Lake Eyre and Channel Country Tour
Experience the Flood Waters in Lake Eyre and the Transformation to a Green Desert at Goyder Lagoon, around the Warburton and Birdsville
Lake Eyre Tour from Adelaide including Channel Country
The Queensland flood waters have arrived in Lake Eyre and a second flood is on its way. You can join our fabulous 5 Day Tour to Coober Pedy, William Creek, Lake Eyre, Birdsville, Marree and Leigh Creek. Fully Accommodated, All Meals plus Lake Eyre Scenic Flights.
Many Outback Roads are closed due to the amount of water spreading in Central Australia. Birdsville becomes an island and is only accessible by air. Cyclone Trevor has brought a lot of rain to the region and more water will continue travelling down the Goyder Lagoon, the Warburton Creek and to Lake Eyre. The Outback is looking Spectacular – an incredible transformation.
Enjoy a very special Lake Eyre scenic flight from William Creek over Belt Bay and North Lake Eyre. Fly over the Warburton Groove where the water is flowing in, then follow the Warburton Creek to Goyder Lagoon and Channel Country. Land at Birdsville for lunch at the iconic Birdsville Hotel and enjoy some free time to explore. Continue your fantastic air experience to Big Red Simpson Desert and back over Lake Eyre Flood Waters to William Creek.
Visit the iconic outback townships of Woomera, Coober Pedy, William Creek, Marree, Lyndhurst, Leigh Creek and Hawker.
A Lake Eyre tour full of spectacular photo opportunities from the ground and from the air.
This trip has been on our bucket list for ages. From the first moment of getting on the bus we were made to feel welcome and the fellow passengers just got on so well. Rita did everything and was amazing. how great it is to see our wide barren land from the comfort of your seat on the bus. Coober Pedy underground motel was fabulous. William Creek Hotel was something you have to do. Flight over Lake Eyre and the added bonus of landing at the Painted Hills was amazing. So worried they will be destroyed by visitors who can’t keep to the tracks. An eye opener was the guy on his pushbike on the Oodnadatta Track in the middle of nowhere. Amazing value for this 5 day trip and can’t say enough good praises for Rita. Diana’s back up work was wonderful as well. A truely memorable trip.
We couldn’t miss the opportunity to see Lake Eyre as it filled with flood waters and Australian Iconic Tours was the perfect choice. The trip was great! Everything was sorted for you – just book, and go. Rita, our fantastic guide, was a wealth of knowledge and skill and Diana looking after the admin side of our trip was fantastic too. With Rita at the wheel we knew we were in safe hands bumping along the Oodnadatta Track in the comfort of our coach. Everything was well catered for. Meals catering for a range of likes and dietary requirements were supplied along the way. Flights over the lake was magnificent. Our take-home thermal water bottle and carry bag were an added bonus. Can’t wait to travel with Australian Iconic Tours again.
Great affordable small group tour. Standing on Lake Eyre as well as seeing it from the air was awesome. Tour guide Flick was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. Another highlight was Coober Pedy. Incredible. Outback touring at its best.
Absolutely first rate small tour operator to travel with. Flick and Diana go out of their way to make sure your holiday is memorable. Everything is top shelf, accommodation, destinations, extras, food. Would go again with them in a heartbeat.
A last-minute decision to go and see this natural wonder for ourselves was certainly a wise one and our experience with Australia Iconic Tours, from booking in to saying goodbye, was fantastic. We couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide in Rita, who was experienced, organised and fun. We have no hesitation in recommending Australian Iconic Tours and would be happy to travel with them again, Two thumbs up from us!
Lake Eyre Channel Country Tours
2019 Next Departures:
July 20th Departed
July 30th Departed
Aug 2nd Departed
Aug 8th Fully Booked
Aug 15th Fully Booked
Aug 17th Fully Booked
Aug 30th Fully Booked
Sept 5th Fully Booked
Sept 8th Fully Booked
Sept 14th Fully Booked
Sept 18th Fully Booked
Oct 2nd Seats Available
Oct 14th Seats Available
5 Day Tour
$2995 per person Fully Inclusive
Don’t want to fly over Channel Country and Birdsville? This tour is $2395 per person with a 2 hour flight over Lake Eyre only
*Single Supplement $295
Lake Eyre Channel Country Tours Highlights & Inclusions
- Pickup from Adelaide City Hotel 6.30 am
- All Meals from Morning Tea Day 1- Lunch Day 5
- Drinking Water, Snacks and Fruit
- All Ensuited Accommodation Double/Twin Share
- 1x Night Underground Motel in Coober Pedy
- 2x Nights William Creek Hotel
- 1x Night Leigh Creek Outback Resort
- Lochiel Pink Salt Lake
- Woomera Rocket Range
- Lake Hart
- Coober Pedy
- Opal Mine Tour
- Underground Church
- William Creek
- 5-6 hour Special Lake Eyre & Channel Country Scenic Flight with Landing in Birdsville
- South Lake Eyre Walk
- Marree Sightseeing
- Farina Station
- Fully Guided Activities
- Drop Off Adelaide City Hotel or Adelaide Airport
Lake Eyre Tours with Channel Country Itinerary
Tours depart from Adelaide
Depart Adelaide and travel along the Explorer Highway to Coober Pedy. Stop at the pink salt lake of Lochiel and enjoy a lunch stop in Woomera. Walk among the rockets and planes before driving the last stretch to Coober Pedy, a very bizarre and interesting town. Check into our underground accommodation and join back for a delicious dinner. (Day 1 Lunch, Dinner, The Lookout Cave overnight)
Coober Pedy – South Australia’s well-known Outback Town
After a well-earned sleep in we head out for a full morning of exploring and trying our luck in noodling. Only here can you arrive with just a shirt on and leave as one of the richest people in the world! Coober Pedy is known for underground living, a moon landscape and brilliant opal. We start with an Opal Mine tour and look at some amazing opal that has been found here. See how some of the locals lived and visit an underground church. Then we try our luck in noodling, meaning we search for opal through mullock piles. Once you have found your first shiny piece, you will understand how easy it is to get opal fever. Complete the town tour with the views of the Blower Truck as leave town after lunch. Travel to South Australia’s smallest town William Creek arriving in time for sunset. (Day 2 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, William Creek Hotel overnight)
Lake Eyre and Channel Country Scenic Flight
This morning we take our stunning scenic flight over Lake Eyre. Fly over Belt Bay to the Warburton Groove and follow the creek up to Goyder Lagoon and Birdsville. Birdsville is surrounded by flood waters which has come down the Diamentina River. Our flight takes us half an hour north of Birdsville before flying back to Birdsville for lunch. Enjoy some free time to explore the area and chat to some of the locals about their experience over the last few weeks. The second part of our scenic flight takes us over parts of the Simpson Desert and our pilot will point out Big Red. We return to Lake Eyre and Halligan Bay for another glimpse at the rare water event. After an unforgettable flight relax and unwind or join the locals for an ice cold beer at the William Creek Hotel before a joined group dinner. (Day 3 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, William Creek Hotel overnight)
Walk on Lake Eyre, Visit Marree, Lyndhurst and Farina Station
Today we discover the scenery and lives along the Oodnadatta Track. Walk to the edge of the South Lake Eyre or enjoy the views from the information bay. Be amazed by the endless horizon and incredible nature. Back on the road we follow the Oodnadatta Track to Marree, a historic railway township and a fabulous stop for lunch. Discover the stories of the Great Northern Express, learn about Sir Sidney Kidman or hear about old Tom Kruse the outback posty. In 1878 Farina was established as a railway town for passengers travelling on the Transcontinental North Line. Visit the ruins and some of the reconstructed buildings while learning about the important history. Not too many people are listed as one of their town’s visitor attractions. But then Talc Alf is a one off, a quirky and engaging outback character who has achieved near icon status. Over the past 40 years he has created an outside gallery and we will view some of Alf’s unique talc carvings in Lyndhurst. We continue our journey to Leigh Creek. Once supplying all the needs for the working families in the coal mining industry, the town has now opened up to tourism. We will stay the night and enjoy a final group dinner. (Day 4 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Leigh Creek Outback Resort)
Leigh Creek to Adelaide via Clare Valley
Our final day has arrived and we take the scenic route back to Adelaide. We drive south through the country towns of Hawker, Eurelia, Oororoo and Jamestown. After lunch let us take you to the beautiful Clare Valley, one of the oldest wine regions in Australia. Enjoy a delicious wine tasting at one of the cellar doors before our last stretch to Adelaide. Arrive back in Adelaide by 5 pm. (Day 5 Breakfast, Lunch)
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