Things to do around Lake Eyre and Marree

other tours that you can do in and around the Marree and Lake Eyre region when your not flying in one of our helicopters.

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park
Lake Eyre National Park was co-named on the 14th of November 2013.

 

The Lake Eyre Yacht Club

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A visit to the Lake Eyre Yacht Club (seasonal) is an excellent way to tap into the water and weather patterns of the Lake Eyre regions.  http://www.lakeeyreyc.com

Bob and Doreen are good for a chat and are happy to talk about the region and, of course, the logistics and opportunities to go sailing in the region.

 

Muloorina Station

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A trip to Muloorina Station enables you to access an excellent camping area alongside thermal water with abundant wildlife. It’s just 53km from the Marree Hotel. There’s a track leading from the campground that will take you out to Level Post Bay on Lake Eyre North (4×4 only). Allow one day or stay over night.

Muloorina Station is situated 54km north west of Marree, on the edge of Lake Eyre

Muloorina is owned and run by Trevor and Cindy Mitchell and has been in the same family since 1936.

The Mitchell family has continually worked to increase the standard of their certified organic Poll Hereford cattle using bulls from West Coast and mid North studs.

Trevor and Cindy encourage their 3 children to be very involved in the decisions of running Muloorina and hope that this will continue in the future.

Muloorina is 25km from Lake Eyre and has been providing tourist accommodation since 1965. There is home-stay accommodation or camping grounds on the banks of the Frome creek.

 

Clayton Station
The Clayton has been in the Oldfield family since 1955. With over 2000 sq Km’s  they run predominately beef cattle with Poll Hereford being the main breed with Charolaises and Angus put over the Hereford cows. They sell off their weaners every year regardless of the season to the feedlot and domestic markets, concentrating on holding their cows in the best possible condition. Clayton Station was established in 1938 and is a premium breeder of workhorses and Poll Herford cattle.

How about a 5 day trail ride adventure for groups of 10 people?

The vastness of the outback is framed with amazing landscapes from tree enclosed creeks to desert lands with rocky hills and outcrops. Sleep in your own swag and eat traditional campfire foods. Take a relaxing dip in an artesian spa or enjoy a hot shower or bath straight from the artesian bore.

Clayton Station is a working cattle station and you will be invited to help drive some cattle along the way. You may even see kangaroos, dingos, emus and brolga.

Here’s your chance to live and learn the way of the outback – Clayton Station style. http://www.claytonstation.com

Luxury Outback Accommodation

Excellent horses provided along with all your adventure camping needs.

 

Dulkaninna Station

The station is situated 84 km from Marree along the Birdsville Track in the far north of South Australia. The size of the property is 2000 square kilometres with a combination of land systems – gibber plains, black soil flood plains, sandhill country, gibber plains and tableland country and coolibah lined creeks. Dulkaninna has been in the Bell family for six generations – over 110 years.

Dulkaninna Station, which initially (late 1800’s) ran sheep, is now a fully organic accredited cattle station, using adaptive land management and practising stress free stock handling. The herd is composite with a base Poll Hereford crossed with Black Angus. The family is also involved in breeding registered Australian Stock horses and Quarter horses, as well as kelpie dogs which are registered with the Working Kelpie Council of Australia. Recently Dulkaninna has entered the tourism industry offering two experiences:

  • Beyond and Back Day Tours -personal and small group 4WD interpretative tours of the Birdsville Track, Cooper Creek and Lake Eyre recounting local history, tales and legends and natural history information.
  • Coolibah Camp which is situated in a picturesque creek bed setting 1km from the homestead provides hot water showers, toilets and a camp kitchen.

For more information contact Daryl Bell

Phone: 08 8675 8307

4X4 cultural one day tour – escorted or tag-along
“Beyond and Back” outback adventure

A unique and classic tour from Dulkaninna Station.

A full day insight to the wonders of the Birdsville Track, Cooper Creek and the outback cattle station – Dulkaninna. The Bell family (over 120 years at Dulkaninna) will personally collect you from Marree and take you on an unforgettable trip in and around the Birdsville Track – history, flora, fauna and natural wonders await. There is no better way to be intimate with the region than this extraordinary experience. Lunch will be with the Bell family on Dulkininna. You’ll explore the homestead and the wetlands of the region. Darryl Bell OAM is a fountain of knowledge – probably South Australia’s most respected cattlemen – was born at Dulkaninna and loves to share his knowledge with visitors. He will be your guide*.

Rates:

1. Fully escorted tour (minimum two people). Departs the Marree Hotel at 8:30am and returns at 5:00pm. Travel in luxury 4 wheel drive. Includes a station lunch and refreshments. Cost $200.00pp

2. Tagalong (minimum of two vehicles). Departs the Marree Hotel at 8:30am and returns at 5:00pm. You must have a competent 4×4 (no SUV’s) and a good UHF radio to ensure you have good contact with your tagalong tour leader. Cost

Bookings are essential.

*subject to availability.