"PORT AUGUSTA - CROSSROADS OF AUSTRALIA" Port Augusta by balhannah

Port Augusta Travel Guide: 42 reviews and 104 photos

Port Augusta is the 5th largest city after Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Whyalla and Murray Bridge in South Australia.

It is a seaport and railway junction city, located on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula at the head of the Spencer Gulf, 322 km north of Adelaide.

One of its major industries is producing power.

It's also a natural harbour.

The City was named after Augusta Sophia, Lady Young, the wife of the Governor of South Australia, Sir Henry Edward Fox Young.

If you are here in Whale season,[July & August], the Whales have been seen next to the Great Western bridge.

I found a lot of interest to see here.

No longer a dirty city, but one which has cleaned up its act, and is now a worthy tourist destination.

We had a good night's sleep here, so now time to hit the road again! Lots of fairly boring country today. We make our 1st stop at IRON KNOB

We had another good night at the same Caravan Park we always stay.
Day 6 and another fine day on our 2014 road trip. We are heading to KIMBA

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Plenty of interest, good fishing
  • In a nutshell:Good place for an overnight stay or longer
  • Last visit to Port Augusta: Oct 2014
  • Intro Updated Oct 14, 2014
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  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    A lovely place with he Tunnel of Time and all the flowers :)

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Jan 20, 2015 at 9:49 PM

      I loved the Tunnel of Time - So interesting and so well done! Thanks for visiting!

  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    i enjoyed this place before heading north

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Dec 29, 2013 at 1:10 PM

      It would have changed a lot since you were here - all for the better

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Port Augusta looks like a lovely place to visit with the heritage walk, the tunnel of time and lookouts.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Jun 9, 2013 at 1:03 AM

      A while back, you wouldn't be bothered with looking around Pt. Augusta. Since then, the city has become tourist conscious and have cleaned the place up, making it a clean, friendly, interesting place to visit. I was pleasantly surprised AND now would recommend travelers to stop there and have a look around.

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