Port Augusta, population 13 914 is a thriving industrial city, 308 kilometres, 192.5 miles north of Adelaide, in Nukunu country. Situated at the head of Spencer Gulf, Port Augusta is at the crossroads of Australia. This is the intersection of the Sydney-Perth and Adelaide-Alice Springs railway lines as well as the major Sydney-Perth and Adelaide-Darwin highways.
The Wadlata Outback Centre tells the story of the outback from fifteen million years ago when rainforests covered the area, through Aboriginal and European history, up to the present day and into the future.
Australias School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service offices in Port Augusta are open for the public to learn about the essential services these organisations provide to outback communities.