5 Day Lake Eyre Tours & Flights

5 Day Lake Eyre Tours & Flights via Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta Track & Wilpena Pound

Our 2016 series of 5 Day Lake Eyre Tours & Flights includes a Top of  Lake Eyre 2 hour flight to view numbers of water birds and water inflows on the Warburton River inlet to the Warburton Groove. Overnight at Wilpena Pound, travel through Brachina & Bunyeroo Gorges, the Oodnadatta Track, Coober Pedy PLUS option to visit Oodnadatta township and The Painted Desert. What a treat in small group luxury 4WD vehicles.

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Our Lake Eyre tours include a spectacular 2 hour flight (or extention options) to fly over the Birdsville Track, the punt & Cooper Creek wetlands over Lake Eyre (north) OR extended Lake Eyre North flight with Warburton River, Warburton Groove and Tirari Desert from Marree, which includes viewing Cooper Creek, Warburton Groove (the major inflows), Elliot Price Conservation Park, Campbell Point, Jackboot, Halligan & Belt Bays, Lake Eyre South, major islands & landmarks. Learn of the Marree Man giant sculpture. PLUS 4WD with wildlife & bird spotting to Level Post Bay & Donald Campbell Memorial at  Lake Eyre National Park on Lake Eyre shore via Muloorina Station.

Alternatively, depending on where best water and wildlife viewing experiences are considered to be on the day, your guide may visit Lake Eyre South shoreline and lookout, and Oodnadatta Track highlights, such as Mound Springs ( including “The Bubbler”) in the Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park and the old Afghan created palm grove of the old Ghan town of Coward Springs with great railway heritage and a chance for a swim in the hot springs. A Painted Hills flight is available on some tours if booked. All Lake Eyre tours include Flinders Ranges, Parachilna, Ochre Pits, Oodnadatta & Birdsville Tracks, flight over Lake Eyre flight.

4 Wheel Drive 4WD Tour Vehicles – Our modern Toyota Landcriuser 4WD vehicles means you cruise easily in a small private group in comfort to access areas others can’t reach – It’s the way to go !

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5 Day Lake Eyre Tours & Flights via Wilpena Pound & Coober Pedy Book Now

From Adelaide to Adelaide – Lake Eyre Tour & Flight via Flinders Ranges with Coober Pedy, Wilpena Pound, (with pound walk & flight option), Copley, Marree, Lake Eyre National Park, wetlands walk, Oodnadatta Track, Coward Springs, old Ghan Railway towns & history, William Creek, Coober Pedy (opals & sleep underground), Woomera & Port Augusta. 5 days/4 nights Tour Code EWC5

Day 1 – From Adelaide pickup approximately 7 am from airport or your accommodation for departure via spectacular mountain scenery as we travel via Clare Valley wine country, then the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound. Our journey takes us through rural SA to enjoy picturesque roadside stops for lunch and a morning and afternoon teas. Visit historic Quorn & Hawker before arrival at Wilpena Pound resort for our overnight stop.  Enjoy a sunset walk with the kangaroos amongst the ancient Red River Gums L, D

Day 2 – This morning we recommend the spectacular optional scenic flight over Wilpena Pound and he stunning Flinders Ranges. There’s time also to enjoy the Wangarra Lookout & Hills Homestead walk into the Pound. We leave Wilpena and travel through the range via the Brachina Gorge Geological Trail where the oldest rocks in the world have been identified. Visit historic Parachilna Pub then Farina Ghan railway town ruins before travel on to Marree. Check out the ancient mosque and Ghan railway history. Overnight Marree.  B,L,D

Day 3 – In Marree check out the Lake Eyre Yacht Club and Marree Aboriginal & pioneer history. Today we travel the Oodnadatta Track following the Old Ghan Railway via various old rail bridges and sidings from the Ghan hey days. We arrive Coward Springs (an old Ghan rail town) for an optional quick dip in the hot springs and cross the path of the old Overland Telegraph line. We detour off the Oodnadatta Track to visit the Bubbler & Blanche Cup at the Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park. At William Creek an optional Painted Desert flight may be available, and enjoy the collection of “space junk” collected from the Woomera Rocket range.  We also visit the shores of Lake Eyre and connect with the wonder of the bird and plant life revitalise by recent flooding rains. We visit a favourite spot for birds (including brolgas, egrets, herrings, stilts, pelicans) and birdwatchers. Flights may be from Marree depending where latest water flows and birds are on the day. Overnight William Creek  B,L,D

Day 4 – From William Creek we take a 2 hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre. On return we head for, and may visit the Lake Eyre western shore at Halligan Bay. (closed till March 15). We continue up the track to Oodnadatta via the Old Ghan route and largest bridge at Algebuckina. Time for a look around Oodnadatta then we head for the Painted Desert for late afternoon light viewing, before we enter the moonscape of the world’s largest opal mining town of Coober Pedy and enjoy a local restaurant meal (own cost), and a cosy underground motel in the earth dug the opal mining way. (above ground conventional motel options also available) B,L,D

Day 5 – Visit Coober Pedy’s underground museum of opal mining, before heading south on the Stuart Highway desert travel & salt lakes lets you appreciate the remote and vast outback. Witness modern “oasis” outback stations and transport roadhouses of this great Stuart Highway  connecting Australia’s north and south. Visit Woomera and the “rocket park” collection of missiles launched from this unique location, and view the infamous detention centre. Travel via Port Augusta, the powerhouse of Spencers Gulf and a cuppa by the water front, then on via rich rural lands of the Gulf of St Vincent  to arrive Adelaide early evening. Tour ends approx 7 pm. B,L

Tour Inclusions
•    Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 4-6 / vehicle) with professional and experienced driver / guide
•    Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre – 2 hours or optional extended flights
•    All delicious meals, including vegetarian, unless noted in itinerary.
•    Comfortable hotel/motel / cabin accommodation or camping option.
•    All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees, hotel pickups
•    Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.

5 days / 4 night Tour including Lake Eyre flight, all meals (except 1 own cost) 4WD transport, underground sleep in Coober Pedy, comfy camping or upgrade to motel style accommodation. Tour may run reverse direction. Tour Code ACA A$ 2,995 camping rate or  for 4 nights hotel upgrade based on twin share or double room $ 3,860. Single supplement $360.

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