What better way is there than to see the the Barrier Ranges and the Iconic Mundi Mundi Plains from the air. Silver City Scenic Flights will pick guests up from the air strip here at Eldee and there must be a minimum of 2 people to do this. Flights vary in duration from 45 minutes through to 8 hour Lake Eyre Super Tour. Guests have the options of flying up north to Cameron Corner, or to the west to the see Lake Eyre and beyond, or south to see Mungo National Park or fly to the south east to see the Menindee Lakes and the mighty Darling River from the air.
On this 40 minute flight you will see great views of the Barrier Range and the Mundi Mundi Plains. View Broken Hill’s water storage reservoirs, Silverton and the Daydream mine. You will see the iconic "Line of Lode" mining operations in the centre of the city and the amazing landscape of the surrounding countryside.
This is a fantastic flight with commentry highlighting the history of Broken Hill.
Tour Cost: $180 per person
Tour Duration: 40 minutes
8.20 am departure: On this first leg of the tour you will fly over Silverton, Mt Umberumberka and the Reservoir, view the rolling landscape of the Barrier Ranges tumbling to the flat expanse of the Mundi Mundi plains, watching landscape features change every minute as you approach the southern toe of Lake Frome and the Flinders Range. You will next be impressed by the incredible vista of Wilpena Pound before Landing at Leigh Creek for morning tea. You then re-board the aircraft and fly over Lake Torrens, the longest salt lake in Australia, then onto the amazing Painted Hills before landing at William Creek.
Following lunch at the famous William Creek Hotel, we fly over channel country to the amazing Lake Eyre. You will be captivated by this iconic landmark.
We then fly to the Northern Flinders Ranges, Arkaroola and Lake Frome. As we get closer to Broken Hill you will see the Daydream Mine, Living Desert and the Sculptures symposium, as well as the entire length of the "Line of Lode" mining operations in the centre of Broken Hill.
Tour Cost: $1,350 per person (4/5 passengers) $1680per person (3 passengers) $2140 per person (2 passengers) Morning Tea, Lunch and Bottled water included. To reduce your cost we can try to place you with other passengers.
Tour Duration: 8 hours & 30 minutes
8.20am: We depart Broken Hill for Marree where we land for morning tea. On this flight you will fly over Silverton, the Umberumberka Reservoir, the Border fence, the unique Lake Frome, Flinders Ranges (Arkaroola), Gammon Ranges and the Strzelecki track.
10.30am: Depart Marree for the Madigan Gulf of Lake Eyre. You will fly past Campbell Point where Donald Campbell set the world speed record, then across to the centre of this enormous iconic lake, then onto the Cooper Creek inlet. We follow Cooper Creek to the Wetlands and the Birdsville Track/Cooper Creek crossing, where the punt may be in use. From here we head towards Cameron Corner for lunch at the famous corner store.
2.30pm: After lunch we depart for Broken Hill, landing around 4.30pm
Tour Cost: $1240 per person (4/5 passengers) $1380 per person (3 passengers) $1875 per person (2 passengers) Morning Tea,Lunch and Bottled Water included
Opional Extra: A scenic Flight over the Menindee Lakes and White Cliffs is an additional $200per person.
Also you might like to stay overnight at Cameron Corner, or in the Underground Hotel at White Cliffs. Please enquire regarding prices for these. To reduce your cost we can try to place you with other passengers.
The Flinders Ranges are very unique and a famous mountain range in South Australia. While you are in Broken Hill why not take advantage of seeing them from the air?
On this tour you will fly over Silverton, Mt Umberumberka and the Reservoir, view the rolling landscape of the Barrier Ranges tumbling to the flat expanse of the Mundi Mundi plains, watching landscape features change every minute as you approach the Flinders Range and the incredible vista of Wilpena Pound. We then land at Parachilna for lunch.
After Lunch we fly to Lake Frome which is a huge salt lake situated below sea level. We track back to the Barrier Range, over the old Daydream Mine and the chimney stack of the first smelter in the area (before the Broken Hill Mines existed). We overfly the Living Desert and the Sculptures symposium before viewing the famous "Line of Lode" mining operations in the centre of Broken Hill. We land around 4.00pm.
Tour Cost: $920 per person Min 2 passengers Lunch and Bottled Water included.
Tour Duration: 6 hours
Departure 9.00am: We fly over the Menindee Lakes system then follow the Darling River to Pooncarie, then on to Lake Mungo where we view the Great Wall of China before landing at Mungo Lodge for morning tea.
On departing Mungo Lodge we fly to Mildura and follow the River to Wentworth (on the Murray and Darling River Junction) where we land for Lunch and have a little time to explore this historic River Port town.
Following lunch we fly Back to Broken Hill past the many Lakes and local features.
Tour Cost: $820 per person Min 2 Morning Tea, Lunch and Bottled Water included
Tour Duration: 6.5hrs