Permits - Hay river, K1 and Warburton tracks

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Hi all
We are planning to do the hay river track in June/july 23 all the way down to the end. Just a bit confused with the permits. Do we require just the hay river permit or does that just get us to the madigan line? Do we require a madigan line permit for driving on part of it and is there one for the k1 and warburton tracks?
The crc site is not very clear on the permits...call me an idiot if it is actually straight forward but keen on some feedback
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Feb 06, 2023 at 07:53

Monday, Feb 06, 2023 at 07:53
You’ll need a permit from CLC for Hay River track(now free!) and Desert Parks Pass for K1/Warburton. That permit covers the section of Madigan between Camps 14-16.

Not sure the Warburton track is open, it was closed for some reason? Maybe people were leaving gates open? The SA road website might give a definite answer?

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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Monday, Feb 06, 2023 at 09:10

Monday, Feb 06, 2023 at 09:10
Just to clarify Bob, there are no gates what so ever on the Warburton/ K1 track.

The only reason it gets closed is the actual “Warburton Crossing” and surrounding country that is low lying and takes a long time to dry out after heavy rain and flooding of the Warburton River.
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Monday, Feb 06, 2023 at 10:02

Monday, Feb 06, 2023 at 10:02
Warburton is closed until further notice. Actually, I reckon it's closed more often than it's open. I've been trying to do it for 10 years and can't get the stars to align where I can get there when it's open.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023 at 12:41

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023 at 12:41
There was one gate, Stephen, in Oct, 2015.



I imagine some people may confuse the hot weather closure, with a complete ban, but I do recall the track being closed for a period over the past year or two.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023 at 14:03

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023 at 14:03
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Yes Bob, I do remember one gate but maybe they haven't replaced it after I took it out!!
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023 at 19:50

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023 at 19:50
Where was that gate Bob?

No such gate when we did it, it was a straight run through after leaving the Birdsville Travel through to the K1 Line.
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023 at 22:51

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023 at 22:51
Some mates of mine got turned back by a gate last year. They told me because they knew I was interested in doing it. I actually did start the track one year but had to turn around due to mechanical issues.
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Follow Up By: Member - Gordon B5 - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023 at 23:29

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023 at 23:29
we went through in Sept. 21 just asked my wife we didn't open any gates & can't remember any that were open if there were any.
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Thursday, Feb 09, 2023 at 06:54

Thursday, Feb 09, 2023 at 06:54
Had a beer at that gate in 1997 on one of my tours - remember closing it !

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Follow Up By: shellye21 - Thursday, Mar 30, 2023 at 12:58

Thursday, Mar 30, 2023 at 12:58
Hi Bob and team
Just an update for your information.
We have our CLC permit which was free.
There was an additional form for entry to the aboriginal area via the batton hill camp and it comes with a $240 per car fee!!!
Thought you might want to know
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Reply By: shellye21 - Monday, Feb 06, 2023 at 10:08

Monday, Feb 06, 2023 at 10:08
Thanks team for the responses and good to know we actually dont have to pay (yet). Also good to know warburton track is touch and go. I assume its closed for the seasonal flooding at the moment but figured it would be good by june but will keep an eye out
thanks again all!!!
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