THE PRAIRIE HOTEL

Where the desert meets the Flinders Ranges

The Prairie Hotel at Parachilna is in COVID-19 hibernation with all bookings suspended until further notice.
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Thank you for your understanding as we negotiate a safe and welcoming post-viral destination for our guests and staff.

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Prairie Restaurant - a limited Adelaide winter season.

Eat some today!

Fresh from Parachilna, The Prairie’s signature outback Menu takes a metropolitan twist at 199 O’Connell Street North Adelaide.

Enjoy ‘eat in nights’, takeaway, and online.

Executive Chef Nick Hawkins welcomes you to enjoy Prairie Menu favourites, and new takes before the launch of a new look Prairie Menu home at Parachilna.

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Prairie Hotel chef Nick Hawkins migrating south for winter with pots, pans and Prairie Menu

OUR STORY

The Prairie Hotel is South Australia's iconic Outback Pub

The Prairie Hotel was first licensed in 1876, replaced by the current stone structure in 1905.

Fourth generation Flinders Ranges pastoralist and cattleman Ross Fargher and wife Jane, bought their ‘local’ in 1991 and created the quintessential Australian outback hotel.

Radiating a welcoming, quirky, yet elegant country style, it has become Australia’s most awarded outback hotel, international landmark and destination.

Jane and Ross continue running the Prairie and cattle on their Nilpena Station, with sons Lachy and Eddie an integral part of the ongoing adventure.

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EDIACARA FOSSILS

The Fargher’s have recently surrendered two thirds of the Nilpena Pastoral Lease to the South Australian Government.   Partnering with the Flinders Ranges Ediacara Foundation to

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PRAIRIE COOKOUT

Join Prairie chef Nick Hawkins and the Prairie’s own food show host Ellie Gorringe for a camp oven and barbecued kangaroo sandwich session in Breakfast

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THE OUTBACK LOOP

Discover the true meaning of Outback. Experience the astonishing, contrasting beauty of Australia’s desert zone, stretching from Parachilna in the south to Birdsville in the

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Exploring the Flinders Ranges and Outback from The Prairie

Parachilna is a perfect base for limitless touring options in public access and locally owned areas.

From packaged to DIY adventures, 4 & 2WD, hiking and biking, (Heysen Trail and Mawson Trail access), cultural and history tours, to insider tips on local events, we can tailor on enquiry.

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For assistance tailoring your Flinders Ranges experience please be in touch with us - flights, fossils, stations, culture, hiking, biking and 2 and 4 wheel driving, events and more.

ABOUT US

South Australia's true outback experience.

The Prairie Hotel restaurant is renowned for innovative dishes with Australian native and ‘Flinders Feral Food’ twists, and a focus on local and South Australian produce.The Chef and team proudly prepare and present dishes from seasonally designed menus.

Try the ‘FMG’ – Feral Mixed Grill – listed as one of the top 100 Gourmet experiences in Australia. Or our signature ‘Feral Antipasto’ which includes kangaroo mettwurst, emu pate, goats cheese and bush tomato chilli jam among other tastes.

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Fly Over the Flinders Ranges & Outback

Fargher Air flights are conducted under the Aerostar Air Operator's Certificate (No. C443668), Helistar AOC (No. C585948) or Blinman Scenic Flights AOC (No. C550249) depending on aircraft availability.
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  • Nilpena Fossil Tours
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