Lake Eyre Two Day Tour
Two Day - Lake Eyre and Channel Country Tour Ex Longreach
Tours from $2750 per person, inclusive.
Depart Longreach in the crisp morning air and view the floodplains of the Thompson River before changing track and cruising towards the vast expanse of the Diamantina Channels. Fly over the desert to gain a closer view of the birdlife on the lakes, waterholes and wetlands encompassing the Diamantina River. Cross the expanse of cattle fattening channels and grassland as you weave your way west where the sand dunes become river banks and islands.
Enjoy smoko at the iconic outback town of Birdsville before departing for Lake Eyre over the Goyder Lagoon. Be amazed as you notice the land transform from arid, sand swept desert to countless channels and flood plains of water weaving through lush, green grasslands. Track down Eyre Creek and cross the Warburton to the inlet of Lake Eyre where this river overflows to stretch almost 10 miles wide.
On reaching the lake we follow its western shore line to Halligan Bay where we continue inland westward to the outback town of William Creek on the historic Oodnadatta Track. Enjoy a drink and evening meal at the charismatic William Creek Pub prior to retiring for the evening.
Up early for breakfast before leaving the ground once again to fly over Belt Bay viewing Lake Eyre and the wildlife on the flight to Innamincka township.
Enjoy the atmosphere of this isolated township over a cuppa and then visit the Australian Inland Mission building before departing to visit the historic site of Burke and Wills “Dig Tree” on Nappa Merrie Station.
From the Dig Tree we follow Cooper Creek through what is commonly known as the Channel Country. Hundreds of small channels and creeks many miles wide and full of life pose a stark contrast to the desert. Making our way up Cooper Creek the patterns of the channels become increasingly more intricate and tangled. Further upstream the river forks out to its roots of the Barcoo River and the Thompson River, and it’s from here we make our way back to Longreach.
Note: Trip routes may vary due to seasonal changes or weather conditions and according to specific customer requests.
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"We wanted to thank you for what was a most memorable couple of days,
Carol Ross, Qld - 14/8/2011