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Farina Gangers Cottage Preservation
Farina Gangers Cottage Preservation

In these three photos you can see the progress of part of the restoration works on the Farina Railway Gangers Cottage. The first photo was taken on the 10th June, second on the 13th June and the final photo on the 18th June 2024. Whilst we're not attempting to fully...

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The Melbourne Girls Trip
The Melbourne Girls Trip

Kerry, Farina's head baker, served three intrepid travellers today at Farina who had travelled all the way from Melbourne non-stop. Ivy, Stephanie and Etelka made a 19hr, 1350km trip from Melbourne to Farina on the first day of their trip west across the Nullabor. Ivy...

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What’s going on at Farina?
What’s going on at Farina?

We're in full swing for the 2024 season at Farina and the volunteers are busy around the site working on the restoration of buildings, as well as operating the most remote underground bakery in Australia. For daily updates during our work programme follow us on...

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Cleaning up fence wire
Cleaning up fence wire

Yesterday several of our Volunteers along with Farina Station owner Kevin spent some time cleanup up old fence wire and touring the station. The fence wire was left when the old Mulga fence posts were removed to be used to fuel the most remote underground oven in...

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Trip to the bakery
Trip to the bakery

How far did you travel to get sum delicious food from the most remote underground bakery in Australia? Well Danielle and her partner travelled all the way from Coober Pedy via William Creek and Maree, a round trip of around 860km. She's pictured here in the bakery...

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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.