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Woomera[1] is a small Outback town in South Australia, situated 483 kilometers (300 miles) north of Adelaide. It is a military owned town and testing site with a current population of about 300.

The town is open, and tourism is encouraged. Although all property in the town is owned by the military, land is leased by commercial enterprises, and shops and accommodation are available.


Get in[edit]

The town site is about 6km off the A87 Stuart Highway, 440km northbound from Port Augusta. Turn off at the Pimba roadhouse onto highway B97. Access is well signed. Those who have arrived in the area by flying to Olympic Dam airport can drive from the other end of the B97 highway through Roxby Downs.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Missile Park Museum and visitor center features missiles and rockets which were developed here.

Do[edit][add listing]

There are several geocache sites around the town and just outside it. You can drive out and look at the town garbage dump, or sewage treatment plant. There is a small museum inside the visitors center, small admission fee.

Buy[edit][add listing]

The visitor's center has a small gift shop with a few decent offerings. Worth a look.

Eat[edit][add listing]

There is a small but modern cafeteria in the visitor's center with a wide range of decent offering at reasonable prices considering the remoteness. Across the street is a small supermarket.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

Eldo Hotel is in Woomera, with decent barrack style accommodations around $130 per night. Also a caravan park on the outskirts. The Spud's Roadhouse at the Pimba intersection with the Stuart Highway 6km away has motel style accommodation for $120.00 per night.


Get out[edit]

Routes through Woomera
DarwinCoober Pedy  N noframe S  Port Augusta

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