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Lake Eyre from the Air: New Wilpena Pound Resort Flight Package Takes Off

Media Release: Wilpena Pound Resort

August 10, 2022

Australia’s largest Salt Lake, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre is currently amid a flooding event, bringing life to the outback and creating one of nature’s great spectaculars best viewed from the air. Located around 650km northwest of Adelaide, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre is a just a short flight from Wilpena Pound Resort in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges.

To celebrate the natural spectacle, Wilpena Pound Resort has released a new special, the Lake Eyre Explorer Package combining a three-night stay dining and touring with a six-hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre and William Creek.

The Wrights Air scenic flight departs from the Wilpena Pound airstrip and takes visitors on an aerial journey over the Flinders Ranges and on to Lake Eyre for a chance to witness the display of pastels from on high, as the vast 9,500 km² sink lake floods and attracts thousands of migratory birds.

The new package also offers visitors a chance to discover the First Nations culture, stories and heritage of the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park, with a 20 per cent saving on the range of Indigenous cultural tours led by Adnyamathanha guides which depart the resort daily. Guests can join a complimentary Welcome to Country ceremony each evening at the resort.

Accommodation options include the Ikara Safari glamping tents, Wilpena resort rooms or campsites for caravans, campervans or tents. Daily breakfast at the Wilpena Pound Restaurant is include in the deal, as is a welcome drink on arrival at the resort.

Rates on the Lake Eyre Explorer Package start at $615 per person per night*; for bookings visit the website here or call reservations on 1800 805 802.


Wilpena Pound Resort is located some 430km north of Adelaide in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Ikara Wilpena Pound is Adnyamathanha Yarta or Country. Located in the heart of the National Park, Wilpena Pound Resort offers visitors guests a first-hand, personal experience of the ancient landscape, delivered through the perspective of the region’s Traditional Owners, the Adnyamathanha people. The resort comprises a 60-room hotel, Ikara Safari Camp with 15 glamping tents and a large campground. South Australia’s largest mountain range, the Flinders Ranges dates some 800 million years and is recognised worldwide for its geological history and impressive Ediacaran fossils. A state-led bid to have the Flinders Ranges inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list is currently underway.