Lake Eyre Tours | Channel Country Tours
- The Lake Eyre basin covers one seventh of Australia, being a large part of South Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and a smaller portion of New South Wales.
- Due to substantial rainfalls across the Georgina, Diamantina and Cooper catchments, visitors can observe the environment of the Lake Eyre Basin and see how the river systems leading to Lake Eyre have been for hundreds of years.
- The transformation of these outback wetlands, the change in the habitats along the channels leading to Lake Eyre and the subsequent wildlife and waterbirds are a truly amazing site.
- Presently, when flying from Goyders Lagoon to the northern edge of the Lake Eyre, water can be seen running into Lake Eyre from the Warburton River and Kalaweerina Creek.
- The Cooper Creek leads its way to the Coongie Lakes where this spectacular maze attracts masses of birdlife upstream from Lake Eyre.
Since 1950 there have been less than twenty recorded flows into Lake Eyre from these river systems which remain one of the most natural systems to be seen in our world.
Lake Eyre and Channel Country One Day and Two Day tours ex Longreach will continue whilst the season and conditions as well as the amount of water in Lake Eyre continue to make it a spectacular flight over the outback.
Our tours range from 7-9 hours flying duration. Please contact us for more details on these One Day Lake Eyre Tours and Two Day Lake Eyre Tours that we have available. You may also like to discuss adapting these tours to suit your individual group.
The channel country above Lake Eyre is some of the best cattle fattening country in Australia. Following significant rainfall in the Lake Eyre Basin prior to and during 2012, flooding in most areas of the channel country has provided ideal and amazing channels to view. Substantial rainfall across the Barcoo, Thompson and Landsborough Rivers has caused major flooding in the Cooper Creek which has resulted in spectacular birdlife on the Coongie Lakes.
Photo: John Dean
View the contrast from Longreach over the Thomson and Barcoo River Systems as the flood follows down the Cooper Creek systems. Explore the channel country with us from the air as we follow the winding sandhill and channel pathway of this scenic adventure.
Lake Eyre and Channel Country Tours are currently departing from Longreach and covering over 1,500km as the flight travels west to Lake Eyre.
Please contact us to discuss any variations you may like to suit your individual group.
Photo: John Dean
What a trip.. I cannot say enough to thank you for organizing the trip I had.
Lloyd Howard, Qld - 17/8/2011