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Anzac Day dawn service 2024
Anzac Day dawn service 2024

The Farina Restoration Group will be holding the triennial Anzac Day Service on-site at the memorial at Farina on the 25th April 2024. A Gunfire Breakfast will be available after the service for a small charge.

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Full steam ahead at the Farina Bakery
Full steam ahead at the Farina Bakery

The Farina Bakery is busy now and has plenty of fresh bread and other goodies. See the photos of a new batch of bread out of the oven accompanied by our head baker Kerry and his assistants. Kerry and the team made a tray of Vanilla Slice and auctioned off the whole...

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Farina on Hello SA

The team from Channel Nine's Hello SA program recently visited Farina and it will be going to air this Sunday 2nd July at 5-30pm. Tune in to Channel Nine and see what's happening at Farina.

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Austin 7 Club visits Farina
Austin 7 Club visits Farina

The Austin 7 Club are no strangers to Farina and visited again this year on their way through to Marree. They ordered a loaf of bread from Kerry our head baker, and rather than just bake a regular 4lb loaf, Kerry and his assistant made a special loaf for the club and...

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How far for the best Finger Bun?
How far for the best Finger Bun?

Activity is hectic at the Farina Cafe and Underground Bakery (the most remote Underground Oven in Australia) and our head baker Kerry was visited last week by a lady from Sydney who said she read an article in the Sydney Morning Herald which had claims of the Farina...

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Welcome to the official website of the Farina Restoration Project Group.

Farina is located within the Lake Eyre Basin, on the old alignment of the Great Northern Railway later known as the Ghan Railway, 26Kms North of Lyndhurst and 55Kms South of Marree, near the junctions of the Birdsville, Innaminka and Oodnadatta Tracks in South Australia. The walking trails, information boards and Camping Ground are open 365 days of the year. Every year between May and July the Volunteers of the Farina Restoration Group run a works program to continue the preservation and exhibition of the old Farina Town. The Volunteers also carry out research into the the Buildings, People and activities of Farina and you will find much information in the History menu.

If you’d like to subscribe to our periodic newsletters please click here to provide your name and email address.

The most remote Underground Oven and Bakery will be open again from May 25th 2024 until July 21st 2024 for our annual 8 week season.

 

Due to the fantastic response, our 2024 Volunteer program

is now full. Registrations for 2025 will open early next year.

Volunteers already registered for 2024 can view the

Farina Volunteer Information page by clicking here.

 

Camping is available in the Farina Station campground all year round.

 

If you visited Farina in 2023 and took some really great photos that you think we could use on our website or Facebook, we’d love to have a copy. Or if you have some kind of family connection to Farina and have photos or other information we’d love to hear from you and have a copy of the photos.

 

What’s on at Farina…

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All year round The Farina Township, outside exhibits, signboards and camping ground are open to the Public 365 days of the year.
25th April 2024

This year the Farina Restoration Group will be holding an Anzac service at the memorial at Farina. Camping is available in the Farina Campground and the volunteers will be providing a Gunfire Breakfast (at a small charge).

Sat 25th May 2024 to Sun 21st July 2024

The Farina Restoration Group 2024 Work programme will be held during this time in 2024.

The Underground Oven will be in full operation and the Bakery, Cafe and Visitor Centre open to the public. Volunteers will be working on various projects, with an emphasis on the preservation and restoration of around 18 stone buildings around the Farina Township.

Volunteer registration will open in early December 2023 and all people on our mailing list will be advised the details. If you wish to be added to our mailing list please use the link on near the top of this page.

Sat 15th June 2024 “Farina v’s the rest of Australia” Cricket match which will be held at the Farina Cricket Group (FCG) .
Sun 16th June 2024 The annual commemoration service for John Napier Bell will be held on Sunday the 16th June 2024 at Farina. The time of the service will soon be announced.