This could be a once in a lifetime experience to enjoy scenic charter flights over Lake Eyre currently in flood. The lake was named after Edward John Eyre who was the first European to sight it in 1840. The ephemeral lake at approximately 15 metres below sea level is the lowest point in Australia, and one sixth of the continent. When it fills, it is a rare and magical occurrence and becomes the largest lake in Australia.
Flooding from catchment areas in three states fills the lake about once every eight years. The Lake Eyre basin in flood transforms the dry lake bed into an outback oasis. It becomes a beautiful palette of dazzling seascapes and incredible colours and patterns accentuated from the air. The lake also casts a spell over different varieties of marine life and bird life such as pelicans, banded stilts and spoonbills that are drawn inexplicably to the water.
The flights over Lake Eyre will stopped overnight in Maree on the southern edge of the lake and included a tour with Reg Dodd, an Aboriginal elder from the Arabunna people, indigenous to the Lake Eyre region, to learn about local Aboriginal culture and tradition. The lake is a natural wonder and has featured heavily in Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and plays an important part in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous culture and history.
Experience the full impact of Lake Eyre by air charters and enjoy your outback adventure in the comfort and luxury of our Cessna Conquest C441. The aircraft seats 8 passengers plus pilot and is ideal for flying to regional destinations. It is one of the safest Turbo-prop aircraft available delivering an extremely low cost per seat mile.
Please check the status of the lake before booking. As of early 2014 it was once again dry.