Port Augusta

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  • Day274

    Port Augusta

    January 31, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    We got a ride in a tourbus with a cool Australian-Danish family. They showed us a salt lake and an emu family. After they dropped us off in Port Augusta, there was a beautiful sunset waiting for us :)

  • Day25

    The Outback - Adelaide

    October 18, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    For the race purposes we're still on Darwin time which is an hour behind so we're up to see the sun rise across the Outback and for breakfast at 05.30 again, after a cold night with not much sleep for me.

    The car is already loaded and charged so we're able to set of for the Port Augusta control stop before 07.30. We trailer after the stop for the next couple of hundred kilometres, where the plan is to unload and run the car the final 70km into Adelaide.

    It's been a busy week. I've been in the scout car the entire time which entails either driving or sitting with the route notes on my lap ticking off features and looking out for potential hazards to the solar car. We've also been scouting ahead for suitable stopping points etc.

    The car's unloaded for the final time. Callum's at the wheel and pulls out onto the main road for a phenomally easy run on dual carriageway. Andrew realises that his next choice of driver changeover is on the other side of the dual carriageway and may not be suitable so asks Rob and I to check out out. It's apparent that's it's going to be a nightmare getting the convoy safely across so we start looking for somewhere else that may be suitable as a closer alternative to the next servo on the left which is another 20km on from this point. We find a long gravel not-quite-layby which would be ok. The only problem is that it is straight onto the fast road. They decide to stop for the driver change. It's not the best with the fast traffic but they are underway within minutes so the car is now on its final run into the city.

    Suddenly we hit the Friday afternoon Adelaide traffic. It's really heavy and slow with lots of traffic lights. We crawl along slightly ahead of the convoy. I'm glad to be in a heavy duty off-road 4x4, it can't have been much fun in the solar car. The route instructions aren't great with too much unnecessary info about lane changes. And then it happens. A voice over our cb radio says to move into the right-hand two lanes and the rest of the convoy moves right. We're ahead, already in the left lanes. I frantically go through my notes to see if I've missed a crucial instruction. I haven't. They have and the whole rest of convoy heads off in heavy traffic in the the wrong direction... There's nothing we can do but carry on as planned and hope it isn't too long before they can get back on route.

    We get to Victoria Park and park up. We're fiddle around for quite a bit thinking we should get into town. Suddenly the truck and the trailer appear. They got back on route fairly quickly and the car is now where it should be. We hop on the next free bus to Victoria Square as the lead car drives up. They'll have to get the next one. Andrew then phones me as the chase car has been told to go to Victoria Park but they're lost with no instructions. Lance manages to get an official to stop our car before it leaves the holding area so that Andrew and his car can make it. Which they do eventually.
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  • Day154

    Port Augusta

    May 10, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Stayed 4 nights at Port Augusta Sports Club $7 pn. Pretty ordinary camp and town to be honest. The whole place smells like rotten seaweed depending on the direction of the wind, and there's an outdoor shooting range across the road which impressed Marg no end! At least there was a dump point, water and we had use of the clubs toilets when they were open.

    We used Port Augusta to get the car serviced and stock up before heading north up the Stuart Highway towards Coober Pedy. We vacuum sealed a heap of meat (using the genny), and the club froze it in their freezer for us. The meat should last at least 4 weeks in our fridges as we now leave civilization.
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  • Day213

    Port Augusta (Stirling North)

    May 9, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Unser 11-Tages-Plan fürs Outback stand, sodass wir heute unseren ersten Stopp in „Port Augusta“ einlegten. Hier deckten Thomas und ich uns noch mit Isomatten und dickeren Schlafsäcken, sowie zwei Benzinkanistern ein. Die Stadt ist an sich doch eher unspektakulär. Wir unternahmen einen kurzen Spaziergang an den „Old Wooden Wharflands“ (=Anleger) und saßen den Rest des Tages auf unserem Campingplatz in „North Stirling“ herum. Das wirkliche Abenteuer steht uns ja aber auch noch bevor. 😊Read more

  • Day5

    Port Augusta

    April 4, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    For our free day in Port Augusta, we spent the morning exploring the Outback Museum, which had great, interactive displays about the early explorers and life in the outback for people, animals and fauna.
    We also took a walk along the foreshore before spending a quiet afternoon at the caravan park.

  • Day15

    Wadlata Outback Centre, Pt Augusta

    July 1, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    This place tells you all about how people lived in the olden days and how the Aboriginal people lived.
    We learnt about their food, homes, how they communicated and how they protected themselves.
    This place is very interesting and fun.
    I hope you're not scared of snakes.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Port Augusta, پورت آگوستا, پۆرت ئۆگەستا, Puerto Augusta, פורט אוגוסטה, PUG, ポートオーガスタ, პორტ-ოგასტა, 포트오거스타, پورٹ آگستا, 5700, Порт-Огаста, پورٹ آگسٹا، جنوبی آسٹریلیا, 奧古斯塔港

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