Contact Details

General Enquiries & Guided Tours

Phone: (08) 8641 9116
Fax: (08) 8641 9140

Café & Conference Enquiries

Phone: (08) 8641 9117
Fax: (08) 8641 9140

AridSmart Nursery

Phone: (08) 8641 0156
Fax: (08) 8641 0711

Friends Group

Phone: (08) 8648 6399
Website: Website

You can find us on the outskirts of Port Augusta, at 144 Stuart Highway approximately 1.5km north of the CBD.


Ample car parking is available close to the visitor's centre, including long bays for campers, buses and caravans. Parking is also available at the Red Cliff Lookout and the Boardwalk Lookout.


The Port Augusta Coastal Path leads right into the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden at the Red Cliff Lookout. From there, it's only a short walk to the visitor's centre.

Travel options from Adelaide

Self Drive

We are located in Port Augusta, 310km north of Adelaide on the Augusta Highway (A1).

Premier Stateliner Bus

Travels several times daily between Adelaide & Port Augusta, please check times on their website.

Regional Express Airlines

Flies weekdays, please check times on their website.

Car Hire

Find a suitable rental car in the yellow pages.

Once in Port Augusta


Des's Cabs – phone 131 008

Outback Taxis – phone (08) 8642 6537