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Dine or drink at Parachilna's Prairie Hotel and there's every chance you will be in famous company. The pub is a hub for a growing number of international moviemakers, drawn to the hauntingly beautiful outback landscape. Famous visitors include Kate Winslet and Harvey Keitel, during the filming of 'Holy Smoke', Australian rock star Paul Kelly, Hollywood director Philip Noyce and cinematographer, Christopher Doyle, who wrote that "The Prairie Hotel is God's gift to cuisine and fellowship".

The pub, first licensed in 1876, is one of few buildings in Parachilna. The town has a population in the single digits and is located between the Flinders Ranges to the east and Lake Torrens to the west. It has got a sensational range of accommodation and a deserved reputation for 'Flinders feral food', including anything from kangaroo, emu and yabbie to quandongs, native limes and bush tomatoes.


Parachilna: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Brachina Gorge Geological Trail

Brachina Gorge is one of the Flinders Ranges National Park's most popular and spectacular tourist attractions. The gorge is an important refuge for the Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby as well as many species of birds and reptiles.

The Brachina Gorge Geological Trail is a 20 kilometre self-guided trail that passes through 130 million years of earth history. Trail signage provides an insight into past climates, the formation of the ranges and the evolution of early life forms. The trail is best travelled from east to west, commencing at the Brachina Gorge/Blinman Road junction. A geological map and more detailed information on the Brachina Gorge Geological Trail are available from the Wilpena Pound Visitor Centre.

Flinders Ranges National Park via
Hawker, SA, 5434

Located 20.2K from Parachilna

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