Dragon Tree Soak

Submitted: Friday, Aug 10, 2018 at 15:38
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Is it still possible to get to Dragon Tree Soak and if so what sort of permits are required?
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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Friday, Aug 10, 2018 at 20:11

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 at 20:11
Been trying for the last 6 months to get permits for a trip next year. Still no decision.
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Follow Up By: Member - Len W (NSW) - Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 14:37

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 14:37
Thanks for the reply. I am looking to head out there next year as well.
Where do you get the permits from?
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Reply By: equinox - Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 06:41

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 06:41
Hi Len,

It's a bit hard to say without any recent updates - that country doesn't change much. All the tracks are overgrown at the best of times. A bit of a low lying area, so may be affected by the two seasons of good rain.

I got permission from KLC when I went in 2011.
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Follow Up By: Member - Len W (NSW) - Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 14:40

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 14:40
Thanks Allan,
Was permission hard to get?
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Follow Up By: equinox - Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 16:20

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 16:20
No, wasn't hard at all, perhaps a bit time consuming.
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Reply By: Mick O - Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 at 21:47

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 at 21:47
Probably a bit late on the reply but my apologies....been out travelleing :-) You may have already viewed these.

The area is situated in the midst of a paleo-drainage area which means that any extraordinary rain fall events make it impassable for months if not a year (such is the case this year).

It's a mean trip in and out but worth it if you can make it. Yajula (Elizabeth Soak) is the jewel in the crown and pales DTS into insignificance as the below videos may attest.

If you goiver it a crack and enter via the Mclarty Hills, make sure you spend some time in the McLarty's looking for art sites and the names of past explorers engraved in the rocky pinnacles.

(As an aside; our access was negotiated with the local T/O's by an intermediator. It came with a map of all the 1980's exploration cut lines and some bloody good stories!)







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Follow Up By: Member - Len W (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 20:25

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 20:25
Thanks Mick,
It looks tough going, but very enjoyable. Did you do much vehicle damage?
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Reply By: Mick O - Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 22:54

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 22:54
Tyre damage mainly Len. Cracked a couple of rims on the way in but we welded them up.

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