Poochera Museum

Point Of Interest

3.2 from 4 users


Penna Street Poochera, South Australia

(08) 8626 3032



Nothornyrmecia Macrops, are rare dinosaur ants which 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 Petes 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. No camping or overnight parking.

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Lat: -32.720091 Lng: 134.837953

User Reviews


User 2748086

Excellent to see hut, blacksmith and old farm machinery


User 1262418

Excellent museum. Well worth getting the key


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