Lake Eyre Tours and Flights from Adelaide to Adelaide 3 days
- Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
- Location: Adelaide
- Product code: 30LEA3
INCLUDES SPECTACULAR 1 - 1.5 hour flight over Lake Eyre FLOODS & RIVER INLET
+ option to add an EXTENDED FLIGHT WITH BIRDSVILLE LUNCH, SIMPSON DESERT, CHANNEL COUNTRY, GOYDER LAGOON FLIGHT - SEE options when booking - add to extras when booking
Our Lake Eyre Tours and Flights include a spectacular flight over Lake Eyre viewing the Warburton Groove (major inflow) and Tirari Desert and depart from William Creek. This flight views also Elliot Price Conservation Park, (Donald) Campbell Point, Jackboot, Halligan & Belt Bays, Lake Eyre South, major islands & landmarks. Longer flights extension options available – please ask ) to the northern extreme of the lake and the Warburton & Macumba Rivers and southern Simpson Desert region of Lake Eyre North. The extended flight will fly over view the Warburton River inlet. Learn of the Marree Man giant sculpture.These Lake Eyre Tours and Flights are by luxury 4WD from Adelaide via spectacular mountains and rural SA scenery and pioneer history with wildlife & bird spotting by the lake shore.
We aim to find where the best water and wildlife viewing experiences are at the time, so your guide may visit Lake Eyre South shoreline and lookout, and Oodnadatta Track highlights, such as Mound Springs ( including “The Bubbler”) in the Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park and the old Afghan created palm grove of the old Ghan town of Coward Springs with great railway heritage and a chance for a swim in the warm springs.
A Painted Hills flight is available on some tours if booked. All Lake Eyre tours include Flinders Ranges, Parachilna, Ochre Pits, Oodnadatta & Birdsville Tracks, flight over Lake Eyre.
You can see a daily satellite image here - https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/?v=132.52769971831015,-30.223839999999992,145.79873971831012,-23.743839999999995&l=MODIS_Aqua_CorrectedReflectance_Bands721
Please contact us if you have any questions.
3 day Lake Eyre Tours and Flights - Depart from Adelaide return to Adelaide (or Broken Hill option) via Lake Eyre – Includes flights over Lake Eyre, lakeshore by 4WD, wetlands birds areas, see the Old Ghan Railway, Tom Kruse Outback Mailman from “Back of Beyond” truck & history, Oodnadatta Track, Birdsville Track, Marree, Leigh Creek, Copley, Lake Eyre National Park, Flinders Ranges. Connection options to Sydney, Broken Hill or Melbourne
Day 1 – From Adelaide city or airport we depart via spectacular mountain scenery adjacent the Flinders Ranges. Travel via the rich wine-producing region of the Clare Valley ((wine tasting option) and through the rich countryside of rural South Australia. Enjoy picturesque scenery, and rural town stops with lunch and morning teas. We cross the Goyder Line, view the Elder & Heyson Ranges, Wilpena Pound & Lake Torrens and visit the historic and award winning Prairie Hotel at Parachilna with great outback art before arrival at our cosy overnight stop at Leigh Creek (or Marree on some tours). L, D
Day 2 – From Marree we usually opt for an early morning flight, (1.5 hours) for best light and still air conditions. Alternatively flights may be from William Creek, depending on availability at time of booking and the duration of your flight chosen. If an extended flight is chosen, less time is available for ground viewing on the Oodnadatta Track or travel to William Creek.. While in Marree check out the ancient mosque and Old Ghan Railway history. Also the Lake Eyre Yacht Club and Birdsville Track. We follow the Oodnadatta Track Overland Telegraph Line & Old Ghan Railway Track and visit historic Coward Springs & Curdimurka Railway Sidings and the lookout at Lake Eyre South then the Mound Springs, natural springs bubbling up from the Artesian Basin. Visit the shores of Lake Eyre south and connect with the wonder of the bird and plant life revitalised by flooding rains. We visit the shore of Lake Eyre south to really appreciate the scale of these vast waterways, and stop at creeks and water holes along the route which are favourite spots for birds (including brolgas, egrets, swans, ducks, waders, Herons and many more) and birdwatchers. If choosing the Birdsville extended flight (see extras when booking, your flight will return you to Marree for overnight). B,L,D
Day 3 –Today we visit the Old Ghan ghost town of Farina, view the giant Leigh Creek coal mine, the fascinating and colourful Ochre Pits and travel via old Ghan railway towns including Wilson, Woolshed Flat via the Flinders Ranges to Hawker and stunning mountain landscapes. We visit the impressive Kanyaka Station & view stone woolshed ruins (time permitting) as we follow the Old Ghan Line via Quorn, through the Pitchi Ritchie Pass and the breathtaking view of Spencers Gulf & Port Augusta to arrive Adelaide around 6pm, delivered to your CBD accommodation or Adelaide airport.
- Fully accommodated (ensuites) and all meals included
- Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 4-6 / vehicle) with professional and experienced driver / guide
- Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre - 1.5 hour flight with add on options as above and selectable in booking process
- All delicious meals, including vegetarian options
- Comfortable hotel / motel style ensuite accommodation
- All National Park entry and accommodation fees, airport or CBD hotel pickup & return
- Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and Australian Wildlife Conservancy nature care programs.
Overnight & flight departure locations, and content may change depending on availability when booking - so Book Early