Lake Eyre Tours Flights with William Creek and Wilpena Pound Walks 4 Days
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Product code: 30LPM4
Lake Eyre Tours Flights with Wilpena Pound Coober Pedy 4 DAYS via Flinders Ranges, Bunyeroo & Brachina Gorges, Sacred Canyon, Coober Pedy, William Creek. Including 1 Hour Flight over Lake Eyre and Warburton Groove, lake shore visit and walk, Birdwatching and Lake Shore drive by 4WD, luxury 4WD transport.
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. Connection options to Sydney, Broken Hill or Melbourne
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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.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 morning tea. We have a picnic lunch in scenic Melrose at the base of Mt Remarkable and cross the Goyder Line before Quorn and Hawker, the gateway to the Flinders Ranges. Enjoy Scenic views of the Elder, Druid & Heyson Ranges, and visit an ancient Aboriginal Rock art site at Arkaroo Rock (with artwork similar 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 fireplace 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 stromatolites. 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 1+ hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre. If choosing the Birdsville extended flight (see extras when booking, your flight will return you to Marree for overnight). If a 1 hours (or optionally longer) flight, we head back to Marree for overnight. B,L,D
Day 4 –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, (likely see the Pitchie Ritchie steam train if Sunday) 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.
Lake Eyre Tours Flights with Wilpena Pound Coober Pedy Tour Inclusions -
- Fully accommodated (ensuites) and all meals included
- Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 2-4 / 4WD vehicle) with professional and experienced driver / guide
- Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre - 1 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.