Can I take my dog to the desert?

Submitted: Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 13:20
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I am planning to go Brisbane, Charleville, Birsdsville, Innaminka, Brisbane, in early July 09, and we will be camping.

I woud like to take my little dog (minnie foxie). The bits I am not sure of are aound the Diamantina (I know there is a National Park there) and the desert areas around Birdsville- out to Eyre creek, and between Birdsville and Innaminka.

Can someone tell me if this is going to cause me a problem?

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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 13:38

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 13:38
Gday,
Only if they catch you.
How well behaved is your dog?
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Follow Up By: Bezza - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 13:46

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 13:46
She's very well behaved- sits with us around the fire at night, sleeps in bed with us in the camper. We certaily don't let her chase wildlife or birds.

But we would rather not break the rules- is there good camping Windora to Bedourie outside of the National Parks?

Do you know if there is any reason why we can't take her birdsville to Innaminka? I think it is a regional reserve, rahter than National Park, so I'm hoping it is OK.
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 13:52

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 13:52
Ill send Handy an email and get him to answer your questions......Hes a Windora local.
Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 13:58

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 13:58
Bezza, from Birdsville to Eyre Creek is on private property - it's not in the National Park. Between Birdsville and Innamincka is also private property and you will be camped on the side of the road probably anyway. Well behaved dogs with well behaved owners are welcome anywhere. Enjoy your trip.
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Follow Up By: Bezza - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 14:40

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 14:40
Aah- wonderful!
Thanks for that.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 20:52

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 20:52
At Innamincka, dogs are OK at the Town Common, but not at Cullyamurra waterhole.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 16:07

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 16:07
I think it is fair to say that you will need to protect the foxie from dingoes as you go - they hate any competition of any size it seems - and they are very furtive and could be skulking a couple of meters from you at night - especially in recognised campground areas.
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Reply By: Rossc0 - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 16:27

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 16:27
Domestic animals are not permitted in any National park in Qld see here.

Diamantina Lakes is a National park and covers both sides of the road so strictly speaking you can not even travel through the area with a dog.

Cheers
Ross
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Follow Up By: Bezza - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 16:41

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 16:41
Of course we don't want to go into any National Park with the dog!
That is the reason for my post.

I am looking for good camping places in the Diamamtina area, Windora to Bedourie, where we can camp with the dog.

( I understand we are OK around Birdsville- Eyre Ck- Innaminka)

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Follow Up By: Member - Campergirl (NSW) - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 17:43

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 17:43
Hi Bezza,

You can travel with your dogs "through" NP providing you don't stop and let them out - email the Rangers at the NP you need to go through and they will give you advice.

I usually do that to check - never been refused entry - and they advised where you can stop for a quick break with them and suggestions of camp areas for them.

Like most have said - good pets, good owners - no trouble.

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Follow Up By: Rossc0 - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 18:49

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 18:49
"Can someone tell me if this is going to cause me a problem? "

This is what you asked if you want to know where you can camp in this area with a dog why not ask "Where are some good camping areas in the Birdsville, etc area where I can camp with my dog?"

Bedourie camp areas were no dogs when we were there last year but give the shire office a call. There are some bush camps along the Bedourie to Birdsville and Bedourie to Windorah roads.

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Ross
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