At the cusp of South Australia's rugged Flinder's Ranges, lies an oasis for the outback traveller to relax, meet new people, and enjoy genuine hospitality and food. "Feral Mixed Grill" is the signature dish served in South Australia's outback haven, The Prairie. The dish contains kangaroo fillet, emu fillet mignon, camel sausage, grilled tomato, and creamy mash with a red wine pepper leaf glaze. A true outback hotel, The Prairie was first licensed in 1876, serving beer to thirsty drovers and railway gangers working in the lonely deserts around the Flinders Ranges. Jane and Ross Fargher took ownership of The Prairie in 1994 and transformed it into one of Australia’s finest outback pubs.Not only do Mr and Ms Fargher specialise in conversation, but they brew their own beer - the Fargher Lager and Prairie Day Grazing. If you're not with a palate for beer, not to worry! The Prairie also also stocks wines from a variety of South Australian wine makers and wines from other regions in Australia. Their restaurant is renowned for its innovative, gourmet platters of ‘Feral Food’ (made from the meat of Kangaroos, Camels, Emus and Goats) and ice creams made with quandong and lemon myrtle. They also offer accommodation. There are twelve guest rooms varying in size, offering queen and double size beds with en-suite facilities. The accommodation is suitable for couples, families, honeymooners, small groups and solo travellers. All rooms are designed to compliment the colours of the outback. The Prairie also offers a number of activities at additional cost, including:
- Four wheel driving across the arid landscape to Lake Torrens.
- Aboriginal cultural tours.
- Scenic flights over the ancient Flinders Ranges.
- Guided walks through the Ranges and Nilpena Station.
- Helping on Nilpena Station doing stock work, bore runs and mustering stock.
- Mountain bike riding.