Covering one sixth of Australia's land mass
Friday 29 March 2019 - The latest update of the conditions of Lake Eyre from the pilots who fly the scenic routes over the lake.
The water has travelled down the Warburton Groove to approximately half the length of the lake and appears to be approximately 5-7m deep in parts. North of the lake, in the Channel Country, the birdlife is starting to thrive as the water comes down through the Diamantina and Georgina river systems with Cyclone Trevor and Cyclone Veronica expected to continue to push large quantities of water south.
4 hr flight is available at 7am and 1pm daily.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 flight permission.
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.