The Lake, mountains, rivers, desert – more flights and more options
when you book at The Marree Hotel
Lake Eyre – Kati Thanda and the vast desert areas of the Lake Eyre Basin are emerging as one of the worlds most awesome scenic wonders with a myriad of colours and textures that draw photographers and artists to the region each year.
There is no better way to see the region than by light plane or helicopter.
Only now will the vastness of this desert phenomenon really impact. Looming large. Spreading itself across the horizon. The fine line between earth and sky vanishes. The patterns and colour palette give testimony to the today’s magnificent indigenous works of art.
But there’s more. Much more.
A micro view reveals a rich prehistoric era of fossils, land forms, colours and shapes formed 100 and 200 million years ago.
In more recent times, the tracks of explorers like Giles and McDowall-Stuart pioneered the way for the Overland Telegraph.
Follow the routes of early stockmen and the paths forged by the Afghan cameleers.
Then there’s the Ghan Railway and the reminder of its engineering feats and endurance by early construction teams – let alone the passengers who endured the hazards of the numerous track washouts and breakdowns in unparalleled heat.
The mighty Cooper Creek is the region’s principle influence – follow the watercourse right up to Innaminka (for lunch) and then fly to the Burke and Wills Dig Tree, over the Coongie Lakes and Lake Eyre – a great day of exploring by air.
This is a living desert. Its alive and it’s now.
Swoop from the sky as nature’s canvas of colours gives way to detail. Get low with birds in flight and feel the pure white shores inviting you to believe the early explorers – there IS an inland sea.