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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 Flights - Full Day

Wilpena Pound, LAKE EYRE, William Creek Pub (lunch stop), Painted Hills, Roxby Downs (BHP), 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.

Pass Parachilna, Beltana and Leigh Creek open cut coal mine (disused) before passing over the little known but stunning Willouran Ranges.

Pass over the old rail town of Marree (junction of the Oodnadatta and Birdsville Tracks) then northward past Lake Eyre South, The Dingo Fence and Lake Eyre North.

Fly about halfway up the lake to get a good view of the geography before turning westward toward Anna Creek Station and William Creek.

Lunch stop at The William Creek Pub and a chance to explore and stretch of the legs.

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 largest salt lake in Australia, Lake Torrens before returning back to Hawker at around 4 pm.

Call for bookings and availability. (08) 8648 4444

Flight time approx. ~4.5 hours.
$1,530 for two to three passengers
$ 1,100 for four to 5 passengers.

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

 

Lake Eyre Flights Full Day (extended)

Lake Eyre North, Warburton River Mouth

An extension of the tour above tracking northward the full way up the main lake bed to the Warburton River Mouth via the famous ‘Warburton Groove’.

The Warburton River is the main feeder of Lake Eyre North and is bounded 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. The southbound leg tracks down the sandhill country on the east side of Lake Eyre and crosses the Cooper Creek before a lunch stop in Marree. Junction of the Birdsville and Oodnadatta Tracks.

Afterward, home via the Willouran Ranges, Leigh Creek Coal Mine, Heysen Range and Wilpena Pound.

(flight time ~5 hours)

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

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 following the Diamantina river through the Goyder Lagoon across the Queensland border to Birdsville.

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

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

Flying Lake Eyre