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Lake Eyre and Flinders Ranges

  Avg. Trip Rating 4.5 Based on 2 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
Fully Guided Adventure Small Group 4WD Scenic / Sightseeing
Our Price From 4,945 Per Person
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 Trip Length
7 Days
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7 Day Lake Eyre and Flinders Ranges Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Australia
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4 - 4.5 Star
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Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 7 Day Lake Eyre and Flinders Ranges. See the salt flats of Australia’s largest inland lake, Kati-Thanda Lake Eyre. Visit the legendary outback towns of Port Augusta and Birdsville and stay in the only accommodation within Flinders Ranges National Park, getting up close to the colossal Wilpena Pound.


Be met at Adelaide airport, where you will meet your driver and board your 4WD vehicle. Travel to Port Augusta, situated at the head of Spencer Gulf. This iconic town sits at the crossroads of Australia, where the Sydney-Perth and Adelaide-Alice Springs railway lines intersect. Today you'll also visit the award-winning Wadlata Outback Centre, where a walk through its ‘Tunnel of Time' provides the perfect introduction to this magnificent region. Stay: Port Augusta, Standpipe Motel (L/D)

Traverse the Pichi Richi Pass, a heritage steam railway line. Stop for lunch at Parachilna's famous Prairie Hotel, a family-owned pub that was first licensed in 1876. Continue to the stunning Aroona Dam and admire the spectacular ochre-coloured pits, then call in at the ghost town of Farina before arriving at Marree. Stay: The Marree Hotel (B/L/D)

Set off along the Oodnadatta Track towards Lake Eyre South, where you'll walk on the dazzling salt flats subject to weather conditions. Keep an eye out for unusual creatures including the Lake Eyre dragon, as well as a variety of birdlife including corellas and wild emerald budgerigars.

Afterwards, enjoy a pub lunch at William Creek and then board an included scenic flight over Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre, where you will be able to gain a bird's-eye view and true appreciation of this magnificent sight. Absorb the beautiful range of vibrant blue and pink hues – even when dry, the lake bed dazzles with its patchwork of geometric patterns. From this vantage point, you will see how it cuts an amazing track though the Simpson Desert, all the way from Queensland, as you head for Poeppel Corner and the Big Red sand dune, prior to landing at Birdsville. You will spend the night in Birdsville at the famous Birdsville Hotel. Stay: Birdsville Hotel (B/L/D)

Depart Birdsville and follow the vastintermittent Diamantina River before returning to Marree via the eastern side of Lake Eyre North, the Cooper Creek and Lake Eyre South. Fly over the Marree Man, the largest geoglyph and work of art in the world, to this date little is known about its origin. Upon arrival, drive through the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound and enjoy dinner at your hotel later this evening. Stay Two Nights: Wilpena Pound Resort (B/L/D)

Venture into Flinders Ranges National Park and follow in the footsteps of Douglas Mawson as you spend the morning in the geological site of Brachina Gorge, an important refuge for the endangered yellow-footed rock wallaby. After lunch, the afternoon is yours to explore at leisure. Perhaps embark on a guided walk to the spectacular Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheatre of mountains in the heart of the national park. Alternatively, take a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound to gain a true appreciation of this natural wonder (additional expense). (B/L/D)

After breakfast, drive to the world-renowned wine growing district of the Clare Valley. Here, enjoy lunch at Skillogalee Winery, showcasing the exceptional locally grown produce and wines of the region. Later, return to Adelaide, where you will enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel. Stay: Adelaide, The Playford (B/L/D)

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Whether you see the lake brimming with water or bone dry, both are equally spectacular
  • Two scenic flights over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, the largest inland lake in Australia
  • Travel along the iconic Oodnadatta Track

  • All-inclusive experiences in 8 locations
  • Expert Driver-Guide
  • Travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle
  • National park fees and airport transfers

  • Includes 18 meals over the course of your tour.

  • Itineraries and inclusions are subject to change
  • Weather may cause disruptions to itinerary, especially in remote locations
  • APT highly recommends travel insurance
  • This tour includes mainly easy walks over uneven terrain
  • Prices are for land and scenic flight only as per itinerary

Trip Reviews (2) Most Recent 'Lake Eyre and Flinders Ranges' Reviews

AVG. RATING 4.50 / 5
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A Wonderful Holiday 0 , NSW, Australia, Jun 2022
The highlight of the holiday for us was the included plane flight to Birdsville were we had lunch then on the return trip fly over Lake Eyre. Seeing all the water come down the rivers then filling the flood planes is incredible. Then seeing the contrast of the dessert either side is amazing. Much better way to visit Birdsville than driving the Birdsville ...read more Track. We saw a wonderful sunrise and sunset at Marree. Our 4WD bus was comfortable and gave us a good view as we travelled on our journey.

Our additional flight over Wilpena Pound was incredible and a vast contrast to the first flight. Glad we did it. The tourist industry is still recovering from COVID and there were a few little glitches along the way but these were fixed very quickly. Everyone along the way were happy to see us and help us out. Thanks Georgie for organising this trip for us. We have already booked another trip with Global Journeys and APT.
Wonderful Outback Holiday   2 , VIC, Australia, Aug 2016
Our first APT holiday and we loved it. What a wonderful place the Outback is and to see how green it was after the recent rain was an added bonus. Lots of highlight including the scenic flight over Lake Eyre, climbing the Big Red sand dune and watching 4wd vehicles try to drive over it, staying at the iconic Birdsville Pub, driving the Birdsville and ...read more Strezlecki Tracks and Mungo National Park. With a couple of exceptions, the accommodation was excellent, the included meals were all really good and our tour guide Andrew was excellent. APT are not the cheapest but you do get value for money and I have no hesitation in recommending this tour.
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