Lake Eyre in a Day - new flights will be released in 2017Following unseasonal rain in western Queensland this year, there is loads of water coming down the Diamantina and heading for Goyder Lagoon & Lake Eyre! Let Graham guide you over some amazing country to see Lake Eyre. Graham said “I have just returned from the Birdsville Races and the one thing that I really liked seeing was the Diamantina River and how high the water was flowing under the bridge on the outskirts of Birdsville. With so much unseasonal rain this year, there’s so much more water on its way to Goyder Lagoon and then heading to Lake Eyre. The Channel Country is an incredible sight and this will be your last chance to join me on a life changing day out!" Join Graham from Brisbane Airport in a Fairchild Metro 23 and he will share his knowledge on the river systems, deserts, & properties along the way. Another highlight of course, is a visit to the iconic Birdsville Hotel. This trip is so much more than just seeing Lake Eyre, it’s also about the journey of the water to Lake Eyre! You will depart from the General Aviation Terminal at Brisbane Airport at 7.30am in a Fairchild Metro 23 with 17 other guests. This aircraft has a single aisle with single seats either side so you will have a window seat all day and at times you will also be able to see out of the window on the other side of the plane. You will fly to Birdsville via Charleville before following the Diamantina and flying south over Goyder Lagoon and then over the southern section of the Simpson Desert. Spend almost an hour over Lake Eyre North going as far south as Belt Bay, the deepest point in Lake Eyre North. Return to Birdsville where you will have about 45 minutes to visit the famous outback pub! We call into Charleville briefly on the way back to Brisbane, arriving back to the General Aviation Terminal at around 8pm. Cost $2250.00 per person Price includes a light breakfast, lunch, light evening meal, water & snacks throughout the day. This is a fantastic day out and a great taste of the Outback – you’ll love it, As Graham says “it’s not all about the water in Lake Eyre but the journey of the water to Lake Eyre”.
Departing Brisbane on your journey to see Lake Eyre, one of Australia’s true natural wonders with a basin area encompassing three states, covering approximately 1.2 million square kilometres. Can you imagine a great lake, right in Australia's centre, which is around the size of Italy, France and Germany combined! Graham's commentary will have you enthralled about the vastness of not only the lake but of the river systems and properties in outback Australia.
The historically dry Lake Eyre transforms into a water life oasis, so join us to witness life returning to Australia's desert. Graham says, "It's not just about the water in Lake Eyre, it's the journey of the water to get there".
This amazing flight, as seen on "Queensland Weekender" (view article here) offers a unique experience to view this water mass and natural wonder from the air, including the Cooper Creek Channel Country and Lake Yamma Yamma, the largest lake in Queensland.
We also stop off at the famous desert township of Birdsville to enjoy a visit to the iconic outback pub - the Birdsville Hotel.
Once you've experienced seeing Lake Eyre, take a look through Jenny Greentree's eyes http://backobourkegallery.com.au
- Breathtaking aerial views of magnificent Lake Eyre, Cooper Creek Channel Country & Lake Yamma Yamma
- Lake Eyre commentary by Graham Reid, whose passion for the outback and western river systems is evident in his brilliant commentary (as seen on Queensland Weekender)
- Flying in a chartered Fairchild Metro 23 aircraft from Brisbane - single seats all with windows
- Clear & interesting commentary by Graham
- In-flight light breakfast, morning & afternoon tea, lunch & light evening meal
- Visit to the iconic Birdsville Hotel
- Lake Eyre souvenir brochure