Lake Eyre Flights | Air Wilpena

Covering one sixth of Australia's land mass

Lake Eyre Update

Update 23 May 2019

  • Lake Eyre is currently approximately 75% full with a second flush of water expected by mid June.
  • Belt Bay, Jackboot Bay are full of water, and the Warburton Groove is continuing to provide water into the south of Lake Eyre North.

4 hr flight is available at 7am and 1pm daily.


Lake Eyre & Muloorina Station

Tour duration: 4 hours (Flying time: 3.5 hours)

Enjoy excellent views of Outback South Australia with a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound and Brachina Gorge. Pass over Parachilna, the township of Marree and awe-inspiring Lake Eyre. After marvelling at the vastness of Lake Eyre, land at Muloorina Station, a remote 400,000 hectare property south of Lake Eyre. The return flight passes over the Leigh Creek open-cut coal fields and the Gammon Ranges.

  •   $1034 per passenger (2 - 3 passengers)
  •   $  882 per passenger (4+ passengers)
  •   $  420 per child (with 2 paying adults | 4~13 years)

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Lake Eyre & William Creek

Tour duration: 6 hours (Flying time: 4 hours) Lunch included.

Excellent views of outback South Australia beginning with a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound and Brachina Gorge. Pass over Parachilna, the Leigh Creek open-cut coal fields, the township of Marree, Muloorina Station and the awe-inspiring Lake Eyre. After marvelling at the wonders of Lake Eyre, land at the remote town of William Creek for lunch (population 10 at last count). Return via the beautiful Painted Hills, the Breakaway Country, the Andamooka opal fields and Lake Torrens.

  • 1155 per passenger (2 - 3 people)
  • 1008 per passenger (4 or more people)
  •    473 per child (with 2 paying adults | 4~13 years)

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Lake Eyre, William Creek & Warburton Grove

A scenic flight over Wilpena Pound, the Flinders Ranges and on to Lake Eyre, via William Creek, and over Maree, and Muloorina Station. Extend your viewing time and see where the water enters from the top of the Lake. If the rivers are flowing with water, it is common to see an abundance of birdlife at the Warburton Groove. A highly recommended experience.

  • 1365 pp adult
  • 1218 pp adult (4 or more people)
  •   541 pp  child


7 hr Arkaroola Ridge Top Tour - Scenic Flight (3hr) + 4WD Tour (4.5hr)

A birds eye view of outback South Australia starting with a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound, the Flinders Ranges and over to Arkaroola for the Ridge Top 4WD tour. Requires minimum 2 passengers to depart.

  • 788pp adult 
  • 685pp (4 or more people)



  • Prices: Our flight prices are subject to change. Fuel levies may be added if required.
  • Payments: A 2% credit card surcharge applies
  • Minimum numbers: Each flight listed requires a minimum of two adults
  • Children: Child prices apply to children 12 years and under
  • Infants: Infants 3 years and under fly free, on parents lap with child seatbelt
  • Operations: Scenic flights are operated by Wrights Air

About Air Wilpena

Air Wilpena operates scenic flights from their base at Wilpena Pound Resort, in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges.

It operates under the LA & AM Matthews AOC providing scenic and charter flights by highly experienced commercial pilots with extensive outback experience.

The Wilpena Pound airstrip is a private air strip and all traffic requires landing premission before access. You must contact Wrightsair on 08 8670 7962 in advance for weather information, fuel availability or flight planning.

Approaching the airstrip without notifying us is extremely dangerous as our aircraft are undertaking scenic flights at all hours of the day. CASA will be notified of all unauthorised approaches.


Flying a drone in and around Wilpena Pound Resort is DANGEROUS. It has the potential to interfere with our scenic flights, which could cause a serious accident resulting in loss of life. It is an offence to fly a drone in the approach or departure path of a runway of an aerodrome. Fines of up to $5,250 apply.

Rescheduled and Cancelled Flights

Every effort will be made to fulfil your booked scenic flight, however due to air traffic control constraints, weather conditions, operational reasons, and other circumstances beyond our control, flights may need to be rescheduled or cancelled. A full refund will be issued if your flight is cancelled.