Useful links

Pitchi Richi Railway

Pichi Richi Railway is an operating museum, operating regular heritage train journeys on the oldest remaining section of the famous narrow-gauge old Ghan railway.

Pichi Richi Railway is located at Quorn. Trains depart from Quorn and Port Augusta. The railway is operated, maintained and managed by its dedicated volunteer members.


The Heysen Trail

The Heysen Trail is arguably South Australia's most famous trail, the Heysen Trail runs for 1,200 kilometres from Cape Jervis on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula to Parachilna Gorge in the Flinders Ranges.

Heysen Trail information

Friends of The Heysen Trail


DEH (National Parks)
also provide a wealth of information on the Heysen Trail.


The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens at Port Augusta showcases a range of arid zone environments within an area of more than 200 hectares, with an extensive network of meandering walking tracks and gardens as well as the award winning Visitor Centre for you to enjoy.

Opened in 1996, the garden provides a national focus for arid-zone ecosystem conservation and promotes its economic importance for Australia.

Powell Gardens

Powell Gardens is fast becoming recognised as a unique public space that highlights the contribution our local native plants can make to everyone’s garden. With the objective to plant at least one of every species of plant that grows within a 20km radius of Quorn, this garden combines creativity, imagination and perseverance. Tapping into the vast knowledge of Brian Powell, best known for his pioneering work with the native Quandong plant, this volunteer group painstakingly collects seeds or cuttings, as well as digging up the odd plant when they are in their dormant period, to create their garden around the plants. Powell Gardens is part of Australia's Open Garden scheme.

Bounceback Flinders Ranges

Bounceback Flinders Ranges is working towards the restoration of ecosystems to protect species that have persisted in the Flinders Ranges and make possible the reintroduction of some locally extinct species. See Bounceback Brochure (500kb PDF).


SA Tourism

Wallaby Tracks Adventure Tours

Wallaby Tracks Adventure Tours offers a unique four wheel driving trip to the summit of Mount Arden (844m above sea level) where you can witness amazing views over looking Port Augusta, Lake Torrens, Wilpena Pound and the Western Plains. Great for those without a 4WD vehicle who still want to experience this beautiful part of the Flinders Ranges. Pick up can be arranged from either Port Augusta or Quorn.


Climate and Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean Max Temp °C 32.2° 31.4° 29.9° 25.2° 21.1° 17.7° 17.1° 19.1° 22.6° 25.4° 28.3° 30.5°
Mean Min Temp °C 18.8° 18.7° 17.0° 13.4° 10.1° 7.7° 6.8° 7.8° 10.0° 12.6° 15.1° 17.3°
Avg Rainfall mm 15.2 16.8 16.8 19.0 26.4 27.2 19.6 22.5 22.3 23.2 18.1 15.9
Likelyhood of rain* 6% 6% 6% 10% 13% 16% 16% 16% 13% 13% 10% 6%

Weather data obtained from PORT AUGUSTA POST OFFICE, located 37.5kms from Argadells

* Likelihood of more than 1mm rain falling on any day in the given month.