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Farina Needs You
Farina Needs You

Farina is open for business in 2023 From Sat 27 May to Sun 23 July. We will be Baking in the underground oven and conducting our Work Program. We especially need stonemasons, qualified or not, to restore the old stone buildings. Visit for...

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A Tour of the Underground Oven
A Tour of the Underground Oven

Have you been to Farina to see the famous Underground Oven? If you haven't then here's a little taste of what you will see, so come along and have a look next time you're passing Farina. As we reported in an earlier post, the Underground Oven had its first major...

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Farina Support Childrens University
Farina Support Childrens University

BREAKING NEWS!! BREAKING NEWS!! Farina Restoration Group are very pleased to announce that we have formed a partnership with the University of Adelaide to educationally support our local remote schools of Marree and Leigh Creek. Like the “School of the Air” children...

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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 OPEN

Opening hours 8am to 4pm 7 days per week until 23rd July


drop by and visit the Bakery and have a look around Farina. You’ll see the newly arrived NSU Diesel locomotive. Camping is available in the Farina Station campground which provides showers and toilets and plenty of space.

If you visited Farina in 2022 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.

For 2023 volunteers who have not yet registered please click here.

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.
Sat 27th May 2023 to Sun 23rd July 2023

The Farina Restoration Group 2023 Work programme will be held during this time in 2023.

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.

Sat 17th June 2023

“Farina v’s the rest of Australia” Cricket match which will be held at the Farina Cricket Group (FCG) .

Sun 18th June 2023

The annual commemoration service for John Napier Bell will be held on Sunday the 18th June 2023 at Farina. The time of the service will soon be announced.