Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre Conditions



Regular updates on Lake Eyre water levels, bird life, road conditions and more.
Tom Putt

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre Information

Water Level:
Floodwaters are beginning to reach Lake Eyre & combine with surface water from local rainfall.
Pelicans are starting to gather on Dalhunty Island. Other bird species have also been spotted in recent days. We expected bird numbers to continue to increase.
No wildflowers yet

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Lake Eyre Conditions & Water Levels

As of March 2022:

  •  Water is beginning to travel down the Channel Country.
  •  Floodwaters from the Macumba and Neales Rivers have reached their end
  •  Madigan Gulf 300mm - drying and turning pink
  •  Belt Bay 2m 
  •  Warburton Groove is flowing
  •  Lake Eyre South 1.6m 

Bird Life - Channel Country

  • Bird life is frequently seen by air but not all bird types may be found on every flight (we cannot guarantee viewing of birds)
  •  Currently, March 2022 pelicans and other birds are starting to be seen in Lake Eyre. Pelicans, Swans, Cornorants, Ducks, Terms & Seagulls can also be found in the Channel Country.

Wildflowers and Vegetation

  • Wildflowers are expected to start appearing after recent rainfall. 
  • Wildflowers are often seen at the Anna Creek Painted Hills after some rainfall! - book your flight with ground tour here

Road Conditions

  • Our office cannot provide road guarantees
  • General information and warnings for outback roads can be found at the link below

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