Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia, photographs, travel.



© Bill & Peg Chartres


All photos © Bill Chartres unless otherwise acknowledged.


LAKE EYRE



Lake Eyre, 700 km (435 miles) north of Adelaide, South Australia, is actually two lakes
(Lake Eyre North, 144km in length and 65km wide and Lake Eyre South, 65by 24km) which are joined by Goyder's Channel.
It is the lowest natural point in Australia [approximately 15 m (49 ft) below sea level in Madigan Gulf]
and it rarely completely fills, but when full (covering 9,500 sq km) is the largest lake in Australia,
and the 18th largest in the world.



We have been fortunate to have visited Lake Eyre a couple of times when it has been full (or nearly full!).
Our visit in 1989 was during one of only two recorded times when Lake Eyre South filled first
and fed its waters into Lake Eyre North through Goyder Channel







Sunset over Madigan Gulf
Sunset over Madigan Gulf- Lake Eyre North - 1989

© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989



Sunset over Goyder Channel
Sunset over Goyder Channel - 1989


© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989


Goyder Channel
Jason Chartres
Goyder Channel- northern end - 1989
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989





Madigan Gulf

Madigan Gulf- Lake Eyre North - 1989

© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989



Madigan Gulf

Madigan Gulf - Lake Eyre - 1989


© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989


Goyder Channel
Goyder Channel (northern end)
Lake Eyre - 1989
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989



Madigan Gulf

Jason & Peg Chartres
Madigan Gulf- Lake Eyre North - 1989
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989


Jason & Bill Chartres - Lake Eyre
Jason & Bill Chartres
Madigan Gulf- Lake Eyre North 1989

© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989


Peg Chartres - Lake Eyre
Peg Chartres
Madigan Gulf- Lake Eyre North 1989
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989



Jason Chartres - Goyder Channel Lake Eyre

Jason Chartres
Goyder Channel Lake Eyre - 1989
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989


Lake Eyre
Lake Eyre - 1989
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989


Goyder Channel - Lake Eyre North
Goyder Channel
Lake Eyre North - 1989
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989



>Peg Chartres - Lake Eyre


Peg Chartres
Lake Eyre North - 1989
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989

Level Post Bay 
- Lake Eyre
Level Post Bay
- Lake Eyre - 1989
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989



Track to Lake Eyre - Muloorina Station
Track to Lake Eyre - Muloorina Station - 1989
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989



Muloorina Camp Sitee


Muloorina Camp Site - 1989
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989

>Muloorina Camp Site
Muloorina Camp Site - 1989

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Muloorina Camp Site
Muloorina Camp Site - 1989
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989



Muloorina Camp Site


Muloorina Camp Site - 1989
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989

Bill Chartres - Lake Eyre
Bill Chartres - Lake Eyre - 1989

© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989



Jason, Bill & Peg Chartres - Muloorina Camp Site
Jason, Bill & Peg Chartres
Muloorina Camp Site - 1989
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1989




More photos of Lake Eyre


Like all the other northern areas that we have visited, each time you visit
there are new things to see and enjoy, no two visits are ever the same.
This is the reason that we visited these areas once or twice each year for over ten years!
These photos were taken in 1987, 2 years before the ones above.






Lake Eyre South
Lake Eyre South
Just a dry salt pan - 1987
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1987

Lake Eyre South
Lake Eyre South
Just a dry salt pan - 1987
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1987

Madgian Gulf - Lake Eyre North
Madgian Gulf Lake Eyre North
Just a dry salt pan -1987
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1987



Muloorina Staion - 1987

Muloorina Staion - 1987
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1987

The Chartres Family Bill, Peg, Jason, Graham & Wayne 
 Muloorina Staion
The Chartres Family
Bill, Peg, Jason, Graham & Wayne
Muloorina Staion - 1987
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1987

Camp Site Jason & Graham Chartres Muloorina Staion
Camp Site - Jason & Graham Chartres
Muloorina Staion - 1987
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1987



Jason & Peg Chartres<br>
Madigan Gulf (The lowest point in Australia,
 15m below sea level) - Lake Eyre North
Jason & Peg Chartres
Madigan Gulf (The lowest point in Australia, 15m below sea level
Lake Eyre North -1987
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1987

Muloorina Staion
Muloorina Station - 1987
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1987


Muloorina Station

Muloorina Staion - 1987
© Bill & Peg Chartres 1987




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