Lake Eyre Tours and Flights from Adelaide to Adelaide 3 days
- Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
- Location: Adelaide
- Product code: 30LEA3
INCLUDES SPECTACULAR 2+ hour flight over Lake Eyre FLOODS & RIVER INLET
+ option to add an EXTENDED FLIGHT WITH BIRDSVILLE LUNCH, SIMPSON DESERT, CHANNEL COUNTRY, GOYDER LAGOON FLIGHT ADD $550 - add to extras when booking
Our Lake Eyre Tours and Flights include a spectacular flights 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 view the Warburton River. 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.
OCTOBER 3, 2019 - Lake Eyre region has recently witnessed massive floodwaters from two Queensland cyclones earlier this year. These waters travelled down the Cooper Creek, Georgina, Diamantina and Warburton Rivers to fill Lake Eyre and nearby lakes to a level not seen for many years.
Pink algal blooms have now commenced and it is always a stunning spectacle no matter the water level, with cloud reflections, and vast water and salt surfaces merging with the pink of the algal blooms. However the recent intense heat and strong dusty winds in the region are taking its toll on water levels and bird numbers. As at late September the Lake has approximately 30% water coverage. 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
Our tours aim to show you the best this unique region has to offer, including the amazing mound springs, iconic landmarks and Ghan history. Lately our travellers have been impressed with their Lake Eyre flight also incorporating the Painted Hills, a nearby desert region with awesome multi coloured ochre hills. This opportunity will be offered to your group on the tour and availability depends on a consensus to spend approximately half he flight time on Lake Eyre, and half on the Painted Hills.
This information has been provided as an update on the changing conditions, as we want you to aware that water and bird levels have not remained at the peak of earlier this year.
We look forward to seeing you on your journey soon and will be showing you wonderful aspect of Lake Eyre and the region.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns
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, lake shore 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 – At Marree we check out the ancient mosque, Old Ghan railway history and Lake Eyre Yacht Club. From Marree we follow the Old Ghan Railway Line and Oodnaddatta Track to William Creek. From here take a 2 hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre. (Optional extensions at extra cost). We visit the shores of Lake Eyre South and and unique Mound Springs, which are permanent water flows from the Great Artesian Basin. We connect with the wonder of the bird and plant life revitalised by recent flooding rains. We visit a favourite spot for birds (including brolgas) and birdwatchers. Overnight Marree and a few yarns around the campfire (optional), the bar, or just take it easy.
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 - 2 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