Quite an original place in the middle of nowhere.
Just in front of the station, where a long long train passes twice a day.
We just had a stop to eat. The food was correct and well cooked. The restaurant is classified as among the 100 Best in Australia. In fact the cooking is simple but good and totally acceptable as really in the middle of nowhere near Wllipena Pound.
The dish of local meat, Kangaroo, Emu and Camel Sausage was nice and well presented with little yellow flag on each piece of meat to identify it. The Hot Smoked salmon absolutely delicious!
The home made beer is quite expensive $8.- a standard little bottle.
Many souvenirs and local crafted items available.
Will stop here again but.. who knows when this will happen!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ‘The Prairie’ is where the Flinders Ranges meet the Outback, in Parachilna, SA - population 7! A family owned and run hotel, and licensed since 1876, it is a jewel of the region, a perfect base for exploring the Flinders and Outback, and acknowledged as one of the ‘Hip Hotels of the World’. Accommodation is in 4 freshly refurbished ‘Heritage’ rooms, and 8 architecturally designed, in ground executive and deluxe hotel rooms. The 5 self contained Fettlers Cabins exude Prairie style, and the Prairie ‘Overflow’ provides air-conditioned accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. Locals and visitors, famous and infamous, congregate in the hotel to savour the feral and not-so-feral food for which the Hotel is renowned, enjoy local hospitality, the Art Gallery and just ‘hang out’. Whether it is tours of the area or flights with Fargher Air Safaris to Lake Eyre and beyond, it all starts from the front door of the Hotel. Relax with a Fargher Lager, an FMG (Feral Mixed Grill), and a Parachilna sunset from the front verandah - you never know who you will meet at the Prairie! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Prairie Hotel Parachilna