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5 Day Lake Eyre Discovery Tours | Now departing

Our 5 Day Lake Eyre Discovery Tours are back! To celebrate the predicted good conditions at Lake Eyre, we’ll be departing tours throughout the 2018 season.

Discover the majesty of Australia’s inland sea

As the largest salt water lake in Australia, Eyre has captured hearts and inspired awe both in flood and when bone dry. It is hard to predict how much water Lake Eyre will hold in any year, and how long it will last. However, heavy rainfall and minor flooding in Queensland this year has led to predictions of good conditions for Lake Eyre ahead.

Departing from Broken Hill, this 5 Day adventure explores:
• Rawnsley Park Station
• Wilpena Pound
• Brachina and Bunyeroo gorges
• Parachilna
• Talc Alf and the ochre pits
• Marree
• Monte Collina hot water bores
• Cameron Corner and the Corner Post
• Sturt National Park
• Tibooburra

Read the full tour itinerary here

Inclusions: One and a half hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre, all accommodation, meals and entries while on tour, transfer to and from local Broken Hill accommodation, travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned and fully kitted 4WD vehicle and commentary by a trained and experienced tour driver and guide. Just bring some spending money for souvenirs!

Departure dates: 29 May, 19 June, 3 July, 17 July, 21 August

Prices: Passenger prices begin at $4,360 per person for twin share. Tag-along, children and senior discounts are available – see our tour page for our full range of fares.

What to expect at Kati Thanda – Lake Eyre

Most often, the vast expanse of Lake Eyre appears as salt-encrusted landscapes with small lakes serving as a water source for salinity tolerant wildlife. The white salt of the lake contrasts against the low red sand dunes and mesas found throughout Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park. Standing at the edge of the lake, with no sign of human life in any direction, travellers can appreciate the solitude and isolation here.

However, local and Queensland weather have unpredictable effects on the Lake Eyre Basin.

Heavy rain and the right conditions transform Lake Eyre into something entirely different. Water flowing from Queensland Channel Country lead to minor or major flooding in the lake every three and ten years respectively. The atmosphere changes dramatically as water attracts thousands of waterbirds, and saline tolerant fish can reproduce inside.

In flood or without water, Lake Eyre is an impressive sight. You won’t be disappointed!

Read more about Lake Eyre here

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