Travel Blogs from Port Augusta
... All rail is now standard gauge, whereas previously three different gauges operated in South Australia.
The CBD is well laid out in a grid pattern, with the wharves adjacent. The wharves are no longer performing ship loading duties and have been turned into a recreational attraction. Anne had a hair appointment at 10:30 on Saturday morning, right in the middle of the main street. Noticeably absent were shoppers, and ...
... about 2 tonnes. At Port Augusta, we were lucky to camp alongside another family with three kids also on a big Australian adventure. They are covering NSW and QLD after starting in Tasmania and covering Melbourne, Adelaide and SA. So between the two families all of Australian will be covered! The kids all got along famously and our three enjoyed talking to other kids. ...
... for the grey nomads, there are more caravans than cars and trucks on the road.
Today's trip took 4 1/2 hours so we had time to settle into our cosy cottage called Darby's Den and walk up the back of the station through the dried up Todd Creek to the peak and back. We cooked up some dinner and settled back for the evening and Mike stoked up the little pot belly stove for extra warmth. We would highly recommend a stay at the Fraser ...
After a stop at Peterborough where our Tom-Tom again was on
a direct Westerly bearing (smallest things), we headed on. Small detour to
Magnetic Hill, which is in our opinion an optical illusion. Appears car runs
uphill when motor stopped and out of gear, looked like running downhill to me
(big things don’t impress me anymore).
On way into Orroroo, highest point of the day as I finally
cracked level 153 on ...
... accidentally turned it on. All well, it was fun playing hop scotch with the kids next to the high way at undercar mechanics at Port August for 45mins. And it was always Stefanie who won. After all, south Australia not my favorite state, however it was worth the stop overnight to have the best fish for dinner: king George whiting, yummy! We covered 1700km so far with the kids, 1200km to go to ...
Other places to stay in Port Augusta
Corner Eyre & Stuart Highways, Port Augusta | Hotelfrom $113
Marryatt Street, Port Augusta | 4 star hotelfrom $131
National Hwy 1, P.O. Box 1809, Port Augusta | 3 star hotelfrom $88
3 Loudon Road, Port Augusta | 3 star hotelfrom $110