Once a thriving railway town, Hawker retains much of its 1880s charm. It’s an excellent base for day trips, as well as offering shops, an airstrip, vehicle repairs, hospital, sports centre, scenic flights, 4WD tours and hire. The Hawker Races are held in May, attracting over 1000 visitors to the town.
The century-old Hawker Hotel is ideally located and offers accommodation, as well as casual dining in the front bar, lounge bar and beer garden, or on the verandah.
At the accredited Hawker Visitor Information Centre (at Hawker Motors, along with Fred Teague’s Museum and the Seismograph Station) you can book your accommodation and tours, and get maps, food, fuel and visitor information. Discover the town on the Community Walking Trail or the Town Heritage Walk, taking in the Hawker Hotel, railway station and stone goods shed.
Don't miss the Hawker and District War Memorial, which has been built on the site of the old War Memorial Swimming Pool. This is an outstanding remembrance area.
For stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area, head to Jarvis Hill, Camel Hump or Castle Rock lookouts. Visit the Jeff Morgan Gallery to view awe-inspiring panoramic paintings, including Wilpena Pound from St Mary’s Peak, Ron's Creek and Arkaroola Waterhole.