Lake Eyre Flights via Wilpena Pound

Water in the Warburton near Lake Eyre

Waters flowing in
Waters flowing in

All flights departing Hawker

Lake Eyre Flight Full Day

Lake Eyre William Creek Pub (Lunch stop), Painted Hills, Olympic Dam, Lake Torrens.

Flight departs Hawker at around 9.30 am.  Tracks out via Elder Range, magnificent Wilpena Pound, then northward via the ancient Heysen Range and Bunyeroo Valley.

Pass Parachilna, Beltana and Leigh Creek open cut coal mine (disused) before passing over the little known but stunning Willouran Ranges and The Dingo Fence enroute to The Marree Man

At 4.2 kilometres long the ‘Marree Man’ is the second largest Geoglyph in the world. Discovered in 1998, it is a drawing of an Aboriginal man in the desert and the original artist remains a mystery to this day.

Fly about halfway up the lake to get a good view of the geography before turning westward toward Anna Creek Station and William Creek. Originally owned by S. Kidman and Co., it is the world’s largest operating cattle property, larger than Israel and seven times the size of the United States King Ranch at 24,000 square kilometres or 5,800,000 acres..

Lunch stop at The William Creek Pub and a chance to explore and stretch of the legs while inspecting the Woomera space junk and other relics.

After lunch head southwest to the rich ochre coloured Painted Hills adjacent to the Woomera Rocket Range (assuming Woomera airspace is open).

Afterwards our track takes us south east directly over Olympic Dam (Roxby Downs. BHP) where you get a birds-eye view of the project.

Finally cross over the longest salt lake in Australia, Lake Torrens before returning back to Hawker at around 4 pm.

Flight time approx. ~4.5 hours.
$1,530 per person for 2 to 3 passengers.
$ 1,100 per person for 4 to 5 passengers.

(Feel free to register your details with us and we will team you up with other travellers.)

Call for bookings and availability. (08) 8648 4444

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Lake Eyre Flight Full Day (extended)

Lake Eyre North, Warburton River Mouth

Full length of Lake Eyre North, Warburton River and lunch stop at remote Cowarie Station.

An extension of the tour Option 1, instead of turning west to William Creek, continue tracking northward the full way up the main lake bed to the Warburton River Mouth via the famous ‘Warburton Groove’.

The Warburton River is generally the main feeder river of Lake Eyre North. Flowing in a westerly direction it is bordered by the Simpson Desert to the north and the Tirari Desert to the south.

This flight covers some of the most remote country on earth with a lunch stop at remote Cowarie Station where camel is generally on the menu. The southbound leg tracks down the sand hill country on the east side of Lake Eyre and crosses the Cooper Creek before following the Birdsville Track southbound back past Heysen Range and Wilpena Pound for the second time.

$1,590 per person, min 2-3 passengers.
$1,280 per person, 4-5 passengers.

Call for bookings and availability. (08) 8648 4444

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Lake Eyre-Birdsville (overnight)

Lake Eyre Flight/Birdsville/Dig Tree (overnight)

This overnight tour encompasses the whole of Lake Eyre, from South to North and Simpson Desert with a lunch stop and leg stretch at Cowarie station, following the Diamantina river through the Goyder Lagoon across the Queensland border to Birdsville.

After a night in Birdsville it's home via Coongie Lakes, The Dig Tree, Innamincka for lunch, then over the Strzelecki Desert to the Flinders Ranges, and breathtaking Wilpena Pound.

$3,250 per person min 2-3 passengers (inc. Accommodation Birdsville)
$2,400 per person 4-5 passengers (inc. Accommodation Birdsville)
(Price excludes food and beverages)

Call for bookings and availability. (08) 8648 4444

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