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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 are to be had …

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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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William Creek Skycam is Live!

William Creek has it’s very own Skycam where you can see what the weather is like in William Creek, anytime, from anywhere – live!



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William Creek Weather Station

History was made at the launch of the brand new weather station at William Creek on Friday 24 November 2017 by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). It will be William Creek's first automatic weather station where online access allows you to see the weather in William Creek from anywhere around the world! Pictured left is the weather station being inspected by the Bureau of Meteorology before going live.

This was all made possible by Outback Areas (now Outback Communities Authority) and SA Arid Lands Board.


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Upgrades at William Creek Popular with Tourists

Tradesmen have been busy during June 2017 upgrading the shower and toilet block at William Creek. It has proved to be very popular with tourists using the campground facilities. 

Photos showcase the new showers, toilets and basins in freshly tiled bathrooms.

Make sure you include a stay in William Creek on your next Outback adventure!

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William Creek Hotel Voted Top 10 Outback Pub

The iconic William Creek Hotel, located on the famous Oodnadatta Track, has been voted number 2 by Australian Geographic in a list of the Top 10 Outback Pubs of Australia’s.


Read the full article here.

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