Lake Eyre & Flinders Ranges Tour – 4 Day Small Group 4WD Eco Tour

South Australia Lake Eyre Tour

Lake Eyre & Flinders Ranges – 4 Day Small Group 4WD Eco Safari

Includes 6 Hour Lake Eyre & Flinders Ranges scenic flight.

Departs Adelaide 3rd Monday of each month (or on demand).

Wilderness, Wildlife, Culture
Professional, accredited tour guide/driver
Comfortable air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
Quorn, Warren Gorge
Flinders Ranges National Park

Lunch at remote William Creek pub
Wilpena Pound (Ikara)
Brachina & Bunyeroo Gorges
Ediacaran fossils
Clare Valley wine tasting

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This is an exciting 4-day small group 4WD tour from Adelaide to Lake Eyre and the famous South Australian Flinders Ranges. It includes a six hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre and the Ranges.

Lake Eyre, located 700km north of Adelaide, is the largest salt lake in the Southern Hemisphere — so large that it crosses the borders of three states. It is the lowest natural point in Australia (15m below sea level), and is also, on the rare occasions that it fills, the largest lake in Australia.

See the lake as most people never do on our Lake Eyre tour — come with us on a small group safari and get a close-up look at this marvel of nature. This is the best Lake Eyre experience from Adelaide!

The views of Lake Eyre are equally spectacular when in flood with surrounding wildflowers and birds or in drought with it’s brilliant white crust and desert wildlife.

It can give you a real sense of isolation standing on the dry lake edge with nothing as far as the eye can see, but when the rains come, the lake comes to life with thousands of birds. Away from the lake, the National Park features red sand dunes and mesas, stone-strewn tablelands and salty claypans.

Get a real sense of the outback spirit — make this awe-inspiring journey in the comfort of a modern 4WD vehicle. Follow in the footsteps of famous explorer John McDouall Stuart and the old Ghan Railway. See the sights of the Oodnadatta Track. There’s nothing like heading bush and experiencing some of the harshest country in Australia.

Complete with this Lake Eyre scenic flight, you will have a once in a lifetime experience.

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DAY 1

Commence your wilderness journey heading north via the old coastal towns of Port Wakefield and Port Germein, which boasts the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. During the safari your Tour Guide will introduce you to a remarkable and resilient history of both Aboriginal and white settlement in S.A.

Be amazed by the beauty of the Southern Flinders Ranges, 600 million year old mountain peaks and spectacular views over Spencer Gulf. Travel through picturesque Pichi Richi Pass to the historic township of Quorn. With its typical outback buildings and the original Ghan Railway station, Quorn has been the setting for many iconic Australian films.

Follow in the path of our early explorers driving to Warrens Gorge Conservation Park to search for rare Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies. Dramatic rock outcrops harbour these endangered wallabies with only an estimated 8,000 living in the wild. Sit back in our comfortable, fully equipped 4WD vehicle as we head along remote tracks through the deserted Willochra Plains where eagles soar and emus run free.

Overnight Accommodation:
Wilpena Pound, Rawnsley Park Resort or Quorn Motel (depending on availability)

Meals:
(L) Included: Picnic Lunch
(D) Own Expense: Restaurant

DAY 2

In the morning take off from the local airstrip for your special Lake Eyre scenic flight with excellent views of the Flinders Ranges. You begin your scenic flight over Wilpena Pound, Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorge before tracking north to Lake Eyre. You will fly over Parachilna, the Leigh Creek open-cut coal fields and the Marree Man, following the outback tracks crossing the awe-inspiring Lake Eyre.

After marvelling at the wonders of this mammoth inland salt lake we will land at the outback town of William Creek. Enjoy lunch at a remote pub where the local stockmen gather. Make the return trip back to Wilpena Pound over the Painted Hills, Andamooka opal fields and Lake Torrens.

(Flight path may change to take advantage of better scenic options).

Overnight Accommodation:
Wilpena Pound, Rawnsley Park Resort or Quorn Motel (depending on availability)

Meals:
(B) Included: Continental
(L) Included: William Creek Pub
(D) Own Expense: Restaurant

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DAY 3

This morning after a hearty breakfast, our expert guide will drive you on a wonderful journey to the spectacular Bunyeroo Gorge, visiting secluded areas of great natural beauty. Explore the ever changing creek beds of Brachina Gorge. This is an area alive with wildlife and boasts a remarkable geological history including Ediacaran fossils dating back millions of years. World-renowned South Australian painter, Sir Hans Heysen was inspired by this country and painted many of his landscapes here.

After a scrumptious picnic lunch, immerse yourself in the ancient landscape; take that special photograph from Razor Back Lookout or just enjoy some of the most spectacular outback scenery Australia has to offer.

As the sun becomes low in the sky we will follow the road through a landscape of absolute beauty. Wildlife including Kangaroos, Emus and Wedge-tailed Eagles are prolific in this rugged terrain and are usually spotted in the late afternoon.

Overnight Accommodation:
Wilpena Pound, Rawnsley Park Resort or Quorn Motel (depending on availability)

Meals:
(B) Included: Continental
(L) Included: Picnic Lunch
(D) Own Expense: Restaurant

DAY 4

Enjoy an early morning walk, breathe in the fresh air while listening to the unique sounds of the Australian Bush. Spend a lovely morning travelling back to Adelaide along the Eastern side of the magnificent Flinders Ranges.

Heading south down the RM Williams way the land changes into lush rural expanses of natural beauty. Enjoy a break in the world-famous Clare Valley wine region.

No doubt you will leave with life-long memories to share with family and friends about your journey to the Flinders Ranges & Outback.

Meals:
(B) Included: Continental
(L) Included: Café/Bakery

Please note:

  • (B) (L) and (D) indicates which meals are included and which meals are at the passengers own expense.
  • Advertised itineraries & vehicles may change due to circumstances beyond our control.
  • Optional extras rates are valid until 31 March 2025.
  • Optional extras can be booked direct through us. This helps coordinate the flights for the best possible times. Book early to avoid disappointment!
  • All flights need a minimum of 2 passengers.
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Departs Adelaide 3rd Monday of each month (or on demand).

Pricing
All prices are Per Person

If booking twin share, please ensure you book for two people; if triple share, please book for three people; and if quadruple share, four people.

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This tour is also available without the six-hour scenic desert flight:

What to Bring

  • One small day pack (a smaller bag to be carried in the vehicle)
  • One duffel bag or small suitcase for clothing (no bigger than an in-flight cabin bag, to be stored in the trailer)
  • Any special medication you require
  • Warm clothing, including long sleeve tops & pants
  • Shorts & t-shirts
  • Fly nets are advisable
  • Insect repellent, hat, sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Swimming gear
  • A 1-litre water bottle per person (we carry bulk water on board that you can refill from)
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