Surveyor generals corner

Submitted: Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 08:30
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How do you get approval to go to the surveyor generals corner and also then use, mount davies road to the anne beadell hwy, has anyone used mt davies rd, what is it like
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 08:42

Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 08:42
You pay $800.00 @ vehicle, and I am NOT joking.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Neville M (VIC - Melb) - Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 08:50

Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 08:50
Is that for the corner or the rd. I am looking for details on who to apply to and can it be done
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 09:03

Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 09:03
Hi Neville:

This is regards to the permits ........

This came from the latest Toyota Landcruiser Club Newsletter (of which I am a member).

"Two permits are required to access the corner. The first is available online from the WA Department of Indigenous Affairs (http://www.dia.wa.gov.au/), whilst the second must be obtained via the Ngaanyatjarra Council, PO Box 644, Alice Springs, NT 0871.

The Ngaanyatjarra Council will forward your application to the Irrunytju Community at Wingellina, and if approved, will issue you with the access permit to Wingellina and instructions on the actions you must take once you reach the outskirts of the Community. You normally pay for your permit at the Wingellina Office. The cost (in 2004) was $100 per vehicle plus $20 per person.

For your money you will receive an excort from Wingellina out to the corner, and at a house very near the corner, our escort also picked up the aboriginal traditional owner of the area, a lovely old gentleman by the name of Lance Eddy. Once out at the corner posts our escort, who happened to be the Chairperson of the Community, together with the traditional owner, provided interesting information about the area, its aboriginal occupation, and the advent of the two corner posts. The Wingellina Community are intending to use some of the permit monies to build an interpretive shelter out near the corner posts to provide more informaqtion to visitors."

Your permit will provide you with a three day window (which you can nominate) within which your visit must be undertaken. Make sure you avoid Saturdays and Sundays as the Wingellina Office might not be open.

You will also need an appropriate permit from the Central Land Council to drive though the Docker River area, which can be downloaded from http://www.clc.org.au.

Truckster mentions that it is now $800 per vehicle, so things may have gone up (considerably) since this member's trip in mid 2004, or he may have combined the cost of all the permits. I don't have any further information on this point.

Hope this is of use.

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Follow Up By: Footloose - Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 09:11

Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 09:11
My leaflet from the authorities arrived on Monday. You are correct according to it.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 09:52

Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 09:52
No I didnt :'( ;)

IMHO its sounds like your a bus service. pick up X goto A drop off X, pickup M and D go to P via M sub via JJ4dB subsub via J9's place....
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 11:35

Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 11:35
You're right Truckster - my apologies. It was Wolfie. When I was writing my reply none the responses were visible. Oooops ... shall take myself outside and thrash myself with a wet bus ticket.

The bus thing has gone over my head.

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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 16:47

Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 16:47
We were within 5 kilometres of the SGC. We were to have gone in, but the price had risen to $800.00 @ vehicle, which is exorbitant. Our tour leaders, and the headquarters decided that we would not include the SGC in our itinerary.

I do not however have this information in writing, it is only what was relayed to me prior to the tour, so I do not stand by my comment 100%.

Cheers

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 16:52

Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 16:52
Current brochure says $100 per vehicle and $20 a person from memory. If it's $800 per vehicle then bye bye income from touros...few people would be interested.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 12:05

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 12:05
maybe it was $800 all up
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 15:34

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 15:34
I was just looking at the receipt the other day. We paid $20 per person in Easter 2004. The pictures are on my website if you just want to see the markers. There are actually two corners about 150 m apart: the WA border is not a straight line but has a step in it.

The Mt Davies Rd is the best drive I have ever done. It is a road that appeared not to have been used for years before our trip in Easter 2001. The track disappeared many times and we had to fan out on foot to search for the point on the next dune where it crossed. Its very overgrown and the vehicles took a hammering from the scrub. The dunes between Annes Cnr and Mt Lindsay are the biggest I have seen in Australia, most of them dwarfing big red. One day we only achieved 87 km. The community of Mt Lindsay is located against a magnificent rocky outcrop. North of this point toward Pipalyatjarra the road gets more use.
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