The smallest town in South Australia is
William Creek, surrounded by one of
Australia’s largest cattle properties, Anna Creek Station. From the junction
of William Creek, the 202 km travel
north along the
to Oodnadatta, follows the ancient Aboriginal trade route
that is famous for it’s permanent springs.
William Creek can be accessed from four different routes:
from the north along the Oodnadatta Track.
- via Marree, from the
south along the Oodnadatta Track.
- via Roxby Downs, from the south via Borefield Road, joining the
from the west along William Creek Road.
these roads are unsealed and are usually well maintained making them suitable
for 2 wheel drive vehicles, however this can change quickly due to weather
Camel trains and cattlemen passed
this way, as did the Overland Telegraph Line from
Port Augusta to
Darwin (completed in 1870) and the original "Ghan" narrow gauge
railway. Many them have no doubt stopped at one of William Creek’s main
attraction, the unique bush pub, that is still serving travellers today.
More information about
the Oodnadatta Track,
and the many locations along the route.