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Stranded

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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Arid Lands Friends

Arid Lands

Friends help Friends Here we are with Rhonda Hall who devotes countless hours to the group, known as the “Friends of the Arid Lands” that maintain, expand and improve the beautiful Arid Lands Botanical Gardens in Port Augusta. A must see attraction, when visiting the ‘Gate Way’ to the Flinders Rangers. The Acacia Ridge Motor Inn is both pleased and…

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Geoffs Room

Meet Geoff ! This is Geoff and his son Ben. Geoff has been a guest at the Acacia Ridge Motor Inn for the last 5 years! Yep, he runs a very successful business here in Port Augusta and travels up from Adelaide every Sunday Night and checks himself in to his room (which we have renamed “Geoff’s Room” as we…

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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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Digger the Gnome

Digger the Gnome

Port Augusta- Home away for Gnome When John “JJ” Jarvis, an Acacia Ridge Motor Inn frequent flyer had his gnome stolen. JJ wasn’t prepared for the trauma of the loss of his gnome “Digger”. Poor JJ has had to suffer ransom note, and humiliating photo’s of Digger for over 6 long years. Well Gnome on TV In fact, TV’s prime…

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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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Port Augusta Goodbyes Polish Posse

This morning we said Good Bye to these guys who have been staying at the Acacia Ridge Motor Inn since July 6th last year.  Ahhhhh yep 2015… They are all the way from Poland and have been constructing/welding the Boiler Tanks at Sundrop Farm here in SA at Port Augusta. A boom for the town and the region economically. Tomorrow will be an unusual day for…

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Herbie comes to Port Augusta

The other night we had some thing really special stay at the Acacia Ridge Motor Inn here in Port Augusta. It was top secret and we were not allowed to let on to anyone…. (even Diesel didn’t get a ‘heads up’ ). Even Maria was being so quiet! Maybe she had the “Love Bug” So what was so special? And…

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WiFi Bed Food Perfect

Wi-Fi Traveling Essentials

You won’t miss out on Wi-Fi here Just because you’re on the road traveling,  doesn’t mean you have to miss out on Life’s Essentials. Apart from keeping your room as comfortable as we can make it, we provide as much as possible to keep you in touch and connected with the World. Fast Wi-fi. And your mobile and fully charged!…

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Crows Challenge 2016

Crows Challenge AFL Premierships are hard to win. It’s been 18 years since Diesel Dog and his hound pack celebrated the Crows last premiership. So Diesel decided to devise the winning formula. It starts here in Port Augusta! Note to PAFC members: Port Adelaide will be disappointed that this winning way is NOT available to them. Sorry, but my mind…

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