Lake Eyre Tours and Flight from Broken Hill to Broken Hill 4 days
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Location: Broken Hill
- Product code: 30LBH4
Our Lake Eyre Tours and Flights include an optional spectacular flight over Lake Eyre viewing the Warburton Groove (major inflow) and Tirari Desert and depart from William Creek or Marree. 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 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.
4 day Lake Eyre Tours and Flights - Depart from Broken Hill return to Broken Hill via Lake Eyre – Optional 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, Adelaide or Melbourne
Day 1 – From Broken Hill we cross the NSW / SA border travelling through saltbush country, via remote outback towns of Yunta, Oodla Wirra, Cradock, and Orrooroo, and the 3 gauge steam railway town of Peterborough. with a look in at the railway history. Enjoy picturesque scenery, and rural town stops with lunch and a morning and afternoon teas. We have a picnic lunch near Orooroo and cross the Goyder Line before Hawker and the the gateway to the Flinders Ranges. Enjoy Scenic views of the Elder, Druid & Heyson Ranges, and visit an ancient Aboriginal Rock art site (with similarities to recently discovered Warrantyi Rock Shelter). Here enjoy an easy short walk amongst the Cypress Pines into the gorge to view rock art pehaps 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 over Wilpena Pound before an easy walk with the kangaroos, EMUS, and spectacular River Red Gums into Wilpena Pound, viewing unique flora, creek crossings and the 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 and Birdsville Tracks and into the desert. Arrive Marree for overnight. B,L,D
Day 3 – From Marree we usually opt for an early morning flight, 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. 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,DDay 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 via the Flinders Ranges to Hawker and stunning mountain landscapes. We return to Broken Hill with fond memories of this vast country, and new friendships to arrive around 6pm, delivered to your accommodation.
- Fully accommodated (ensuites) and all meals included
- Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 3-4 / vehicle) with professional and experienced driver / guide
- Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre - 1.5 hour flight included or add 2 hour flight option 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 and Bush Heritage nature care programs.