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Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 17:25
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I'm doing a lap starting in April and we travel with a small dog (maltese). Will I be able to do the Chambers Pillar trip with a dog on board? I don't know whether it's national park. All advice welcome.
Thanks
TJ
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Reply By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 17:31

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 17:31
The sign on the gate at Chambers Pillar say no dog, yes it is a N.P.

Perhaps if you set up camp at the crest of the hill on the way,(which is the better place to camp) you could leave the dog there as the gate is at the pillar itself some 15 km further on.

Cheers Steve
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Follow Up By: steamfire01 - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 17:38

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 17:38
Thanks Steve
I'll probably just leave the dog in kennels in town , that's what I plan to do in a lot of places like Litchfield and Kakadu.
Thanks
TJ
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Reply By: Steve63 - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 17:43

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 17:43
It is certainly a national park. If you decide to ignore the signs (and I don't endorse doing so ) then remember that a lot of parks bait with 1080 so keep a close eye on your hairy mate or use a muzzle to stop him picking up a bait. Having said that plenty of people travel with their dogs and I assume they go into the parks so it is possible with caution.

Steve
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Reply By: res.q.guy - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 18:07

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 18:07
Hi TJ
We did 2 yrs around Aus. with 2 maltese x poodle's.
When we wanted to look at Nat. Parks we would usually join up with someone else with dogs. We would look after their dog or dogs while they went to the Nat Park , then they would look after ours while we had a look. It seemed to work quite well.
Regards
Neil

PS
Beware of Kununurra in WA , not a dog friendly town, stay in Wyndham, the van park their prefers dogs to kids !
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Follow Up By: mowing - Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 00:02

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 00:02
Sounds like the Wyndam caravan park operators are very wise!!

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Reply By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 20:15

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 20:15
TJ

I don't think it's a matter of "if you can or can't". It's more important to look after the dog.

Damn Dog is always on a long piece of rope around the camp site, and never left in the car after the sun comes up.

She sleeps with me in the car at night, so the Dingoes don't get her. I'd never think about putting my little mate into a kennel.

As far as I recall, Chambers Pillar is a Historic Reserve, not a National Park. Might be wrong.

There are plenty of places to camp off the track after Maryvale.

Regards

Kim


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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 23:51

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 23:51
Yes yer right......Chambers Pillar is a Historic Reserve


I avoid bloody National Parks and take me mate with me where I can. Have left her twice with friends but never in a kennel.


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