Where is it? Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, 200km north of Port Augusta, SA
South Australians will tell you that the best reason to travel 500km north from Adelaide to the middle of nowhere is for the food. With utes parked out the front, cold beer always on tap, easygoing strangers willing to have a yarn and native produce on the “Flinders feral food” menu, the Prairie Hotel is about as Aussie as it gets. There’s always a cheerful atmosphere in the oldest pub in the country and it has panoramic views of the Flinders Ranges. This really is the Outback on a plate.