Large falls of rain have occurred across Outback South Australia and Central Australia over New Year 2016. This has caused flooding in many areas and minor flood levels in the creeks and rivers within the Lake Eyre Basin.

Some of the rivers that feed into to Lake Eyre hav had short term 5m rises in the levels prior to the the rain. They have now dropped a little but the Algebuckina Waterhole is steady at 1m above the level of the last 12 months, the Warburton is steady at 4m above its static level, the Cooper Creek at Innamincka static at this stage and the Diamantina at Birdsville has levelled out at 1m above its previous level. The Macumba River also has small flood headwater moving toward the lake which with the Aligebuckina is feeding water into the Warburton Groove and flowing into Belt Bay in the SW corner of Lake Eyre North.

Along the Oodnadatta Track between Marree and William Creek some of the local creeks are also flowing so water will also be entering Lake Eyre South.

Recent rain through March has seen more significant falls across the Lake Eyre Basin in particular the area around the Lake. Many of the local creeks are flowing into the Lake again.

Many outback roads in northern South Australia have been closed or have some restrictions.

 

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.

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All Lake Eyre Tours Available Now

 

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6 Day Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy

Accommodated Tour

September 13th - 18th, 2016

 

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7 Day Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy

Accommodated Tour

October 17th - 23rd, 2016

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Fully Booked

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   OR  Accommodated options available.                          

Single Supplement applies to accommodated tours only.

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Lake Eyre - Flinders Ranges

5 Day / 4 Night

Camping   OR  Accommodated options available.                                           

Single Supplement applies to accommodated tours only.            

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

Camping   OR  Accommodated options available.                                              

Single Supplement applies to accommodated tours only.            

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

Camping   OR  Accommodated options available.                                      

Single Supplement applies to accommodated tours only.          

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Single Supplement (Accommodated Tours Only and Coober Pedy camping options) per night $85.00

All tours include 1.5 hr Lake Eyre scenic flight.

This can be upgraded to a longer flight. 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, 2015 - March 31st, 2016