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Wrightsair: The Lake Eyre Flight Specialist

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Address: 1 Bill Rivers Avenue, William Creek, South Australia 5723, Australia
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Fly over Lake Eyre and the Painted Hills

If you get a chance do the flight with Wrightsair from Cobber Pedy over Lake Eyre. Our lovely pilot, Katrina, picked us up at Cobber Pedy and flew us to Williams Creek. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
Megan T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you get a chance do the flight with Wrightsair from Cobber Pedy over Lake Eyre. Our lovely pilot, Katrina, picked us up at Cobber Pedy and flew us to Williams Creek. The Painted Hills were stunning. Katrina had so much local knowledge it was wonderful. At Williams Creek we changed planes (larger than the 4 seater we were in)... More 

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Trevor W, Owner at Wrightsair: The Lake Eyre Flight Specialist, responded to this review

Dear Megan T Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your flight with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your half-day flight from Coober Pedy, over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and the “stunning” Anna Creek Painted Hills (only accessible by air). It was a pleasure to meet you, and so glad you enjoyed your... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

It is a tourist flight with a one-engined propellorplane, with one pilot and maximum five passengers. The flight takes one or one and a half hour and takes you to Lake Eyre and the painted hills. It gives a very good view and a thoruogh explanation by the pilot. I liked it very much!

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Trevor W, Owner at Wrightsair: The Lake Eyre Flight Specialist, responded to this review

Dear Boudewijn Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your flight with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your flight from William Creek over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and the Anna Creek Painted Hills (only accessible by air). We have scenic flights available over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre for either one or two hours, Anna... More 

New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Trevor the owner of the business showed us round the planes the night before, although at the time we hadn't intended to take a flight over Lake Eyre! We booked for the next day for an hour flight. Our pilot Nick was awesome, he managed to find us a few flocks of Pelicans and Cormorants although we had already been... More 

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Trevor W, Owner at Wrightsair: The Lake Eyre Flight Specialist, responded to this review

Dear Shootingstars R Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your flight with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your flight over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, and were able to experience a very special time, with water and bird and wildlife, in the region. I have shared your comments with Nick and our team,... More 

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

A bucket list item must! My 2 hour flight from William Creek was superb. The pilot, Nick, was friendly and informative and ensured I saw flocks of pelicans and cormorants in the Warburton Creek. Seeing all the significant parts of Lake Eyre, including where the Cooper Creek in flood would enter the Lake and the islands was amazing. Apart from... More 

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Trevor W, Owner at Wrightsair: The Lake Eyre Flight Specialist, responded to this review

Dear Dorothy A Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your flight with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your 2 hour flight over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. You visited at a very special time with water and bird life in the lake. The vast outback landscape is ever changing, and never ceases to... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

An air trip is almost essential to appreciate the geography of the area, apart from simply breath-taking views. We took the smaller Cessna 172 for the two of us and the pilot was happy for us to open the passenger window for unobstructed photographs from the air. We circled about and navigated along the ranges, taking in the patterns and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We had a great 1 hour flight over the southern end of the lake. Unfortunately the sky was grey and overcast, so colours and reflections not as bright as we had hoped for, but the pilot gave us an informative commentary. Set off for Coober Pedy, with our caravan, later in the morning, but got caught in rain and forced... More 

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Trevor W, Owner at Wrightsair: The Lake Eyre Flight Specialist, responded to this review

Dear cparks12016 Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your flight with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your flight over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, Anna Creek Painted Hills (only accessible by air), and overnight trip to Coober Pedy. We are also glad that you enjoyed your visit, and hospitality of the iconic William... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

You haven't seen the Australian Outback without a stop at the William Creek Hotel! The town, the hotel, the store and fuel depot, the caravan park and the airstrip are owned by the Wrights, as is the fleet of Cessnas which take off from the sealed airstrip a short walk from the hotel. As we were not able to get... More 

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Trevor W, Owner at Wrightsair: The Lake Eyre Flight Specialist, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth C Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your flight with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your flight over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, Anna Creek Painted Hills (only accessible by air) , and your visit to the iconic William Creek Hotel, and the William Creek Camp Ground. You visited at a... More 

Victoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived at William Creek in a steady, set in rainfall, wondering if taking the flight was going to be worthwhile. We set off, heading for lake Eyre, and were amazed by the beauty. The pilot managed to skirt around the rain, and we were able to see so much, with a full commentary along the way. After seeing the... More 

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Trevor W, Owner at Wrightsair: The Lake Eyre Flight Specialist, responded to this review

Dear Pauline S Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your flight with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your flight and the beauty of Lake Eyre. It is a great time to visit, with water and birdlife in Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. We are also glad that you enjoyed your flight over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The team picked up 20 of us during a tour, took us to William Creek for lunch and then toured over Lake Eyre and The Painted Hills. Their commentary and how professional these young pilots were unbelievable. They were way above their years. Would highly recommend this service.

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Trevor W, Owner at Wrightsair: The Lake Eyre Flight Specialist, responded to this review

Dear Kim G Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your flight with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your flight over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, Anna Creek Painted Hills, and your visit to the iconic William Creek Hotel. It is a great time to visit with water and bird life in the lake.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

My wife and I travelled from Melbourne to Coober Pedy to do this flight and we were definitely not disappointed. Jason was an excellent pilot and kept us fully informed at all times not only about the area we were passing over (His local knowledge was incredible) but also explained the workings of the aircraft as we took off, travelled... More 

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Trevor W, Owner at Wrightsair: The Lake Eyre Flight Specialist, responded to this review

Dear Dennis H Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your flight with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your half-day flight from Coober Pedy, over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. It certainly is a great time to visit, with water and bird life in the Lake. The desert is green and alive. I have... More 

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