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Lake Eyre & Birdsville in a Day by Private Plane

  • Overview
  • Accommodation
  • Itinerary
  • Fares

A journey overview

  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre
  • Birdsville

1 Day Interlude
  • Departing:
  • 10 Apr 2021 Brisbane
  • 1 May 2021 Sydney
  • 8 May 2021 Melbourne

On a day trip like no other, witness a rare aerial sighting of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, which is expected to be in flood. From the comfort of our private plane, we soar over the Marree Man and dip lower to admire the mesmerising lake before landing at Birdsville Hotel for a barbecue in the middle of Australia’s arid Outback.

Lake Eyre and Birdsville in a Day by Private Plane
Captain's Choice ATR 72-500
Captain's Choice Private Jet

Private Scenic Flights - From Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne

Effortlessly experience the majesty of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and Birdsville in a single day from your chosen capital city. Aboard our private high-winged Economy Class ATR72-500, Captain’s Choice guests will fly over Australia’s remote interior with unobstructed views of the flood phenomenon below.

Lake Eyre Aerial
Lake Eyre Aerial

A Rare Aerial Sighting of Lake Eyre in Flood

To witness Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre in flood is to experience a rare show of nature’s capricious ways. Only from the air can you appreciate the spectacle as vivid blues and stark whites of the salt and sand dunes run into blushing pinks and violet hues.

Itinerary

Lake Eyre & Birdsville in a Day

We have meticulously planned this incredible one-day adventure for you to experience some of Australia’s most remote and spectacular destinations with the utmost ease from our private plane.

This morning, we meet our crew and board our aircraft. Morning tea is served as we soar across Australia’s remote outback and swoop over the Marree Man. Before long, the pink hues of Lake Eyre come into view, as we sweep across the vast expanse of this usually dry basin. We dip a little lower to take in breathtaking views of silvery blue and pink water splayed out across the desert.

We touch down and walk across to the Birdsville Hotel for a drink and a barbeque lunch. Our day of wonder draws to a close as we reboard our aircraft and toast our adventure with refreshments on the way home.

Extraordinary Rainfall Predicted in 2021

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre ordinarily exists as a vast, salt-encrusted basin. Predicted heavy rainfall throughout central Queensland is set to fill the lake in 2021 – a rare spectacle that occurs very few times in a century. If substantial rainfall does not occur, Captain’s Choice will not operate the tour and will refund your booking in full.

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