Tours to Lake Eyre in Flood & Anna Creek Painted Hill 2024 - Photo
Holiday packages to Lake Eyre - Photo
Flights to Lake Eyre 2024 - Photo
Lake Eyre in Flood 2024 - Photo


DAY 1. Arrive Adelaide (D)

Our Carbon Neutral flights arrive into Adelaide where we board the coach and make our way to Mount Lofty Summit lookout for a photo opportunity. From here we head into Adelaide CBD to check-in to our city hotel. 1 Night Stay: Hilton Adelaide

DAY 2. Port Broughton – Port Pirie – Port Augusta (B,L,D)

Our adventure today begins by heading north breaking for lunch in Port Broughton before continuing on through Port Pirie arriving at Port Augusta where we visit the Wadlata Outback Centre’s ‘Tunnel of Time’. Learn about the origins of the outback; hear Aboriginal stories, tales of pioneer explorers and settlers. This afternoon takes us to the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens where we enjoy some free time to explore. We then make our way to our accommodation for an overnight stay. 1 Night Stay: Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port Augusta

DAY 3. Port Augusta – Woomera – Coober Pedy (B,L,D)

Departing Port Augusta, we continue on to the Australian Defence Force town of Woomera breaking here for a morning cuppa. Our afternoon trek takes us north via Glendambo to Coober Pedy. Take time to relax before heading out to the Breakaways Reserve and admire the colourful low hills at sunset. We then return to the Desert Cave Hotel to explore its many galleries. 1 Night Stay: Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy. **Please note: Limited underground rooms are available, please confirm at time of booking. Above ground rooms are available for those who do not wish to stay underground.

DAY 4. Coober Pedy – William Creek (B,L,D)

This morning we embark on a tour of this quirky underground town with a local guide. Known as the opal capital of the world, supplying 70% of the world’s precious opals, we visit Umoona Opal Mine, do some fossicking and hear the ‘The Story of Opal’. Departing Coober Pedy, we take to the skies on a spectacular 45-minute scenic flight tracking southeast over some of South Australia’s largest copper and gold mines, Cairn Hill and Peculiar Knob, before turning over the famous Dingo Barrier Fence. We then head through the Anna Creek Painted Hills swathed in a variety of earthy outback colours. The flight will be conducted at a height low enough to experience the intricate details of the beautifully eroded shelf that once belonged to the great inland sea. We then make our first descent and land in an area usually only accessible by air. Admire the spectacular Painted Hills from ground level whilst enjoying drinks & canapés where you can truly appreciate their majesty. We then take off again and pass over Anna Creek Station, the largest cattle station in the world, before landing at William Creek. 1 Night Stay: William Creek Hotel. **Please note: Accommodation in this country region is very limited and basic.

DAY 5. William Creek – Wilpena Pound (BL,D)

Today brings an experience like no other as we take to the skies to witness the majesty of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. Departing from William Creek, our 90-minute flight takes us over vast country to Halligan Bay, flying over Silcrete Island and Belt Bay the lowest point in Australia. We then take in Jackboot Bay and Lake Eyre south before tracking over the iconic Marree Man and landing at Marree. Our afternoon travels takes us via the ghost town of Farina and into the Flinders Ranges where towering ancient cliffs and deep craters border dusty red roads. **Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre flight is truly spectacular both with flood waters or bone dry. Mother nature will determine the view. 2 Night Stay: Wilpena Pound Resort

DAY 6. Wilpena Pound (B,L,D)

Enjoy a free morning to explore Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheatre of mountains and is a true representation of real Australian outback. The best way to see Ikara and the grandeur of the Flinders Ranges is from the air. We take to the skies on a 30-minute scenic flight where you will truly appreciate the vastness of this formation and take in the fantastic view of the River Red Gums, Elder Range, Edeowie Gorge, Lake Torrens, the Heysen Range, Brachina Gorge and St Mary Peak. **Strict weight restrictions apply on this scenic flight experience at 120kg max.

DAY 7. Wilpena Pound – Adelaide (B,L,D)

Taking to the road we break in Hawker at the internationally acclaimed gallery of local artist Jeff Morgan. His ‘Wilpena Panorama’, a mammoth ‘endless painting’ can be viewed from the ground floor or from an upper landing. Depicting a 360-degree view from the highest point of Wilpena Pound, Jeff has captured the beauty of the Flinders Ranges superbly. Then we continue on to Jamestown, breaking here for lunch before our afternoon travels take us into Adelaide. 1 Night Stay: Hilton Adelaide

DAY 8. Flights Home (B)

Enjoy a city sights tour this morning en-route to Adelaide Airport for our respective Carbon Neutral flights home.

B= Breakfast MT= Morning Tea L= Lunch AT= Afternoon Tea D= Dinner

dates & pricing

Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2024
$5950 $6850 2 May – SOLD OUT
$5950 $6850 11 May – SOLD OUT
$5950 $6850 19 May – SOLD OUT
$5950 $6850 31 May
$5950 $6850 12 June – SOLD OUT
$5950 $6850 5 July – SOLD OUT
  • Non-refundable deposit of $1000pp required to secure your reservation.
  • Tour subject to fuel levy price increases for all transport operators
  • Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot guarantee direct flights or book individual preferences.
  • FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 3 (ACTIVE/MODERATE) Passengers must be able to:-
    • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
    • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
    • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
    • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
    • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
    • Manage your own luggage

Highlights & inclusions

  • Return Carbon Neutral economy flights ex Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne to Adelaide
  • Fully escorted by an experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host
  • 2 nights Adelaide
  • Wadlata Outback Centre
  • Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens
  • 1 night Port Augusta; Woomera
  • 1 night Coober Pedy; Breakaways at sunset
  • Dingo Barrier Fence
  • Umoona Opal Mine tour and fossick
  • Incredible 45-minute scenic flight from Coober Pedy over Painted Hills then land at Anna Creek Station for ground tour of Painted Hills with drinks and canapés, then flight to William Creek
  • 1 night William Creek
  • 1.5 hour scenic flight over Kati ThandaLake Eyre, Halligan Bay, Silcrite Island, Belt Bay, Jackboot Bay, Lake Eyre south and Maree Man
  • Flight operator flies more guests over Lake Eyre than any other operator
  • All aircraft are high wing for optimal viewing experience
  • Headsets are provided for all guests for commentary during the scenic flights
  • 2 nights Wilpena Pound with 30-minute scenic flight included
  • Jeff Morgan Gallery at Hawker
  • Adelaide city sights tour
  • 20 meals
  • Locally operated comfort plus coach travel

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