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FLINDERS RANGES FLIGHTS

Flying in either a Cessna 172 , 206 or Cessna 210, each aircraft is equipped with personalised headsets ensuring ease of interactive conversation during your Lake Eyre & beyond Safari.

All passengers get a window seat & all aircraft are high winged, a great advantage for photography.

20 min The Gorges
Take in the Geological wonders of the Flinders Ranges from above. Tracking out over the Parachilna Gorge, the Heysen Range and return via Brachina Gorge.
Price
$140 pp
40min Wilpena Pound
The quintessential Flinders Ranges flight encompassing views of the magnificent ABC Range, Brachina Gorge and a breathtaking loop around the Pound.
$190 pp
1hour Wilpena Pound and Lake Torrens
Enjoy the flight as per above with the added thrill of flying over the expansive salt Lake Torrens on the western side of the ranges.
$270 pp
1hour Northern Flinders Ranges
Enjoy the perpetually changing scenery as you fly over Mt Patawarta, Mt Hack, the Gammon Ranges and Italowie Gorge as your pilot takes you on a northern loop towards Arkaroola.
$270 pp
7:00am
2:00pm
Arkaroola and Ridge top tour – all inclusive
Enjoy the perpetually changing scenery as you fly over Mt Patawarta, Mt Hack, the Gammon Ranges and Italowie Gorge as your pilot takes you to Arkaroola where you will be picked up from the airstrip in a specially constructed open-top 4WD vehicle and taken on a guided tour of some of the most spectacular rugged country on earth on the Arkaroola Ridgetop Tour
$550 pp

 

LAKE EYRE FLIGHTS

Not just the Lake! Follow in the footsteps of the early explorers and pastoralists, the overland telegraph line, the old Ghan railway line, the Dog fence. See and hear about locations like Mt Deception, Mt Norwest, Termination Hill, The Oodnadatta and Strzelecki tracks, sheep and cattle stations including Nilpena, Beltana, Witchelina, Muloorina and Mundowdna... The joy is in the journey!

3-4 hours Lake Eyre 1
See the amazing land formations as you fly north towards Lake Eyre, passing by the Edicarian Hills (world renown discovery place of the Edicarin Fossils) and take in the constantly changing landscape as you head out over the Oodnadatta track towards 'Jackboot Bay' to enter the panoramic southern tip of Lake Eyre. You will then track over the lake to Dalhunty Island and the Madigan Gulf before landing at Muloorina Station to stretch the legs, and view a Artesian Bore. The return journey takes you overhead Marree and the Leigh Creek Open Cut Coal Fields.
Price
2 pax - $890pp
3+pax - $695pp
4-5 hours Lake Eyre 2
Incorporating the flight as per Lake Eyre 1 (plus) track east of the Lake following the Cooper Creek to the 'punt' on the Birdsville Track and the Etadunna Station wetlands. Follow the Birdsville Track home towards Marree and Leigh Creek.
2 pax - $990pp
3+ pax - $890pp
5-6 hours Lake Eyre 3 (Cooper Creek)
Incorporating the flight as per Lake Eyre 1 (plus) track east of the Lake following the Cooper Creek to the 'punt' on the Birdsville Track and the Etadunna Station wetlands. This flight can be extended to incorporate Lake Hope, before returning via the rugged Northern Flinders Ranges including Arkaroola and the Gammon Ranges.
Innamincka
As per Lake Eyre 2 but continue north east along the Cooper Creek, passing over Mulka, Mungerannie Stations, Kanowna, Gidgealpa Station, Coongia Lakes (breeding ground for birdlife) & on to Innamincka for lunch before returning home over the Northern Flinders Ranges and Arkaroola.

2 pax - $1100 pp
3+ pax $990 pp (Aircraft: Cessna 206)

 

2 pax - $1800 pp
3+ pax - $1275 pp (Aircraft: Cessna 206)

 

 

 

BIRDSVILLE TRIP

Birdsville Overnight Trip
Depart Blinman or Parachilna and fly over The Leigh Creek Open Cut Coal Field, past Marree & land at Muloorina Station to stretch your legs and see the Artesian Bore. Depart Muloorina Station for Lake Eyre and the Warburton Creek, see the Tirari Desert on the right & the Simpson Desert to the North. Venture past Cowarie Station & the channels of Goyder's Lagoon, before reaching the Diamantina and Birdsville. Explore the town & visit the Working Museum. Overnight at the iconic Birdsville Hotel.
Day 2
Depart at your leisure over Sturt's Stony Desert to Coongie Lakes (flood out of the Cooper Creek) where you will encounter large nesting areas of birdlife. Land at Innamincka for lunch & put a toe into the waters of the Cooper Creek. Leaving Innamincka follow the Strzelecki Creek south towards Mt Hopeless & the rugged Northern Flinders Ranges, Arkaroola before arriving at your departure destination (Blinman/Parachilna).

Birdsville Day Trip

Depart Blinman or Parachilna and fly over The Leigh Creek Open Cut Coal Field, past Marree & land at Muloorina Station to stretch your legs and see the Artesian Bore. Depart Muloorina Station for Lake Eyre and the Warburton Creek, see the Tirari Desert on the right & the Simpson Desert to the North. Venture past Cowarie Station & the channels of Goyder's Lagoon, before reaching the Diamantina and Birdsville Hotel for lunch.

Depart for Sturt's Stony Desert to Coongie Lakes (flood out of the Cooper Creek) where you will encounter large nesting areas of birdlife. Land at Innamincka & put a toe into the waters of the Cooper Creek. Leave Innamincka following the Strzelecki Creek south towards Mt Hopeless & the rugged Northern Flinders Ranges, Arkaroola before arriving at your departure destination (Blinman/Parachilna).

Price
2 pax - $1990 pp inc meals & accommodation.
(Cessna 172)

3+ pax - $1790 pp inc meals & accommodation.
(Cessna 206)

 

 

 

 

 

2 pax - $2300 pp

3+ pax - $1590 pp

(Cessna 206)

 

Please note: All flights are subject to weather & airstrip conditions.

Prices: Our flight prices are subject to change. Fuel levies may be added if required.

pp : per person

Terms & Conditions: Prices and per person and GST inclusive. All flights are in Cessna 172/206/210 aircraft. All tours and itineraries are subject to weather conditions, aircraft availability and pilot discretion. Passenger weight limitations may apply. Air Operators Certificate C550249 IM & DH Fargher trading as Blinman Scenic Flights.