The crossroads of Australia
24.03.2013 - 26.03.2013 33 °C
Port Augusta is located at the crossroads of Australia. Its unique geographic position makes it a major service centre for travellers and freight trucks crossing the Nullarbor. In many respects Port Augusta is also the southern gateway to the Northern Territory via the Stuart Highway.
Although we did not plan to stay here according to my original plan, we had to change the plan to stay over to get the Land Cruiser serviced. We have already done 40,000 kilometers!
Located on the western side of Spencer Gulf is the Water Tower Lookout. Port Augusta's Water Tower Lookout offers sweeping views to the east, overlooking Spencer Gulf and the town centre. Originally built in 1882, the water tower provided Port Augusta's residents with a gravity fed water supply.
From Port Augusta we will travel to the southern part of the Eyre Peninsula to camp at Lincoln and Coffin Bay National Parks.