QUICK LINKS: Flinders Ranges Flights | Lake Eyre Flights | Birdsville Trip
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.
The quintessential Flinders Ranges flight encompassing views of the magnificent ABC Range, Brachina Gorge and a breathtaking loop around the Pound.
|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.
|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.
|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
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.
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.
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
2 pax - $1800 pp
Birdsville Overnight Trip
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).
3+ pax - $1790 pp inc meals & accommodation.
2 pax - $2300 pp
3+ pax - $1590 pp
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.