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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Around Oodnadatta SA 5734

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Oodnadatta Track to Mount Dare 4wd Track Start 4wd

Oodnadatta public camp


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Oodnadatta Caravan Park

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Transcontinental Hotel

Shopping in Oodnadatta SA

Community Services  

Dunjiba Community Council
Ikartuka Terrace,

Oodnadatta Police Station SA
Lot 302, Oribee Avenue,

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.

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Coober Pedy SA 5723 (197 km, 3 hrs 14 mins)