Lake Eyre Tours From Adelaide – Today, our tour guides and experts will meet you at the time and place indicated above.
After landing at Adelaide Airport please collect your luggage and proceed to the cafe located at the bottom of the escalator in the baggage hall where one of our travel agents will meet you.
Lake Eyre Tours From Adelaide
We then left Adelaide and headed north along the Princes Road towards Port Augusta. We stayed at the 4 star Standpipe Golf Motor Inn. (L, D)
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This morning we enjoyed a visit to the Australian Arid Lands Botanical Garden. Established in 1993 to study, conserve and improve Australia’s hardy flora, the center is home to thousands of highly developed plants adapted to thrive in areas where temperatures are high and droughts can last for decades. The park features a diverse collection of dry land on a beautiful landscape of over 250 hectares.
Later this morning we continue our journey north to Parachilna. Enjoy lunch under the terraces at the Prairie Hotel before you travel through Lyndhurst and Leigh Creek, arriving in Marree in the late afternoon. This historic little town is located at the junction of Birdsville and Oodnadatta and was once one of the most populated towns in Outback Australia! Tonight we stay at the Marree Hotel in a nice motel room. (B, L, D)
Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre – Goyder Lagoon – Birdsville – Simpson Desert – William Creek (WOW – WHAT A DAY!)
Please Note: Today your trip will be divided into 2 groups. Group 1 will take the flight/hike as below, while group 2 will go up to William Creek on the road that follows the Old Ghan Railway. On Day 4, Group 2 enjoys a nice walk and road trip, while Group 1 returns to Marree by road.
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This morning we headed to Marree Aerodrome to prepare for take off. Meet your experienced pilot and board the “new” Cessna Grand Caravan, the region’s most advanced aircraft. After our flight, we pass through South Lake Eyre before crossing North Lake Eyre, the larger of the two lakes. Fly over Belt Bay, Australia’s lowest point on the continent at 15 meters below sea level, and follow Warburton’s Groove into Central Lake and north to Goyder Reservoir on the Diamantina River Basin. This large ephemeral wetland, located at the confluence of the Diamantina River and Eyre Creek, is made up mostly of small hollows that look great in the air. From Goyder Reservoir we fly north to Birdsville where we drop off and enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Birdsville Hotel.
Enjoy an informative city tour followed by the famous “Big Red” hike where you’ll enjoy endless views over the top 1,140 feet of sand in the Simpson Desert. Reddish with many metallic particles in the sand, the dune offers a spectacular sight that must be seen to be believed as it reaches the horizon everywhere you turn.
This afternoon we took to the skies for our second flight of the day, this time southwest over the mighty Simpson Desert. Admire the endless stretch of red sand on the horizon, before flying over Lake Eyre North. After admiring these incredible sights, we headed to William Creek, where we met up with the rest of the tour group around 4:30pm. Here we stay in a modern en-suite and enjoy dinner in one of Australia’s most atmospheric dining rooms – the William Creek Hotel. (B, L, D)
Today Group 2 enjoyed scenic flights to Birdsville, Kalamurina and Lake Eyre, while Group 1 descended the Oodnadatta track to Marree.
Scenic Lake Eyre To Birdsville Highlights
Later this morning, we continue south along the Oodnadatta route, on the Old Ghan line – one of the world’s greatest railways. Construction began in 1878 and finally reached Oodnadatta in 1891. The line only reached Alice Springs in 1929, so the journey from Oodnadatta today is by camel. The old line was finally closed in the 1980s and a new line took another route to Alice Springs. Some of the old gates that fill the water park motors, such as Coward Springs, are incredibly interesting and well-preserved. Today we will visit a few of them on our way down to Marree. On arrival we will meet Group 2 and check into the Marree Hotel for accommodation. (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the hotel we bid farewell to Marree and begin our journey south back to Adelaide. Walk Hawker before heading to the R.M Williams Trail through Carrieton, Orroroo and Burra. Enjoy a quick tour of this charming little village before continuing to Adelaide arriving in the late afternoon. We then checked into the beautiful Stamford Grand Hotel in Glenelg for the last night together.
Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner in the hotel’s restaurant and reflect on what you experienced in the heart of Australia. (B, L, D)
Today your work is done. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport. Have a great trip! (b)
Lake Eyre –the Pelicans In Outback Australia
* Advertised prices are per person sharing for two people. Tours are available. A deposit of USD 49 is required within 7 days of making the deposit. Final payment must be made 30 days prior to travel. If you cancel your booking with us within 30 days of your trip, the cancellation fee is 100% of the total cost. If Outback Spirit does not operate these tours due to low water, the deposit and fare will be fully refunded.
Travel prices quoted are per person per twin. A single supplement of $450 applies to solo travelers. Flexible full rates are available for an additional fee
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We would like to know why you did not proceed with your booking so that we can provide the best possible experience for our guests. This great salt lake is 144 km long and 77 km wide and is the lowest point on the Australian continent – just like Death Valley is in America.
The Lake Eyre Room. The Historic Marree Hotel
However, every 10 years or so it occurs after the rains are remote in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
When this happens, the dry body of water usually becomes healthy and becomes a breeding ground for Australian waterfowl.
We were lucky enough to see almost full water – and we can say that this was one of our best experiences in the sea.
The good news is that Lake Eyre -Kati Thanda is not as difficult to get to as you might think – in fact it can be seen without having to drive a powerful 4WD.
Lake Eyre Private Tour
It’s actually more of a problem: Lake Eyre is Australia’s largest lake. Add to your outdoor bucket list!
Amanda likes to compare seeing a lake full of water to seeing Mount Everest with her own eyes for the first time. It’s one of those memories to last a lifetime.
However, even seeing the water as a vast expanse of white water beyond the eye’s reach is worth it. It’s like looking at a field of snow.
If you are lucky enough to be able to visit the lake when there is water in it, you can witness one of the amazing wonders of the bird world: large breeding colonies of waterfowl that travel thousands of kilometers to breed and reproduce. young
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We will also say that the camping experience at the lake is unlike anything we’ve had outside.
Even though we were in the middle of Australia, in one of the driest parts of the continent, the experience was like camping in a hole on the beach.
Add to all the excitement of getting there: on our favorite route: the Oodnadatta route.
The quickest and easiest way to get to Lake Eyre Park is to drive from Adelaide to Roxby Downs, take the Borefield Track and turn left at the T-junction with the Oodnadatta Track.
Lake Eyre & Flinders Ranges Tour
There is a large bay with many interpretive signs and a large cup room and walk-in shower.
You will find lots of interesting information on the signs here at Lake Eyre – Kati Thanda Park
As this route is on good gravel roads (and the road is closed all the way to Roxby Downs), you can easily drive a normal 2WD car here, as long as it’s not raining!
This is the safest option if you have never 4WDed before and have no camping or experience.
Lake Eyre, Dig Tree & The Prairie Tour
Another option is to go to William Creek and take a plane over the lake. In fact, we recommend this to everyone!
The plane gives you an idea of how large Lake Eyre is from the air and the view is amazing.
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