Hawker Motors

In the Flinders Ranges of South Australia.

Centre of the Town

Cnr. Wilpena & Cradock Rds
Post Office Box 14
HAWKER, South Australia.
PHONE (08) 8648 4014 FACSIMILE (08) 8648 4283
Email: info@hawkermotors.com.au

Elevation 315m Population (2016) 340
Mean min temp 10.6 Mean max 25.1 Annual rainfall 307.5mm
Hawker is named after George C Hawker Politician & Pastoralist in 1880.

Hawker Motors was established in 1952 when Fred Teague converted a Grocery shop to a motor garage with fuel sales in Fifth street Hawker. This location was operated until 1986 when Fred and his family moved to their present locationat the corner of Cradock and Wilpena roads Hawker. At this location the TEAGUE family sell, Unleaded, PULP, PULP98, Diesel and Autogas. We accept the following cards for payment, Visa, Eftpos, Diners, Amex, Motorpass, Motorcharge, Fleetcard and Mogas fuel card. Hawker Motors have an extensive range of tyres in stock, some of the brands we keep are Dunlop, Goodyear, Maxxiss, Roadstone, Kumho, Bridgestone and Terra Trac. We offer a tyre service for puncture repairs and wheel balancing. Call and see us if you need help.We also offer vehicle maintenance.

In our shop we have Fred Teague's Museum and we also have a Seismograph for measuring earthquakes. Our business includes Flinders Ranges accommodation Booking Service, FRABS, an accommodation booking service for tourist operators in the area. Hawker Visitor Information Centre is part of our business and our friendly staff will do thier best to answer your information request.

Hawker is located in South Australia’s Central Flinders Ranges, 110 kms North East of Port Augusta and is an ideal location for Exploring the Flinders Ranges. Hawker is 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.

The life style in HAWKER is good and the water quality is excellent because Hawker now has desalinated water. The health service is excellent in Hawker as we have a very good hospital. The education facility is also very good with Hawker having an Area School.

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 is a good base to explore the Central Flinders, 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. Day trips to Parachilna and Blinman including the Blinman Heritage Mine Tour, Leigh Creek and Aroona Dam. Around Hawker we have Jarvis hill lookout, Camels' Hump, Castle Rock, Police Hill walk and lookouts. Just North of Hawker is Moralana Scenic Drive and South you can visit Cradock, the old township of Wilson, Kanyaka ruins and Death Rock waterhole. Hawker is a great place to live, work and play. It has a relaxed life-style and is a vibrant community.

While you are in Hawker take a look at “Fred Teague’s Museum” in the Hawker Visitor Information Centre Corner Cradock & Wilpena Road, also view the Hawker SEISMOGRAPH station while there. Visit “Wilpena Panorama” at Jeff Morgan’s Art Gallery, take a 4 wheel drive tour and scenic flight, have a coffee in one of our cafés or from our shop. Stay at the Hawker Hotel Motel, the Outback Chapmanton Motel or at the caravan park, or in self contained accommodation (self catering accommodation) in Hawker.

We also have in Hawker are resident Police Officer and Doctor. We have a Hospital, Ambulance Service, Area School, CFS and SES. Hawker has three fuel outlets and motor repairs, two cafe's, Licensed Post Office, Old Ghan Restaurant, Scenic flights, Electrical and Plumbing services, Machining and Welding services and Earthmovers, Camel tours are available from near Hawker by Camel Treks Australia. Hawker's desalinated water quality is as good if not better than Adelaide tap water. Sporting facilities are Bowling club, Golf club, Tennis courts, Swimming pool and Hawker Racing Club that hold one race meeting each year. Four kilometres on the Wilpena road is the sealed Hawker Airstrip with waiting room and toilets.

At Hawker Motors we have a range of Vehicle Batteries, Parts, Accessories, Camping Equipment. Tourist Information, Souveniers, Maps and Brochures. Hawker Motors also has Groceries, Frozen Meat, Fruit and Vegetables. Our product range also includes a large range of Australiana books. Tea, Coffee, Pies and Pasties, other Refreshments & Ice are available. We sell Origin Energy 45 Kg Gas cylinders and gas for refilling BBQ small cylinders. We are BOC agents for welding gas and medical gas. Come in and allow our friendly staff to assist you with your needs!

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.


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