STRANDED NEVER ABANDONED! It was 3AM when Maria answered the phone. “HARO. PEAS! JAPAN PEAS! ALP” Yep some tru blu Japanese Tourists in Distress. Their car had broken down, they were stranded in Port Augusta, tired and alone. But our guests need not worry. When everybody else was sleeping we were doing our job – taking care of our guests….

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Dessert by Reece

Fast Feet, Fabulous Food and Fury New Friends!

Fast Feet! Wow what a weekend! Maria and Andrew were run off their feet last weekend. Saturday Night was huge! The Acacia Ridge Motor Inn crew were in top form catering for the biggest coach group of the year! Pichi Richi is in full swing, the Coach Group were all in for Dinner Saturday night after experiencing a magnificent day…

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Matrics stars slept soundly after Port Augusta win!

Matrics deserve good night’s sleep! We all need a good night’s sleep, and champion Netball team, Matrics deserved it after their game against Phoenix.  They came away with a good win. They emerged victors by 20 goals over their fierce rivals. The game was played in Port Augusta as the State Premier Netball Competition headed to the country. It was great…

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Leukemia Foundation Aussie Muscle Car Run!

Not often you get $5 Million Dollars of cars in your driveway, but Wednesday last week we did. The Leukemia Foundation Muscle Car Fundraising event spent two days in Port Augusta and we were elated that they chose to stay at the Acacia Ridge Motor Inn, not only for the secure facilities that we have, but for the A1 customer…

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“Port Augusta’s Top Dog – Diesel – was digging up his favourite bone and found this alleged relic.

Breakfast at Acacia Ridge Motor Inn Port Augusta


Good Morning, don’t watch this video  if you are feeling hungry…………….. But, if you are planning a trip to the magnificent Flinders Rangers have a sneak peak and see what you’ll get served up at the Acacia Ridge Motor Inn, being the best dine in breakfast experience in the jewel of the North, Port Augusta!!!!!!!!!!! You won’t only be staying…

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Pillow Talk – Help Needed!

We need your help!!  We want to donate our old motel pillows which are still in remarkably good condition. Does anyone out there in FaceBook  Land have any suggestions We  have replaced a  heap of pillows with new top of the range pillows to match the standard of our bedding. (Only the the Best for our Guests). Andrew, Maria and me…

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Southern Districts Amateur Football Team.

Port Augusta has been putting on some fantastic weather in the last few weeks and the weekend of July 4 and 5 was Cracker Jack. Maria, Andrew and I hosted the Southern Districts Amateur Football Team. Andrew cooked up an extra carb filled Breaky, which gave this crew a competitive advantage! Entering the Premiership on the Sunday and with a…

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Diesel has a new Beard, AH Beard in fact!

It’s raining new beds at the Acacia Ridge Motor Inn. Last week Andrew and I went to Adelaide to collect another 4 ‘AH Beard’ Top of the Range King Koil mattresses. Yep we’ve replaced and upgraded well over 30 beds now and the feedback our patrons are telling us is magnificent. We’ve had an entire family sleep until 11am in…

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Certificate of Excellence – 3 years in a row!

In 2013 we were surprised but proud that we were acknowledged and achieved such a prestigious Industry Award from TRIPADVISOR for “Customer Excellence”, having being voted the Number 1 Motel in Port Augusta South Australia! In 2014 we were humbled to be acknowledged once again for this significant accolade, again for Customer Excellence and again being acknowledged as the ‘Best…

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