Unsung at Beltana 

Join Amelia Ryan & Libby O’Donovan

Nostalgic l Raucous l Loud Cabaret 


$5 donation per person

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Anticipated reopening: mid April 2021
The Prairie Hotel and all associated services, including the Parachilna Community Campground, are currently CLOSED.

Our annual summer closure has provided us with the opportunity to undertake extensive bar & restaurant renovations to make way for the installation of our exciting brewery project!

Unforeseen delays & supply issues have created uncertainty that renovations will be completed for our previously anticipated early-mid March reopening. To avoid any disappointment & rescheduling of bookings, we will now be accepting  bookings from the 14th of April onwards.
Stay up to date on our social media as the Prairie moves into the next era!
All enquiries by email only to reservations@prairiehotel.com.au


Early Bird 2021 Package 


Enjoy 2 nights of sublime Outback Lodge accommodation, and savour an unforgettable Prairie signature feast on this perfect package for 2.

Book now to secure 2020 rates.


from $450 per person 


Nilpena Station boasts one of the most significant fossil sites in the world

‘Early Animal Life Unearthed’ Fossil Tours to Nilpena are offered exclusively with Prairie Outback Lodge Packages


The Prairie Hotel
South Australia's iconic Outback Pub

The Prairie Hotel was first licensed in 1876, the current stone hotel replaced the original 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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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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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.


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.