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Lake EyreAustralia's largest salt lake, Lake Eyre is one of our country's true phenomena. It's brilliant to see whether it's flooded or dry - but if you're lucky enough to see it when it has water, it's a spectacle to be witnessed.
Be ensconced by the vastness of this park, the whiteness of the salt lake and the surrounding low red dunes of the desert give you a true sense of the wilderness and remoteness of the outback. Australia’s largest salt lake, Kati Thanda has a catchment area from three states and the Northern Territory. The lake itself is huge, covering an area 144km long and 77km wide, and at 15.2 meters below sea level, it is the lowest point in Australia. Floodwaters cover the lake once every eight years on average. However, the lake has only filled to capacity three times in the last 160 years. You may feel a sense of isolation standing on the dry lake edge and seeing nothing as far as the eye can see – yet with heavy rains and the right conditions, the lake comes dramatically to life. When there’s water in the lake, waterbirds descend in the thousands, including pelicans, silver gulls, red-necked avocets, banded stilts and gull-billed terns. It becomes a breeding site, teeming with species that are tolerant of salinity.
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Fly over Lake Eyre with Wrightsair
A unique outback aviation company, Wrightsair specializes in scenic tourism flights and charters from its main base in William Creek, as well as Coober Pedy, Marree, Wilpena Pound and Birdsville. Our remote location gives us unparalleled access to pastoral properties, indigenous communities and other remote area locations. We can build the ultimate air tour getaway to suit your needs, with our experienced bush pilots. For the exceptional outback experience that cannot be compared to any other operation, Wrightsair is only a phone call or email away.
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