Lake Eyre Tours and Flights Uluru or Alice Springs to Adelaide 3 days

From AUD AU$2,995.00
  • Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Product code: 20LUA3

Lake Eyre 3 Days Uluru or Alice Springs to Adelaide via Cooper Pedy, Oodnadatta Track & Lake Eyre –

Lake Eyre Tours and Flights Uluru or Alice Springs to Adelaide 3 days

Tour Now Includes a Spectacular 2+ Hour Flight Over Lake Eyre Floods & Channel Country. An option for EXTENDED Flight to Birdsville for an extra 2 hrs flight with Birdsville Lunch, viewing Simpson Desert, Channel Country, Goyder Lagoon Cooper Creek, Tiari Desert is available on some tours. To include this add Birdsville Flight Option at checkout for $495 per person – Note this reduces time on Oodnadatta Track for land based sight seeing. Add EXTENDED Flight to Birdsville Return to Extras When Booking


Tour Includes  2+ hour flight over Lake Eyre, lake shore walks and visits,travel the Oodnadatta Track, following the Old Ghan railway & Overland Telegraph Line, visit Marree, Coober Pedy (sleep underground), William Creek, Coward Springs,  – 3 days/ 2 nights. Luxury 4WD transport, fully accommodated for 2 nights, all fees, all meals except 1 at restaurant. Tour Code EAS3.


Our Lake Eyre Tours and Flights include time for an optional spectacular  2 hour 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 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 considered to be 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.


Itinerary - Lake Eyre Tours and Flights via Uluru or Alice Springs to Adelaide 3 days 

Day 1 - Pick up at 7.30am at your Uluru or Alice Springs accommodation. Travel to Coober Pedy via the Stuart Hwy, the route pioneered by Australia’s greatest explorer John McDouall Stuart. View memorial to his achievements at various stops including NT / SA Border, and roadhouses including Kulgera & Marla. Depending on time & interests we visit some local landmarks and sightseeing, with 'at source" opal buying opportunities in Coober Pedy. Dinner and overnight at Coober Pedy. (L D)

Day 2 - Depart Coober Pedy via the Moon Plains to arrive William Creek for 10-10.15 flight. From here take a 2 hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre. (Optional extensions at extra cost). After our flight and lunch we follow the Old Ghan Railway Line and Oodnadatta Track to Marree. 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 permanent water hole, a favourite spot for birds (including brolgas) and birdwatchers. At Marree check out the ancient mosque, Old Ghan Railway history and Lake Eyre Yacht Club. Overnight Marree and a few yarns around the campfire the bar, or just take it easy. B L D

Day 3 –Today we visit the Old Ghan ghost town of Farina, the fascinating and colourful Ochre Pits and travel via old Ghan railway towns including Wilson and Woolshed Flat via the Flinders Ranges to Hawker and stunning mountain landscapes.  We visit the impressive Kanyaka Station & 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 accommodation or airport connection. B L 

Fully accommodated tour


INCLUSIONS

  • 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 hotel pickup & return
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and Australian Wildlife Conservancy nature care programs.