HAWKER - Hub of the Flinders Ranges - SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Altitude 315 metres  Latitude 31.89 S  Longitude 138.42 E  Area Population 450  Town Population 250

 
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 Welcome to Hawker
- a great little outback town
that services the Central Flinders Ranges and Outback of South Australia. Located just 365 km north of Adelaide we offer:
- the most accessible outback scenery from any capital city in Australia.

 

View from Jarvis Hill Lookout
View from Jarvis Hill Lookout - 6 km from Hawker

ATTRACTIONS

 

The main attraction for visitors (and locals alike) is the outstanding beauty of the spectacular Central Flinders Ranges, including Wilpena Pound. More . . .

THINGS TO SEE & DO

 

Many half-day and day trips can be enjoyed by the visitor who is based in Hawker or the surrounding district. Numerous lookouts, walks and scenic spots await you. More . . .

HAWKER TOWNSHIP

 

The town, population of about 250, offers visitors all essential services needed for their stay in the Flinders Ranges or for those venturing further into the Outback of SA. More . . .

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

 

The local economy revolves around the pastoral and tourism industries, with some recent development in the art and craft fields. More . . .

LOCATION

WEATHER & CLIMATE

 

The area enjoys weather which is pleasant for both the locals living and working in the area and to the visitors. Days are typically sunny and warm, nights calm and cool. Rainy days, although appreciated by our pastoralists, are few and far between as reflected in our annual rainfall of about 300mm.  More . .

EVENTS

 

The Hawker community is an active one with the many clubs and organisations conducting numerous functions and events for the community and visitors. Major annual events include the very popular Hawker Cup races held annually on the last Saturday in May and the annual Art Exhibition. More . . .

LOCAL NEWS

 

3 February 2003 Hottest day ever in Hawker. It's official. The maximum temperature hit 46.0 degrees Celcius on 19th January, surpassing the previous highest of 45.0 degrees. More. . .

 

5 October 2002 Largest earthquake in South Australia this year awakes Hawker More . . .

 

31 August 2002 Orroroo to Hawker road sealed at last. The most direct road to Hawker and the Central Flinders Ranges for travellers from the south and Eastern States is now sealed and open. Map & more  . . .

 

25 August 2002 Junior Outback Presentation Ball, attended by over 200 a huge success. Picture & more . . .

   
 
 

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This site aims to promote the Hawker District, is supported by local businesses and is owned by the
Hawker Community Development Board Inc.
Copyright 1999 PO Box 169 HAWKER South Australia 5434
Website created by Udo Boettger Email
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