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The Lake Eyre Extraordinaire

The Lake Eyre Extraordinaire

Tour Highlights

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

Don’t miss the rare sight of water in Kati Thanda. The lake comes dramatically to life, with waterbirds descending in their thousands. It becomes a breeding site, teeming with species that are tolerant of salinity, including pelicans, silver gulls, red-necked avocets, banded stilts and gull-billed terns.

Trilby Station

Enjoy the company of your generous hosts, The Murray Family, as they share their 320,000 acre home with you.

Immerse yourself in the peaceful landscape, appreciating an Outback sunset with drinks, before relaxing by a camp fire with a home cooked dinner. Trilby Station has 10kms of walking tracks along the banks of The Darling River, a state of the art modern shearing shed and aviation hanger for the working machines of the bush. There will be plenty of opportunity to chat to your hosts about their unique lifestyle.

Broken Hill

Explore the Outback Silver City

Enjoy the natural splendour of an Outback sunset with The Desert Sculptures highlighting the skyline. These sandstone artworks, all with a story to tell, were crafted by artists from all around the world.

Map and Itinerary

Starting point Sydney

DAY 1

Sydney To Broken Hill

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DAY 2

Broken Hill to William Creek

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DAY 3

William Creek to Tibooburra

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DAY 3

Tibooburra to Louth

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DAY 4

Louth to Bourke

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DAY 4

Bourke to Sydney

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Starting point Sydney

day 1

Sydney To Broken Hill

Our crew welcome you at Bankstown Airport (Sydney) before departing on this exciting Lake Eyre adventure. Our hand crafted itinerary will create lifelong memories with the rare opportunity to see Kati Thanda filling with water. Take in the aerial views from our private aircraft before a short stop in Griffith for morning tea. We sweep further west to the mining city, Broken Hill, where we visit the interactive museum of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Explore Silverton, made famous by the Mad Max movies and watch the sun turn golden amongst sandstone desert sculptures.

Accommodation: Royal Exchange Hotel, Broken Hill

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day 2

Broken Hill to William Creek

Take in sweeping natural vistas as our flightpath takes us over Lake Frome, one of the whitest salt lakes in the world. You can’t miss the mysterious Marree Man. Spanning 3.5 kms this modern geoglyph is visible from Space! Witness the vast, usually dry salt pans of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.This evening we enjoy true Outback hospitality with drinks and dinner at the authentic bush pub, The William Creek Hotel. This pub, on the famous Oodnadatta Track, is loved by travellers from all around the world.

Accommodation: William Creek Hotel. Some private rooms occasionally  with shared bathroom facilities.

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day 3

William Creek to Tibooburra and Louth

We rejoin our private aircraft, flying over the northern part of the lake. Witness the different colours and textures of this dramatic landscape. Marvel as we cross the rugged Flinders Ranges, before landing at Tibooburra in Corner Country for lunch. You cannot miss the extraordinary Clifton Pugh mural in the bar of the Family Hotel.
The next leg of our journey finds us at Shindy’s Inn, Louth on the banks of the majestic Darling River. We swap our wings for wheels as we take a dirt track to Trilby Station – a 320,000 acre working sheep property. We will be hosted by the owners of Trilby, The Murray Family, gaining insight into life on a remote sheep station. This overnight stop focuses on offering the true Australian Outback station experience. Immerse yourself in the landscape, appreciating a bush sunset with drinks before enjoying a home cooked dinner, under a starlit sky.

Accommodation: Trilby Station, Louth (the renovated Shearers’ Quarters or Station Cottages with shared bathroom facilities)

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day 4

Louth to Bourke and Sydney

Wake up to an Outback sunrise and enjoy a country cooked breakfast. Those who wish to immerse themselves in nature and the peaceful surroundings can take advantage of Trilby’s 10kms of walking tracks along the banks of The Darling. Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions about station life as Liz Murray takes us on a walking tour, encompassing the state of the art shearing shed and the impressive aircraft hanger.
Back aboard Foxtrot Tango Tango, we take off for the short flight up The Darling to the bush town of Bourke. Discover the incredible history of this back country at the Exhibition Centre and enjoy a farewell lunch. Sink into your seat for our final flight back to Sydney, relaxing and enjoying the bird’s eye view.

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Price and Availability

Mar 2022
Trip Starts

30 Mar 2022

Trip Ends

2 Apr 2022

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$5950 Single Supplement $ 550

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Apr 2022
Trip Starts

3 Apr 2022

Trip Ends

6 Apr 2022

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Apr 2022
Trip Starts

19 Apr 2022

Trip Ends

22 Apr 2022

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Apr 2022
Trip Starts

23 Apr 2022

Trip Ends

26 Apr 2022

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Tour Inclusions

meals

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.

transportation

All ground and air transport whilst on tour is included.

Our tours are conducted in our Cessna Grand Caravan 208B that seats up to 13 people including 2 crew. Our aircraft offers uninterrupted aerial views of the landscape and is able to land on remote airstrips bringing you closer to the Outback action.

When we are not flying, our ground transport is arranged by local tour guides who provide their local expertise when showing us the regions we visit.

There are some locations where a small amount of walking is required – please advise Outback By Air if you have any mobility issues with walking short distances.

general

Accommodation: Outback By Air book the best available accommodation at each location, bearing in mind that some remote towns have limited options. Guests are accommodated in twin share rooms at most locations and rooms have a private ensuite, unless stated otherwise.

Throughout this Outback By Air tour, guests will be accompanied by two experienced pilots who are also your tour coordinators.

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