The Hawker area is a great location for filming.

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West of Hawker 20kms North of Hawker 25 Kms



Hawker has been the host to many movies in the area.

One Night the Moon

Holy Smoke

The Lighthorseman

The three above companies used the Town Hall as the production office.


Bonney series. "Daybreak Killer" Robbery Under Arms near the Willochra
Sundowner Sundowner "Drovers Arms Hotel"

For many years the Flinders Ranges has been used extensively by film crews to shoot a number of major productions.

The contrasting landscape of the Flinders Ranges has much appeal for the film industry, having wide-open spaces, beautiful mountain backdrops, red sandhills, straight lengths of road and clear skies provide ideal settings for filmmakers and production of advertisements.

Most of the productions listed below have all had locations been within 100 Kms of Hawker.

ROBBERY UNDER ARMS, first made in 1957, starring Peter Finch as Captain Starlight, Ronald Lewis as Dick Marston, Directed by Jack Lee, Produced by Joseph Janni, Written by Alexander Baron and W. P. Lipscomb. Based on novel by Rolf Boldrewood filming locations near Hawker were at Wilpena, Bunyeroo Gorge Chace Range and Willochra.

ROBBERY UNDER ARMS Sam Neill as Captain Starlight, Director, Donald Crombie Location Wilpena, Chace Range and Willochra.

Bony series Day Break Killer

The Sundowners, Made in the 1950s' Starring Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, and Peter Ustinov Location Quorn and in Hawker.

Gallipoli, scenes were made at Beltana and Lake Torrens, North of HAWKER.

THE LIGHT HORSEMEN 1986, Starring Jon Blake, Sigrid Thornton and Peter Phelps. Director, Simon Wincer, Locations west of Hawker towards Mount Eyre, South of Hawker near the Quorn road. Most of the film was filmed around Hawker.

ALICE TO NOWHERE, made in 1986, Starring John Waters as Johnny Parsons and Ruth Cracknell as MRS SPENCER.Filmed at the Woolwash, Northeast of Hawker and East of Rawnsley Park.

KINGS IN GRASS CASTLES 1998 Locations, The Razorback Bunyeroo Gorge and other area near Hawker.

HOLY SMOKE, 1999 Starring Kate Winslett and Harvey Keitel Director Jane Campion Location Hawker "Fairview", 4kms from Hawker.

EPSILON 1999, Syd Brisbane, Director Rolf de Her, Location The Bunkers North of Wilpena Pound.

ONE NIGHT THE MOON, filmed in 2000, Starring, Paul Kelly, Director Rachel Perkins, Locations North of Hawker on the Leigh Creek road about 32kms and at Hookina Cemetary about 15kms and South of Hawker at Cradock.

Wolf Creek made in 2004, Starring John Jarrett, Location, South and West of Hawker.

2004 John Jarrett DIR: Greg McLean LOC: Near Hawker.

Beautiful Kate, Starring, Ben Mendelsohn as Ned Kendall Rachel Griffiths as Sally, made in 2009 Location Prellinna Station between Hawker and Wilpena Pound.

Rabbit Proof Fence



The Territorians


Road Train filmed in the Hawker area both North and South of the town

Tracks 2013 Made in and around Quorn.

Wolf Creek 2 2013 Starring John Jarrett, Locations, South and West of Hawker and in Hawker.

The Water Diviner 2014 Saltia, Pichi Richi

As well as a wide range of national and international commercials.