Fly from Birdsville back to Marree, where you'll board an included scenic flight over Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre to gain a bird's-eye view of this natural wonder. Keep an eye out for wildlife including the Lake Eyre dragon, as well as a variety of birdlife including corellas and wild emerald budgerigars. Soar over an incredible area where, prior to entering Lake Eyre, the Warburton Creek opens up to a plain that resembles a birdlife filled playground when the area has seen recent flooding. From here you will gain an appreciation of how it cuts an amazing track though the Simpson Desert all the way from Queensland.
Enjoy a barbecue lunch before journeying to Lake Eyre South. Here, you'll walk on the dazzling salt flats subject to weather conditions. Explore the surrounding natural artesian mound springs, created from water deep within the Great Artesian Basin. Afterwards, set off along the Oodnadatta Track and pass the Dingo Fence, a 5,614-kilometre fence built during the 1880s to keep dingoes and wild dogs out of lands where sheep and cattle grazed. Arrive in the outback town of Coober Pedy and check in to your hotel. In order to avoid the heat, much of the town has been built underground, including your unique hotel. Stay Two Nights: Coober Pedy, Desert Cave Hotel (B/L/D)
- View the salt flats of the largest inland lake in Australia, Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre
- Traverse the remote Oodnadatta Track.