Travel Information

Travelling in Outback South Australia.

Travelling in the Outback

Travelling in the Outback can be an incredible discovery, however it is important to be prepared and remember a few important tips as you are in a remote area:

  • Due to changing road conditions, distances may take longer than you may expect.
  • Ensure your vehicle is suitable and in good condition to be covering unsealed roads.
  • Ensure you carry spare tyres, water and extra supplies in case of a breakdown, especially in the summer months when there are few vehicles on the roads. We can provide tyre repairs, however this is limited.
  • Take time to stop and enjoy the scenery!


Road Conditions

Roads into William Creek can vary in condition due to weather and time of year. 

Find out the latest road conditions HERE

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

Halligan Bay is the closest location to William Creek to view the spectacular Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre from the ground. 

If you are travelling to Halligan Bay, you will require a Desert Parks Pass which can be purchased from the South Australian National Parks website.


The Outback enjoys dry, mild winters and summer temperatures can exceed 40℃. 

Nights can get quite cold, especially in the winter, however it is important to be prepared for all conditions.

Check the latest conditions HERE

Flying in the Outback - Be Prepared!

If you are flying in the Outback please make sure you are prepared.


  • Emergency Beacon
  • Survival pack
  • First Aid Kit
  • Emergency Water

Mobile Phone Coverage

There is Optus and Telstra mobile phone service in William Creek with 4G service.

Prepaid SIM cards can be purchased from the William Creek Hotel.

There is also a Telstra pay phone is located in town.