Flights & Fossils


Prairie on O'Connell - Adelaide winter session

The Prairie’s signature outback Menu takes a metropolitan twist this winter at Prairie on O’Connell,

199 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide.  


Enjoy ‘eat in nights’, takeaway, and home delivery

from Prairie on O’Connell


Limited time left!

Pop in before the Prairie Team

return home to Parachilna for spring, our city

presence ends Saturday the 22nd of August!


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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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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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.
  • 2WD and 4WD
  • Nilpena Fossil Tours
  • Recreational Activities