Farina Station

Farm Stay - South Australia


You might be looking for a place to relax and spend valuable time with your family, away from the hi-tech distractions of modern city life. You might be on your way to Alice Springs via the old Ghan route, Lake Eyre, trekking up the Birdsville Track or even to Andamooka/Roxby Downs. You may even be an old hand at outback camping, whichever way,  Farina Station provides something for everyone. Either way, look at the country through local eyes and soon you will see it differently. No theme parks here … unless down-to-earth, welcoming people, that are willing to open up their rich world of experience, can be called a theme. We, Kevin and Anne Dawes have lived and brought up their family on Farina Station, we’ve seen and experienced this country in its extremes, from floods to droughts. Let us share it with you.

Bush Camping

Experience Farina sunsets, and the clearest of night skies. Camp under ancient shady gums by a welcoming campfire. Barbecues, tables, showers and even flushing toilets are provided in this natural setting. Mobile phones work from the top of the hill by the camp ground and by the new cafe building. Firewood is for sale or bring along your own. We do not take bookings for camping but do appreciate large groups letting us know when they are coming.

Shearer’s Quarters

Our shearer’s quarters sleep 16. Great for ‘retreat’ type groups and non campers that still want a down to earth experience. Remember this is a working sheep and cattle station so it is a true Aussie experience. The quarters contain bathroom, laundry, TV, fans, a basic self-contained kitchen.  Outside there is a barbecue and wood heater. You’ll need to bring your own food and bedding. Groups of up to 4 people can be accommodated in our self-contained Men’s Quarters by the homestead. Please contact us to make your booking.

Nice little spot, some of the last grassy spots you will find as you head north. Some interesting ruins also to see.

Our second visit here, this time in the motorhome and no problems with access. Lovely flat area, very dry but lots of trees. Highly recommend a visit here, especially if the restoration group are here with the bakery in full swing. The new homestead they have built in town is brilliant and a credit to their hard work. This year due to Covid-19 all work on the town was halted.

Beautiful camp sites, well worth stopping! Large area with shady sites and also grass sites. Firewood dropped off each afternoon for the Donkey hot water system! Clean showers and toilets. Stopped last year and again this year. Anzac Hill is memorable and is also the spot to get Telstra phone reception, although a bit patchy. The township ruins are interesting and makes for great exploring.
Camping Fee $5.00
Per person, per night