national park of Australia

Lake Eyre National Park is in the Outback region of South Australia.

It is one of the continent's most important reserves of Australasian wildlife.




Flora and faunaEdit


Get inEdit

By scenic flightEdit

Scenic flights are an easy way to see the lake. Flights are available from Coober Pedy and from William Creek.

By carEdit

If you drive to see Lake Eyre in flood, you have to plan the logistics carefully. If you have visions of driving to the water's edge, parking and looking out over the lake, then think again. Lake Eyre is shallow, even when in flood. Much of the lake is only 20-30 cm in depth. As you approach the lake, the land becomes boggy a fair distance from what you may consider to be the edge of the water. Higher points of land to view over the lake a few and far between, although you may find an earth mound here and there.

The roads leading to the lake are remote country. Roads have a tendency to be boggy. People have died on these roads after becoming bogged. Take the precautions surrounding remote country travel, and be prepared to turn around rather than take risks.

Needless to say, a 4wd is necessary to access the lake. The Oodnadatta track passes close to Lake Eyre South, and parts of the lake there are accessible by 2wd. However, you may need to get out and walk the last few kilometres as you approach the lake edge. Take care.

Fees and permitsEdit

Get aroundEdit


The lake is famous for flamingoes and other birds.


Buy, eat and drinkEdit

If you venture into the park in your own vehicle, whatever you need you will need to take with you. There is nothing available within the park. This includes all supplies and water.


There is a camping area at Halligan Point on the lake edge, 70 km east from William Creek.

Stay safeEdit

Take precautions for remote area travel.

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