Dogs when visiting Ayres Rock and Kings Canyon

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 11:21
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Am I able to take my small dog with me when camping at these places...and leave him when exploring?
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 12:40

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 12:40
I believe dogs are allowed at caravan parks and camping grounds but not in designated parks areas such as the Rock and the Canyon itself.

https://nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/359283/pets-in-parks.pdf
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Follow Up By: Jill H6 - Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 16:20

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 16:20
Thank you.
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 16:27

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 16:27
Yes have seen dingos come into Kings Canyon Caravam Park too
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Follow Up By: RMD - Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 18:18

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 18:18
Have seen dingos in Kings Canyon Caravan park very close up. One took a large tupperware container of food off a table of camp opposite, mid afternoon while I was just across the road.
A small dog would be unsafe.

They walk around every tent of the school bus group at night. 100mm from students sleeping inside.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Friday, Mar 02, 2018 at 23:47

Friday, Mar 02, 2018 at 23:47
While we were out visiting the canyon, as was one of our caravan park neighbours, they left their small dog tethered outside their caravan, with a bowl of food and water left out for it. Another caravanner said that during the day a dingo came and ate the food, while their dog hid under the caravan step. Lucky it was nit a fighter or it may have been dinner too.

The caravan parks at Yulara and at Kings Canyon Resort are not in the national parks, so dogs are permitted in both.

In 2008, people were told it was OK to leave their dog tethered to the car in the car parks at Kings Canyon and Uluru. There was some very interesting tones of 'doggie conversations' going on as we walked past the cars at Uluru. The officially answer was NO, you can't bring your dog into the park. I doubt you can in either park now.

Kings Creek station is a good alternative for visiting Kings Canyon.

As Jill has confirmed that her little dog will remain happy and quiet in the caravan as many dogs do, so long as it is not too hot, that would be fine.
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Reply By: Member - Bigfish - Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 15:49

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 15:49
Just make sure that he doesn't get tangled up with the aboriginals camp dogs. Dingos and wild dogs oUt there as well. KEEP HIM IN SIGHT AT ALL TIMES AND IN THE VAN AT NIGHT
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Follow Up By: b1b - Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 16:40

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 16:40
I'm guessing that you are in a van that you can secure and the little dog will be completely happy and safe whilst you aren't there ? As bigfish said, there are a lot of less than desirable dogs roaming completely feral. Just don't leave your dog in an unsafe area. And don't expect that others will be happy to jump in in a dogfight if you're not there.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 17:55

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 17:55
And I believe it is illegal to leave a dog confined inside a vehicle when no one is there, so you do have a problem.

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Peter
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 19:42

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 19:42
Not to mention the dog possibly whining and barking all day back at camp whilst the owner is out enjoying themself....we had to put up with that at Straddie at Xmas when one lot of nearby campers left their dog tied up at their camper and disappeared for the day.
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Follow Up By: terryt - Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 20:06

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 20:06
Don't start that Peter. It is not illegal. If you cause the dog to suffer ie it's a hot day you can be in trouble. If your dog is ok you are ok. There is no blanket rule saying you cannot leave a dog in a vehicle.
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Reply By: Gazza70 - Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 20:53

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 20:53
Dingos are very prevalent at both Kings Canyon and Ayers Rock Caravan Park / Campground day and night. Keep a close watch on your pooch especially at night and all should be fine. As others have suggested, best inside the Van at night.

Regards Gary

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Reply By: Jill H6 - Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 21:17

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018 at 21:17
Thank you everyone. This spoilt little dog loves lying on the bed waiting for our return. Never had a complaint about him being noisy so I reckon all will be good. ????
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Reply By: uncle arthur - Friday, Mar 02, 2018 at 09:37

Friday, Mar 02, 2018 at 09:37
A couple of years ago we were faced with the same problem and so did not get right to Ayers Rock because they would not let us into the national park even though the dog was content to sit in the back of the the ute. At Kings Canyon we stayed at the Kings Canyon cattle station caravan park and they put our dog in the runs where they keep their dogs. We had a lovely day walking dog free and the dog also had a lovely day playing with his new furry friends.
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Follow Up By: Jill H6 - Friday, Mar 02, 2018 at 09:39

Friday, Mar 02, 2018 at 09:39
Thank you for that. Shall fix your advice in the memory bank....photo snapping it. ??
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