Honeymoon Pool

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 16:53
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Being a long weekend this weekend and with an opurtunity to get rid of the kids, i planned a nice weekend for just for me the wife and one of the dogs and thought we would go to honeymoon pool.

Looked at our camping books and yes we can take dogs, then i loked at a new book and no dogs aloud. Check with CALM today and Honeymoon pool is now a national park, so no dogs.

Does any one know if there is any good campsites in that part that are outside the park but still near water?

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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:18

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:18
I cant help at all.

I must ask a question though.

I don't own a dog but a mate I camped alot with has. It's a little fox terrior I think.

Why don't they let you take em into a National Park?

This little puppy is on a leash 24/7. It's a wimp. I can't see it hurting anything. Maybe a bark or two, that's it.

Do they not let you take em in just so they can't kill the natives or is there other reasons too?
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:36

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:36
perception- a foreign predator. Its easier to apply a blanket ban than to apply rules then enforce restrictions.

The concern is over attacking local native species, possibly already threatened ones which dont need any help in wiping themselves out. Short of this, Im yet to see or be informed of any other reason.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:44

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:44
Also most national parks in WA have 1080 bating for ferral foxes and your dog will die if it chows down on one.
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Follow Up By: BLUEBAG53 - Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 00:02

Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 00:02
My daughters Staffy mutilates enough Blue Tounges (BT) in our back yard, let alone giving him a NP to protect from potential preditors!
The last BT that Rusty The Wonder Dog (RTWD) savaged endured a long and painful existance, (all the morphine had been allocated for Joh B-P unfortunately). As a result I threatened RTWD with strapping the carcass of the dead BT to hisbleepso that for the next week every time he licked his doodle he would also be licking the head of the dead BT Lizard, the threat fell on deaf ears however the positive action, at this point ( day two ) appears to be having some positive results.
Lets keep our pets if we must have them out of our national Parks, If we love our pets that much there are venues that accept and cater for, with some restrictions, pets!
Does anyone know of an outlet that will mind my mobile phone whilst I am holidays? Just a thought!
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Reply By: Member - Martin- Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:36

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:36
Hi Allan,

As far as we could find out there are no other campsites in that area other than the deignated ones at Potters Gorge and Honeymoon pool. It would pay to check with the Collie tourist centre as i was advised recently that Honey moon pool was closed for camping untill further notice due to fire that went through the area not that long ago. Also if it is open and you are going you would probably have to leave on Thursday to get a spot and even then it is touch and go its a busy spot.

In regards to dogs it is getting harder to find spots that allow allow them which is a shame, you could try Lake Navarino( Waroona Dam) it is not as far down as Collie and from memory they allow dogs as long as they are kept on a leash, also Logue Brook Dam allows dogs as long as they are on a leash hope this helps.

Here are some contact numbers:

Lake Navarino Resort:PH:9733-3000 or 1800-650-626
website: www.navarino.com.au

Calm Wellington Office:PH:9734-1988

Martin and Samantha
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Reply By: Topcat (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 23:06

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 23:06
Hi Alan, why don't you try Stockton Lake about 6km east of Collie. Free camping & has one pit toilet & one flushing toilet & pets are allowed. Great place for water sports too. Just go through Collie from the Brunswick Junction road & proceed out on the Collie Darkan road. The turn off is on the right & is sign posted. However it does get pretty crowded on long weekends so get there early to get a good camp spot. Cheers.
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Reply By: Member- Rox (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 23:07

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 23:07
What about the 4WD site up/down streem???
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 00:01

Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 00:01
Rox, I gather you mean the bush campsite known as the 4WD Association campground. Its on the opposite side of the river to Honeymoon Pool. Just go across the bridge and immediately turn righ onto Lennard Drive (which is really just a 4WD track). Lovely spot but I believe it is still within the new NP boundaries. Be worth checking with CALM though. This campsite is well patronised by 4WD clubs over long weekends so unless you get in early Friday afternoon there is a chance it could be full already if arriving later.

:o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: Pluto - Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 15:07

Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 15:07
Unfortunately, Lenard track is closed due to the recent fires and CALM's subsequent repairs. The 4WD Campsite and the other sites down stream are unlikely to be accessable before next spring.
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Follow Up By: Member- Rox (WA) - Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 18:22

Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 18:22
Thats the One I ment but could'nt find it as the GPS log is in PC in storage whilst travling only got the laptop. Havin fun though:-)
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Reply By: Member - Bigbear - Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 08:23

Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 08:23
The 4WD Assoc sight is also closed until next summer due to the bushfires that went thru there a few weeks ago. The tracks were torn up by the fire fighters, so CALM have closed everything off to allow things to stabilise over winter. Well, that's their excuse at this point!! Will be interesting to see if they reopen next season, as they CALM, are trying to get 4WD out of this area.
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Reply By: bruce.h (WA) - Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 15:02

Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 15:02
there are several reason behind the dogs ban in national parks
one is the threat to native wild life by dog attach
the other reason is the fact that domestic animals carry deseases that can course problems to our native wild life
the third is for the dogs own protection due to baiting using 1080 which can cill your dog extremly quickly

the ban of domestic pets in parks is not just for dogs but for all domestic animals including cats birds ect.
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