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Destination Town - Port Augusta

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Port Augusta, South Australia

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41 Flinders Terrace,
Port Augusta,
South Australia
5700.

Destination Town is a locally owned business providing interactive and captivating tours that bring Port Augusta to life. You will discover the rich Aboriginal, maritime, rail and power generating history that has shaped Port Augusta into the town it is today. You'll journey through the struggles of boom and bust and hear of the characters that have built this frontier town into a large regional centre. Not just historical tours, Destination Town will also showcase the exciting renewable energy projects in development as the town prepares to become the renewable capital of the world. Destination Town - Port Augusta offers 90 minute guided walking tours, coach commentary services and customised group tours. All tours are led by award winning community leader and local personality- Lisa Lumsden. Stay awhile and let Destination Town show you around!...

Product Types

  • Cultural and Theme Tours
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Half Day or Less

Tours

  • Port Augusta Guided Walking Tour

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    A Port Augusta Guided Walking Tour is for those who want to discover Port Augusta in an interactive, hands on and entertaining way. It is an approximately 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? Let Lisa bring the town to life!

    Facilities found here

    • Carpark
    • Family Friendly
    • Non Smoking
    • Public Toilet

    Special Needs and Access

    • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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