DESERT PARKS PASS

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 22:44
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We plan on travelling to Alice Springs via the Oodnadatta track and are planning on a nights stay at Dalhousie Springs then on to Mt Dare and the Old Andado track. For one night do we need a Desert Parks Pass? If so, forget it, at $105 a bit expensive for one nights stay!!
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 22:48

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 22:48
You can just pay for a night or two.
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Follow Up By: postiebob - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 22:49

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 22:49
Thanks Shaker
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Follow Up By: Zebra400 - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 06:42

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 06:42
Shaker

Not sure where you got that info from. The SA NP & Reserves site does not offer Single Park Passes for the Desert Parks area. There are single passes for other parks but not the Desert Parks.

As far as I can see, the only option is to pay $105 for a 12 month pass or ignore it and risk a fine. Check out their website at http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/visitor/passes.html

Laurie

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:29

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:29
Sorry for the misinformation, but I know that you certainly could a couple of years ago.
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 08:02

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 08:02
Postiebob

I have just had a look at the revised website of DEH SA and it would seem so.

You need a DPP to camp at Dalhousie, even for one night and that is definitely not worth it. After all, Dalhousie is just an artesian waterhole in the middle of the scrub. I don't find it exciting.

This year I am not renewing my DPP. I have held one for 10 years now but have pretty much seen all the desert parks on multiple trips over the years. There are other places which are beckoning!



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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 08:36

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 08:36
Hi postiebob
In the past, you were able to buy a camping permit to stay at Dalhousie. Dean the Ranger usually checks out permits after dark, but not all the time. There is a box where you can put the money in if the Rangers are not there.


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Reply By: postiebob - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:35

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:35
Have since checked out the National Parks website and it states that for $15 you can camp overnight but if you travel east of Dalhousie you need a DPP. Hope that is still correct. Thanks all for your input.
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Follow Up By: Max - Sydney - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:10

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:10
Bob

The conflicting advice you are getting reflects the complexity of the SA NP web site on the subject - presumably to encourage people to buy the whole pass. We turned up at Innaminka a couple of years back expecting to pay $95 or what ever it was in 1997, but at the Trading Post the fees were much more reasonable for park entry and camping at Innaminka and Coongie Lakes.

I'd ring the people at Mt Dare and ask them I reckon.

Max
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 16:44

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 16:44
I emailed the relevant authority this morning, this is the reply ......

Hi Paul

Thank you for your enquiry, you do not have to purchase the whole Desert Parks Pass all you need to do is make an entry payment of$7.50 and $15 camping into the honesty box that is placed at Dalhousie, or you can purchase the permints at Mount Dare if you are through there.

If there are any other enquiries please do not hesitate in contacting.

Thank you,


Roslyn Stewart

Administration Officer
Desert Parks - Pass
Department for Environment and Heritage
* : PO Box 78, Port Augusta SA 5700
* : (08) 8648 5328
* : 1800 816 078
? : (08) 8648 5301


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