William Creek - SA



DEG: -28.90661 136.338715
DMS: 28º 54' 23.8" S 136º 20' 19.37" E
UTM: 53 J 6801624mN 630514mE
Altitude: 75.3m


Place Type

Population - Town


701.07kms North of Adelaide - Driving 856 km (11 hours 10 mins)

Address & Contact

Oodnadatta Track
SA 5710
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William Creek is the smallest settlement in South Australia with a permanent population of just 6 humans and a dog. Located 165kms from the nearest neighbouring town of Coober Pedy, William Creek sits in the centre of Australia's (and the world's) biggest cattle station, Anna Creek Station (SK Kidman).

It's the halfway point along the ruggedly famous Oodnadatta Track. William Creek is a great place to stop and explore the surrounding region. William Creek has the only petrol station between Marree, Coober Pedy and Oodnadatta. Most of all, William Creek is home to the historical William Creek hotel (circa 1935) - the old railway siding on the original Ghan railway line.

The nearby 4WD Halligan's Bay 4WD track leads out to the edge of Lake Eyre North where you can camp if you wish although this is a very exposed environment and most people choose to stay back in town where there is a caravan park with facilities out the back of the William Creek Hotel.

Scenic flights over Lake Eyre depart from William Creek and an outdoor museum is located in the centre of town. The museum is steeped in history including stories and relics of the Overland Telegraph, the Ghan Railway line and Woomera Rocket Range.

This short video clip by Member - George Royter, made exclusively for ExplorOz.com, will give you a taste of the experience in visiting William Creek.

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Closest Weather Station

Coober Pedy Airport at 29/04:00am CST
Distance from William Creek 157.79km W
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Coober Pedy Airport
Distance from William Creek 157.79km W
Mean Max. °C36.735.431.527.121.918.418.420.925.528.331.934.1
Mean Min. °C22.221.718.
Mean Rain mm13.814.310.06.38.712.

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