desert park costs

Submitted: Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 22:50
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hi,just saw the S.A desert parks book for sale for 90 odd bucks but this covers a fair bit of travel for 12months
we are going through Oodnadatta track upto Alice through Finke in sept. and just wondering what sort of cost we would be up for...wanting to go to Lake ayre...dont think we are going through Dalhousie...from memory its a slight detour.....can anyone help with what passes we are going to need and where to get them from and what sort of dosh we'd be looking at.We wouldnt be staying anywhere for more than 1 night..

Laura B
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 23:30

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 23:30
Laura

If you buy the Desert Parks Pass you get the book for free..lol

I buy one very year and get it for $60

You will only need the DPP for Lake Eyre National Park. It depends from which direction you approach Lake Eyre. There is camping at Muloorina Station and a $2 donation is asked for. I think that the other campsite is free at Hamilton Bay. You DPP covers you when going to Dalhousie Springs. It is a worthwhile detour and camping is included in the pass.

The rest is open country and no permits are required along the Oodnadatta Track or Finke Track.

Cheers
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Reply By: 120scruiser - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 11:12

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 11:12
$99.00 for the DPP and you get nothing for it IMHO.
Watch the mozzies at Dalhousie. Those buggers will bite through the wall of a canvass tent.
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Reply By: chips59 - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 18:11

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 18:11
did that trip last year, did not need to buy DPP at all. When you go out to Lake Eyre you can get a pass at the ture off from the oodnadatta track for about $18.00 and the same at Delhousie springs. We camped just back off the road next to dry creek beds all the way and did not have to pay, same along the finke to Alice road good spots along there too.
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Follow Up By: Laura B - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:14

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 10:14
how was the road through when you went through Finke...is Dalhousie worth the detour??Cheers....
Laura B
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Reply By: Member - Malcolm P (VIC) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 14:37

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 14:37
Dalhousie Ruins and Springs are worth seeing
It doesn't take long at all I had 3 children in the car and 2 of them loved the swim, In fact they liked the whole trip and they 9,7 & 5.
We went Septmenber last year and it was pretty hot.
Don't not see it if you're there.
Road from Mt. dare to Finke very rough took us 10 hours .. but we had children and took it really slow as we had not been down the old railway line before.
Finke to Maryvale not bad Chambers Pillar was brilliant but if your heading to Alice in the say day leave enough time.

Have a good time
Regards

Malcolm
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