Lake Eyre Tours: Fly Low to Get High on the Scenic Splendor

Anyone who is passionate about the Australian outback is certain to have Lake Eyre tours at the top of his/ her itinerary.

There are few more splendorous sights on earth than the view you get when you fly low over Lake Eyre.

There are air charters flying out from Melbourne’s Moorabbin Airport, available from July 17, onwards, with several previous ones already fully booked. The next one, thereafter, is on July 27, followed by three more, on August 3rd, 9th and 18t h, respectively.

As a result of the recent influx from the Warburton Creek, Lake Eyre still has water (approx.. 50% coverage) for the fourth consecutive year, and that should be a mouth watering prospect for those who have seen Lake Eyre during past wet seasons.

Flights to Lake Eyre

But all good things must come to an end, and the season is all too short. Lake Eyre tours will only last another seven weeks as from September, the weather will begin to get hotter and hence the water will slowly start to evaporate. So hurry if you want to be part of a flying tour to one of Australia’s favorite outback destinations.

Flights to Lake Eyre South AustraliaTypically, these flying tours use Navajo or Chieftain aircraft, however larger and faster KingAir aircraft are also an option, with a premium of 30% over the normal rate. The charter tours are standard three-day affairs but the tour operators are usually amenable to tailoring the program to suit customer needs, such as cutting the itinerary down to one or two days.

You can do worse than opt for a three day trip where you would begin your flying tour from Moorabbin. Then you can fuel at Broken Hill, fly over the famous Burke and Wills Dig Tree and stop over for lunch at Innamincka before flying to the Coongie Lakes en route to Birdsville, where you can spend the first night.

On the second morning, head off immediately after breakfast for a low level flight following the flow of the Diamantine River and over Lake Eyre before a lunch stopover at Muloorina Station. Then, depending on the weather and the roads, take a drive to the Lake’s edge. Fly, thereafter, to Flinders Range where you can spend the second night at Arkaroola, the perfect venue for gazing at the stars, at the local observatory.

Return to Moorabbin, on the evening of the third day, but not before taking a drive, on the world famous Ridgetop Tour in the northern Flinders Ranges. Other options could include a boat cruise on the Cooper Creek, or even take a look at the Andamooka opal fields.

When the Cooper Creek cruise is running, you can view the multitude of birds temporarily making their home on the flooded riverbanks and that include Caspian Terns, Silver Gulls, Red-necked Stints, Sharp-tailed Sandpipers and Red-necked Avocets, not to mention Australian Pelicans and Banded Stilts.

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