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Old Ghan Restaurant & Gallery
Photograph - Pete Dobre's Oz Scapes

OLD GHAN RESTAURANT

Patrons dine on the old platform which is now enclosed, or enjoy a drink in the ladies waiting room where the fireplace is welcome in winter.

The restaurant has full bar facilities, a varied menu and weekly specials. We cater for dietary requirements and have a children's menu.

Chef Bob Andersson has over 30 years experience and is known for his high-quality meals and country-sized serves. The menu changes regularly and includes a children's menu.

OLD GHAN GALLERY

The gallery specialises in Flinders Ranges art and artists and extends from the walls of the restaurant to the original ticket office.

A wide range of souvenirs and gifts is available. Patrons are welcome to browse at any time.


RAILWAY STATION HISTORY

The railway station was built in 1884 after the original timber building burnt down.

The original Ghan train to Marree, and later Alice Springs, passed through Hawker until 1956. Hawker then operated the local line until 1970 when the station finally closed and fell into disrepair.

In 1989 the station was restored to become the Old Ghan Restaurant and Gallery.

The station and goods shed are heritage listed.

View from Police Hill Lookout

 

WHERE TO FIND US

Location map

Hawker town map

Hawker - Hub of the Flinders Ranges of South Australia - is situated 365 km north of Adelaide if travelling by road via Clare, Jamestown and Orroroo. Alternative routes that are slightly longer are via Clare, Gladstone and Quorn, or via Pt Wakefield, Pt Augusta and Quorn.

The Old Ghan Restaurant and Gallery is situated in the Hawker Railway Station, just 500 metres north west on the Leigh Creek Road.

HOURS OPEN

CONTACT INFORMATION

Open for 3 months in Spring and 3 months in Autumn
on Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings.

Functions & group bookings by arrangement.

 

42 The Outback Highway
PO   Box 126   HAWKER 
South Australia  5434

    Mobile: 0417 846 405 E-mail:  theoldghan@bigpond.com

 

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