Hawker is located in South Australia’s Central Flinders Ranges and is an ideal location for exploring the Flinders Ranges. Hawker is 64 kms north of Quorn and 110 kms from Port Augusta and accessible by sealed road from all capital cities in Australia and is approximately 5 hours drive from Adelaide, the population of Hawker is approximately 300.
The Heysen Trail and the Mawson Trail pass through or close to Hawker. Many walkers experience the Heysen Trail and cyclists enjoy riding the Mawson Trail.
Hawker is a good base to explore the Central Flinders, an excellent location for photographers, bush walkers or people who want to self drive or take a tour. Many enjoyable day trips can be made from Hawker to Quorn and Pichi Richi Pass, Wilpena Pound, Brachina, Bunyeroo and Parachilna Gorges, Parachilna, Blinman including the Blinman Mine Tour, Leigh Creek and Aroona Dam.
Hawker is a great place to live, work and play. It has a relaxed life-style and is a vibrant community. While you are in Hawker take a look at “Fred Teague’s Museum” in the Hawker Visitor Information Centre Corner Cradock & Wilpena Road, view the Hawker SIESMOGRAPH station in Hawker Motors, visit “Wilpena Panorama” at Jeff Morgan’s Art Gallery, take a 4 wheel drive tour and scenic flight, have a coffee in one of our cafés. Stay at the Hawker Hotel Motel, the Outback Chapmanton Motel or either of the two caravan parks, or in self contained accommodation (self catering accommodation) in Hawker.
Northern roads pass through Hawker to Lyndhurst and Marree. From Lyndhurst take the Strzelecki Track to Innamincka and Southwest Queensland. From Marree travel on the Oodnadatta Track to Oodnadatta or turn off at William Creek to travel to Coober Pedy. Also from Marree travel to Birdsville along the Birdsville Track.