The average price of a 7-day trip to Lake Eyre Basin is $2,274 for a solo traveler, $4,084 for a couple, and $7,657 for a family of 4. Lake Eyre Basin hotels range from $65 to $295 per night with an average of $114, while most vacation rentals will cost $180 to $380 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Mount Isa Airport (ISA) are between $1,168 and $2,134 per person for economy flights and $3,665 to $6,696 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $56 to $117 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Lake Eyre Basin, AU

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to ISA and stay in a Lake Eyre Basin hotel:

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to October 7th
  • October 22nd to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Lake Eyre Basin is usually mid to late August.

 

Average Lake Eyre Basin Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Lake Eyre Basin for a week is $1,555-$3,372($222-$482 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $117 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $671 to $1,899 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $109 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $88 to $108 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Lake Eyre Basin for a week is $3,612-$6,560($516-$937 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $112 to $234 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,342 to $3,798 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $109 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $88 to $108 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Lake Eyre Basin for a week is $4,990-$12,180($713-$1,740 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $224 to $468 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,684 to $7,596 for economy

Lodging: $164 to $218 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $123 to $162 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Lake Eyre Basin

How cheap can you make a vacation to Lake Eyre Basin? The cheapest trip to Lake Eyre Basin is about $168 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $180 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $55.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Lake Eyre Basin for a week is $1,176-$3,442($168-$492 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $25 to $49 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $671 to $1,899 for economy

Lodging: $55 to $65 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $180 to $200 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Lake Eyre Basin for a week is $2,022-$5,684($289-$812 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $98 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,342 to $3,798 for economy

Lodging: $55 to $65 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $180 to $200 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Lake Eyre Basin for a week is $4,044-$10,648($578-$1,521 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $196 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,684 to $7,596 for economy

Lodging: $110 to $130 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $288 to $280 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Lake Eyre Basin cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Lake Eyre Basin Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Lake Eyre Basin.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Lake Eyre Basin for a week is $3,395-$11,069($485-$1,581 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $101 to $257 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,812 to $4,710 for first class

Lodging: $146 to $295 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $760 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Lake Eyre Basin for a week is $5,914-$17,578($845-$2,511 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $202 to $514 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,624 to $9,420 for first class

Lodging: $146 to $295 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $760 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Lake Eyre Basin for a week is $11,828-$32,876($1,690-$4,697 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $404 to $1,028 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $7,248 to $18,840 for first class

Lodging: $292 to $590 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $532 to $1,140 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Lake Eyre Basin Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Lake Eyre Basin is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Lake Eyre Basin due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Lake Eyre Basin Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Lake Eyre Basin hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

While there are a few options for vacation rentals here, the selection is somewhat limited in Lake Eyre Basin.

 

Flight Costs to Lake Eyre Basin

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,134 average in late December to a low of $1,168 in mid to late August. Median flight price is $1,413. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Lake Eyre Basin our data includes 12 originating airports, and 14 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Lake Eyre Basin from an airport like Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK) in Oakland, CA (the United States) for an average $2,494 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Julia Creek (JCK) in Julia Creek (Australia) at an average of just $173.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Lake Eyre Basin, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $966, so you can easily save about 83% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Lake Eyre Basin can easily cost $370 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $25 per person. Private tours can cost $736 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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