5 Day Lake Eyre Discovery Tour
Lake Eyre has only filled to capacity three times in the past 150 years. Even when water flows in to part-fill the lake via great inland rivers or when heavy local rain is sufficient to cover the lake, the spectacle is breathtaking. Lake Eyre is a truly magnificent Australian icon that we all should see at least once in our lives!!!
- Be captivated by the spectacular scenery of the Flinders Ranges
- Optional scenic flight over Wilpena Pound
- Travel along the Oodnadatta and Strezelecki Tracks
- Explore historic Farina Ruins
- Learn about the history of the Ghan Railway at Marree
- Spectacular 1.5 hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre included!!!
- Great opportunities to see abundant bird and wildlife
- Walk on Lake Eyre South – maybe even touch the water
- Check out the Dingo Fence at Cameron Corner
- Explore Sturt NP and Tibooburra, the most remote town in NSW
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
Children: (5-13 years) priced at half the adult twin share fare when sharing family room
There are currently no preprogrammed departure dates for our 5 Day Lake Eyre Discovery Tour.
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.
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.