Located on the main highway into Port Augusta (if coming from Adelaide), this motel overlooks the beautiful Flinders Ranges and is the perfect for those just passing through or planning to stay a few days.
There are 15 safe and secure units available, including: economy, standard and deluxe rooms. Whether you’re travelling alone, with a significant other or with the whole family in tow, we are sure to have a room to suit your needs.
All of the rooms at the Augusta Budget Motel offer reverse cycle air conditioning, a bar fridge, iron and ironing board, dining table and complementary WiFi. The staff wants to ensure your absolute comfort during your stay.
Enjoy a dining experience or order takeaway at the award winning Standpipe restaurant (meals chargeback) or relax and enjoy lunch and coffee at Arid Land Botanic Gardens & Café or at the Wadlata Tourist Centre Outback Tuckerbox Café.
The motel offers a number of additional facilities, including: off street and large vehicle parking (perfect for caravans and trailers), guest laundry facilities, and continental breakfast (provided upon request).
The motel is also pet friendly, so feel free to bring your four-legged friend along for the ride. Please contact reception prior to booking to discuss the needs of your pet and to learn more about our regulations.
When staying at the motel, you will be within close proximity of many towns in the surrounding area, including: Whyalla, Quorn, Wilmington, Port Pirie, Melrose, Iron Knob, Port Paterson and Nectar Brook.
Whilst staying at the Augusta Budget Motel, we’re sure that you’ll be looking for things to keep you entertained. No matter where your interests lie, there are plenty of local attractions for you to enjoy.
There are a number of historical locations and sites in the Port Augusta region, including: the Water Tower Lookout (built in 1882 and offering magnificent views from the balcony at the top), Great Western Bridge (opened in 1927), Old Number Four Barge (brought to the town in 1944) and the Alan Mclellan Lookout (built in 1967). There is also a 2 hour Heritage Walk around the town that takes you past some notable historic buildings.
Those who enjoy the great outdoors will love exploring the many natural attractions that Port Augusta has to offer. The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park is only a short drive away and offers visitors a number of walking trails (each with varying degrees of difficulty). The Devil’s Peak Walking Trail will provide you with stunning panoramic views – just note that it is for experienced and fit walkers only, and is closed during bushfire season.
If you enjoy the great outdoors but don’t fancy a sweaty walk, there are plenty of parks and gardens within the Port Augusta township to enjoy. The Australian Arid Botanical Gardens, in particular, is more than worth the visit. Stroll through the natural and themed gardens (the AridSmart display and Rare Plants collection are amazing). Gladstone Square is also a lovely spot to wander – there’s a playground for the kids and a number of historical buildings.
If you would rather spend your free time out on the green, the Port Augusta Golf Club is the ideal attraction for you. It was originally opened in July of 1926, but all that remains of the original 9-hole course is a line of gum trees. Today, the course features fully grassed 18-holes and is considered one of the best in northern South Australia. Non-members are welcome to play a round, but please note that only a limited number of clubs are available for hire.
Those who don’t mind getting the adrenalin pumping will find a number of adventure activities just begging for their participation. The Port Augusta Aquatic and Outdoor Adventure Centre is located right on the waterfront and offers plenty of activities for visitors of all ages. Water activities include kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and snorkeling, whilst land activities include rock climbing, abseiling, cycling and orienteering.
If you would prefer to learn more about the culture of Port Augusta, there are plenty of ways to achieve this. We recommend visiting the Urramunja Art Centre (an art gallery exhibiting authentic Aboriginal works), Wadlata Outback Centre (learn about our very own dinosaurs, Mound Springs, precious opals and minerals), Royal Flying Doctor Service Base (located at the airport), and the Pichi Richi Railway (which is actually an operating museum).