travelling in tassie with dogs

Submitted: Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 20:43
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goodday all
i know a few people from eo have travelled to tassie i am just wondering if any took their dogs and how they went with caravan parks
we are thinking of taking the van over for a few weeks and we would take our kelpie pup with us
going by the racv tourist prak guide a lot of parks allow dogs just wondering if anbody had any problems

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Reply By: carlj - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 20:51

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 20:51
Get yourself CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE 4 book it will give you all the info you need.I used it last holiday and found it great. all the best for your holidays.
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Follow Up By: Gob & Denny(hampton park vic) - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 18:21

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 18:21
have camps 3 but after more info if i can get it

thanks steve
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 22:12

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 22:12
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Follow Up By: Gob & Denny(hampton park vic) - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 18:20

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 18:20
thanks d&d (not drunk and disorderly)will have a look a bit later tonight

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Reply By: Member - Dick (ACT) - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 17:03

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 17:03
Howdy Steve

My wife and I have just returned from 8 days in Tassie with our camper trailer and blue heeler. Some points I would make about having the dog are:

1. Tasmanian quarantine requires documentary proof of hydatid worm treatment - the packaging for the pills is OK - before letting you off the Spirit of Tasmania. Tassie doesn't have hydatid. I guess you know you need to book a crate for the dog on the Spirit of Tasmania.

2. Some Tourist Parks don't allow dogs. The three we stayed at did:

New Norfolk - even though the sign said no dogs, dogs were allowed. It is an ideal location on the Derwent River and adjacent to a leash free dog exercise area. Also a good walk along the river.

Strahan - despite the information on the excellent websites provided by Doug, the two tourist parks in Strahan itself did not allow dogs. We stayed at a basic campsite - no showers, no power - 10k along a reasonable unsealed road at Macquarie Heads. Here, it was ideal walking along the beach.

Crayfish Creek - we wanted to stay at Stanley on the North coast, but the tourist park did not allow dogs. Crayfish Creek is a regulation tourist park on the Bass Highway in a nice bush setting and is within tripping distance of Stanley.

3. The dog couldn't go on the Gordon River cruise from Strahan so, as there are no boarding kennels in Strahan, my wife went alone and the dog and I spent a productive day walking the bay foreshore and walking to Hogarth Falls.

4. We would have liked to have had a look at Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair but it was not even possible to drive within viewing distance with the dog.

Overall, the three of us had a very enjoyable time. However, next trip we might go without the four legged buddy and see the things we could not this trip.


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Follow Up By: Gob & Denny(hampton park vic) - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 18:19

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 18:19
thanks dick this is the sort of info i like
we feel we will only travel where the dog id welcome as there seems to be quite a few of these

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