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Ghost Town Cricket Premiere
Ghost Town Cricket Premiere

"Ghost Town Cricket" - The Outback Premiere Join us at the Pattersons house after the cricket match for an exclusive screening of Ghost Town Cricket. Shot over the last 2 years, this short documentary is a heartfelt celebration of Farina - tying together local...

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Baked Fresh Today
Baked Fresh Today

Kerry, our head baker, was hard at work with another seven volunteers from 4am morning, baking our tasty Heavy Fruit Loaf in the most remote Underground Oven in Australia. Our fruit loaf contains in excess of 500g of fruit from sourced from the Mildura Fruit Company....

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Farina Annual Cricket Match
Farina Annual Cricket Match

The annual cricket match featuring a team from Farina v's a team from "the rest of the world" will be held on Saturday 15th June 2024. The Bakery will be in full swing so you can grab some tasty treats, bring along a folding chair and cheer on the teams. Here's some...

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First Bread of 2024
First Bread of 2024

The Farina Restoration Group head baker Kerry Storer has been hard at work with his team of fellow volunteers getting ready to open the most remote underground bakery in Australia. Here's a photo of the first bread baked for the 2024 season. We open tomorrow morning,...

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We’re opening very soon
We’re opening very soon

The most remote underground bakery will be open for the season from Saturday May 25th. Drop in and savour our delicious Pies, Bread and sweet treats and wash it down with a coffee from our espresso machine. Then take some time to look around this wonderful little...

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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.