Half Day Lake Eyre & Painted Hills Flight From Coober Pedy
- Coober Pedy & Lake Eyre
- 4 hours
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HALF DAY LAKE EYRE & PAINTED HILLS FLIGHT FROM COOBER PEDY
This half day experience departs from Coober Pedy flying South-East to the breathtaking Painted Hills, a collection of sandstone hills which boasts an array of earthy outback colours and are only accessible by the air. On the way to Lake Eyre you will see the changing landscapes of the outback as we pass the Oodnadatta track and Old Ghan railway line on the way to Belt Bay. The patterns and textures of the gibber shelf change approaching the Western shoreline of Belt Bay - the lowest point in Australia. You will then fly over Silcrete Island and some eroded peninsulas that jut out into the salt bed. From Jackboot Bay fly north to Dalhunty Island which meets up with the Southern end of the Warburton Groove before flying to William Creek via the Halligan Bay viewing station.
At William Creek you will have the opportunity to purchase refreshments or a pub meal and have a look around the town before the return flight to Coober Pedy past Anna Creek station and Lake Cadibarrawirricanna.
The flight include full commentary via headsets worn by all passengers and superb window views.
TOP OF LAKE EYRE - RIVER SYSTEMS AND BIRDLIFE (ADDITIONAL 30 MINUTES)
Top and Bottom of Lake Eyre and the Painted Hills Deluxe Half Day Tour. This addition to the Half Day Lake Eyre and Painted Hills tour, gives an in depth appreciation of the size and unique landscape of Lake Eyre north with a tour of the northern river systems, the birdlife that gather at the top of the lake, and then following the Warburton Groove down into Belt Bay. It incorporates all of the sights as the basic tour in the opposite direction: Departs Coober Pedy to the North-East past Lake Cadibarrawirracanna and on towards the Oodnadatta Track, Old Ghan railway line and Nilpinna Station. You will fly over the Davenport Ranges and Mount Margaret on the way to the Neales River inlet entering the North-Western corner of Lake Eyre. Follow the Warburton River inland to find pelicans, banded stilts, gulls, and other birdlife that gather when the lake fills and then track down the western side of Lake Eyre to Belt Bay where the majority of water is held.
You will then stop off at William Creek before the return flight to Coober Pedy which will go via the spectacular Painted Hills.