The Nilpena film set

Ross and Jane Fargher who operate Nilpena Pastoral Station and the iconic Prairie Hotel at Parachilna have supported South Australia’s film industry for many years, securing locations on their property and in the Flinders Ranges for a range of productions.

Movie stars and film crews not only provide an economic benefit to the region, but enable South Australia to feature on the main stage and contribute to Australia’s international profile. Nilpena and its surrounds are recognisable in many television commercials, television shows and films, most notably in the 2002 award-winning film Rabbit Proof Fence that follows three Aboriginal girls as they embark on a journey across the Outback. Other films and television shows that were shot in and around Nilpena include:

Most recently, Zac Efron filmed scenes at Nilpena from the upcoming Stan Original Film Gold, which tells the story of the biggest gold nugget ever found and the challenging process to excavate it.