June 2016 Newsletter

May / June 2016 Newsletter - Kirkhope Aviation Charter and Air Tour News

LAKE EYRE & TASTE of the OUTBACK Tours are Happening!

We have now completed 12 trips to Lake Eyre “Taste of the Outback” including 3 Bespoke tours, some via Ayers Rock. We have many more 2, 3 and 4 day trips scheduled. The water is still flowing in the Warburton Grove and Belt Bay and the southern end is still quite deep. The contrast of water and salt areas makes it spectacular and Pelicans are often sighted as they move around.  The Lake Eyre Yacht club always has the latest status. Heavy rain occurred about 2 weeks ago and some more this week and possibly throughout June. The surrounding country looks amazing. Upcoming tour dates from June onwards are still available –  Prices/schedule.

Your Outback Tour was marvellous, packed with adventure and the highlights at all the iconic locations in outback Australia were superb….John and Yvonne”

Lake Eyre Water Flowing
Standing on Lake Eyre
Birds Eye view of Lake Eyre


One (maybe two) seats are available on a special  2 day Taste of the Outback tour this weekend. Departing Sunday in the King Air we fly to Wirrealpa Cattle station east of the Flinders Ranges. Lunch here, then onto William Creek via a scenic flight over the whole Lake Eyre. Overnight at William Creek Hotel then drive out to the Lake edge in the morning before flying back home. SPECIAL PRICE $2205 pp twin share. Email us now.

Inside the King Air


1. Rotary

Various Rotary Clubs have experienced our social night of drinks, cheese and nibbles with access to all our aircraft and an informative/light-hearted presentation of our operation. Our biggest event was for 41 Beaumaris Rotarians who enjoyed it so much they published it in their newsletter.

2. Travel Agents

25 local Travel Agents attended a similar information night. We have already had some success as they have been able to sell some tours. This is greatly appreciated.

Beaumaris Rotary visit to Kirkhope Aviation

More Info nights?

If you are interested to attend one of these around 6pm -7:30pm please email us.


Flight Simulator Kirkhope AviationWe assisted in an opening night for a retail outlet in Lynbrooke  where we offered visitors the chance to fly a desktop simulator and try to land at Mt Hotham. Anyone  that did not crash went into a draw for a flight in our full motion simulator at Moorabbin. Many crashed but we had a winner and he came to Moorabbin with his 12 year old son and they had a great flight. If you are interested in a 30 minute flight in our simulator, click on this email link and you will enter a draw to be decided on the 15th June.


We are continuing to get more interest in these trips. As mentioned above we have done three this year and are quoting on another three as we speak. One goes  across Lake Eyre up to Katherine and then over to Karumba, Cooktown and  the Great Barrier Reef then home. One is 6 days to Arkaba, Parachilna and Kangaroo Island in South Australia. The other is a potential photograhic Kimberley trip. The last one includes Birdsville, Lake Eyre, cattle stations and the Gawler Ranges. Keep them coming and email us with any query. Bespoke outback tour


VIDEO TESTIMONIAL FROM LAST WEEKEND’S TASTE OF THE OUTBACK TOUR Streamed live on Facebook at 5:30 pm showed a very happy crew enjoying the last leg home. Pity about the photography but the internet coverage was poor. Click here for the video.

Video Testimonial - Kirkhope

LORD HOWE ISLAND 6 DAY TOUR  This tour is starting to sell. Two have confirmed and two have expressed interest. Maximum is 7…Oct 29th $7,990 More details KIMBERLEY and TOP END 14 days ($15,750 pp) A stunning way to see rock art, crocodiles, barramundi, gorges, bird life in the Kimberley and Top End. Dates still available: Jul 16th and Aug 13th. More details WILDFLOWERS With all the rain we are hoping the flowers will be massive in August September. Gawler Ranges, Flinders Ranges, Innamincka and Birdsville should be stunning.


Tony K driving to lake eyreTony K drove our Toyota to Muloorina Station last weekend. It will remain there for the season to assist in Lake Eyre tours. 17 Hours of driving and visited The Prairie Hotel and Wirrealpa Station. Photo below shows the Prairie and driving past Lake Eyre Yacht Club.

Driving past Prairie Hotel to Lake Eyre

ventriliquist Nina ContiCheck this amazing ventriliquist Nina Conti  This will make your day and make you smile.

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