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

South Australia Lake Eyre Tour

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

Includes Lake Eyre & Flinders Ranges scenic flight.

Departs Adelaide 3rd Monday of each month (or on demand) during 2019.

This is an exciting 4-day small group Lake Eyre Tour from Adelaide to the famous South Australian Flinders 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.

2019 is the best time to visit Lake Eyre as the water level is now rising and the lake is going into flood! See the lake as most people never do — come with us on a small group safari and get a close-up look at this marvel of nature. This is the best salt lake 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.

  • Professional, accredited tour guide/driver
  • Comfortable air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre National Park)
  • Mt Remarkable National Park
  • Quorn, Warren Gorge
  • Flinders Ranges National Park
  • Lake Eyre & Wilpena Pound scenic flight
  • Check out the Lake Eyre water level as it floods
  • Lunch at remote William Creek pub
  • Wilpena Pound
  • Brachina & Bunyeroo Gorges
  • Ediacaran fossils
  • Aboriginal Rock Painting site
  • Clare Valley wine tasting

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

Monday 18th November

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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.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Wilpena Pound Resort or Rawnsley Park Station

DAY 2

In the morning take off from the local airstrip 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 this 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).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Wilpena Pound Resort or Rawnsley Park Station

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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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Wilpena Pound Resort or Rawnsley Park Station

DAY 4

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: Breakfast, Lunch

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

Tent/Swag ~ Provided
Double/Twin $3,295 p.p.
Single $3,395 p.p.

Deluxe Motel Unit
Double/Twin $3,995 p.p.
Single $4,095 p.p.

Superior Motel Unit
Double/Twin $4,200 p.p.
Single $4,295 p.p.

Ikara Safari Tent (Glamping)
Double/Twin $4,495 p.p.
Single $4,595 p.p.

Luxury Eco Villas
Double/Twin $4,995 p.p.
Single $5,195 p.p.

Please email at info@saecotours.com.au to receive special price

What to Bring

  • Carry on bag
  • Bag for clothing (stored in trailer)
  • Any special medication needs you have
  • Toiletries including towels
  • Warm clothing including long sleeve tops & pants
  • Shorts & T-shirts
  • Fly Nets (Snowys stock these)
  • Carry on bag
  • Insect Repellant, hat, sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water Bottle
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