AUSTRALIA’S LAKE EYRE
The Lake Eyre Basin, one of the world’s largest internally draining river basins, is situated in the driest part of the Australian continent in northern South Australia and is normally one of the most barren salt lakes in the world.
Lake Eyre fills only a few times in a century. In 2000, for the first time since 1989, it peaked at 85 per cent capacity and created an amazing landscape transformation. Thousands of tourists came from all around the world to see what became a 9,300 square kilometre inland sea, and its amazing variety of birds, fish and plant life.
Wanting to see the two sides of this unique area, Glenn Ridge visits the Lake whilst covered, and witnesses first hand the incredible beauty of the area with its vibrant eco-system. Three months later he returns with outback adventurer Ron Moon and they observe the amazing transformation, and also meet some great Australian characters along the way.