Lake Eyre & Gawler Ranges (4 days)
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life on this superb 4 day escape to see the spectacle of Lake Eyre then enjoy a glamping experience in the magnificent Gawler Ranges in South Australia. Reconnect with nature and wildlife swimming with, or observing the friendly and playful sea lions at Baird Bay. Then 2 nights deep in the Gawler Ranges, glamping at the boutique Kangaluna Safari Camp with unforgettable touring and special experiences provided by local hosts – Geoff and Renae.
Sep 26 - Sep 29, 2019
We had a fabulous 4 days. Tony was a great pilot. We enjoyed his company. The gorge drive at Parachilna was beautiful on the first day, it would have been lovely to have had extra time at the hotel on the Monday morning as it was so delightful.
- Flinders Ranges, Rawnsley Park Station
- Spectacular Lake Eyre scenic flight
- Remote William Creek Hotel
- Scenic flying over South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula and Spencer Gulf
- Swim with (or observe) the sea lions ( and perhaps dolphins at Streaky Bay)
- All-inclusive glamping in the beautiful Gawler Ranges wilderness
- Sunset drinks and nibbles with an abundance of native wildlife
- 4WD tour to photograph the amazing salt crust of Lake Gairdner NP
- Striking and colourful rock formations galore
Itinerary: Lake Eyre & Gawler Ranges (4 days)
Day 1 Melbourne – Mildura – Flinders Ranges – Lake Eyre - William Creek
Begin your Lake Eyre and South Australian adventure at Kirkhope Aviation’s departure lounge at 7.15am conveniently located at Moorabbin Airport with ample, unrestricted car parking right next to our hangar. An early 8.00am departure to make the most of the day.
Fly from Melbourne to Mildura for a short refuelling stop before we continue to the Flinders Ranges with a scenic flight over the spectacular Wilpena Pound. Enjoy friendly country hospitality and a mouth-watering lunch at Rawnsley Park Station in their authentic Woolshed restaurant overlooking the southern side of Wilpena Pound.
Fly onto Leigh Creek to refuel, then enjoy a stunning ‘low and slow’ scenic flight over Lake Eyre, featuring Belt Bay, Jack Boot Bay, Warburton Groove and up to the Warburton inlet.
Land at William Creek, famous for its pub (one of the most remote in Australia) and the closest town to Lake Eyre North
Check into your ensuite accommodation for the night. Enjoy a refreshing ale at the hospitable William Creek Hotel and quality outback pub grub for dinner.
We enjoyed ourselves immensely and wish to thank Keith for being such a good pilot, guide and host. The tour was everything that we could wish for – there was plenty of water in Lake Eyre and throughout the surrounding area, Cooper Creek at Innamincka was flowing and Arkaroola was just amazing.