Poochera

Poochera

One of the western gateways to the Gawler Ranges - and home to dinosoaur ants!


With a caravan park, public picnic area and access to the Gawler Ranges, Poochera is a great place to stop and visit.

And if you can pronounce Nothornyrmecia Macrops, you must stop by the locla museum! These rare dinosaur ants were rediscovered in Poochera in 1977 - before that, they were thought to be extinct. The Poochera Museum has some very interesting displays and facts about these little critters, and you won't mistake them for a more common type of ant. Worker dinosaur ants are distinctive, with pale yellow colour, large eyes, elongated mandibles and a sting.

The museum also houses an interesting display of relics from the pioneering days. Of particular interest is Pete’s Shack, built from flattened kerosene tins. It was relocated from the western end of town and restored by the museum. Its open on Wednesdays from 9.30am-3,00pm, or by appointment. Enquire at the Poochera Roadhouse.