An early start this morning. After breakfast at The Prairie Hotel, you will be driven to the Leigh Creek airstrip to travel to Balcanoona and transfer close to the nearby town of Nepabunna.
R.M. Williams called this place home when he was younger, helping local Indigenous Australians at the Nepabunna Aboriginal Mission in the Gammon Ranges. Here you'll learn about leather crafting and boot-making and your guide and local Aboriginal park ranger will provide further details about the early life of R.M. Williams.
Depart Balcanoona, taking off in a north westerly direction and passing the dry salt lake of Lake Frome, desert plains, magnificent land forms and meandering ancient creek beds.
You'll then fly over Lake Eyre, Australia’s largest inland lake and the lowest point in Australia. Although usually dry, Lake Eyre does occasionally experience dramatic floods – but it has only completely filled three times in the past 160 years.
You will continue flying towards Birdsville. The amazing channel country will astound you with its beauty. The plane will then track over the Big Red before landing at Birdsville for ‘smoko’ (lunch) and a tour of the hotel.
Taking off again our next stop is the famous outback outpost of Innamincka. At Innamincka guests have lunch at the pub as well as taking a town tour and a private boat ride down Cooper Creek with your own personal tour guide.
After leaving Innamincka, your scenic aerial journey continues before landing at Leigh Creek. Once on the ground you will be transferred to The Prairie Hotel.