Authentic Outback - Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre, Anna Creek Painted Hills and Mt Eba Homestead Visit
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: William Creek, South Australia
- Product code: MTEBA
Take the spectacular flight over Kati Thanda – Lake Eyre, the only way to appreciate the
immense size of Australia’s largest lake. Watch in awe as the landscape
drastically changes and you view the arid landscape change into perfect white
sheets of salt. Incredible contrasting and abstract landscapes are a
From here take the short flight to Anna Creek Painted Hills, where you will view from the air this
incredibly beautiful and fragile formation. Once your aerial needs have been
met, you’ll land at the Painted Hills to take a guided walk through this
ancient land. Being on private property, the Painted Hills are only accessible
by air and you’ll be one of the few people fortunate enough to walk these
precious lands. Look for fossils, evidence of the inland sea, admire the
contrasting colours and characteristics of the rocks as the minerals within
oxidise and give us this stunning beauty.
A short flight from the Painted Hills is Mount Eba Station, renowned for being the geographical centre of South Australia; it was once a stopover for fuel and food stores on the Old Stuart Highway. Established in 1874, Mount Eba is an authentic
homestead, the original homestead now shearer’s quarters are still standing and
operational today. The Station holds both cattle and sheep, close to 30,000 dse
during good times.
The Mount Eba airstrip also has a fascinating past, once being used during the Second
World War and by the Trans-Tasman Airlines. Today the Royal Flying Doctors Service
uses Mount Eba Homestead for Bush Clinics. Land here for either morning or
afternoon tea and have a chat with station owners, Margie and Pete. Hear about what
it is like living on part of the Woomera Prohibited Area and spot the rocket
lodged in the ground. Take a walk around the property, visit the shearing shed,
touch and feel the raw product of wool fresh off the board. Visit an old
cemetery and hear about past occupants and enjoy the experience of an isolated
outback working station.
Painted Hills ground tours will run at pilot discretion and if conditions are too hot, windy or the pilot deems it is unsuitable the tour will not go ahead. It is is the responsibility of the participants to be prepared for the landing and must take adequate water, sun protection (hat and sunscreen) and walking shoes. This is a remote landing with minimal shade, it is important to consider your physical capabilities prior to committing to this optional extra.