Lake Eyre

Submitted: Monday, Jul 26, 2010 at 13:20
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Thinking of going to Lake Eyre next week to check out the water, bird life, fauna etc via Marree - what is the best final destination to see all of the above??

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Graeme
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 26, 2010 at 14:03

Monday, Jul 26, 2010 at 14:03
Hi Graeme
I will not comment in Lake Eyre, but seeing that you are so close to the Cooper Creek crossing of the Birdsville Track, do yourself a favour an head up there while you are in the neighbourhood. While you are there have a ride on the ferry. We are also up that way again in just over a week and I hope the rain holds out, as there is more rain expected this week.

Have a great trip and please head up to the ferry, it will be well worth it.

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Reply By: Malleerv - Monday, Jul 26, 2010 at 14:55

Monday, Jul 26, 2010 at 14:55
Hi Graeme,
I was up there a few weeks ago and went out to Lake Eyre via Muloorina Station to Level Post Bay. The water was 3km in from the shoreline. I did not walk in the see it but by the looks of the track on the salt, many had.

Spoke with a friend on the weekend who was in that area a couple weeks back and went out to Lake Eyre from Williams Creek. He said the water was only 100mt from the shoreline. Did not ask about bird life out there but you can camp on that side of the lake unlike at Level Post Bay where camping is back at Muloorina Station.

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Reply By: Graeme Troopy - Monday, Jul 26, 2010 at 15:06

Monday, Jul 26, 2010 at 15:06
Thanks for that - might do Williams Creek as base, I love that pub.

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Follow Up By: Member - Rick P (NT) - Monday, Jul 26, 2010 at 17:06

Monday, Jul 26, 2010 at 17:06
William Creek is as good as any, we were there 3 weeks ago did the 1 hr flight well worth the $220 charged by Wrightsair (pay to book at least a couple of days ahead if you can) and the lookout is only 65klm up the track which is in really good nick. The camp ground across the road is the same dust bowl it was 10 years ago and $30 a night if you want power.
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Rick P
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Reply By: Member - extfilm (NSW) - Monday, Jul 26, 2010 at 22:21

Monday, Jul 26, 2010 at 22:21


Lake eyre from north of William Creek 2 weeks ago
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Follow Up By: Graeme Troopy - Tuesday, Jul 27, 2010 at 07:48

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2010 at 07:48
Thanks Rick - Williams Creek it is - then up to the painted desert for some R & R.

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Graeme
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Reply By: Member - TonBon (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 at 08:24

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 at 08:24
Hi Graeme, just got back from there, we were there a week ago and it was fantastic. Camped at Haligan Bay just out of William Creek and the water was about 100 metres from where our camp nly birds we saw were seagulls but even that was pretty special. Seeing the huge expanse of water out there was truly amazing and the area is so green at the moment. My advice? do it!
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