Recent wide spread rain over central Australia has resulted in some heavy falls in Queensland and South Australia and in particular the Lake Eyre Basin.

 

On February 14-15, 2014 heavy rain was experienced across the Flinders Ranges, Northern South Australia and SW Queensland with following falls recorded.

 Oodnadatta 13mm    Marree 54mm    Leigh Creek  27mm    Roxby Downs  13.5mm

 Coober Pedy 21mm    Mt Barry HS  60mm    Arkaroola  70mm    Andamooka  

 Windorah  20mm    Bedourie  37mm    Boulia  37    Birdsville  8mm    Isisford   65mm

  Longreach 70mm

 Most of this rain fell over a 1 - 2 hr period causing a lot of the local creeks to flow including those flowing into Lake Eyre and in particular Lake Eyre South. This has caused widespread flooding and most of the waters are destined for Lake Eyre.

 

The Neales River south of Oodnadatta has had a 4.5m rise in the water level at Algebuckina WH. The Cullyamurra WH on the Cooper Creek near Innamincka has risen 1.5m following the rains.

 There is now some water on the surface of Lake Eyre North and a substantial amount of water in Lake Eyre South which should be visible from the Oodnadatta track 100km west of Marree.

 Some of the southern creeks are still flowing into Lake Eyre South as a result of the recent rains which is still causing restrictions on most of South Auatralia's outback unsealed roads.

Regardless of whether it has water or not a scenic flight over the Lake and the arid South Australian outback is a great experience.

 

   Swagabout will be offering all standard tours to the area as well as tailored options for those who wish to have a little bit more.

Tour Time Price
Current Tour Departures    

12th - 17th April, 2014

 

 

6 Day / 5 Night

Camping  Enquire Now

Single Traveller requires 1 or more persons for departure of this tour.

Lake Eyre Only 3 Day / 2 Night

Accommodated Only

     (Twin Share)                              

Single supplement applies.

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Lake Eyre & Flinders Ranges Central 4 Day / 3 Night

Camping                                   

Accommodated

       (twin share)                      

Single Supplement applies to accommodated tours only.

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Lake Eyre - Flinders Ranges

5 Day / 4 Night

Camping                                   

Accommodated

       (twin share)                     

Single Supplement applies to accommodated tours only.            

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Lake Eyre, Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy 6 Day / 5 Night

Camping                                   

Accommodated

       (twin share)                      

Single Supplement applies to accommodated tours only.            

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Lake Eyre,  Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy 7 Day / 6 Night

Camping                                   

Accommodated

       (twin share)                      

Single Supplement applies to accommodated tours only.          

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Single Supplement (Accommodated Tours Only and Coober Pedy camping options) per night $75.00

All tours include 2.2 hr scenic flight. This can be upgraded to :

Extended Fixed Wing   POA

If you are a "twitcher" or keen bird watcher and would like to see the bird life on the Lake Eyre Basin River systems please let me know and we can arrange extra time or a special tour.

For the latest updates on Lake Eyre visit the Lake Eyre Yacht Club website.

Prices Valid April 1st, 2013 - March 31st, 2014