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Flood Waters Reach Lake Eyre!

The parched landscape of outback South Australia is being rejuvenated by floodwaters that are now beginning to trickle into Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. Floodwaters from north Queensland have travelled about 1,000 kilometres to reach the ephemeral water source via the Channel Country.

William Creek charter pilot Trevor Wright said the speed and volume of the water had been greater than expected. He said water had started to go into the northern end of the lake after filling Goyder Lagoon closer to Queensland.

He said pelicans and black ducks were already arriving in the area, along with boaties keen to make ...

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Brand New Website Launch!

The William Creek Hotel is excited to announce the launch of their brand new website on 15th March 2019!

With lots of new information and photos including a newsletter sign up and events section, make sure you check it out at

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Dalhousie Springs Top Swim Spots in Australia

Dalhousie Springs located in Witjara National Park is a thermal oasis in the middle of the South Australian Outback, accessible by scenic flight from William Creek. 

Contact Wrightsair to enquire about flights to this amazing outback thermal springs destination.

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Top 20 Wonders of Australia Nomination

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre has been nominated in the Top 20 Wonders of Australia by Experience Oz. Fingers crossed for the announcement!

Contact Wrightsair to book your scenic flight over this spectacular sight.

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2018 SA Tourism Awards Finalist!

William Creek Hotel is very proud to be a finalist in the 2018 South Australian Tourism Awards for Standard Accommodation!

The winners will be announced at the awards in Adelaide on Friday 9 November 2018.

Book your stay at the iconic William Creek Hotel now.

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The Country Hour Broadcasts Live from the William Creek Hotel

The ABC Country Hour broadcast live from the verandah of the William Creek Hotel on Thursday 5 July 2018. The broadcast discussed Lake Eyre, tourism in Outback South Australia, nearby Anna Creek Station, and much much more.

Interviewed by the ABC Team was Trevor Wright, Owner of the William Creek Hotel and Wrightsair.


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Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre Seen From Space

It’s one of the great desert water systems of the world. Spanning three states and a territory, the Lake Eyre basin is a marvel.  But it’s also one of the driest parts of the country. On the rare occasion when flood waters make their way to such barren areas the results are spectacular.

While many tourists flock to central Australia to see the sight of water flowing through the desert rivers and arriving at Lake Eyre, or Kati Thanda as it’s known by the land’s traditional owners, some of the best views of this natural wonder ...

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2018 William Creek Outback Fly-In

Save the date for our inaugural 2018 William Creek Outback Fly-In event from Saturday 29 September to Monday 1 October.

Held in partnership with Wrightsair over the AFL Grand Final weekend, it will be packed with events including flying competitions, outback games, live music and much more.

Register your interest now and book your stay at the William Creek Hotel.

Contact the William Creek Hotel for more information.

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Like Stepping onto Another Planet”

Jamie Walker, Associate Editor of The Australian newspaper, reported on a very unique part of outback South Australia, The Anna Creek Painted Hills, featured in The Australian Saturday edition on Saturday 23 June 2018.

A recent visit to this spectacular landscape, which according to geologists was formed from sea-floor deposits 130 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the land, gave an insight into how fragile and unique this ionised landscape is.

Wrightsair has exclusive scenic flights for small groups to this "otherworlding" place including guided tours on the ground. Check out the flights that are on offer here.

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Optus 4G Mobile Arrives at William Creek!

William Creek is the location of the first Satellite Small Cell 4G for Optus, giving visitors travelling through William Creek even greater connectivity. Optus connected the mobile service during winter 2018 and enables visitors to stay connected even faster.

You can purchase your Optus pre-paid SIM card at the William Creek Hotel to stay connected on your travels.


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