Water in Lake Eyre.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 19:58
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The wife wants to go to Lake Eyre in July to see the water.

Where would the best place to view the Lake? We would be heading up the Birdsville Track.
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 20:03

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 20:03
You really need to fly over the lake. Closest point would be William Creek.
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Follow Up By: Tony - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 20:07

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 20:07
Thanks mate, didn't want to go up to William Cr, then back trak to Maree.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 21:30

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 21:30
Tony have a look at a map. There is no access from the Birdsville Track to Lake Eyre.
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 21:44

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 21:44
Tony
Have a search in the archives, there are 3 or more places you can catch a flight from, each have their drawbacks, Birdsville is cut off from the simpson by road at the moment, but by July things might be different. Been thinking of going for a drive to Coongie lakes myself with my trusty canoe
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Follow Up By: Tony - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 06:08

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 06:08
Thanks Willem & DOZER, it looks like there is good camping at Muloorina Station. A track then goes to Level Post Bay, so if the level is up water can be seen from there.

Going OS for two months and will get back 12th July so will have to check to see if there is enough water to be seen from Level Post Bay.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 08:37

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 08:37
Yes, Muloorina has a nice camping area right on the overflow from the artesian bore. Camping cost is still a donation I believe.

The road to Level Post Bay from Muloorina is normally not very exciting (corrugations) but if the water has reached that spot you should get a good view.
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Follow Up By: Tony - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 08:48

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 08:48
Thanks Willem. Will have to wait and see what its like in July.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 08:49

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 08:49
I would be surprised if water can be seen from Level Post Bay. The Lake needs to be a lot fuller than it is at present. But yes, its a good campsite.

Some photos were posted a couple of weeks back from Halligan's Bay where the water was within a few hundred metres of shore.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 08:49

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 08:49
All reports suggest viewing the lake from the air is the only worthwhile method - from the shore is underwhelming (dust, mud, mirages, flies and no birds - they are all out on the islands :-o).....
Check the regional tourism offices for LE tourist flights - seeing it is such a big deal, planes from centres way off will most probably be offereing a tour - on past observations, its not just Marree, W Creek etc that are into it.
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Reply By: wicket - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 10:34

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 10:34
Was there 2 weeks ago. You cannot see water from either Level Post or Halligans. Best to get a flight from Maree and make sure you book early as there are plenty of people doing the same thing.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 14:25

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 14:25
Wicket, were you at Halligans Bay?
Your info contradicts the photos and description given by Peter when he was there on 11th April.
Previous thread from 3 weeks ago.
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Follow Up By: wicket - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 16:01

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 16:01
We camped at Muloorina and then headed out to Level Post. Worked our way round to William Creek and spoke to some people we had met at Muloorina who had driven out to Halligans to look at the water and they told us there was none to be seen, also enquired at the pub who said the same. As we were short of time we didn't bother heading out there as it would just be a repeat of Level Post. This was the week after easter. They all could have been lying though! Wrightair (?) indicated water was about 8kms out from Halligans.
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Follow Up By: Pyro 1 - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 21:26

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 21:26
Wicket,
we to were there some 2 weeks ago (Halligans Bay) and we arrived at the lake late in the afternoon. We walked about 200m and had about 2cm of water lapping at our feet. We spoke to people who had visited that morning and the saw no water it seems like the wind is moving the water around.
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