Situated in one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, Hawker is at a distance of 429 km to the north of Adelaide. Towards the north of the plains, near Port Praire, are the Flinders Ranges. This place is at a distance of 35km to the south of the Flinders Ranges National Park. It was, earlier, a thriving agricultural area supporting around 70 families. The area then witnessed constant droughts in the early part of this century that caused the area to fail agriculturally. Even then, it still maintains its hospitality industry. The reason is the scenic drives and abundant wildlife in the area.