Port Augusta has a number of attractions which are enjoyed by visitors to the city as well as residents.  Fishing, sailing and canoeing are popular and dolphins are often seen out on the water.

The city's art galleries are enjoyed by many and the parks and gardens offer a beautiful place to relax.

Wadlata Outback Centre is home to the region's Visitor Information Centre, and is also one of the city's most popular tourist attractions with its Tunnel of Time interactive display.  The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden is another major attraction, featuring more than 200 hectares of low-rainfall native Australian plants, which can be purchased from gift and garden shop in its visitor centre.