Lake Eyre Tours Flights with Wilpena Pound Coober Pedy from Adelaide to Uluru Alice Springs 4 Days
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Product code: 30LAU4
Lake Eyre Tours Flights with Wilpena Pound Coober Pedy 4 DAYS via Flinders Ranges, Bunyeroo & Brachina Gorges, Sacred Canyon, Coober Pedy, William Creek. Including 2 Hour Flight over Lake Eyre and Warburton Groove, lake shore visit and walk, Birdwatching and Lake Shore drive by 4WD, luxury 4WD transport.
Optional EXTENDED FLIGHT to Birdsville return via Lake Eyre & CHANNEL COUNTRY, WITH BIRDSVILLE LUNCH, SIMPSON DESERT - see detail at Extras when commence booking process
Follow the Overland Telegraph Line & Old Ghan Railway Track and visit historic Coward Springs & Curdimurka Railway Sidings and history plus much more. Includes all fees, flight, meals, ensuite accommodated at Wilpena Pound, Marree (or William Creek) & Coober Pedy. Consider also the Wilpena Pound Flinders Ranges flight option. Tour Code LCP4. Connection options to Sydney, Broken Hill or Melbourne
LAKE EYRE UPDATE -
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 and pioneer 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 the 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
4 Day Lake Eyre Tours Flights - itinerary
Day 1 - From Adelaide city or airport we depart via spectacular mountain scenery adjacent the Southern Flinders Ranges. Travel via the rich wine producing region of the Clare Valley (wine tasting optional) and through the rich countryside of rural South Australia. Enjoy picturesque scenery, and rural town stops with lunch and a morning and afternoon teas. We have a picnic lunch in scenic Melrose at the base of Mt Remarkable and cross the Goyder Line before Quorn and Hawker, gateway to the Flinders Ranges. Enjoy Scenic views of the Elder, Druid & Heyson Ranges, and visit an ancient Aboriginal Rock art site at Sacred Canyon (near to recently discovered Warrantyi Rock Shelter). Here enjoy an easy short walk amongst the Cypress Pines into the gorge to view pecked rock art tens of thousands of years old. Returning to Wilpena Pound, we check in for the night for a cosy dinner with open fire place L,D
Day 2 - Enjoy an optional scenic flight before a scenic walk with the kangaroos and spectacular River Red Gums into Wilpena Pound, viewing unique flora, Old Hills Homestead. Then an optional hike up to Wangarra Hill lookout offering panoramic views of Wilpena Pound. Depart Wilpena Pound Resort and travel the fascinating Geological Trail through 800 million years of time via Brachina Gorge and Bunyeroo Gorge in the Flinders Ranges, viewing fossils including ancient stromatalites. Arrive at the old Ghan railway town of Parachilna and the famous Prairie Hotel, with tasty treats and exceptional Aboriginal art and jewellery for sale. We travel north here following the Heyson Range via Leigh Creek (viewing the massive open cut mine ow closed) via Copley and Lindhurst past the Strzelecki Track and into the desert. Stop for a look at the large and colourful ochre pits famous for trading ochre widely throughout Australia. Farina Arrive Marree for overnight. B,L,D
Day 3 – At 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 and connect with the wonder of the bird and plant life revitalised by flooding rains. We visit 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. Arrive historic William Creek on Anna Creek Station (Sidney Kidman's largest cattle station) for a 2+ hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre. After our flight, we head though the moon plains for Coober Pedy for overnight. This is a special sleep underground opportunity. B,L,D
Day 4 – Today we are heading south on the Stuart Highway via desert travel & salt lakes that let you appreciate the remote and vast outback. Witness modern “oasis” outback stations and transport roadhouses of this great Stuart Highway connecting Australia’s north and south. Visit Woomera and the “rocket park” collection of missiles launched from this unique location, the extensive Rocket Range Museum and view the infamous Detention Centre. Travel via Port Augusta, the powerhouse of Spencers Gulf and a cuppa by the water front, then on via rich rural lands of the Gulf of St Vincent to arrive Adelaide this evening. Tour ends approx 7 pm. B,L
Lake Eyre Tours Flights with Wilpena Pound Coober Pedy 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.
Adelaide to Uluru / Alice Springs - tour available to either - please ask