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Farina - Cities, Towns and Localities
Farina is one of those historic towns which was settled during the early opening of the ‘outback’. Surveyed in 1878, it was named ‘Farina’, which means ‘flour’, as it was then hoped it would become the ‘Granary of the North’. Lack of rain saw the town develop as the head of the railway and the beginning of all the tracks beyond. It was from here that the cameleers and drovers worked, walking those isolated, long dusty miles. Those pioneers struggled against the odds of climate, low rainfall and distance to develop the town.

Today, you can view the ruins that remain. They are ruins that tell a story of lives lived and the struggle they faced. Visit the cemetery and wonder at the cultures that came together to build and open the ‘outback’.
In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Farina Attractions

Farina Springs
• Ph/Fax: 08 8675 7790 (bookings and enquiries)
• Drop into the rugged and ancient hills and visit a salt lake with springs so salty that crystals form around the edge... yet fish survive in them. See and appreciate the delicate beauty of outback plants that survive on rainfall less than 25 mm some years. Fossick for your own quartz crystals that occur singly or in clusters and see the rich colours of ochre.
Farina Walking Trails
• Ph/Fax: 08 8675 7790 (bookings and enquiries)
• 1 - 2 hours easy walking along a marked trail from camp ground
• Walk along an outback creek habitat to the old railway Red Bridge and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Look for more than 30 species of birds that have been identified (from Wedge-tailed Eagles to Zebra Finches), as well as lizards and a wide variety of native plants.

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Farina Tours

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Farina Historical Tour
• Farina Station (via Lyndhurst), SA 5731 • Ph/Fax: 08 8675 7790 (bookings and enquiries)
• Tours of various length from 1, 2 or 3 hours (times negotiable)
• Take a guided tour around the old town and surrounding area to learn about its buildings and history. Visit sites not open to the public. Travel in modern air-conditioned 4WD or tag along in your own vehicle. All tours leave from the camp ground.
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