Meerine Loop pass???

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 19:16
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Hi All,
I've been planning using the meerine loop to get to Ayers Rock to Alice Springs, and have not to date seen anything that stated that I required an ' Aboriginal Land Pass'...but today I received a pamphlet that has a rough (very rough) tourist'y type map that has the meerinie loop on it...and states that one is required????????.....any confirmations out there?.

Cheers,
Mick.
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Reply By: Member - Tom (NT) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 19:22

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 19:22
Yes you do need a pass I am not sure how much they are but you can buy them at either kings Canyon or Herrmensberg. Just chk that it is open still as we have had a lot of rain here 2inches since last night and I do know it gets closed and is very scary in the wet.
Tom
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Follow Up By: Pyalong - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 19:35

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 19:35
Thanks very much Tom,
I wont be travelling through there till about 26th of this month....what do I do?...just rock up to kings canyon at the time and go to store?...do you have any idea of the cost?

Thanks for your input, cheers,
Mick.
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 19:45

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 19:45
goodday pyalong
yes just go to the shop at kings and buy it over the counter not sure of current cost a couple of years ago about $4 if you are towing check road coditions when we looked at it we drove 200m along and went back the long way

steve
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Follow Up By: Centre Dweller - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 19:47

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 19:47
Just go to the Mobil at the Kings Canyon Resort. Last time I bought one it was whole $2.20 a car (cheapest thing at the resort!!)
Hope that helps
Might run into you when your in Yulara, if it is raining you might be lucky the photo on the profile was the water on the rock the other week. One word "Spectacular"

Tom
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike H (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 20:02

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 20:02
Hi,
I think it's about $ 2.50.
You now have to get it at the Reception of the Kings Canyon Resort.
They won't give it to you if it's been raining and the road has been closed.

Mike.
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Follow Up By: Slammin - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 21:32

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 21:32
Spot on Tom, use caution in the wet.

A 4wd was rolled about 10k out of Glen Helen on Sun arvo. They weren't going fast so no injuries.

The West Macs are getting a heap of rain, I can't even remember when it started. 2 weeks ago or 3?

Late wet season or early Queens B'day long weekend?

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Reply By: Member - PatC - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 19:47

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 19:47
Hi Pyalong, travelled the Mereenie Loop Rd in 2002 and got our pass from the Kings Canyon store for a nominal amount. Can't remember the exact amount but it was about $10.

See Ya
PatC
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Reply By: MrBitchi - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 07:57

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 07:57
Yes, aas all above have said you do need a pass. Travelled this road in September 2000 and found it to be the most corrugated road I've ever driven on^^^^^^ :---;
If you're towing I'd ask how long since the grader's been through. If it's recent, OK. If not..^^^^^^^
John
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Reply By: cloughie - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 19:46

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 19:46
Drove this road last month. Was very rough and slow going but made it without incident. Was towing our camper trailer which also made it no worries.We did it the reverse way, buying our pass in Alice.Cost was about $2.20.

Cheers
David
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Follow Up By: Member - Stillthinkinaboutit - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 08:49

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 08:49
Hi David,

In about 4 weeks time I will be heading the same way, from Hermannsburg to Kings Canyon. How long did it take you to drive the loop road ?

Regards,
Mark
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Reply By: Pyalong - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 11:00

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 11:00
Thanks for all the replys everyone...very helpful responses!!...and great to see that there is something in that area of good ol'e Australia, that you dont have to pull a 'grey nurse' outa the wallet to enjoy the country!!!.

David..would be interesting to know the speeds you were doing on the loop???.

Stillthink'in...will be there in about 3 1/2 weeks..hope the rain has abated by then!!!

Cheers, and thanks again,
Mick
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Follow Up By: Member - Stillthinkinaboutit - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 11:34

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 11:34
Hi Mick,

Just had a look at my itinerary, if everything runs to plan we will be on the loop road on the 28th June, heading towards Kings Canyon.

I will be driving a GU Patrol Wagon ( Pewter Grey ) with Rhino Basket on top. Mate will be in a 100 Series Cruiser Wagon ( Silver ) with ECB Rack.

Who knows, we will probably see you around somewhere.

Regards,
Mark
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Follow Up By: Pyalong - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 14:39

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 14:39
Hi ya Mark...Ill be leaving kings canyon around 25th.. leave ormiston g (most likely)...for a booking in alice on the 29th...may see you as you drive in....happy travels!!!.
Cheers,
Mick.
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