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A suggested travel guide to Woomera SA
Woomera is a small town located in the northern part of South Australia, approximately 446 km north of Adelaide. It's a historic town known for its role in the development of the Australian space program and military testing.

Here is a suggested travel guide to Woomera, including information on how to get there, where to stay, and some popular attractions to visit:

  1. Getting to Woomera: The most convenient way to get to Woomera is by car, campervan, motorhome or 4wd camper. From Adelaide, you can take the National Highway A1 and then turn onto the B96 Highway towards Port Augusta. From there, take the Stuart Highway north until you reach Woomera. Alternatively, you can fly to Port Augusta and rent a car to drive to Woomera.

The route from Adelaide to Pimba is 5 hr 18 min (482.7 km) via Augusta Hwy/Princes Hwy and National Highway A87

The route from Pimba to Woomera via Olympic Dam Highway is shorter, and takes approximately 8 minutes (7.5 km).

  1. Accommodation: There are a few accommodation options available in Woomera, including the Eldo Hotel, Woomera Travellers Village, and the Woomera Heritage Cottages. The Woomera Travellers Village offers caravan and camping sites for those traveling with a van. It's recommended to book in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons.

  2. Tourist attractions: Woomera is a unique and historic town with plenty to see and do. Here are some popular tourist attractions:

  • Woomera Heritage and Visitor Centre: This museum provides an insight into Woomera's military and space history, with displays of rockets, missiles, and other military equipment.

  • The Woomera Rocket Range: This is a restricted military area, but visitors can take a guided tour to learn about the history and current operations of the range.

  • Lake Hart: This salt lake is located approximately 60 km from Woomera and is a popular spot for photography and bird watching.

  • Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park: This stunning park is located approximately 100 km from Woomera and features unique geological formations and stunning views.

  • Roxby Downs: This mining town is located approximately 80 km from Woomera and is worth a visit for its unique landscape and mining history.

Overall, Woomera is a fascinating town to visit for those interested in military and space history, as well as those seeking unique natural attractions.

Yes, there is a tourist van park at Woomera called the Eldo Hotel Caravan Park. It offers powered and unpowered sites, as well as cabins and other types of accommodation. There are also several other accommodation options in the town, including motels and hotels.

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