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Lake Eyre Tour Summary

Tour Name Lake Eyre Private Group Tour
Tour Code 5LE
Days 5
Price From $2885 per person, see pricing grid below
Group Size 1 to 6
Departs Adelaide every Monday Morning
Returns Adelaide every Friday Afternoon
Vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD GXL
Trip Advisor ★★★★★


Lake Eyre Tour Highlights

Private & Exclusive Tour
2 Hour Lake Eyre Scenic Flight Included
Lake Eyre by 4WD
Wild Camp on the Edge of Lake Eyre
William Creek Hotel Accommodation Included
The Stunning Flinders Ranges
The Beautiful Clare Valley

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No Credit Card Fees • 10% Deposit Secures Your Place

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Pricing Grid

Your Group Size 1 2 3 4 5 6
Cost Per Person $13300 $7050 $4965 $3925 $3300 $2885

Note: When you book this tour you are booking out the entire vehicle

Tour Price: $12,500 + $800 per person

The Lake Eyre Tour is operated as a private tour and suits small family groups & groups of friends up to 6* people.

When you book this tour you are booking out the entire vehicle, we do not offer any spare seats to other passengers.

The price is $12,500 plus $800 per person. So if there is 2 of your travelling the total cost will be $14,100 (split by 2 works out to $7050 per person), if there are 6 of you the total cost will be $17,300 (split by 6 works out to $2883 per person). Basically the tour gets cheaper per person the bigger your group. Use the pricing grid above for other group sizes.

When you book you do not pay for each person separately, you pay the full tour rate ($12,500 + $800 pp). It is up to you how you split up this fee with your group.

The payment is made as follows

  • On Booking: 10% ($1250)
  • 1 Month Prior to Departure: 90% ($11250)
  • On Tour: $800 per person

If you want to change the group size or configuration before departure that is OK. So long as we know the final group size 1 week before tour so we can cater correctly and lock in flights and accommodation.

*If you have a bigger group get in contact and we can quote that for you.

How to Book.

Scroll up to top of the page and look for the calendar, click the blue “BOOK NOW” button, this is a live booking system and you can pay by Credit Card. Once you have paid your tour is confirmed. We do not charge credit card fees.

Alternatively you can phone us on 08 8842 4060, (+61 8 8842 4060) or email us at tours@travelwild.com.au

 


Im a solo traveller, can I join a group?

We can try and put you together with a group, scroll to the bottom of the page, there is a form you can fill out. We’ll try out hardest.


4WD Vehicle

 

For our Lake Eyre Private Tour we operate the Turbo Charged Toyota Land Cruiser GXL which is Toyota’s luxury 4WD.

This vehicle seats 4 adults plus the guide very comfortably and can carry a further 2 or in the rear (suitable for children and small adults).

Regular stops and seat rotation results in a comfortable ride for all.

Depending on the group size, gear is carried in a trailer or on the roof.

 


Accommodation & Wild Camps on our Lake Eyre Tour

 

Ever since we started operations way back in 1989, we have specialised in Wild Camping. On this tour we have a mixture of Wild Camping and accommodation.

If you prefer we can access accommodation on all nights of the tour, and are happy to quote this for you based on what is available, however we recommend giving the Wild Camping a go, even if you have never camped. It’s an exhilarating experience and we know how to do it safely and comfortably.

Our most common feedback from all the tours we run is that the highlights often include the Wild Camping Experience, especially if the stars are out and the Milky Way is on show.

You may only go to Lake Eyre and Outback SA once, so you might as well do it properly!

The Standard Lake Eyre Tour includes;

  • Night 1: Wild Camp in the Flinders Ranges
  • Night 1: Wild Camp in the Flinders Ranges
  • Night 1: Wild Camp on Station Country Near Lake Eyre
  • Night 4: Hotel Accommodation at the iconic William Creek Hotel

As discussed, some or all of the Wild camps can be upgraded to Hotel accommodation, please get in contact if this is what you prefer.

 


Lake Eyre Flights

We work together with Wrights Air at William Creek and include a 2 hour flight of Lake Eyre as part of the tour

You can read more about this flight here: https://www.wrightsair.com.au/our-flights/william-creek-flights/2-hour-lake-eyre-flight/

Lake Eyre Flight Upgrade

It is possible to upgrade your Lake Eyre flight to a private charter which takes you from William Creek, over Lake Eyre and the Flinders Ranges and lands at Wilpena in the Flinders Ranges. The cost of this depends on the size of your group, so we’ll need to quote it each time, however it normally adds about $500 per person to the total cost.

One of the advantages of this route is that you cut down on the driving required & avoid driving over the same territory twice.

 


Lake Eyre Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Adelaide, Clare Valley & The Flinders Ranges

We pick you up from your Adelaide accommodation at approximately 8am and immediately begin heading north on our epic adventure.

Before we get too dusty we’ll stop off in the Clare Valley Wine region, one of Australia’s best, scenically spectacular with rolling hill, vines and historic stone building you will not be disappointed by one of South Australia’s best kept secrets.

We stop in at Sevenhill Cellars, the oldest winery in Clare where we’ll hop into their premium wine tasting, we can visit other wineries as well if you like.

From Clare we keep moving the the Southern Flinders Ranges town of Melrose, nestled at the base of Mount Remarkable is another Mid North Gem and lunch at the North Star Hotel will not disappoint (lunch at own cost).

After lunch we push onto the main attraction of the Flinders Ranges, Wilpena Pound, where we will crank up the campfire and Wild Camp under the stars on the edge of the pound.

  • Meals: D
  • Accommodation: Wild Camp Flinders Ranges

 


Day 2 – The Flinders Ranges

With an early morning coffee brewed on the campfire we can wake up like the birds watch the day break, singing optional.

From camp it’s a short drive to multiple hiking trail heads, we have a selection of about 5 hikes from short to long or a couple of scenic drive options depending on what tickles your fancy. The Flinders Ranges really is beautiful and with our legs and 4WD we’ll get to the best spots to see it all.

In the afternoon we’ll head into the Bunyeroo Valley and Brachina Gorge, the ranges most spectacular gorge which cuts it’s way through the Heysen Range where it shelters little waterholes and creates homes for the Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby.

Tonight we’ll cam in the heart of the Gorge, with the campfire crackling and out stomachs full of great campfire cooked food you can drift off to sleep toastie warm in your comfortable swag.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Wild Camp Flinders Ranges

 


Day 3 – The Flinders Ranges & Lake Eyre

Today we start with another walk and then leave the ranges behind, as we drive out onto the plains with mountains in the rear view mirror and stunning plains in front of us, it’s not hard to imagine the giant Lake Eyre, the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere, just the horizon.

Well it’s a bit further than that so to keep up our strength we’ll stop in at the Prairie Hotel at Parachilna, another outback gem, for a yummy pub lunch (lunch at cost)

From Parachilna we’ll keep on our northerly trek to Marree, the start of the Oodnadatta Track, by now the bitumen road has turned to dirt, the fences on the sides of the road have disappeared, so have the power lines and phone towers and most other signs of civilisation, it’s a very refreshing feeling.

We push along the Oodnadatta track to another Wild Camp where our routine of getting the fire going will be familiar, this one will be your favourite!

  • Meals:BD
  • Accommodation: Wild Camp Station County

 


Day 4 – Lake Eyre North & William Creek

Today we have the opportunity to see Lake Eyre from our 4WD, accessed on the Western edge of the Lake we may or may not have water depending on the state of that whole situation, the whole environment changes on a weekly basis.

Whatever the status it’s always an amazing experience being on Lake Eyre and knowing just how remote we are, hopefully we see some of the Pelicans who flock to the lake when it rains and see evidence of the Lake Eyre Hardyhead, a fish endemic to Lake Eyre who’s eggs can lay dormant in the soft mud under the salt flats for many years, waiting patiently for the rare fill.

In the afternoon we’ll join a 2 hour scenic flight over the Lake. This flight tracks to the Southern End of Lake Eyre North & Belt Bay, then heads  for Silcrete Island and up the Western shoreline of the Babbage Peninsula via Dalhunty Island, Follows the Warburton Groove to the north to explore the Warburton River inlet and channel country before returning via the Neales River Inlet.

Tonight we  eat and sleep it the William Creek Hotel (dinner at own cost)

  • Meals: BL
  • Accommodation: Ensuite Room William Creek Hotel

 


Day 5 – William Creek to Adelaide

Today is pretty much a driving day, we’ll get up early and make our way back toward Adelaide via the town of Roxby Downs and Port Augusta, with the aim of getting you back your Adelaide accommodation before 5pm

Meals: L

 

Upgraded Day 5

If you have chosen to upgrade your flight to take you all the way back to Wilpena via Lake Eyre, then instead of getting in the 4WD this morning you will board the plane and meet you guide when you land. In this scenario you do not do the 2 hour scenic flight on day 4, instead we’ll spend more time on the ground at Lake Eyre.

From Wilpena you will return to Adelaide by road, getting back to your accommodation before 5pm

Meals: L


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