Lake Eyre is filling

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 15:02
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Seems like now is the time to hitch up the camper and visit this once in 10 year event; it's a comfortable 2 day trip from here in Vic and the Flinders Ranges is always good value.
We stopped on the Oodnadatta Track last year and saw a small corner of the dry lake. Is William Creek the best spot to base your camp for a visit or can you get closer?
I'm told flying over is the best view, but apart from the 30 minutes or so of magic....and cost, is there good viewing of bird life etc from the ground?
All suggestions welcome.
Paul
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 16:07

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 16:07
See this recent thread for some details




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Follow Up By: Member - Paul S (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 17:48

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 17:48
Silly me, missed that one.
Thanks mate.
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Reply By: RobAck - Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 16:34

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 16:34
Trevor Wright operates Wright Air out of William Creek and has for years now. He's a great pilot and can take you over Lake Eyre but equally I recommend you get him to fly you over the Secret Painted Hills on Anna Creek Station which will blow you away.

It will cost you around $300 or thereabouts for 90 minutes or so flying and I would be flabbergasted if you did not think it was value for money. From the air this wonderful part of Australia can be appreciated in ways you will never be able to do from the ground.

Google Wright Air and make sure you book well in advance as I.m sure Trevor and alll his pilots will be pretty busy over peak season

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Follow Up By: Member - Paul S (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 17:46

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 17:46
Thanks RobA, we were blown away just driving through Anna Creek Station last year...........have'nt heard of the Secret Painted Hills but sounds like a great idea.
Rgds,
Paul
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Follow Up By: RobAck - Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 17:54

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 17:54
Paul the only way you can see the secret painted hills is by air. Not even SKidmn and Co staff are able to go there except on horse back.

We offer this experience as part of our tours and I can assure you anyone who has taken the flight has not stopped talking about it.

The secret painted hills is an Australian icon yet to be discovered and we hope that people respect the extremely sensitive nature of this highly fragile envrionment.

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Reply By: Member - Glenn H (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 18:28

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 18:28
Type in post 54580 into the thread finder to get some pix and info from a post in Feb 2008. Cheers, Glenn
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