Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre: Current Status Oct 2019

This is your go to page for the latest on the spectacular phenomenon that is taking place in central Australia with the flooding rains working their way to the inland sea that is Lake Eyre. We have opertated over 40 tours in the past 5 months.  Read what people are saying about the tours on TripAdvisor  here.

October Update

The water in Lake Eyre has now mostly evaporated.  We estimate that there is now less than 20 percent coverage located in the Belt Bay area of the Lake.  The region is now really hotting up which will expedite evaporation.

Kirkhope Aviation has now concluded its touring program for 2019 to Lake Eyre, however our 2020 dates are now on our website.  Lake Eyre with or without water is a sight to behold.


Kirkhope Aviation has 3 fantastic all-inclusive tours that feature Lake Eyre. Taste of the Outback (3 days) and Taste of the Outback (4 days). and Vistas of South Australia (3 days) The best way to see Lake Eyre is in our luxury twin engine aircraft with large picture windows for optimum viewing.

© Kirkhope Aviation 2019 - Photos taken by Jake Barden and Martin Josselyn

Dry or wet, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre is a sight to behold and Kirkhope Aviation with over 40 years’ experience are the experts in outback touring, so travelling with us you will get the most out of your tour and best value for money.

Every seat is a window seat and not only do you see the great lake by air.  We take you by land to the shores of the lake so you can touch and feel it. It’s a fully immersive, once (or twice) in a lifetime experience for all Australians.

For reviews of our outback tours check out our Tripadvisor on link below and see why we have a 5 star rating.

We had full intentions of adding some commentary but the sound of Mother Nature in the Channel Country took our breath away! Enjoy the moment.

Posted by Birdsville Hotel on Saturday, 16 February 2019

Good morning from the remarkably powerful Channel Country.

Posted by Birdsville Hotel on Monday, 18 February 2019

Thanks you so much for a wonderful few days away. So many positives; sights, activities, people, food and planning were all fantastic. Well be back! Peter was much refreshed after his return. He hasn't stopped telling folks about the trip.
Juliet and Peter June 2016

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Trip was excellent and a unique experience which I have recommended to friends.
Jeff G