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Lake Eyre Tours

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Recent rain across outback South Australia and SW 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 Cooper and Warburton Rivers but it is unlikely that any substantial flows will reach the lake from these rivers. Major flooding has occured down the Macumba and Neales Rivers. These have reached Lake Eyre North and the Warburton Groove is currently flowing and is likely to reach Belt Bay in the South West corner of Lake Eyre North in the next couple of week.

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 a substantial amount of water adjacent the Oodnadatta 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 led to this inflow of water to Lake Eyre North and South.

Recent Rainfall - February - March, 2021

Mt. Dare 130mm March 21st - 22nd, 2021

Oodnadatta 75.6mm (Including 22mm February 12th - 13th, 2021 & 50.2mm March 21st - 27th, 2021)

Coober Pedy 70.2mm (including 45.2mm Feruary 12th - 13th, 2021 & 16.4mm March 22nd - 24th, 2021

Andamooka 48.8mm (including 17.0mm March 21st - 23rd, 2021 & 20.2mm March 26th - 27th, 2021)

Roxby Downs 35.6mm (including 19mm March 26th - 27th, 2021)

Marree 40.2mm (including 20.6mm March21st - 23rd, 2021 & 11.6mm March 27th, 2021)

Birdsville 39.0mm (including 29.4mm March 21st - 23rd, 2021)

Bedourie 103.8mm (including 22.6mm February 13th - 14th, 2021, 48.0mm March 14th - 15th, 2021 & 25.0mm March 21st - 23rd, 2021)

Boulia 35.4mm (including 16.2mm March 14th - 16th, 2021 & 12.6mm March 21st - 23rd, 2021)

Windorah 77.4mm (including 25.4mm February 5th - 6th, 2021, 23.2mm March 12th - 15th, 2021 & 17.0mm March 21st - 23rd, 2021)

Longreach 135.00mm (including 25.4mm February 5th - 6th, 2021, 23.2mm March 12th - 15th, 2021 & 17.0mm March 21st - 23rd, 2021)

 

All Lake Eyre Tours will be available for 2021.

 

If the Bureau of Meteorology long term forecast is correct there should be a substantial amount of water flow in the Lake Eyre Basin over summer which will eventually flow into Lake Eyre North and South.

 

Current Tours 2021: - Expressions of interest

6 Day Flinders Ranges - Lake Eyre - Coober Pedy- accommodated tour (May 25th - 30th, 2021)

7 Day Flinders Ranges - Lake Eyre - Coober Pedy - accommodated tours  (April 27th - May 3rd, 2021 & July 28th - August 3rd, 2021) 

9 Day Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre, Dalhousie Springs, Coober Pedy - accommodated tour (September 17th - 25th, 2021)

 

Updates will added as more information becomes available.

For updates on the Lake also visit the Lake Eyre Yatch Club website http://www.lakeeyreyc.com/Status/latest.html#bottom.

 

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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