Hawker to Blinman-

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Is it permissable to travel through the Flinders ranges NP with a dog on board?Not intending to stop on the way.
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Reply By: Max - Sydney - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 16:43

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 16:43
Mary - if you are just going Hawker to Blinman that's a public road all the way. I cannot imagine there being a problem with that.

Its only going off into the NP that causes problems with animals.

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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 16:44

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 16:44
Unless you are going to turn around & go straight back again, you will be stopping in the Finders Ranges, as Blinman is right in the middle.
Might pay to ring the Blinman Hotel, they have camping at the rear & will advise you re. dogs etc.
I do know of people that have camped there with a dog, whether it was known or not, I am not sure.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 18:09

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 18:09
Hi Shaker

Blinman is not within the Flinders Ranges National Park

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 22:14

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 22:14
I stand corrected!
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Reply By: Member - Teege (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 16:55

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 16:55
Mary
The rules say "NO dogs in National Parks". But if you go straight up the Highway and turn right at Parachilna you will not have to travel through the park. It's a very nice drive through Parachilna Gorge.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mary W NW VIC - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 17:09

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 17:09
Is it ok for caravan too?Might do for change of scenery on return,
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Follow Up By: Member - Teege (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 17:28

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 17:28
Mary
The highway, Hawker to Parachilna is excellent bitumen. The road from there to Blinman is a very good gravel road - as are most of the roads in the Flinders area. As far as your caravan is concerned, if you were considering taking the road through the National Park, the standard of road is the same. I have to disagree with the comment below - the road through the National Park is IN the National Park and the rules apply!!! I can imagine if you were pulled up by a ranger and asked to produce your park entry pass, and he then spied your your dog, what would be the result of telling him you don't intend to stop.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 17:40

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 17:40
I understood from when we were there that you did NOT need a pass if just travelling through the park by road and not stopping. I can't say if OK with dogs or not though.

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Follow Up By: Patrolman Pat - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 19:30

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 19:30
"the road through the National Park is IN the National Park and the rules apply!!! I can imagine if you were pulled up by a ranger and asked to produce your park entry pass"

if travelling through (say to Skytrek) you do not require a park entry pass, even though part of the road is within the boundaries of the park. it states this quite clearly at the payment kiosks.
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Reply By: Hopper51 - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 17:04

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 17:04
Mary
It is a public road to Blinman so you are quite entitled to take your dog through the National Park. Blinman is not in the National Park - the park finishes about 15kms south of Blinman.
Just be aware that baits are laid in the park to control foxes and feral cats so be careful where you let your dog run free.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mary W NW VIC - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 17:07

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 17:07
That was what I thought -just wanted to check -Thanks,Mary
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Reply By: Member - Mary W NW VIC - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 17:34

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 17:34
Willem,
What do you think?After all it's your backyard.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 18:07

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 18:07
Hi Mary


Ummmmmmm...... It is a Public Road running through a National Park. So if you are not stopping and letting your furry child out for a run there should be no problem. Our furry child has been that way.

Best to give National Parks in Port Augusta a call on 08 86485300 to get clarification


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Follow Up By: Member - Mary W NW VIC - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 18:18

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 18:18
Thanks,Will do,Mary
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Follow Up By: draff - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 08:41

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 08:41
A few weeks ago, we rang the information number for the flinders NP and spoke directly to a ranger who advised us that we are allowed to take our dog anywhere in transit within the NP providing she is not let out of the car. They were actually extremely helpful ... . . . I recommend (as the others have) that you give them a call.
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Reply By: balko - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 16:17

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 16:17
Mary went through last year with our dog. Stopped and asked a ranger who said no prob. He said have it on a lead if you stop for a look anywhere. They where very understanding. Even went on a private trek with it just asked owner and they said fine.There is a caravan park at hawker that has a kennel at no charge if you stay there a night. Cheers Tony
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Reply By: Member - Mary W NW VIC - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 20:18

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 20:18
Checked with the authorities-NO worries
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Reply By: Graham & Ann - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 15:18

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 15:18
Mary we had around 9 weeks caravanning with our little dog iin and around the area in 2006 Flinders Trip 2006 no dramas with the dog. Most areas no problem driving thru, but for some of the walks etc. that we did where we couldn't take the dog, left him at the van under the eye of other willing caravaners at campsites. Most of these are dog owners themselves and you return the favour when they want to go somewhere without the dog. Our dog was welcomed at all the campsites we stayed even Arkaroola, where they prefer not to have pets, it's all a matter of doing the right thing and having a dog/pet thats not going to be a problem. Dogs now done over 140,000km caravanning around this great land with us, next trip is Cape York 2009 winter trip
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