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Port Augusta West accommodation

Port Augusta is the fifth most populated city in South Australia. This seaport and railway junction is nestled on the eastern coast of the Eyre Peninsula at the head of the Spencer Gulf, and is 322 kilometres north of Adelaide. Founded in 1852, this port was named for Augusta Sophia, the Lady Young and the wife of the governor of South Australia at the time. Since then, Port Augusta has grown considerably and has only done better as the older economy has changed to a more tourism based one.

Why Port Augusta West?

With its centralized location amid a great deal of both natural beauty and manmade transportation, Port Augusta is a major place for most anything a person could want to do in this area. With tons of shopping and even more beautiful places to explore in the area, Port Augusta holiday rentals are a great base from which to launch a fun holiday filled with good times and great things to see and do.

Fun Things To See And Do?

Facing the Great Australian Bight, the Spencer Gulf is a huge body of water connected to the ocean between the Yorke Peninsula and the Eyre Peninsula. With its location right at the Gulf's mouth on the western side, Port Augusta is a great place to start for any kind of trip you might want to take. From your Eyre accommodation, you can see Australian Giant Cuttlefish, which also attract dolphins. If you love to fish, you can find lots of great snapper fishing in this area, as well.

Along the north-eastern coast of the gulf, a reasonable drive from Port Augusta, you can find the Spencer Gulf Important Bird Area. With a huge number of different wading shorebirds living as nature intended, a pair of binoculars will yield some incredible sights in this area.

Excellent Local Attractions

If you love bird watching or appreciate geology, you might try the Gawler Range to the north of the Eyre Peninsula. Formed 1.5 billion years ago by lava that didn't form volcanoes, there are tons of interesting landforms such as the Organ Pipes waterfall. As well, 140 species of bird live in this area, including wedge-tailed eagles, emus, singing honeyeaters and Major Mitchell's cockatoos.

If you're up for both a decent drive and a lot of great hiking, you might also check out the Flinders Ranges of mountains. With roughly 430 kilometres of mountains and Flinders Ranges National Park, this is one of the best places in the area for a challenging hike.

Why Stay In Rentals?

From your rental, you can check out all kinds of different landforms, bird species and other fun things to do. When you stay in a rental home, you can live like a local does and enjoy the maximum amount of value for your money. For about the same price as a hotel in a town, you can stay in a real home that's usually larger and has more amenities, making this a great choice.

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We stayed over the Easter long weekend and loved it. Wonderful little shack at a wonderful location, fish were biting, crabs jumped in the nets, owners went above and beyond requirements including leaving us Easter eggs for a lovely welcome and ingredients for salt and pepper squid. Clean and tidy, plenty of kitchen utensils, easy instructions for amenities, our family came for a day trip to have an Easter BBQ with us and loved it also. We will definitely be back thanks for a lovely stay.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017