Another successful 3 day Lake Eyre flying safari

Sorry, bit late on this report from a couple of weeks back. We had another fine group of clients from all parts of Australia for the 3 Day Supreme Scenic Safari. Once again, local rainfall at Innamincka caused us to reverse the itinerary by flying to Coober Pedy to start off proceedings.


  • Another fantastic bunch of personal on board
  • The outstanding hospitality shown by the Clee family at the Comfort Inn Coober Pedy Experience, Pete, Nick & all the staff at the award winning Johns Pizza Bar and Resteraunt in Coober Pedy and Geoff & Julie Matthews at the Cooper Creek Homestay, Innamincka
  • Jimmy “the Runner’s” commentary on board our ground tour at Coober Pedy
  • Our scenic pass over the Painted Hills and the Prominent Hill mine
  • The peppered camel pie, sauce and Coopers Pale Ale at the William Creek pub!
  • Wrights Air, William Creek who came to the rescue when our Beech 18 had a very small problem but had to be grounded. Paul Williams made sure that we all got to our digs at Innamincka and provided great service along the way.
  • Lake Eyre, truly majestic
  • Seeing the ferry in action, taking people across the Birdsville Track at Ettadunna
  • Geoff Matthews national and world philosophies on anything that mattered!
  • Kayaking the beautiful Coopers Creek amongst hundreds of birds, tortoises and the absolute serenity of the whole scene was incredible
  • The Coongie Lakes, still swollen with water
  • How well the whole landscape looks from the cropping country in the mid north to full dams in the pastoral land.


  • Leaving our pilot Phitzy at the William Creek pub for 4 days. He was hamming it up whilst everyone else was feeling sorry for him amongst the flies & dust!!
  • Someone had taken all the extra large yabbies in the Cooper Creek, Innamincka
  • We couldnt make Birdsville due to bad weather……again!

All in all, another great trip with again, plenty of memories!