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Oodnadatta is a small town in South Australia.

Get in[edit]

Oodnadatta is situated around 200km from the Stuart Highway along the Oodnadatta Track both via Coober Pedy and Marla. The track is unpaved, but the road to Oodnadatta is usually traversable by 2WD vehicle if you're coming from the western end although that isn't the case if you're coming via Marree.

Get around[edit]

The town itself is small enough to walk around. Parking is no problem either.


The abandoned station at Oodnadatta
  • 1 The Railway Tjukurpa Museum. 9AM-5PM daily. The Ghan railway line used to pass through and stop in Oodnadatta. The railway line now bypasses the town but the old station is largely preserved and is a museum. The old rail line runs (for the most part) way out to the desert it is advised not to stray too far. It's pretty overgrown and scrubby, so it's not a pleasant walk either.

The Oodnadatta Track, Australia is an unsealed 620 km (390 mi) track between Marree and Marla via Oodnadatta in South Australia. It passes the southern lake of the Lake Eyre National Park. Take note, that most of the lakes around, are mere dry saltbeds. The maintained roads rarely go close enough for a good view, and the roads that do approach the lakes have a risk of getting bogged.


Map of Oodnadatta



The town provides a selection of both pub food and roadhouse food. You choose.


The nightlife in Oodnadatta won't keep you dancing all night, but you will have no problems getting a beer.


A selection of camping, caravan parks and basic motel accommodation exists.

  • 1 Pink Roadhouse, Lot 42 Ikartuka Terrace, +61 8 8670 7822. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 9AM. a feature of the town, and offers accommodation, fuel, food, spare parts, and general advice.

Go next[edit]

Down the track a couple of hundred kilometres to William Creek and Lake Eyre, or up the track to the Stuart Highway at Marla and on to Alice Springs.

Routes through Oodnadatta
MarreeWilliam Creek  W Oodnadatta track icon.png E  Marla

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