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Diamantina Flooding update
Kangaroo Island 31st March
Personalised Tour- Coongie Lakes
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Issue: 1 February 2009 

Welcome to our first electronic newsletter!
This newsletter is published to supplement our quarterly "Desert Sky News", and provides a means to distribute current information more quickly.
It is also a good way to "keep in touch" with the growing number of people who have internet access.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about this newsletter, please do not hestitate to contact us.
Any feedback or suggestions most welcome!
King Creek BedourieDiamantina Flooding
Moderate to major flood levels are falling slowly in the lower Diamantina River around Roseberth and Birdsville. At 9am last Wednesday,
(Feb 11),the river level at Birdsville was 6.5 metres and falling slowly with moderate flooding.
 photo: King Creek Bedourie - Diamantina Shire Council
 more photos ABC Western Queensland 

High river levels in the lower Diamantina River are expected to continue for several weeks.
There is also moderate flooding in the Georgina River and Eyre Creek, meeting in Goyder's Lagoon  - (the inside Track is now closed).  Lake Eyre remains dry.
Lyn Rowland of Birdsville writes "What a great start to 2009. The country around Birdsville looks an absolute picture. Just by adding water we get to enjoy the Shire at its best - hopefully, the general public will understand why we call this place HOME"
Warnings and River Height Bulletins are available at
Bureau of Meteorology

Some seats are still avalaible on our Birdsville/Innamincka
departures July 18 and August 15.
Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island Seats available on departure
31st March 2009
We still have some seats available on our 4 day Kangaroo Island trip departing 31st March 2009. (the earlier trip on 24th March is fully booked).
It is a great opportunity to see one of "earth's last unspoilt refuges", and our itinerary ensures you get to see all the highlights.
Accommodation is at the modern Wisteria Lodge motel Kingscote, with views overlooking Nepean Bay.
The package fare is $925 per person with a single supplement ($150) available.
Details are available from our website or contact us for a brochure.
Coongie Lakes
Personalised Tour
A "Personalised" 4WD tour to Coongie lakes
Coongie LakesInnamincka and the Corner Country has received interest, particularly following the rains in the Outback.
While Coongie Lakes contains water most of the time, the large expanse of ephemeral wetlands fill after flood and heavy rain. The area plays host to the most incredible diversity and number of water dependent wildlife including native birds, fish, reptiles and frogs.
The package fare for this 7 day trip is $1995 pp, departing 21st May. further details
Upcoming Trips
Departures in the next few months:
  • Kangaroo Island                  March 31
  • Mungo/Hattah Kulkyne        April 18
  • Painted Desert                    May 1
  • Coongie Lakes                     May 21
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Thank you for your continued interest in Desert Sky Tours 

Howard Humby
Desert Sky Tours
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