Description

Oodnadatta is a small, remote outback town and locality in the Australian state of South Australia, located about 873 kilometres north of the state capital of Adelaide 873 kilometres and 112 m above sea level. The name is probably derived from the Arrernte word utnadata, meaning "mulga blossom", and the place was for tens of thousands of years a stop on an old trade route for Aboriginal people. It was later used by the Overland Telegraph Line and was a stop on the old railway from Adelaide to Alice Springs, but is now bypassed by The Ghan. The unsealed Oodnadatta Track, an outback road popular with tourists, runs through the town.

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Location Information 

  • Elevation: 121 m
  • Population: 204
  • State electorate(s): Giles
  • Federal Division(s): Grey[
  • Established (yr): 1890
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.