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Experience Lake Eyre and Outback South Australia on a Fabulous 5 Day Tour

Lake Eyre and Outback Tours

The Best Lake Eyre Tour and Outback Experience in South Australia 5 Days

Lake Eyre and Outback Tours

Experience Lake Eyre and Outback South Australia on a Fabulous 5 Day Tour

Lake Eyre Tours

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. 

Lake Eyre Flight Departure

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.

Walk on Lake Eyre

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

Depart Adelaide and travel along the new Northern Express Way Connector passing the Port River Mangroves, the old Dry Creek Salt Fields, and Adelaide Plains Market Gardens to Lake Bumbunga in Lochiel. The lake is known to change colour from pink, to white, to blue, depending on the salinity of the water throughout the year. Enjoy morning tea and some fabulous photo opportunities.

After lunch we have plenty of time to explore 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. Port Augusta is home to the fantastic Arid Lands Botanical Gardens. Admire the wildflowers, themed gardens, listen to the native birds and stroll past artistic outdoor sculptures at your own leisure. We check into our accommodation before a delicious group dinner. Day 1 – Lunch, Dinner, Port Augusta Standpipe Hotel overnight


Travel to Coober Pedy and marvel at the Kanku-Breakaways 

After a comfortable sleep and breakfast, we continue our journey further north to Coober Pedy. On route we stop at Woomera. Woomera was a hidden base for rocket and weapons testing, established back in 1947. It is still being used as a military testing site today. Listen to Len Beadell’s story as we make our way to the Woomera Rocket Park, home to several aircrafts, missiles, and other artifacts. Walk among the collection before continuing on the Explorer Highway.

Our next photo stop takes us to Lake Hart another fabulously looking salt lake. Enjoy a comfort stop in Glendambo before we reach Coober Pedy the opal capital of the world. Only here can you arrive with just a shirt on and leave as one of the richest people in the world! Take your first look at the unique moonscape and bizarre township from the rooftop at the Lookout Cave. Coober Pedy is known for underground living and an underground overnight stay is an experience on its own and most definitely part of our tour. 

After checking in at our hotel, we all have a try at Outback Golfing. Coober Pedy’s golf course is in the top 10 of the most unique places to play golf in the world. We then head out to the Kanku- Breakaways Conservation Park for some amazing photo opportunities. Kanku – Breakaways Conservation Park is Aboriginal owned, and the entire park is a registered aboriginal heritage site. We have permits to drive into the park and show off its amazing beauty. On route to our final lookout, we stop at the dog fence, a two meter high wire barrier stretching for over 5,300km across three States. Finish the day with a delicious dinner in town before retiring in your underground room. 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. We start with an Opal Mine tour, learn about the qualities of opal, and look at some brilliant opal that has been found here. See how some of the locals lived and visit the stunning Orthodox Serbian underground church. The Big Winch sitting on top of a mound offers 360 – degrees views of Coober Pedy. Enjoy the lookout views and then immerse yourself in a 40-minute cinematic journey with stunning footage and sound. After lunch 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.

Coober Pedy is a fascinating mining town with unusual attractions including the eccentric Crocodile Harry’s Nest and the unique gravestones of Boot Hill Cemetery. All great places to see. You have some time to stroll the main street. Buy your special piece of opal or visit one of the galleries in town. What was once a rocky, dusty desert plain has become a bucket list travel destination. All back on board we tour through South Australia’s outback to William Creek. It is not only the smallest town of Australia, but also situated on the largest working cattle station – Anna Creek Station. Finish the day with a tasty hotel 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, tour to Marree and Leigh Creek

This morning 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. Outback South Australia is home to some hidden treasures, and you have the option to witness the Anna Creek Painted Hills. These must-see sandstone hills are a stunning outcrop in the middle of nowhere and can only be reached by air. Get up a little earlier and join the optional scenic flight highlighting the wonderful colours of the area. In addition, we have permission to land and explore this incredibly unique and spectacular landmark on the ground.

We continue our road trip and discover the scenery and lives along the Oodnadatta Track. Our first stop brings us to the viewing area of South Lake Eyre. Take a short walk to the edge of the lake to get an up-close experience with Lake Eyre. Alternatively, 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 located at the turn off to the Birdsville Track. Visit the Afghan Mosque, learn about Sir Sidney Kidman, the Great Northern Express and about old Tom Kruse the outback posty. Our next stop takes us to Farina, which was established as a railway town for passengers travelling on the Transcontinental North Line in 1878. 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 view some of Alf’s unique talc carvings in Lyndhurst. We continue our journey further south to Leigh Creek. Once supplying all the needs for the working families in the coal mining industry, the town is transitioning to a regional tourist hub. We stay the night and enjoy a delicious 2-course dinner. Day 4 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Leigh Creek Outback Resort overnight


Touring through Outback Town Hawker on route to Adelaide 

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 Orroroo. Enjoy a visit to the Wilpena Panorama Gallery in Hawker. Wilpena Pound and it’s St Mary’s Peak are portrayed at a grand scale by local artist Jeff Morgan. In addition, the gallery is home to a large collection of exceptional fossils, rocks, and minerals. After lunch at the Orroroo bakery, we are on the home stretch to Adelaide and our great Lake Eyre and Coober Pedy Outback Tour is coming to an end. Arrive back in Adelaide by 5 pm. Day 5 – Breakfast, Lunch

Lake Eyre Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • Pickup from Adelaide City Hotel around 7 am
  • All Meals from Lunch Day 1- Lunch Day 5
  • Drinking Water and Fruit
  • All Ensuited Accommodation Dbl/Twin Share
  • 1x Night Standpipe Port Augusta
  • 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
Morning Flight over Lake Eyre
Coober Pedy Town Tour
  • Coober Pedy Town Tour
  • Opal Mine Tour
  • Breakaways
  • William Creek
  • 1 hour Lake Eyre Scenic Flight 
  • South Lake Eyre Walk
  • Marree Sightseeing
  • Leigh Creek
  • Hawker
  • 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

Lucy and Ken

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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!

Trevor and Janine


Hi Team at Iconic tours, A belated (blame internet problems) but big THANK YOU to a superbly organised trip which I recently took to Cooper Pedy and Lake Eyre. Special thanks to Rita who looked after us so well, especially me with Gluten Free. Rita was a fund of knowledge where ever we went and had things organised so well the trip was very very enjoyable. Again many, many thanks for a memorial and happy trip.

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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.



5 Day Lake Eyre Tour


3rd April – Departed

27th May – Fully Booked

17th September – Only 2x Seats Left

26th October – Seats Available

$2695 per person – 5 Day Lake Eyre Tour

You can add the fabulous Painted Hills Flight with a remote landing for ground explorations, $380 per person.

For a longer tour with a flight over Channel Country and overnight in Birdsville, you might like to join our 6 Day Lake Eyre Channel Country Tour. Departures are June 11th, August 20th and October 8th.

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.



Thank you very much for the kind words and pics- very thoughtful.  Our trip was beyond magnificent largely due to your attention to details and passion!! It was perfect and we lament we are no longer away but back on the ‘rats wheel’. However, we look forward to our next trip with you guys; been thinking about it today! We hope you guys are well as with the rest of the team.

Take good care.

Thank you for having us.

Lou and Pete

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