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Prairie Hotel
12 Guest Rooms

At the Hotel each of the 12 rooms has an en suite bathroom and air conditioning. The four Heritage rooms in the old part of the hotel have high ceilings, a queen size bed plus a single and there is a certain amount of historic charm. The new rooms have been cleverly built for insulation and are sunken into the red earth; each of these has 2 queen size beds as well as tea/coffee making facilities and a refrigerator with mini bar. The upper floor of the pub is exclusively for houseguests and is a quiet place to eat or relax. Downstairs, the front bar is that of a genuine outback hotel, and remains a watering hole for the locals of Parachilna (population 7) and the surrounding countryside. A traditional breakfast served is served in the dining room. The lunch and dinner menus provide innovative and excellent "feral" cuisine - camel sausages, wallaby skewers, goat chops and kangaroo fillets.
Parachilna


Year Round

Australia is an all-year-round destination, but during the summer, December to February, it is hot in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. At the Great Barrier Reef, most rain falls in January and February. In northern Queensland and parts of the Northern Territory, roads may flood during the 'green' season, January to March. The ski season takes place during June to October in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Australia's seasons are the opposite of those of the Northern Hemisphere.

Spring: September-November
Summer: December-February
Fall: March-May
Winter: June-August 
The Finest Outback Scenery and Harbours, Variety of Wildlife, 4WD trips, Lake Torrens, Nilpena Station, Air Safaris, Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre, Innamincka & Anna Creek (largest property in Australia).

Apart from getting to know the locals and cooling off in the pool The Flinders Ranges National Park provides some of the finest outback scenery and harbours an immense variety of wildlife within its gorges and valleys. There are 4WD trips to Parachilna and Brachina Gorges, Lake Torrens and over the Fargher's property Nilpena Station. Further a field; air safaris can take you over the scenic Flinders Ranges to Lake Eyre, Innamincka with perhaps a stop at Anna Creek (largest property in Australia) for morning tea.
Local Info

Gums and abundant wildlife are just some of the attractions that make the Flinders Ranges National Park one of South Australia's most popular destinations. This area is world-renowned for its geological history, Aboriginal rock art sites, impressive fossil remains and its ruins of early European settlement. Aborigines have lived in the Flinders Ranges for tens of thousands of years. For the Adnyamathanha - the hills or rock people, the ranges are still of immense cultural significance. While geologists use science to explain the formation of the Flinders, the Adnyamathanha people understand the land through their Yura Muda stories, which endow the physical features of the ranges with spiritual meaning. Flinders Ranges between the townships of Hawker and Blinman. Its area is 95,000 ha (950 square km). Located 450 km north of Adelaide the park offers a wide range of activities for all interests including bushwalking, camping, scenic touring, birdwatching and Aboriginal and European cultural experiences.
Owners & Hosts

Hosts - Jane and Ross Fargher
Parachilna is far from a bustling town ­in fact it has an official population of just seven. The Prairie Hotel is truly an oasis on the plains of the Flinders Ranges, some of the most ancient and fascinating formations on Earth. Literally, in the middle of nowhere, the Prairie is a true outback hotel.
With the eastern walls of the Flinders Ranges to one side and the limitless expanse of the South Australian plains to the other, the Prairie provides a real sense of the sheer size and emptiness of the Australian continent. Welcome to the Prairie Hotel - award-winning accommodation, gourmet food and true Aussie Outback character. From the hotel, you can enjoy magnificent views of both the Ranges and the vast red desert plains sweeping toward Lake Torrens. Inside the hotel, you'll find great character, charm and creature comforts - topped off with superb cuisine. And all this still only 30 minutes drive from the famous Parachilna and Brachina Gorges of the Flinders Ranges National Park. Apart from getting to know the locals and cooling off in the pool, The Flinders Ranges National Park provides some of the finest outback scenery and harbors an immense variety of wildlife within its gorges and valleys. There are 4WD trips to Parachilna and Brachina Gorges, Lake Torrens and over the Farghers property Nilpena Station. Further a field; air safaris can take you over the scenic Flinders Ranges to Lake Eyre, Innamincka with perhaps a stop at Anna Creek (largest property in Australia) for morning tea. Imagine stepping out of your bedroom and into the desert - sweeping views of ancient mountain ranges one side, vast plains of red earth on the other. Our hotel restaurant is renowned for a delicious and innovative menu of Australian native and Flinders Feral Foods, You can sample truly Australian foods such as emu, kangaroo, or wallaby combined with native herbs, fruits and vegetables sourced locally whenever possible. One of our most popular bar menu items is the "Feral mixed grill". The restaurant is open all day, every day of the year.

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