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Prairie Hotel: Parachilna, Flinders Ranges/Outback (SA)

Prairie Hotel: Parachilna, Flinders Ranges/Outback (SA)

Welcome to Australia's most-awarded Outback hotel. Why do people fly in from all over the world to stay or eat here? The Prairie Hotel perfectly blends Outback adventure with a slice of city luxury - and a lot of style. An Outback oasis ­ with spectacular views

Parachilna is far from a bustling town ­ in fact it has an official population of just seven but it's remoteness adds to the pleasure of its one and only hotel. The Prairie Hotel is an oasis on the plains of the Flinders Ranges, some of the most ancient and fascinating formations on Earth.

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 Parachilna and Brachina Gorges of the Flinders Ranges National Park

You'll find Parachilna approximately 470 km north of Adelaide, South Australia on the edge of the Flinders Ranges National Park. The nearest towns are Hawker ­ a pastoral community 90km south, and Leigh Creek, a mining community 66km to the north. Parachilna is not on the State bus routes, but the good news is that there's a sealed bitumen road all the way.

The hotel restaurant is renowned for a delicious and innovative menu of Australian native and Flinders Feral Foods, with an emphasis on local seasonal produce. 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".

In 1997, extensive renovations were undertaken, retaining the historic building and its special character. The new buildings both conserve and generate their own energy, since Parachilna is not connected to mains power. The award-winning architecture incorporates design innovations and energy efficiencies to deal with desert living.

Prairie Hotel
Corner High Street & West Terrace, Parachilna, SA, 5730
Prairie Hotel: Parachilna, Flinders Ranges/Outback (SA)

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