Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre Water Level: Current Status

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre: Current Status Mar 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 will update this page as we receive intelligence from our partners on the ground.

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 Lake Eyre & William  Creek a convenient 2 day weekend tour. The best way to see Lake Eyre is in our luxury twin engine aircraft with large picture windows for optimum viewing.

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.

If you're interested to go to Lake Eyre, we recommend that you book early as these tours are filling and will sell out .

Update on Lake Eyre Water Levels 18 March 

The water has now reached Lake Eyre.  Please see this report from the ABC.


Update on Lake Eyre Water Levels (6 March 2019)

The water travelling down to Lake Eyre has now reached Goyder Lagoon and passed Clifton Hills and is at Kalamurina.  It is flowing very quickly and is expected to reach Lake Eyre in 2 weeks time.  Now is the time to book your tour to secure your seat

Update on Lake Eyre Water Levels [19 Feb 2019]

A vast amount of water is heading down the Diamantina River at a rapid rate and is likely to reach Birdsville in the next few days. Birdsville is likely to be land locked and not accessible by vehicle for some time (however we can still fly in).

At this stage, it is expected the water will reach Lake Eyre in early April. Birdsville is looking forward to the wildflowers following the dry flood (A dry flood is as a result of river swelling as opposed to direct rain).

Enjoy this video, filmed live on 15th and 18th of February, of water flowing into the Channel Country near Birdsville



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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It really was an amazing dream of a trip. Having a look through my pics now and we really packed heaps into 9 days. Some great memories to share.
Jan Victoria // August 2014