Do you require desert parks pass to travel Strzelecki and Oodnadatta Tracks

Submitted: Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 18:04
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Hi, we are heading off soon and intend on visiting Lake Eyre via the Strzelecki and Oodnadatta Tracks before heading to Mt Dare and doing the Binns track.

Can any one tell me if I need to get a deserts park pass to traverse these roads, from what I have read, I think not if we dont camp in certain spots, but am not sure.

Any info would be great.

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 18:24

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 18:24
Hi Pat
If you are driving the Oodnadatta and Strezlecki Tracks, you are correct that you do not require a Desert Parks Pass. If you wish to visit the Mound Springs, you should have one, but there are lots of great spots on both tracks to see and camp that you will not require a pass.


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Reply By: Grungle229 - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 20:39

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 20:39
If you are driving to Lake Eyre then you will need a Desert Parks pass as it is a National Park. If you are only flying over it then no.

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Reply By: Patt31 - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 21:17

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 21:17
Thanks David. I have just read that to visit Lake Eyre we are going to need the pass. So many places to see. Isnt it wonderful this great land of ours.

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Reply By: Rangiephil - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 22:46

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 22:46
Quote from Lake Eyre national Park brochure.

Day entry or short-term entry and camping permits
for Lake Eyre National Park are available at the selfregistration
station on the road to Halligan Bay or
from William Creek store.

Regards Philip A
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Follow Up By: Rangiephil - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 22:49

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 22:49
PS I have done it last year for just a day visit. I did not want to camp at Halligan Bay as it is one of the most desolate windswept places i have ever been ..
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Follow Up By: Chris & Sue (Briz Vegas) - Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 09:04

Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 09:04
G'day Philip,

We were there about 3 weeks ago and asked about the day/camping pass at the William Creek Pub. The answer was a rather curt 'register on the road to Halligan Bay'. Got the feeling that it was a sore point.

When we got to the self registration stand, there were no forms at all (and also no forms in the Travel Survey box either) and neither of us (2 cars) were happy to put the $$$ into the box without some form of receipt. We decided that if anyone in authority bothered asking us, we'd give them the $$$.

We were planning to overnight at Halligan Bay but found that the camping area was so tiny that 5 campers completely filled it. Rather a waste considering the amount of land available. We then towed our trailers back to William Ck. Road was very ordinary. Back at William Ck Caravan Park, we found numerous people had the same experience we had.

Standing on the shore of Lake Eyre was an experience, but the flight over the lake(and Painted Hills) from William Creek International Airport was even better.

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