'Hub of the Flinders Ranges'
Hawker is situated 400 km north of Adelaide. A former thriving railway town before the railway relocated further west in 1956, the town was named in 1880 after George Charles Hawker, an SA politician and pastoralist.
Located close to the Flinders Ranges National Park and Wilpena Pound, Hawker is the perfect base for half and full day trips, with a number of local attractions including heritage buildings from the 1880s, ruins of failed sheep stations and abandoned townships, a number of lookouts providing opportunities for photos of the surrounding area, scenic drives, walks, 4wd tours. The area has been used for a number of films, including Paul Kelly's 'One Night The Moon'.
I stayed at the Flinders Ranges Caravan Park, which is one of the best I've stayed in - clean, tidy, cheap, friendly, nice location. Highly recommended.
Flies are a major problem in the area.
Lots of photos still to be uploaded.
Population: 246 (2011 Census)
Elevation: 315 metres
Latitude: -31.8881 | Longitude: 138.422