Hawker a great place to live.

Hawker from Camels Hump lookout


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.  Hawker is located about 70 kms east of Lake Torrens.

Things to do.

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 has walking trails around the edge of the town,

Hawker is a good base to explore the Central Flinders Ranges, 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. Hawker has a Doctor, Hospital, Volunteer Ambulance Service and Police.  Hawker has a Hotel Motel, a Motel and Caravan Park. Hawker is also home of Self contained accommodation, three fuel outlets, three mechanical repairs, electricians, plumbers, earthmovers, cafe’s, grocery suppliers. Eating out is available at The Old Ghan Restaurant (seasonal) and Hawker Hotel Motel or take a drive south for 28km to visit the Cradock Hotel.

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 SEISMOGRAPH station in Hawker Motors, visit the Panoramas at Jeff Morgan’s Art Gallery, take a 4 wheel drive tour and scenic flight.

From Hawker to the North

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.

Hawker from Police Hill Lookout

Hawker from Police Hill Lookout