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Address: Longreach, Queensland 4730, Australia
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The Silver Centre of Australia

We flew into Williams Creek over Lake Eyre and the lake was full of water and because of all the rain we saw the head waters of another lot of water about to top up the lake. I... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Michael d
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

We flew into Williams Creek over Lake Eyre and the lake was full of water and because of all the rain we saw the head waters of another lot of water about to top up the lake. I will be back but this time we will do it in the 4X4 on the Oodnadatta track. we went 6 moths ago... More 

Thank Michael d
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We went on an overnight flight with AUSTRALIAN AIR HOLIDAYS. It went from Brisbane to Coober Pedy returning via Lake Eyre and Birdsville. The scenery we saw was amazing. The centre of Australia is definitely a place worth seeing. Lake Eyre is wonderful to fly over. Unfortunately the experience was marred by a number of things. Firstly we were told... More 

3 Thank Jude690
Williamstown, Australia
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141 reviews
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

A right of passage, every Australian should visit at least once. As each years conditions leave a different landscape, multiple visits are rewarding. Get up in a small plane and discover from the air - it's breathtaking.

2 Thank Michael S
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73 reviews
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Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

While we missed seeing it full of water Lake Eyre was quite spectacular. We didn't spend a lot of time there but did wander down to the edge. The view is amazing - it stretches all the way to the horizon. A recommended stopover.

1 Thank Triantiwontigongolope
Zurich, Switzerland
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57 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

This is the largest salt lake of the world - so you will not miss the opportunity to see this when you visit the outback. Just loved our stop here and the view on the white salt lake is just beautiful.

1 Thank Bettina F
Alice Springs, Australia
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1,927 reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2015

Although we only saw it by air, it is a spectacular site. We will be returning when we have more time to visit the area properly.

5 Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

We were fortunate to see the Lake Full of water in 2010 & again in 2012. I can highly recommend hiring a plane, when the lake is full of water, it's the best way to view the landscape and wildlife. The white expanse of the Salt Lake when dry is also an extraudinary. If you love nature and the quiet... More 

1 Thank KiddHouse
Greater Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

We took the oodnadatta road to go with our 4x4. Exceptionnal and amazing, so wonderfull view. Very impressive, something never saw before!

Thank marieclaire88
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 9 October 2014 via mobile

Traveling by road is fairly good going by oodnadatta track. Once you are at lake eyre there are tracks everywhere, good maps are a must, spare tyres, food. It is a massive inland lake, it will test out your 4x4 skills in the area. I would defiantly have a sat phone and GPS for this trip. Right now heaps of... More 

Thank jeff k
Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 13 September 2014

Have not yet visited lake eyre Basin --it must be excellent as it is Australian. Looking forward to joining all our lucky nomads venturing our great outback.

Thank barbara m

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