Building off the flight routes for the Big Red & Diamantina and Channel Country flights, this flight will allow you to cover a large area and see how much the land can change, its like turning a page in a book.
From Birdsville, we initially follow the same flight path as the Channel Country flight which takes you west to Big Red and south to Goyder Lagoon following the Eyre Creek system.
You can read more about the Channel Country flight details here.
Rather than follow the Diamantina home from Goyder Lagoon, we instead continue to fly south east to the Coongie Lakes.
The Coongie Lakes are a great series of waterholes fed by the Cooper Creek system. They are an extensive freshwater wetland system in north-eastern South Australia which includes channels, billabongs, shallow floodplains, deltas, and inter-dune swamps. The majority of the lakes are fresh water and home to an abundance of bird life and 100ft tall gum trees. These wetlands have been recognised as being of international importance and have been listed as a World Heritage Site.
Being part of the Innamincka Regional Reserve which is approx. 100km north west of Innamincka they are also classified as an Important Bird Area as when in flood become a large breeding ground for Pelicans.
On the banks of the lakes you will see River Red Gums standing 100ft tall and plenty of Coolibah trees. The patterns in the shallow lakes are stunning and give a great change for you to see a massive contrast from the surrounding areas.