The 10 Australian vacation packages start from $1,399 per person including airfare and accommodation (based on double occupancy). The sale ends September 30 and the package offers are good for travel between October 11 to November 23 and from January 30, 2011 to March 22, 2011, with the option to travel until March 31, 2011.

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Once every 50 years or more, life in the normally deserted Lake Eyre Basin, the lowest point on the Australian continental landmass at about 50 feet below sea level, awakens as the lake – roughly twice the size of Texas – fills with water.

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