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Farina Bakery closing tomorrow
Farina Bakery closing tomorrow

All good things must come to an end. The Farina Restoration Group will be finishing its 2024 work programme tomorrow, Sunday 21st July 2024 at 4pm. We're packing away our restoration tools and equipment, and will be closing the Cafe and Bakery, and of course the most...

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Mauri Flour Mills sponsoring Farina
Mauri Flour Mills sponsoring Farina

Mauri Australia have been a major sponsor of the Farina Restoration Group for more than 5 years. Kerry, our head baker, is shown here holding a couple of bags of flour from Mauri. Over our work season we use several tonnes of baking flour. Regular watches will notice...

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End of Season Special
End of Season Special

The one legged baker has been hopping up and down the bakery steps just waiting for you to visit the most remote underground bakery in Australia and sample our delicious bakery food. Until we close on the 21st July 2024, you can phone or text your order to the bakery...

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Farina Bakery & Cafe Reopens Monday 8th July
Farina Bakery & Cafe Reopens Monday 8th July

Bakery will reopen tomorrow morning, Monday 8th July 2024 from 8am. We've had a total of 40mm of rain, this photo being taken this morning around 8am showing the entrance to the campground. The water has mostly receded and the unpaved road into Farina from the Outback...

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Farina Closed Sunday 8th July 2024
Farina Closed Sunday 8th July 2024

The Farina Restoration Group are disappointed to announce that we have to closed the Farina site, Cafe and Bakery tomorrow, Sunday 8th July 2024. There has been more than 10mm of rain today, and more expected overnight and tomorrow. The unpaved road into Farina from...

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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.

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The most remote Underground Oven and Bakery is now CLOSED

and will reopen in May 2025

(Opening dates for 2025 will be confirmed soon)

 

See photos of what’s been achieved by the Volunteers in the 2024 season so far

 

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

 

If you visited Farina in 2024 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.