Our next available Lake Eyre and Australian Outback Adventure will depart Archerfield Airport 26th – 30th September 2019. We also have potential custom trips through the months of Aug and Sep. Limited numbers remaining. You can contact us or book here to join us.
Embark on a journey, and discover the Great Australian Outback!
This bucket-list-filling adventure takes you to the otherworldly landscapes of the Great Australian Outback, and the vastness of Kati Chanda (Lake Eyre). On this journey, you will discover far more than Lake Eyre. Experience some of Australia’s most iconic and historic destinations and see an aerial perspective of the way that time and water have shaped the land; the Palace Hotel in Broken Hill, swap tales over a pint at the Birdsville Pub and watch the sunset with a glass of wine on top of Australia’s largest sand dune ‘Big Red’, the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, and the QANTAS Founders Museum. Experience the local communities and explore the great mining towns of Australia learning their lingo and swagger. But best of all, see the wilds of the Australian landscape by plane. No long drives, no standing in line, just pure joy with an aerial perspective, sharing the journey with your fellow travelers over fantastic meals and unique destinations as you debrief the day’s activities.
We do primarily custom flight dates that suit smaller groups but run a number of trips depending on the weather patterns. We typically limit our trips to the time between April and September due to the high temperatures experienced in the outback. Check out the conditions at Lake Eyre here. Contact Us for more information on scheduling.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Archerfield Jet Base, Hangar 5, QANTAS Ave, Archerfield QLD 4108|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Our last Discover Lake Eyre flight of 2019 departs from Archerfield Airport 26th – 30th September 2019. Limited availability.|
Traditionally named Kati Chanda – Lake Eyre is located in South Australia just south of the Simpson Desert. The lake is 1,140,000 square kilometers and the drainage basin extends all the way up to central Queensland, covering over 15% of the continent! The lake is divided by the Goyer Channel into the Northern and Southern lakes, the lowest point being 15.2 meters below sea level. That is the lowest natural point in Australia. The maximum depth of Lake Eyre South, however, is just 3.7 meters deep, making it one of the more unique geological features of Australia.
The Lake has been an important site for Aboriginal people for thousands of years. The lake is considered an important cultural site to the aboriginal / first nations people and because of the significance of this lake to them, they are involved in its management and preservation.
In 1985 the Lake Eyre National Park was established. In 1967 Elliot Price of Muloorina Station donated the Elliot Price Conservation Area. This area is currently inaccessible to the public but can be seen from the air. The whole conservation area and surrounding areas are absolutely magnificent to view from the air and it is an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime!
- Door-to-door pickup and drop off: Enjoy luxury and comfort door-to-door with the Sky Dance Mercedes V-Class or limo service.
- This Air Safari is priced for twin-share bookings of 2 people who share the same room. All rooms shared have the option of having 2 separate beds, or one bed for guests to use. Purchasing the Single Supplement Extra allows guests to sleep in their own room.
- Flight Route *see Itinerary tab above
- Bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions.
- Special dietary requirements are catered for upon request.
- Prices are based on a minimum of 6 guests on each flight and are subject to weather.
- Booking in advance is recommended with payment in full required within 30 days of departure.
- A thrilling experience and a must-do for any Australian or outback enthusiast!
An early breakfast and coffee at the Archerfield Jet Base is a refreshing start to a big first day! After departure watch the Great Dividing Range give way to the western plains and out to Moree for a re-fuel and pit-stop. Then it’s off to Bourke for lunch and a local tour of the town. The late afternoon flight into Borken Hill is beautiful and we can start to see the changing desert landscapes. In Broken Hill, we will enjoy a fantastic meal and get to see the Palace Hotel’s artworks and hear some local stories.
- Archerfield – Breakfast coffee and departure briefing
- Moree – Refuel and pit-stop
- Bourke – Lunch and local Tour
- Broken Hill – Hearty meal and rest
The second day is when we will see our first glimpse of Lake Eyre! But not until the late afternoon when it is in the best light. This also gives us a relaxing start to the day after the longer distances flown the day before. So we start the day with breakfast and a special tour of Broken Hill from a local. We will then set off to see the Marree Man and have a classic pub-lunch at Marree with some coffee and cake. The last flight is spectacular, as we watch the setting sun over the eastern part of Lake Eyre! After this breath-taking experience, we travel to the isolated William Creek, an outpost in the very far outback os South Australia. At the William Creek Hotel, we enjoy dinner and some stories from the locals before retiring early.
- Broken Hill – Breakfast and local tours
- Marree – Coffee Cake and Pit-stop
- William Creek – Sunset flight over Lake Eyre and dinner
An early start gives us a spectacular early-moring view of Lake Eyre! So after a hearty breakfast, we leave William Creek to see the Lake once again, traveling up the west side of the Lake and up the Channels that feed it to the north. We arrive at Birdsville mid-morning. From Birdsville Airport, we can see the world-famous Birdsville Pub. The day at Birdsville is filled with fun! Local attractions, a special tour, some hilarious stories, and more. To finish off the day we will travel by four-wheel drive to see the Burke and Wills tree and have wine on top of Big Red, the largest sand dune in Australia as the sun sets.
- William Creek – Breakfast and early morning flight over Lake Eyre
- Birdsville – Lunch at the Birdsville Pub, local attractions, and tours throughout the day, and sunset on Big Red
After breakfast at the Birdsville Bakery, we take to the air to find Winton, a town that put itself on the map after the discovery of dinosaur bones. The museum is outstanding, and we enjoy a lovely outdoor barbeque on their plaza. Next, we fly to Longreach where the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, QANTAS Founders Museum, and other local attractions make their legends. The evening at Longreach is a special one. After dinner, we have a special night around the fire with a local story-teller and enjoy the last evening together.
- Birdsville – Breakfast and depart
- Winton – Dinosaur Museum and BBQ Lunch
- Longreach – Local attractions and rest-up before a special last evening together around the fire
After a delicious breakfast and exploring Longreach town centre we will experience the Qantas Founders Museum. Touch and experience first-hand the marvels of aviation history, like standing underneath a real Boeing 747 and the eternal Douglas DC3.
After a quick lunch, we then depart for Brisbane, with a quick fuel and coffee stop in Roma. Arriving just after dark, we get to enjoy the beautiful lights that make up Brisbane at night.
- Longreach – Breakfast, QANTAS Founders Museum, depart
- Roma – Coffee and light lunch, pit-stop and refuel
- Archerfield – Celebration champagne at the Archerfield Jet Base
You are then invited to come with us to the Mcleod Country club for dinner, laughs and exchanging numbers and photographs.