2-Day Lake Eyre, Channel Country & Wilpena Pound by Air from Brisbane

2 Day Air Safari From Brisbane departing Saturday 18 May 2024 (Fully Booked)                     F FINAL DEPARTURE FOR 2024 - SATURDAY 29 JUNE 2024

Lake Eyre-Kati Thanda usually appears as a very vast, salt-encrusted basin however with the predicted heavy rainfalls expected during the wet season in northern Australia, we may once again be lucky enough to see plenty of water in the western river systems that flow into Lake Eyre.

Graham will be on board all our Lake Eyre flights providing clear and interesting commentary. Graham’s knowledge and practical experiences are the ‘point of difference’ when you see Lake Eyre with Travel West.

Graham's passion for the outback and the great inland river systems has grown over the past 25 years whilst showcasing outback towns, regions and properties to guests on Travel West's 4WD Motel Accommodated Tag Along Tours. Hear some history, geography and stories of his roadtrain driving days in the Kimberley and Northern Territory.

Flying in an ATR72 twin engine, high-winged plane, this plane is toilet equipped with two seats either side of a central aisle. Get on board with Graham, who has been to Lake Eyre over 120 times.

Graham says “it’s not all about the water in Lake Eyre, it’s the journey the water takes to get there”! When it rains again, join Graham from Brisbane for a trip of a lifetime that includes Birdsville and overnight at Port Augusta.

A couple of recent TripAdvisor reviews on our flight over Lake Eyre, the Channel Country & Wilpena Pound:

85th Birthday Special Treat
Jun. 2023
This was the treat I chose to celebrate my 85th Birthday, and WHAT A TREAT!
It was enjoyable and memorable from start to finish. The orginisation was smooth and seamless. The aircraft was smooth and comfortable and the meals and accom were "top shelf" I've lived and worked for years in far Western Qld,but have never met a man with greater knowledge and experience in the places and things that matter. Graham's continuous commentary and ready answer to questions at all times made the weekend a valuable time of enjoyment and education.
Kev & Rhyll

Lake Eyre
Jun. 2023
We had a fabulous time flying over Lake Eyre and the surrounding countryside. Graham's knowledge is extensive and very interesting while Deb had everything perfectly organised to create a memorable trip. Lake Eyre was great to see but the scenery of the Channel country and Wilpena Pound was also outstanding, containing a wide palette of colours. Jane B

Amazing outstanding inspirational - simply the best
Jun. 2023
It was simply the best. We were so well looked after and enjoyed every minute of it. Deb and Graham did a great job. Graham's knowledge and passion of the outback is outstanding. The flight crew were fantastic. To us to was a trip of the lifetime and we highly recommend it - in fact don't miss it.

Written 8 July 2023

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Tour Highlights


  • Veteran guide Graham Reid
  • River systems
  • Deserts and corners
  • Visit the Iconic Birdsville Hotel
  • You will be flying over 4000 km
  • Amazing flood country
  • The famous Channel Country
  • Marree Man
  • Wilpena Pound scenic flying
  • Overnight at Port Augusta, South Australia


Departure Dates & Prices

lake Eyre Group
Birdsville Hotel