wanting to take a small dog on trip to cape

Submitted: Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 11:23
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Hi all we are planning a trip to the Cape in June/July. We have a small dog not quite 2kg. We are taking our camper van so we won't be sleeping on the ground. Does anybody know if taking our little dog would be a definite no, or do others take their pets. Thanks, Tom.
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Reply By: fnq triton - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 11:29

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 11:29
will it be allowed in the national parks?
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Reply By: keepkampen - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 12:19

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 12:19
hi Tom, we went up a couble of years back and we took our dog ( a mini foxy ) and our freinds took theres as well. you can't stop in national parks but we stoped and camped just outside these places and had a great time. hope this helps. pete
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 17:37

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 17:37
Took these 3 last year and they were mistaken for locals.....SO we did not get chucked out.....



Grrr!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Pedro the One (QLD) - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 23:37

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 23:37
Hey, Mad Dog .....
Think I used to take that girl on the right out a few times when I was in the Navy ........ however the mind was a bit off in those days !!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Pedro the One (QLD) - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 00:11

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 00:11
OOOOOps !!!!
Should read Crazy Dog ............. apologies to both ???
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 00:46

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 00:46
Yo Pedro the One ,

Me 2 - ex Navy - might explain why I like I Iz....

Grrr!!!
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Follow Up By: tomtrish - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 10:44

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 10:44
Sounds like it's the way to go. We were originally planning to stay one night in Lakefield NP, but I think that was the only one. Do you know if we can drive through a NP with the dog in the car if we don't stopover?
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Reply By: Bricky - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 18:38

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 18:38
We have had 3 trips up to Weipa and taken 1or2 dogs with us. As previously mentioned national parks are out. Once we "lived in a tent in the caravan park at Weipa for 4 months with 2 small dogs with no problems. Just make sure you watch out for cane toads.
Daryl
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Follow Up By: tomtrish - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 10:39

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 10:39
Hey Daryl, thanks for that. Do you know if the dog can be in the car if we are driving through a National Park without a stopover?
Tom
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Follow Up By: Bricky - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 18:09

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 18:09
Not sure about taking it through a national park, we have never needed to, but doubt it would be too much of a problem.
Daryl
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Reply By: russ36 - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 22:03

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 22:03
beware of dingo baiting programs ?
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Follow Up By: tomtrish - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 10:40

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 10:40
He is so small we wouldn't even let him off the lead, but thanks anyway.
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Reply By: Sam from Weipa Auto Electrics - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 07:19

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 07:19
Dogs are allowed in the caravan park in weipa also I have taken my dog everywere with just make sure the dog can behave itself and you should be fine.
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Follow Up By: tomtrish - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 10:48

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 10:48
Thanks Sam, The feedback has been helpfull. We thought at first he wouldn't be coming but now we are thinking we can take him, he loves coming with the family.
Regards Tom.
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Follow Up By: Bricky - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 18:18

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 18:18
Sam, Is McCoskers still operating in Weipa, if so does Bill (can't remember his last name) still work there, about 53 wife drives for Comalco. Last time we were there, about 5 years ago I worked for them, when Barry Glading was in charge. Hope to get back next year, love the place.
Daryl
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Follow Up By: Sam from Weipa Auto Electrics - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 09:50

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 09:50
Mccoskers is still here its managed by andrew at the moment and kev martin is about to take andrew's job I dont know if bill is still working there he may have left?
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Reply By: keepkampen - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 19:17

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 19:17
yer Tom sorry took so long to get back, yes you can drive through national parks with your dog in the car but just not ment to stop and let them out. you can even leave it in your car and do a bush walk. not that i am one for leaving them in a car. pete
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Follow Up By: tomtrish - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:03

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:03
Thanks for that Pete, We're gonna look at our plans and see if we need to stop at any of the NP's
Tom.
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Reply By: DesC - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 19:04

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 19:04
my dog has done about a million km with me travelling this country and i have never had a problem anywhere but trying to get into a caranvan park years ago in Kunnunurra. Now there is a Caravan Park there that prefers dogs over kids.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 20:13

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 20:13
Having had both... I have some sympathy with them :)
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Follow Up By: tomtrish - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 13:46

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 13:46
Hey thanks for that. It's been great getting a few experiences from others. We appreciate the reply and I'd say he'll be coming with us, Thanks Tom.
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