Lake Eyre is the largest salt lake in the Southern Hemisphere, situated half way along the Oodnadatta Track in Outback South Australia.
Equally spectacular when in flood with surrounding wildflowers and birds or in drought with it’s brilliant white crust and desert lifes.
Join our Lake Eyre Tour and travel in a small group from Adelaide to Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre and Outback South Australia.
Our 5 Day Lake Eyre Tour includes a visit to the Wadlata Outback Centre, the Arid Lands Botanical Gardens and the Woomera Rocket Range.
Meet the locals at William Creek and explore the fascinating tiny settlement of Marree.
Walk to the edge of South Lake Eyre, fly over North Lake Eyre, see the endless horizon at Lake Hart and discover the pink salt lake of Lochiel- this is truly the best salt lake experience from Adelaide.
Lake Eyre Tour from Adelaide
We are welcoming you on board on one of our Lake Eyre Tours and pick you up from your Adelaide city hotel. Travel along the Explorer Highway to Port Augusta with our first stop in Lochiel. The pink salt lake is a great photo opportunity and we also look for Loch Eel rising out of the salt lake.
After lunch we have plenty of time to explore the wildflowers, themed gardens and walking trails at the Arid Lands Botanical Gardens. Admire the native birds, listen to their sound and stroll past artistic outdoor sculptures. Port Augusta is also home to the award winning Wadlata Outback Centre. Learn about fossils, minerals, wildlife and the past of this region or check out the gift shop with its extensive range of books, maps and souvenirs. We will check into our accommodation before a delicious dinner at Ian’s Western Hotel. Day 1 Lunch, Dinner, Port Augusta Standpipe overnight
Travel to Coober Pedy and Woomera Rocket Range
After a comfortable sleep and breakfast we continue our Lake Eyre Tour further north. Our first stop takes us to the well-known Woomera Rocket Range. Check out the Missle Park and listen to Len Beadells story as we venture further north to Coober Pedy. Coober Pedy, which was once a rocky, dusty desert plain and is now the opal mining capital of the world. Take your first look at the unique moonscape and bizarre township as we are driving into town. We check into our underground motel with a lookout over Coober Pedys landscape. After settling in we head out to the Kanku- Breakaways Conservation Park for some amazing photo opportunities. Finish the day with a delicious dinner in town before retiring underground. Day 2 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coober Pedy Lookout Cave overnight
Coober Pedy Tour and Journey to William Creek
Hard to know the sun is up when you sleep underground, but trust your stomach will tell you it is breakfast time. Today we explore more of Coober Pedy and its surrounds. Visit a working opal mine, learn about the qualities of opal, walk into an underground church and try your luck at noodling for opal in the town’s mullock piles. After lunch it is time to wave goodbye. All back on board we travel through South Australia’s outback destined for William Creek. It is not only the smallest town of Australia, it is also situated on the largest working cattle station – Anna Creek Station. Finish the day with a tasty dinner and mingle with the locals at the William Creek Pub. Day 3 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, William Creek Cabins overnight
Lake Eyre Scenic Flight and Walk to the Edge of South Lake Eyre, Marree
Get up early and take a scenic flight over North Lake Eyre. We fly from William Creek, the closest airstrip to the lake. Lake Eyre is the largest salt lake in the Southern Hemisphere and more often dry than not. But when soaking rain does fall or flood waters drain into Lake Eyre, this dry land fills with lives. Thousands of pelicans, banded stilts and gulls fly in from as far away as North Queensland, flowers bloom and plants grow at a breakneck pace. No matter if Lake Eyre’s status is dry or wet, a scenic flight over Lake Eyre gives you a true sense of the wilderness, remoteness and the enormous size of it.
After our Lake Eyre scenic flight we depart for Marree. Our first stop brings us to the viewing area of South Lake Eyre. Take the short walk to the edge of the lake to get an up close experience with Lake Eyre. Back on the road we follow the Oodnadatta Track to Marree which is located at the turn off to the Birdsville Track. Discover the history and visit the Afghan Mosque before heading further south 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 delicious dinner. Day 4 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Leigh Creek Outback Resort overnight
Touring through Outback Town Hawker and Clare Valley Wine Tasting
Our final day has arrived and we take the scenic route back to Adelaide. We drive south through the country towns of Hawker, Eurelia and Oororoo. After lunch we 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. We are now on the home stretch to Adelaide and our great Lake Eyre Tour is coming to an end. Arrive back in Adelaide by 5pm. Day 5 Breakfast, Lunch included
Lake Eyre Tour Highlights & Inclusions
- Pickup from Adelaide City Hotel around 7 am
- All Meals from Lunch Day 1- Lunch Day 5
- Drinking Water, Snacks and Fruit
- All Ensuited Accommodation Dbl/Twin Share
- 1x Night Port Augusta Standpipe Hotel
- 1x Night Underground Motel in Coober Pedy
- 1x Night Ensuited Cabins at William Creek
- 1x Night in Leigh Creek Outback Resort
- Lochiel and Loch Eel
- Arid Lands Botanical Gardens
- Wadlata Outback Centre
- Woomera Rocket Range
- Coober Pedy Town Tour
- Opal Mine Tour
- William Creek
- 1 hour Lake Eyre Scenic Flight
- South Lake Eyre Walk
- Marree Sightseeing
- Leigh Creek
- Clare Valley Wine Tasting
- Fully Guided Activities
- Drop Off Adelaide City Hotel or Adelaide Airport
A special thanks for a truly inspiring journey. I am in awe of the detailed organisation in the portage of equipment, supply and food preparation. Accommodation was great as were the many side attractions on-route to feature the trip. A very versatile team of gals with a great sense of humour and efficiency. The sharing of your knowledge was much appreciated. a super package! Thank you for a memorable holiday Lucy and Ken
Loved every minute of our 5 day tour with Flick and Rita! These guys are such fun, and couldn’t do enough for us. All our attraction visits were great! We loved seeing the opal mine in Coober Pedy, and staying at the William Creek Hotel grounds including flying over Lake Eyre and the Painted Hills! This was such good value, and we would love to tour with them again! They even give you ‘Frequent Flick Points’ on your next tour! Do yourself a favour and give these guys a go!
5 Day Lake Eyre Tour
Next Available Departures
7th April 2021 Only 5x Seats Left
11th October 2021 Seats Available
$2195 per person
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.
My husband and I have just returned from the 5 day Lake Eyre tour. The personalised service provided by the team was exceptional. In addition to good meals, we had an ample supply of fresh fruit and water on board – a great idea! Accommodation was good – loved our overnight stay underground at the Coober Pedy Lookout Cave. There are many highlights – our favourites were the Arid Lands Botanical Gardens (Port Augusta), Woomera Rocket Range, Coober Pedy opal mine tour, the flights from William Creek to the Painted Hills and over Lake Eyre, walking to the edge of Lake Eyre and last but not least, a pleasurable wine tasting session at Claymore Wines, Clare Valley. The chance to experience these remote, magical places has been a dream of ours for years. This tour exceeded our expectations.
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