An unexpected oasis in South Australia's outback, the Prairie Hotel has put the remote town of Parachilna on the international map with its country-style hospitality and unique dining experiences


The Prairie Hotel was conceived after fourth-generation Flinders Ranges pastoralist and cattleman Ross Fargher and his wife Jane bought their local pub in the remote South Australian town of Parachilna over thirty years ago. An intimate retreat for up to 24 guests, the Outback Lodge offers warm hospitality and gourmet regional cuisine in relaxed country-chic style comfort. Soak up the ambience and expansive views of the remote and rugged countryside from the exclusive guest lounge and courtyard areas, as well as the hotel's onsite bar, restaurant, brewery and gallery of Indigenous and eclectic contemporary art. Further afield, explore the Ikara-Flinders Ranges and nearby Nilpena Ediacara National Park through a range of unique tours, including an extended visit to the active fossil research site and visitor precinct.

Prairie Hotel Exterior
Prairie Hotel Guest Lounge
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What's Included

Walk into Luxury guests enjoy:

  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Relaxed full country breakfast daily
  • Hallmark Prairie Dinner each evening
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Location & Access

The Prairie Hotel and Outback Lodge is located in the remote town of Parachilna near the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Private transfers can be arranged from Adelaide, or you may choose to self-drive (about 5.5 hours by road). Private air charters can also be accommodated with landings available at Leigh Creek, Hawker or Blinman.

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What You Need to Know
Best Room

Executive Suite

Suitable For

Couples, private groups, solo travellers

Best Food & Wine Experience

A unique outback dining experience, the Prairie’s Hallmark Regional Dinner features feral, non-feral, indigenous, and native ingredients. Pair with a local wine or beer freshly brewed onsite.

Best Place for Relaxation

The private guest lounge or sun-drenched courtyard


1 March to 30 November (Monday check-ins not available)

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