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Lake Eyre Tours

 

The Lake Eyre Basin has received considerable rainfall in the first 3 months of 2020 due to cyclonic weather systems that have crossed nortrhern Australia and in particular the aftermath of cyclone Esther which reduced to an intense low pressure cell which has moved SE across Australia from the Northern Territory. Storms associated with this weather system have delivered considerable falls to places like Birdsville, Boulia, Bedourie and Windorah causing local minor to moderate flooding in the Thomson, Barcoo, Georgina and Diamantina Rivers as well as the Eyre and  Cooper Creeks. 

The river level gauge on the Diamantina River at Birdsville has risen 2m over a 24hr period from 9:00am, March 4th, 2020 with further rises expected. There has also been a 4.0m rise in the Cooper Creek at Innamincka since February 25th including  2.0m in a 24 hr period from 9:00am March 4th, 2020.River level rises are also being detected at Poothapoota Waterhole on the Warburton River which is the outflow river of the Goyder Lagoon which is filled from the Diamantina River.

All roads into Birdsville are currently closed to traffic due to the rainfall over the period March 4th - 5th, 2020.

I predict that a lot of this water will reach Lake Eyre within the next months particularly the water flowing into the Diamantina from other feeder rivers and creeks. The flooding in the Cooper Creek is probably unlikely to reach Lake Eyre due to the distance it still needs to flow and also the series of Lakes that will be replenished with the flooding water including the Coongie Lakes in NE South Australia.

Recent Rainfall - January - March 5th, 2020

Urandangi, Qld     175.2mm

Bedourie, Qld       144.2mm

Boulia, Qld            233.9mm

Birdsville, Qld       142.6mm

Windorah, Qld       121.0mm

All Lake Eyre Tours will be available for 2020.

Updates will added as more information becomes available.

For updates on the Lake also visit the Lake Eyre Yatch Club website http://www.lakeeyreyc.com/Status/latest.html#bottom.

 

All tours are either:  Camping, Accommodated options available, Single Supplement applies to accommodated tours only


3 Days 2 Nights Tour

Day 1 - Adelaide to Marree

  • Depart Adelaide 0730hrs.
  • Travel through the northern suburbs and the Adelaide Plains to the Clare Valley.
  • Visit the Sevenhill Winery and Church, South Australia s first winery.
  • Continue through the Southern Flinders Ranges to Hawker.
  • Travel through central Flinders Ranges via Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorge.
  • Then continue past Leigh Creek, Lyndhurst to Marree.
  • Overnight: Marree

Day 2 - Marree to Woomera

  • Take an early morning flight over Lake Eyre.
  • After flight visit the Arabunna aboriginal museum then follow the Oodnadatta track to Lake Eyre South.
  • Stop at Lake Eyre South and view the water on the normally dry salt encrusted lake surface.
  • Have lunch looking out over the Lake before travelling to Woomera via Roxby Downs.
  • Overnight: Woomera

Day 3 - Woomera to Adelaide

  • After breakfast visit the Woomera Rocket Park and Museum before travelling south along the Stuart Highway to Pt Augusta and Adelaide.
  • After lunch in Pt Augusta we make a beeline for Adelaide.
  • Arrive Adelaide approx 1830hrs

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