Scenic Flights

More planes; more options at the Marree Hotel – and you get to fly with the most experienced and locally based scenic flight operators in the Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre region with the experience of over 25 years with charter and scenic flight operations from Marree and William Creek.

When to see the Lake? At any time. Water or no water. The sheer magnitude of the Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre region is breathtaking – morning, noon or afternoon. And without water you get to see the myriad of colours emblazoned in patterns of ochre and pink algae forged during recent rains. The reflections are still there. And the birds have remained – moved to the numerous waterholes in the many creeks and river systems. We go looking for them with every flight when you book at the Marree Hotel.

No other air service provider can offer:

  • Years of local service – knowledge, experience great commentary
  • The most up-to-date technology
  • Planes are rated (higher than CASA) to transport ‘executive level’ customers
  • More planes
  • More flights
  • More options

All planes are high wing-over for maximum visibility. Cessna reliability and quality – 4, 6 and 8+ seater modern light-aircraft.

(The Marree Hotel is accredited by the Arabana Aboriginal Corporation to conduct scenic flights over the Marree Man.)

Scenic Flight – 1

Marree Man Explorer – PLUS the extraordinary mountains, gorges and valleys right on our doorstep

Marree Man | Willouran Ranges | Muloorina Station | Oodnadatta Track | Marree Township

The Marree Man is back! The world’s second largest geoglyth has been lovingly restored for all to enjoy. With the permission of the Arabana Aboriginal Corporation, the intrigue that surrounds ‘The Marree Man’ and how he came to be on a plateau in Outback SA has been reignited through a careful and accurate restoration. Share the mystery; the myth, and the controversy that surrounds this remarkable work of art.  Fly over the site and wonder at the skill and artistry of the original creator all those years ago. Standing at 4.2km tall with a 28km circumference, the world’s second largest geoglyth is best appreciated from the air!

Flight Time: 45 minutes*
Adults: $280pp for 2-5 passengers

(The Marree Hotel is accredited by the Arabana Aboriginal Corporation. The Hotel acknowledges and operates Marree Man flights with the kind permission of the traditional owners – this is Arabana Country.)

Scenic Flight – 2

Bays and Peninsulas of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

Marree Man | Lake Eyre South | Lake Eyre North | Madigan Gulf | Dingo Fence | Belt Bay | Jackboot Bay | Muloorina Station

From Marree you’ll fly over the Dingo Fence, to the Marree Man and into the southern tip of Madigan Gulf. Then over Hunt Peninsula to Jackboot Bay and the North Lake before flying over the lowest point in Australia – Belt Bay. Returning to Marree over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre South. A fantastic flight to get a taste of the scenic splendour that is Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.

Flight Time: 1.5 hours*
Adults: $430pp for 2 – 5 passengers

Scenic Flight – 3

Lake Eyre and the Warburton Groove

Lake Eyre South | Lake Eyre North | Madigan Gulf | Dingo Fence | Belt Bay | Jackboot Bay | Warburton River | Cooper Creek | Warburton Groove | Neales River | Marree Man

The Ultimate Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre experience that’ll blow your socks off!!!

From Marree fly over the Dingo Fence, and into Madigan Gulf. Then over to the mouth of the Cooper Creek followed by the Warburton River, the Neales River and the magic of the Warburton Groove. On the way back to Marree you will fly over Belt Bay, Lake Eyre South, the remarkable and controversial Marree Man and the Oodnadatta Track. This flight is an excellent way to see all that Kati Thanda – Lake Eyre has to offer including the main river systems which feed into the Lake.

Flight Time: 2.1 hours*
Adults: $750pp for 2 – 5 passengers

Scenic Flight – 4

Half a day packed with everything the desert offers

Lake Eyre North | Madigan Gulf | Jackboot Bay | Belt Bay | Deserts | Anna Creek Station | William Creek* | Marree Man | Lake Eyre South | Marree Township

Fantastic bang-for-buck! The classic outback experience, flying over the incredible Kati Thanda – Lake Eyre and land at the famous (or infamous) William Creek Hotel. This flight has everything about the region – a bush pub experience, Marree Man, deserts, the Lake, Birdsville Track and Australia’s largest pastoral property – Anna Creek.
* Or, (instead of William Creek), Mungerannie Hotel or Cowarie Station to meet the owners for lunch and a personal tour of the working cattle station – extra $200pp – advance bookings essential. Subject to availability.

Flight Time: 4 hours* plus 1 hour stop at William Creek*
Adults: $930 per person for 2 – 5 passengers (lunch extra)

Scenic Flight – 5

“The Birdsville Charter”

Put your own flight plan together. The Lake, Birdsville – anything and everything in between

The Marree Hotel can arrange just about anything: Birdsville, Innamincka, The Dig Tree, or maybe the Painted Hills, William Creek & Coober Pedy?

This is your canvan so get cracking and put yourself in the picture – let your dreams come true.

Flight Time: 4.5 hours* plus 1 hour stop over*
Adults: $1,150 per person for 2 – 5 passengers (lunch extra) (price subject to flight plan)

Charter options? The sky’s the limit

Phil and Maz and the friendly staff at the Marree Hotel can arrange just about anything when it comes to seeing this special place. How about a day flight to Birdsville or Innaminka and the “Dig Tree” including a superb lunch.
Maybe the Painted Hills or Coober Pedy. We can even organise a lunch with a difference – great for those who enjoy a drink and don’t have to drive! Prices available on request.

Please note: The Marree Hotel and Wrights Air constantly monitor the Lake and change routes regularly to ensure our guests get the very best scenic flight option money can buy.  As a result, flight paths may change. We reserve the right to alter flights paths if better options become available. Bookings at least 48hours in advance are essential. Those charters involving multiple stops, visits to stations etc are subject to access. Please consider this in your planning.  All flights are subject to weather.

*Flight Times are approximate. The actual flying time varies depending on head or tail winds and load in the aircraft


  • Minimum of 2 passengers required unless stated otherwise.
  • Bookings essential. 50% deposit required.
  • Flights depart every day from the Marree Hotel.
  • Book at the Marree Hotel today or click here to email us.