Lake Eyre has flood for the third year in a row

Australia’s largest salt lake, Lake Eyre, which is located in South Australia, north of Adelaide makes for a beguiling trip at any time of year, but especially so at the moment.

The Herald Sun is reporting that the 144km long and 77km wide lake has flooded for the third consecutive year and normally dry desert rivers are flowing once again.

Water usually only covers the lake about once every eight years and it has only filled to capacity three times in the past 150 years, according to the National Park, so it is a sight worth savouring.

As well as attracting visitors, the return of water to Lake Eyre also entices birds such as Australian pelicans, silver gulls, red-necked avocets, banded stilts and gull-billed terns.

Such is the scale of the region that it is best viewed from the air and scenic flights operate regularly.

Ownership of Lake Eyre was recently handed back to the native Arabana People.

Written by Erin Marshall

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