Outback Encounter has designed the ultimate flying adventure to view ‘Lake Eyre by air’. This two day/one night holiday has been created to experience the extraordinary natural phenomenon of water flowing into Lake Eyre.
Desert areas that were ravaged by dust storms just before Christmas are lush and green, with patches of brilliant wildflowers. The vast floodplains around Lake Eyre have been turned into wetlands brimming with life, and the birds have returned to breed.
Seldom do flooding rains reach Lake Eyre in the arid heart of the Australian continent, but it has now happened two years in a row, triggering a spectacular explosion of life in the region.
Departing Adelaide, aboard a Pilatus PC12 aircraft, the first leg of our flying safari, takes us to the Flinders Ranges. Here we will be greeted by our local guide for the journey, Ian Fargher. Ian and his wife Di own Angorichina Station, where we stay for one night in the rustic and comfortable ‘Shearers Quarters’ (loud protestations about the standard of accommodation already heard from the ‘gruff old lawyer’ in our bunch!).
We will rise early and continue our flight over diverse outback landscapes to Lake Eyre. The aerial sight of Lake Eyre is spectacular and even better viewed from the comforts of this aircraft. Stop for lunch at the iconic Birdsville Hotel, before making our return journey to Adelaide.