Officially known as Kati Thanda, Lake Eyre is the lowest natural point in Australia, at appx 15 metres below sea level. On the rare occasion that Lake Eyre fills, it becomes the largest lake in Australia and the 18th largest in the world. It was named in honour of Edward John Eyre, who was the first European to see it, in 1840.
When full it becomes our "inland sea’ inhabited by an abundance of bird and wildlife. It truly is a birdwatchers paradise! Even when water flows in to part-fill the lake via great inland rivers such as the Diamantina, Cooper Creek and the Warburton, the spectacle is breathtaking.
While staying at Marree you will get a birds-eye view of this amazing spectacle on a 1.5 hour flight over the lake which is included in your tour cost. From Marree over the Goyder Channel to Lake Eyre North, through Madigan Gulf, over Hunt Peninsula and Jackboot Bay, onto Belt Bay, before returning to Marree over Lake Eyre South.
This flight gives you the opportunity to enjoy the visual extremities of the lake, & its incredible colours & patterns that are accentuated from the air, as well as flying over the islands where you are most likely to see migratory birds.
However this tour is not just about Lake Eyre as we travel through both the Flinders Ranges and the NSW Corner Country on this amazing adventure into our real outback!
Valid to 31 March 2018:
Passengers: Single fare: $4,465pp Twin share: $4,150pp Triple share: $3,730pp
Senior Concession: Single fare: $4,242pp Twin share: $3,942pp Triple share: $3,544pp
Tag-alongs: Single fare: $2,680pp Twin share: $2,470pp Triple share: $2,300pp
Children: (5-13 years) priced at half the adult twin share fare when sharing family room
Please note: 'Tag-alongs' refers to participants who wish to travel in their own vehicle - only available once we have a confirmed departure
There are currently no preprogrammed departure dates for our 5 Day Lake Eyre Discovery Tour.
This tour may be run on demand for a minimum of 4 adult passengers. Contact us to organise a date to suit your group!
All meals as indicated in itinerary, 4 nights accommodation, transfers from your Broken Hill accommodation, travel in fullt equipped air-conditioned 4WD vehicles and 1.5 hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre.
Optional: 30 minute scenic flight over Wilpena Pound
If you are joining us on an outback holiday and would like further information about Broken Hill accommodation venues that we recommend or what the Broken Hill weather should be like during your visit please click on our Links page or our FAQ page.
For more great ideas on things to do and places to go in the Australian Outback, check out the Tourism NSW and Tourism Australia websites.