Tours to Lake Eyre in Flood & Anna Creek Painted Hill 2022 - Photo
Holiday packages to Lake Eyre - Photo
Flights to Lake Eyre 2022 - Photo
Lake Eyre in Flood 2022 - Photo

itinerary

DAY 1. Arrive Adelaide (D)

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. 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

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 – Parachilna (BL,D)

Today brings an experience like no other as we take to the skies to witness the majesty of Lake Eyre. Departing from William Creek, our 1 and a half hour 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 in time for lunch and rejoin our coach for our onward journey. We continue on via Lyndhurst and Leigh Creek before arriving at Parachilna, stopping here overnight. Our hotel is situated on an oasis on the cusp of the rugged Flinders Ranges. Enjoy pre-dinner sundowners and watch a beautiful outback sunset from the veranda of the hotel. **Please note: Lake Eyre in flood at time of tour release and water is subject to evaporation and cannot be guaranteed. 1 Night Stay: Prairie Hotel, Parachilna

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

We farewell the Prairie Hotel and travel via historic Blinman arriving at Wilpena Pound Resort, in the heart of the Flinders Ranges. It is 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. 1 Night Stay: Wilpena Pound Resort.

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 flights home.

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

dates & pricing

Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2022
$4850 $5750 29 May – SOLD OUT
31 May – SOLD OUT
12 June – SOLD OUT
27 June – SOLD OUT
24 July – SOLD OUT
  • Non-refundable deposit of $1000pp required to secure your reservation.
  • N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for coach and air components.
  • 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:-
    • Walk 20 min without stopping
    • Ascend stairs without stopping
    • Stand for 45 min without sitting
    • Walk over uneven ground
    • Embark/debark transport unaided
    • Manage their own luggage

Highlights & inclusions

  • Witness the rare event of Lake Eyre in flood
  • Return economy flights ex Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne to Adelaide
  • 2 nights Adelaide
  • Wadlata Outback Centre
  • 1 night Port Augusta; Woomera
  • 1 night Coober Pedy; Breakaways at sunset
  • Dingo Barrier Fence, Town tour of Coober Pedy
  • Umoona Opal Mine tour and fossick
  • Incredible 45-minute scenic flight from Coober Pedy over Painted Hills then land at 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 Lake 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 all scenic flights
  • 1 night Parachilna
  • 1 night 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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