Hotels in Port Augusta

Whether it’s for business or pleasure, you can search for a range of hotels in Port Augusta, the gateway to the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, and then book your hotel accommodation quickly and easily online right here through Savvy

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Cate Cook is a Senior Finance Writer at Savvy. Raised in Adelaide, but educated in the UK, Cate started her career in journalism in 1984, then returned to South Australia in 1987 as a senior reporter for the Advertiser Group. She worked as a magazine editor for BHP, then wrote and published a weekly newspaper in East Arnhemland. Returning to SA in 1996, Cate started a career with the SA Government in media and communication roles. Once she started day trading on the Australian stock market in 2008, Cate found she loved the discipline and thrill of day trading. She was soon teaching others how to trade Contracts for Difference (CFDs), which she did for a decade before joining Savvy. Her publications include a coffee table book about tennis and a historical reference book of wooden fishing boats in South Australia. Cate has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Cardiff University, and a Diploma in Business Management.
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Looking for hotels in Port Augusta? There is a wide range of accommodation available in this thriving coastal town, gateway to the Flinders Ranges and the Australian Outback. You can search for a range of accommodation options right here online with Savv.

Nestled at the head of Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Port Augusta stands as a pivotal regional centre connecting South Australia to the Outback. Boasting a blend of coastal charm and rugged outback vistas, Port Augusta offers a range of useful facilities and attractions for visitors. The city's scenic location at the crossroads of major highways provides a convenient stopover for travellers exploring South Australia's diverse landscapes.

Port Augusta is known for its historical significance, with landmarks such as the iconic Joy Baluch AM Bridge. The Wadlata Outback Centre offers an insight into the region's Aboriginal past. The city's bustling port and vibrant community add to its popularity, welcoming tourists with an array of dining options, accommodation choices, and cultural experiences. You can book your hotel in Port Augusta right here through Savvy today 

Top five things to do in and near Port Augusta

Here are some suggestions for the top five things to do if you are visiting Port Augusta and the Eyre Peninsula for the first time: 

Climb aboard the Pichi Richi Railway, a heritage steam train that chugs 39km through the picturesque Flinders Ranges. Enjoy stunning views of rugged landscapes, historic bridges, and old railway stations on this historic narrow-gauge heritage railway line run by volunteers. The Quorn Station is the starting point for these scenic rides.

Delve into the rich Aboriginal culture of Eyre Peninsula at the award-winning Wadlata Outback Centre, located at Flinders Terrace, Port Augusta. Learn about the history and traditions of the local Aboriginal people, admire traditional crafts and skills, and gain a deeper understanding of their connection to the land.

Explore the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, where you’ll discover a diverse collection of native plants adapted to arid conditions. Stroll through themed gardens, learn about desert ecosystems, and enjoy the tranquillity of this unique botanical space located in Port Augusta West. 

Treat your taste buds to the culinary delights of Eyre Peninsula, renowned as the seafood capital of Australia. Savour fresh oysters, kingfish, crayfish, tuna and abalone, all harvested from the pristine waters surrounding the peninsula.

Go whale watching during the whale migration season, which runs from June through to October or early November. Southern Right Whales migrate along the coast during this time to calve and mate in the protected waters of the Great Australian Bight. You can spot these magnificent creatures from the cliffs at the Head of the Bight, or take a whale-watching tour from Port Lincoln.

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