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Rain falls on Farina
Rain falls on Farina

In a dry landscape like Farina, rain is always a welcome sight, although sometimes it seems to fall all at once. Here are some photos taken by Anne Dawes after the rain.

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Volunteer Registration 2022 now Open
Volunteer Registration 2022 now Open

Registrations for the Farina Restoration Group volunteer works programme 2022 are now open. It is mandatory to register for the volunteer program (you can't just show up on-site). The information sheet tells you everything you'll need to know about the program and...

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Farina 2021 Work Program Complete
Farina 2021 Work Program Complete

What a great season we have had, and to see so many visitors enjoying what Farina has to offer. Wonderful mornings sitting in the sun whilst enjoying a coffee or breakfast goodies from the bakery. The Bakery is now closed for this year, but the “Historical Inland...

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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 registration process has commenced for Volunteers to come to Farina during the 2023 Work Program (May to July 2023). Click on the button below to read more and decide whether you would like to volunteer.

Register as a Volunteer for 2023

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.

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.
18th and 19th March 2023 The annual Farina Volunteers Conference will be held at the Southgate Motel Function Centre Mt Gambier over this weekend and will include the Annual General Meeting. Invitations will be sent to members and interested parties on our mailing list soon.
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.