Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide : 2016-2017 Flinders Ranges and Outback VG
41 fast track | flindersandoutback.com.au Pass mountain ranges that glow purple, pink and orange in the setting sun, eat bush tucker at an authentic Australian pub and travel on a desert plain that stretches as far as the eye can see to the Outback town of Marree. Start this journey by following the ‘Explorer’s Way’ itinerary from Adelaide to Port Augusta and head to the Northern Flinders Ranges via Stirling North. PORT AUGUSTA Refer to page 31 under the ‘Explorer’s Way’ itinerary for town information. STIRLING NORTH 10 kilometres from Port Augusta map reference A2, page 16 Once a major railway hub, Stirling North, (originally known as Minchin's Wells), is on the Pichi Richi train route, which travels between Quorn and Port Augusta. Access to Quorn and Hawker is via this township, with the main road through Stirling North leading to Quorn. QUORN AND HAWKER Refer to pages 48 and 49 under the ‘Scenic Route’ itinerary for town information. Adelaide to Marree via Port Augusta, Parachilna and Arkaroola. Prairie Hotel, Parachilna Fast TRACK Stirling North Port Augusta Quorn Hawker Parachilna Beltana Copley Leigh Creek Lyndhurst Arkaroola Marree To Adelaide A central base on the sealed highway • Close to the Prairie Hotel • Perfect for touring the Flinders Ranges and 4WD tracks • Heysen and Mawson trails nearby – transfers available • En route to Lake Eyre and the Outback Tracks • Old School Bunkhouse accommodation • ‘Unpowered’ bush camping with amenities • Sheltered gas barbecue area • Bookings preferred for groups Ph: 1800 331 473 Email: email@example.com www.prairiehotel.com.au PARACHILNA RURAL SCHOOL CAMPGROUND & BUNKHOUSE PRAIRIE HOTEL Sampling the Prairie’s cult Flinders Feral Food menu has been recognised as one of 20 Unmissable Outback Experiences. The signature FMG (Feral Mixed Grill) is listed in the Top 100 Gourmet Experiences in Australia. Advertisement on page 13 www.prairiehotel.com.au PARACHILNA 196 kilometres from Port Augusta map reference B4, page 17 Parachilna knows how to attract the rich and famous, with moviemakers drawn to this Outback landscape. Famous visitors include actors Kate Winslet and Harvey Keitel, during the filming of Holy Smoke, and Bryan Brown and Australian rock star Paul Kelly during the filming of Beautiful Kate. The Australian movie Rabbit Proof Fence was also filmed here. Famous for the ‘Feral Food Platter’ and Fargher Lager, the Prairie Hotel offers weary travellers a variety of quirky food using local and South Australian produce (restaurant bookings recommended). There is also a range of comfortable accommodation including newly renovated hotel rooms, railway fettlers' cabins and camping facilities. While at the Prairie Hotel, check out the artwork that is regularly exhibited by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists. Most of the artwork is available to purchase too.
Flinders Ranges and Outback Visitor Guide