than 100 native bird species. Stroll through the AridSmart Display Gardens to discover how to create your own native garden. The visitor centre has a café, serving native-flavoured food and regional wines, as well as a gift and garden shop. Open Monday–Friday. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service air base where communication operators attend to emergency medical flights and inter-hospital transfers for people living in or visiting Outback areas of South Australia. Built in the 1870s, the Pichi Richi Railway is a narrow gauge railway and is the last remaining portion of the original ‘Old Ghan’ railway line. Powered either by steam or historic diesel engines, depending on the season, the full-day Afghan Express, departs Port Augusta twice a month from March– November. For art enthusiasts, local and regional Aboriginal art can be viewed and purchased at the Wadlata Outback Centre. The Platform Gallery at the Railway Station showcases local artists and high quality paintings, pottery, crafts and fabric art. See local and contemporary art at Port Augusta Cultural Centre – Yarta Purtli, next to Gladstone Square. Experience 360 degree views of Port Augusta at the Water Tower Lookout, enjoy a picnic at the Red Cliff/Matthew Flinders Lookout or head to the Military Memorabilia Museum for the largest display of war memorabilia of its type in regional South Australia. The top of Spencer Gulf is great for boating and land fishing, with Yellowtail kingfish among the prized catches. Details can be found in the Port Augusta Visitor Guide. Spend a lazy afternoon enjoying the sunshine on Port Augusta's foreshore with an exercise area, playground, barbecues, swimming pontoons and the Swimmers Memorial Garden. On the first and third Sunday of the month you can ride on a miniature train carriage drawn by either a diesel or steam model engine. The kids will love the new Wave Skate and BMX Park; enjoy the monthly flea and produce markets or the twice yearly Augusta Markets, relax in the cinema, or hire a buggy and have a game of golf on the 18 green and watered fairways.
2018 Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide