Any signs in Simpson (Munga Thirri) No Fires Allowed

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 18:14
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http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/munga-thirri/camping.html

As per the link it's been known for sometime you can't have fires in the QLD section of the Simpson, Munga Thirri. But, last year the signs wern't up, only in Witjira, SA.
However I'm wondering if anyone who has been recently did notice if signs were up now like the SA side and if people are still having fires in the banned areas.
I just can't imagine sitting out there in the winter without a fire regardless of wether you supply your own wood or not.
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Reply By: mikehzz - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 18:25

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 18:25
It plainly says open fires are prohibited. The signs may have been burnt for fuel... Hey, don't forget to book and pay your QLD NP camping fees beforehand either.
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Follow Up By: Turbo 1 - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 18:35

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 18:35
So were you out there recently to notice if any signs have been erected yet and are people still having fires.
I would be surprised if many even know about the ban
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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 18:41

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 18:41
QLD NP are making it a bit too difficult for people to know or do anything. It seems like a real joke of a system really. The SA system seems much better. If you obviously know that open fires are prohibited, then what difference does it make if others are doing the "wrong thing"? What are you after, plausible deniability if you get caught?
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Reply By: Les PK Ranger - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 19:00

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 19:00
Didn't see any signs late April, and to be honest hadn't even realised the extent of that park after Peoppels.
Didn't see any signs re camping fees either, but then it is all done online.

We camped that last night on the QAA and had a fire, but could have been outside the park.
Thinking more on that, and looking at the map . . . we were going to camp about half way Poeppels to BV, but went a lot further, so 95% sure we camped east of the park boundary.

We took all our own wood for the crossing.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:23

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:23
"We took all our own wood for the crossing."

Which poses the question - if you're entering from the QLD side, are they likely to insist you don't take wood ????
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Follow Up By: Les PK Ranger - Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:33

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:33
Well, I'm sure you could TAKE it through there, whether camping or not.
It is only a day in your travels for a crossing or other track from the region.

Isn't there a place (Fraser ?) where you must use compacted mdf type recycled logs, and if you have wood of any kind you get fined ???
Vaguely recall reading something like that in a forum, but I suppose that is a destination, not a place of through travel.
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Reply By: OBJ - Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 08:47

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 08:47
One has to wonder what is happening in Qld. This ridiculous book ahead camp ground system makes impromptu camping a thing of the past. You now need to plan your trip to the minute so that you arrive on the appointed day. It was obviously designed by some brain dead bureaucrat who knocks off work and goes home to watch "Big Bang" tv.

We stayed in one (pre-booked) campground, and in the course of a campfire with some of the campers discovered we were the only ones that had paid!!! The others said they were happy with the honesty box system, but when there is no phone coverage, they just free camp. Qld Nat Parks miss out. There are some where ppl have arrived to their pre-paid spot, found someone else there who was not going to shift, and so they had to go elsewhere. Of course there were no rangers there to oversee this innovative new system.

Same for fires. I think it is an Aussies birthright to have a fire, unless it poses a greater risk to others (such as high winds, or a bush or scrub fire). I have Qld off my list of places to travel as a result, preferring the much better camping spots and facilities in SA and NT, and NSW at present.

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Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 09:08

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 09:08
I thought this thread was about the Simpson not Cape York and is about fires not booking of sites.
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Follow Up By: OBJ - Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:27

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:27
Gee Gary. You are an astute, observant informed and precise person. Thanks for that helpful advice. Oh, and picky too ... too much 'Big Bang Theory' perhaps.
I am sure the moderators would act if they saw had difficulties with it. We have enough law enforcement already.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:45

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:45
Well try posting information relevant to the thread.
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Follow Up By: Les PK Ranger - Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:30

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:30
Gary, that info IS relevant to the Munga Thirri NP, as to camp there, you need to book and pre pay online . . .

A fire is relevant to camping, you don't have a fire without camping :)
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