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Port Augusta – South Australia

Written by Dave Peterson
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Port Augusta is a small city of Australia. This city is a seaport as well as a railway junction. It is located on the eastern coast of Spencer Gulf. The exact location of the city is about 322 kilometers north of the state capital. This city is nothing but a natural harbor. It was founded on the 24th of May in the year 1852. The founders of this city are John Grainger and Alexander Elder . This port has been named after Augusta Sophia, the wife of Sir Henry Edward Fox Young.

Major attractions of Port Augusta:

It is a small city, yet it attracts a majority of tourists towards it. The city entertains various major attractions for its people as well as tourists. The Australian Arid Land Botanic Gardens are beautiful. You can walk in these gardens to feel the scenic view and greenery around. The flinders and Outback Water Cruises and Day Tours take you to the best spots of this city. The Port Augusta Cultural Centre – Yarta Purtli allows you to take a view of the cultural background of the city. Other major attractions of Port Augusta are Port Augusta Train Park, Homestead Gardens , etc.

Hotels and Accommodation:

The city has raised very well accommodation facilities for all its tourists. The accommodation is comfortable and allows their customers a cosy time. There are a number of restaurants in Port Augusta where you can savor upon the best of meals after a tiring day of sight-seeing. The bazaars and supermarkets of this place are fairly good. The Commercial Road is considered as the main shopping street. Port Augusta promises everything to its visitors – beautiful sights and beautiful stay as well . If you are planning to visit Australia, You must add this place in your travel bucket .

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About the author

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson
Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible.

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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