Ngarkat Conservation Park

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 12:24
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Are dogs allowed in the Park?

I can't get thru to any rangers etc. Left msg etc with no calls !

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Reply By: Peter McGuckian (Member) - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 12:29

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 12:29
From the Souther Malle Distric Council site:

There are nine campsites throughout the park (see over). Campsites at Pertendi Hut and Pine Hut Soak have toilet facilities. Camping permits are $6-00 per night per vehicle.

Please Remember…
Gas fires only 1 November to 30 April.All vehicles must be registered. No Pets.

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http://www.southernmallee.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=117

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Reply By: Scubaroo - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 12:31

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 12:31
Dogs are not permitted in SA conservation parks.
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Reply By: Gossy - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 13:25

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 13:25
thanks for that.
thought it was worth checking because for some reason we are allowed dogs (on the lead) at the Coorong.
I would have thought the Coorong would have been more protected that the Ngarkat Conservation Park.
Anyway, these rules are there for a good reason so no probs.

Thanks for the replies.
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Reply By: Vivid Adventures - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 14:16

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 14:16
Ngarkat is likely to be protected under the Wilderness Protection Act and thus is being managed using different management principles.

If people are interested, there is a new Wilderness Assessment report open for public submissions and is available from NPWS/DEH or irving.jason@saugov.sa.gov.au

Submissions are due by March 10.

One relevant recommendation is that traffic on the Border track will only be allowed North to South (to reduce damage from the additional challenge of the alignment of the steep side of the dunes) and resulting unauthorised deviations.

There may also be some closures of what are currently "public roads" as they would be added to the park and prescribed in the management plan.

There is also an objective to encourage commercial tour operators.

Littering & use of firewood as specific concerns.

Bush camping anywhere in the park is specifically recommended except for culturally sensitive areas.

There is also a new 4WD tracks to be opened through Box Flat to Jimmy's Well (I'd be interested to know if anyone has done that track and if it is trafficable at present).

Ciao for now
Andrew.
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 14:35

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 14:35
There was a large fire there recently so some of the park wont look too pretty.
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Reply By: Gossy - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 14:53

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 14:53
yer good point. Might just go to the Coorong again. Just trying to find a different place that I haven't gone before.
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Reply By: Trevor M (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 16:59

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 16:59
I checked on a photo I have that was taken at the start of the Border Track in Ngarkat. If I blow it up I can read the sign in the background that says:

"WARNING TO DOG OWNERS

Poison 1080 meat baits are regularly laid beyond this point to protect native animals.

Great danger exists for all dogs.

DOGS PROHIBITED"

As an aside I think the track is still closed.

Cheers
Trev
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Reply By: Gossy - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 17:15

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 17:15
Even if someone wanted to break the rules and risk getting caught, that's a good enough excuse not to lose your devoted pet !
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Follow Up By: Trevor M (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 20:34

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 20:34
Hi Gossy,

Not having a go, just trying to be helpful.....I notice that you seem to have been responding to people who have replied to your question by using the "Post Reply" button at the bottom. I imagine you mean to use the "Post Follow Up" button at the end of each persons reply? If you do so they will get an email alerting them of your follow up. It was only by chance that I had another look at your thread and saw you had posted again in response to my posting.

Cheers
Trev
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 22:39

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 22:39
It's a common mistake Trev not only from the newbies but some regulars as well.
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Follow Up By: Gossy - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 09:30

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 09:30
oh ok. Is this correct.

Ta,
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Follow Up By: Trevor M (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 09:46

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 09:46
no probs

Trev
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 12:56

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 12:56
Probably a dumb question but here goes......how do you pronounce Ngarkat? Is it pronounced with a silent g eg Narcat?
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Follow Up By: Gossy - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 13:23

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 13:23
Yes thats correct. Probably an Aboriginal name for something?
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Follow Up By: Dean (SA) - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:07

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:07
According to the Mallee tracks book, Eyre came across some aboriginals in 1838 who lived in the area, he named them 'Ngarkatko', Ngarkat park was named from them.
Your history lesson for the day.
Dean
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Follow Up By: cuffs - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:48

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:48
Ngarkat means no dogs LOL!
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Follow Up By: Gossy - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 12:19

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 12:19
everyones an expert! :)
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