"Seeing Port Augusta with a local guide brought the town to life."
MONDAY - WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY (excluding public holidays)
Plus occasional weekend dates- Please enquire.
$20/ Adolescents (13-18 years)
Children 12 and under FREE with a paying adult
A Port Augusta Guided Walking Tour is for those who want to discover Port Augusta in an interactive, hands on and entertaining way. It's a 90 minute easy paced tour led by local guide and award winning community leader, Lisa Lumsden.
As you wander the historical streets you'll discover the rich Aboriginal heritage and the harsh realities of colonial expansion. You’ll hear tales of ambition and about the characters that built this frontier town on the edge of the desert.
Marvel at the nation building railway history and visit the old maritime wharf. Enjoy the views of the Spencer Gulf waters and stand where the first boat load of camels were unloaded onto Australian soil.
Discover how Port Augusta is transforming it’s coal power generating past into a inspiring renewable energy future and why it will soon become the renewable energy capital of the world.
During the tour you’ll also be entertained by the stories behind the feisty late Mayor Joy Baluch AM, the street art, the many many pubs, and you’ll get a chance to ponder on the mysterious tunnels that run under the wharf... but to where?
There’s so much more to Port Augusta than meets the eye. Let Lisa bring the town to life!
The Port Augusta Guided Walking Tour starts in the foyer of the Wadlata Outback Visitor Information Centre The place with the huge windmill on the roof!:
- 41 Flinders Terrace, Port Augusta.
The tour finishes at the Commonwealth Railway Station, just around the corner from the starting point.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen and dress according to the forecast whether conditions. Also bring a hat and a bottle of water.
Port Augusta can be very hot with extreme UV ratings at all times of the year. During winter the foreshore and wharf areas can be cold and windy.
Minimum of 2 guests and a maximum group size of 20 for the guided walking tours, unless by prior agreement.
The guided walking tour moves at an easy pace. Some limited bench seating is available at several points along the way for those who would like a rest. This tour is not thought to be strenuous by most people, but for others it may be considered an unsuitable activity.
Our walking tours are accessible for people pushing prams as well as people with mobility difficulties, walking aids, manual/ powered wheelchairs or scooters. We do cover a couple of kilometres and participants must be prepared for some uneven surfaces. Public disability accessible toilets are available at the start and finish as well as at two points along the tour.
Destination Town makes every effort to keep guests safe during the walking tours. However you are responsible for your own safety and for those in your care. Please note:
- the historical wharf has a shear drop onto the gulf with no fence barrier
- the tour involves walking along footpaths and crossing busy roads
- the tour is an outdoor physical activity
Please speak with your tour guide regarding your needs as the tour can be easily modified to accommodate.
Families with children are very welcome on our Port Augusta Guided Walking Tour. It is fully pram accessible and your guide will seek to engage your children in the sights and stories we tell. When assessing the suitability of the tour for your family however please keep in mind that it is a 90 minute tour of walking and talking.
Please also note: Children must be under the supervision of an adult and are the responsibility of that adult at all times.