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Recent rain across outback South Australia and Central Western Queensland has caused many of the feeder rivers and creeks into Lake Eyre North and South to flow. This has brought some water into the lake as well as the rain that fell directly over the lake.

There has been minor flooding in the Thomson and Barcoo Rivers and Cooper Creek but it is unlikely that any substantial flows will reach the lake from these rivers at this stage.

There are pools of water on both Lake Eyre North and South from the rain that fell over the Lake as well as flows from local creeks.

Lake Eyre South has approximately 1500mm of water on the surface adjacent the Oodnadatta Track near the public viewing and inforamtion area. Local ceeks are flowing so more water will enter this area of Lake Eyre South over the next few weeks.

There are also several waterholes developed along these creeks with some of the native fish breeding prolifically along with other aquatic life. This will attract some birdlife to the area.

Following are some rainfall records that have fallen within the Lake Eyre Basin some of which may reach Lake Eyre North and South.

Recent Rainfall - January 2022

Oodnadatta 56.2mm 

Coober Pedy 37.6mm 

Marree 94.8mm 

Moomba 129.2mm

Birdsville 52.2mm 

Bedourie 98.0mm 

Boulia 249.8mm

Windorah 134.6mm 

Longreach 102.2mm 

Barcaldine 46.6mm

Blackall 96.8mm

Isisford 67.8mm

Winton 133.4mm

Tambo 244.6mm

Mt Isa 164.4mm

Alice Springs 130.0mm


All Lake Eyre Tours will be available for 2024.


Following cyclone Kirrily the monsoonal low pressure cell has move over western Queensland delivering substatial rainfall.

Rivers and creeks of the Lake Eyre Basin are flowing and moving south toward the Lake. 

There is minor to moderate flooding in the northern basin like the Cooper Creek, Thomson, Barcoo, Georgina and Diamantina Rivers. This water could take up to 6 months to reach the lake so if there are follow up rains there is likely to be more water flowing into Lake Eyre North later in the year.

Now is the time to start thinking about that trip of a lifetime to see this water that has flowed from as far afield as Alisce Springs, Mt Isa, Cloncurry and Longreach.


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Current Tours 2024: - Expressions of interest

7 Day Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy, Woomera - Deluxe Accommodation (June 7th - 13th, 2024) (3 seats available)

4 Day Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre - Deluxe Accommodation Tour (July 4th - 7th, 2024) (3 Seats Available)

Updates will added as more information becomes available.

For updates on the Lake also visit the Lake Eyre Yatch Club website


All tours are either:  Camping, Accommodated options available, Single Supplement applies to accommodated tours only

3 Days 2 Nights Tour

Day 1 - Adelaide to Marree

  • Depart Adelaide 0730hrs.
  • Travel through the northern suburbs and the Adelaide Plains to the Clare Valley.
  • Visit the Sevenhill Winery and Church, South Australia s first winery.
  • Continue through the Southern Flinders Ranges to Hawker.
  • Travel through central Flinders Ranges via Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorge.
  • Then continue past Leigh Creek, Lyndhurst to Marree.
  • Overnight: Marree

Day 2 - Marree to Woomera

  • Take an early morning flight over Lake Eyre.
  • After flight visit the Arabunna aboriginal museum then follow the Oodnadatta track to Lake Eyre South.
  • Stop at Lake Eyre South and view the water on the normally dry salt encrusted lake surface.
  • Have lunch looking out over the Lake before travelling to Woomera via Roxby Downs.
  • Overnight: Woomera

Day 3 - Woomera to Adelaide

  • After breakfast visit the Woomera Rocket Park and Museum before travelling south along the Stuart Highway to Pt Augusta and Adelaide.
  • After lunch in Pt Augusta we make a beeline for Adelaide.
  • Arrive Adelaide approx 1830hrs

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