People booking flights to Australia may be interested in visiting Lake Eyre in the south of the country.

Anyone who is jetting off on flights to Australia over the coming months may want to add a trip to Lake Eyre to their itinerary.This previously dormant salt lake in South Australia is usually dry but heavy rain in Queensland and New South Wales, combined with the summer rains in the outback, means that it has flooded back to life.Its maximum recorded depth is six metres and it is only known to have reached that point three times in the past 150 years.

One of the reasons to visit Lake Eyre – other than to see the natural phenomenon itself – is the prolific birdlife that is attracted to its shores.

Keen birdwatchers will be able to spot species such as red-necked avocets, grey teals and red-backed kingfishers.

When full, Lake Eyre covers an area of 9,690 kilometres. However, this salt lake is only one small part of the Lake Eyre Basin, which stretches for more than one million square kilometres and is spread across four states – Queensland, New South Wales, the Northern Territory and South Australia.

Written by Ruth Norris

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