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.
Dearest Michael – what a wonderful experience for you – Australia, Australia – I love our sunburnt country!!!
Thank you for sending me this blog – I will save it to my treasures!!
Sorry Michael, but I think you are all mad to do this in the middle of winter. Now stay home for three weeks and make sure you do not catch a cold before you embark again on your trip to Beijing and Dubrovnik and then the cruise to Split. Goodnight Bruder
This has turned out to be a fantastic record of this trip.
As Rupert Murdoch says in the forward of the RM Williams publication, AUSTRALIA IN STYLE, "there was a time when experiencing the outback necessitated travelling hard and camping rough
– and this is no longer the case.
This blog is testament to the fact that all of this wonderful natural beauty can now be experienced in the very best of style and comfort.
This was a very memorable experience, and all the better for travelling with friends.
What a great trip,Ray and I were saying that you must be on an adventure.