Hawker is a tiny settlement which describes itself ‘The Hub of the Flinders Ranges’. The reason is because it is at the junction of roads from Port Augusta, Marree, Orroroo, Blinman and Wilpena Pound. The climate is described as semi-arid. The town is driven by tourism and visitors drive through on their way to explore Wilpena Pound and the beauties of the Flinders Ranges.