Lake Eyre and Surrounds

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 02:30
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Hi All,

I'm heading on a week trip from Roxby Downs to Lake Eyre and the surrounding area (+500Km) in early April and was wondering if anyone knew of some good places to visit / contacts for this area. I have a well equiped cruiser trayback and distance isn't a major concern (I love driving!). I want to see Lake Eyre while it has a puddle in it - but where are the best vantage points and places to go in this region?? Any help or trip notes would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Hughesy
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 06:21

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 06:21
Hughesy,

The best place to see Lake Eyre is at 1000ft. I flew over Lake Eyre 4 years ago and it had water in it then. William Creek has flights over the area going all the time.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 08:08

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 08:08
Hello Hughesy and Wayne, there is only a coverage in the north of the Lake - it probably won't get to a point where you can drive in to see it unfortunately, just not enough water. Looks fantastic from the air and William Creek can help you with that. Wonderful experience.
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Follow Up By: Member - Anne - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 09:23

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 09:23
Hi Ruth,

Can you fly out from Birdsville? We should be there in early May and I'd love to fly over Lake Eyre too.

Happy days
Anne
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 11:00

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 11:00
Hello Anne, No, can't fly out of Birdsville anymore - Marree or William Creek. Look forward to seeing you in early May. Voxson will be here early May (Willem also) - think we will have an ExplorOz Meeting (around the campfire) here.
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Reply By: The Banjo - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 08:49

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 08:49
Yep - all you will see from the shore is the dry shore.....the lake is so huge it has tides when full....... have a look at the bottom of LE south, where the Oodnadatta track runs past it......you won't find a better shore view anywhere else........ Mulloorina track of Halligan Bay ..... still the same flat salty view. It has to be full to get any visitor value at the edges......flights are the only way, and you even have to book if if visitor numbers are healthy during holidatys etc.
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Reply By: ceredig - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 09:22

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 09:22
Check out this webb site before you do anything.
Lake Eyre is filling but can only be seen from the air.

http://www.exploroz.com/InfoPages/RoadConditions_SA.asp

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Reply By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 20:12

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 20:12
I'm looking at getting a look at Lake Eyre as well . Planning 3 or 4 weeks at Wilpena Pound, arriving on or about March 25.
Cheers
Jack
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Reply By: Crackles - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 23:01

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 23:01
Gaday Hughesy. The Warburton river should be flowing at Kalamurina Station which
allows camping for a small fee. Some great remote camping spots in there and the closest you'll get to seeing water from the ground. Craig................
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