Newsletter June 2012


lake eyre
lake eyre


Kirkhope Aviation Newsletter June 2012

Hi all……here is a short update on this years progress and activities

Lake Eyre trips:….AVAILABILITY IN JULY AUGUST….don’t miss out

We have been doing our Lake Eyre trips……so far they have been typically very successful. The flood waters are not as extensive as previous years but the scenery is still stunning. The Goyder Lagoon is still very green and the water has been flowing down the Diamantina into the Warburton Groove and into Belt Bay. The top of the Lake is basically dry and the bottom around Belt Bay and Jackboot Bay are well covered.. We think this is often a better sight as you see some of the salt lake as well as the colours of the water. Water is still coming down the Cooper Creek, however we are still unsure whether it will reach the Lake. If it does it will pour more water into Madigan Gulf on the South east corner. Our tours include Innamincka, Birdsville and the famous 4WD ridge top tour at Arkaroola and this gives a great diversity to the trip.

We hope to keep these tours going through July and August so check out the website for available dates as there are many options and availability. Check our website for dates.

Google the Lake Eyre Yacht club website and you will get more detail on the flooding of Lake Eyre. The actual site is

Lake Gairdner and the Gawler Ranges

We have only completed a few of these 4 day trips to Lake Gairdner in the Gawler Ranges which would include 2 nights at the terrific “Kangaluna” Bush camp, a visit to the huge salt lake of Lake Gairdner, a swim with the sea lions at Streaky Bay and a night on Kangaroo Island. It is now too cold to pursue these trips , particularly the swim, and so we will try for more later in the year It is a great alternative for those who have done the three day Lake Eyre trip. We are hoping to add the Prairie Hotel at Parachilna in the Flinders Ranges to this trip as it is stunning.

12 day Kimberley, Arnhem Land and the Gulf

We are still keen to promote our trips to places like Kimberley Coastal Camp, Faraway Bay, The Bungle Bungles, Mornington Wilderness and Davidson’s Safari Camp . Let us know if you are interested..


Facebook and Linkedin:

We are slowly getting more information on our Facebook page – click on the link at the top of the website to visit our new page and then don’t forget to click on the ‘Like’ button at the top of the Facebook page…………..or …Join us on Facebook .

LinkedIn is also a button on the top corner of our website…or….Join us on Linkedin

Facebook prize:

We have mentioned this some time ago but it will happen soon…..We are planning a short mystery flight give-away (maybe sunset?) as the competition prize. Entry will be via our website and or Facebook …so click “Like” and ‘Share” on facebook and keep up to date with information.

Other Charters:

We have started doing outback flights for Australian Air Holidays and also Air Adventure Australia. Currently the Kingair aircraft is on a 2 week Kimberley trip for Air Adventure Australia. We have also completed a number of Lake Eyre flights for them and some Tasmania wilderness tours.

Moorabbin Air Charters website:

This website helps promote our business/corporate charter. We are continuing to expand our charter operations and have done some recent corporate charters with great success. We are also attempting to get a foothold in the FIFO and or corporate requirements of the rapidly expanding mining, oil and gas industry.If anyone can help with contacts or ideas in this area then please feel free to make suggestions.


Check the website for dates of scheduled trips see . There is plenty of availability for Lake Eyre flights during July and August.


It’s also possible to check specific tour pages like the Lake Eyre page for detailed dates etc …see

Once again, if you are interested in tours or charters please look at the website and then send an enquiry form to us. If you use Facebook….please click the “Like” and “share” buttons. If you have any comments , news or photos you wish to share please feel free to do so.. There is a current promotion on Facebook for discounts between now and September and soon we will launch a competition for a sunset flight over Melbourne.

We look forward to taking you on future trips and/or charters.


Tony Kirkhope and Keith Siler

Kirkhope Aviation Pty Ltd, 8 Kasouka Rd,Camberwell 3124, Tel: 61 3 98824236 E-mail: [email protected]