Mambray, Flinders Rangers & Outback. Source: Port Pirie Regional Council and SA Media Gallery

Mambray, Flinders Rangers & Outback. Source: Port Pirie Regional Council and SA Media Gallery

Regional description

The Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network cover the area known as Flinders Ranges and Outback. It lays about 300kms north of Adelaide, where you will find rugged countryside and rocky gorges. Its landscape is dramatic and beautiful and hosts the most scenic roads, 4WD tracks and walking trails. It can be accessed from Adelaide either by a 3 hour road trip or a short plane flight.

Port Augusta Hospital & Regional Health Service and Whyalla Hospital & Health Service form part of the Northern and Eyre Training Network along with Eyre and Far North Local Health Network. Training currently offered includes  anaesthetics, emergency medicine, general practice, medicine, obstetrics, Royal Flying Doctors Service, psychiatry and surgery.

For a list of Flinders and Upper North Health Services visit the Northern and Eyre Training Network. 

South Australia Place To Go, Flinders Rangers and Outback

Live, Work, Play

Port Augusta is a small city with a diverse culture and is situated on the Spencer Gulf and is rich in Indigenous heritage.  Port Augusta has plenty of shopping opportunities, as well as sporting facilities such as the public swimming pool, golf course, bowling green and a state-of-the-art football oval. You can walk along sandy beaches or in leafy gardens, watch a movie, swim, shop or socialise in a café or bar. With an enviable lifestyle with natural wonders, spectacular vista and beaches, unique one of a kind experiences and great services.  With open spaces, wind and ocean make for many sports and activities.  Unearth the Flinders Ranges, Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens, Pichi Richi Railway or walk along the Port Augusta’s scenic coastline on the coastal path.

Whyalla is a city with a diverse culture and is situated on the Eyre Peninsula, and is known for its rich Indigenous heritage.  Whyalla is recognised as a regional hub for creative expression with performances, shows, events and exhibitions showcase a vibrant city reflected in the arts.  You can walk along sandy beaches or in leafy gardens, watch a show or movie, relax in a spa or swim, shop or socialise in a café or bar. With over 300 days of sunshine a year gives residents an enviable lifestyle with natural wonders, spectacular vista and beaches, unique one of a kind experiences and great services.  With open spaces, wind and ocean make for many sports and activities.  Whyalla has over 100 sports codes from motor sports, golf to the traditional sports.  Unearth white sands, heritage listed pebble dunes and blue waters of every hue alongside coastal walks and tracks with stunning vistas across the Spencer Gulf.

Flinders and Upper North has a lot to offer…

 

Port Augusta Bridge and Flinders Range - Source Port Augusta Council

Port Augusta Bridge and Flinders Range - Source Port Augusta Council

Port Augusta

Port Augusta is about 322km from Adelaide where the desert meets the sea and is the the gateway to the outback. It is a small city and the third largest urban area after Whyalla and Port Lincoln. It has a hot desert climate; summers are very hot and dry, while winters are damp with generally mild days and cool nights. It holds a beautifully re-developed waterside recreation area and boasts plenty of parks and amenities. Fishing, sailing and canoeing are popular activities and dolphins are often seen out on the water. You will find all the necessary facilities for shopping and other consumer services including a range of different cafes and restaurants. Education is provided by a choice of six primary schools, one secondary school and a private school for R1-Year 12. There is also  a University of Adelaide and TAFE (tertiary technical college) campus and School of the Air. The airport is located 3km out of Port Augusta servicing the community and surrounding region, bookings are made through Regional Express (Rex) Airlines.

Aussie Towns, Pt Augusta

Whyalla Jetty, Eyre Peninsula. Source: Tommy Woods Photography, SA Media Gallery

Whyalla Jetty, Eyre Peninsula. Source: Tommy Woods Photography, SA Media Gallery

Whyalla

Whyalla is located on the eastern coast of the Eyre Peninsula 75km south of Port Augusta and 382 km north of Adelaide. It is larger than Port Lincoln and is South Australia’s fourth largest centre after Adelaide. Known for its steel works industry it is an industrial and farming town set on a major shipping port. Whyalla is surrounded by beautiful beaches and is a place see the local resident dolphins frolic in the waters and experience the unique congregation of colourful mating cuttlefish. You will be amazed by the newly built futuristic loop jetty, with the stunning night lighting design. Whyalla has shopping options that include boutique, chain and trade stores of which some can be found in the Westfield Shopping Centre. There are a range of dining options featuring fresh regional produce found in the local restaurants, cafés and hotels.

Visit Whyalla

Northern and Eyre Training Network

Provides a broad range of clinical experiences in both hospital and primary care settings through Port Augusta,  Port Lincoln, Whyalla and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.