Camping around Lake Eyre

Submitted: Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 03:19
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Hi guys .. Thinking of taking the family up to show them Lake Eyre in a few weeks or so .. last time i was there i camped at mullarina with the flies lol .. am looking at going the same way, ie via Mullarina to Level Post Bay but was wondering if u are allowed to bush camp overnight out near the Lake to save leaving the camp unattended while we do the 45km drive from mullorina .. obviously i need a parks pass but was just wondering about the legalities of camping out near the Lake itself .... Cheers
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Reply By: Outbacktourer - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 08:26

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 08:26
My info is a couple of years out of date but last time I was there, there was no camping area at Level Post bay, but someone had snuck in behind a dune and had set up a tent. Mullorina camping area had been spruced up and had flushing toilets! Can't remember any flies and it was this time of year we were there.

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 09:15

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 09:15
Correct.
The boundry of the Park is the edge of the lake, so anyone camped at Level Post Bay is actually on Maloorina Station private property.

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Peter
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Reply By: Cam - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 16:27

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 16:27
Thanks OBT and Peter ... yes , i am aware that there is no designated camping area at level post bay but my understanding is that the road from marree to LPB is a PAR (Public Access Road) and that a PAR is a 100 metre strip of land running from point A to point B and that camping was permitted within 50m of the track on either side. Tucking in behind a dune for the night is exactly the type of camping we enjoy. We understand and appreciate the walk softly principles of camping but I just dont want to get into trouble for it after all, i am in some1 elses backyard so to speak. It is good that u dont remember the flies OBT cause last time i was there they were one of if not THE most memorable thing about Muloorina lol , if they were there when u were u would not forget lol .. i am a country born and raised boy and i hav never struck flies like it in my 52 years on the planet ..... Cam
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Follow Up By: Outbacktourer - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 21:38

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 21:38
What time of year were you there Cam? I grew up around Kynuna, you don't need to tell me about flies!

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Follow Up By: Cam - Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 at 01:24

Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 at 01:24
Sorry 4 the delay in replyng OBT but been a bit crook ... I was up there at the start of april in 1999 .. Flies were absolutely amazing lol.. mind u so is the country so it was well worth it .. went up to Dalhousie in 2000 and flies were nowhere near as bad ..... Cam
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 16:47

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 16:47
Couple of days ago you could get a good view from the roadside on Oodnadatta track itself Cam , and plenty stopped there overnight at the signposted view point.
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Follow Up By: Cam - Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 at 01:28

Sunday, Jul 25, 2010 at 01:28
Thanks Robin i will bear that in mind but would mainly like to see Lake Eyre north with water in it more so than L Eyre south ...am also a photograper so would like to get a sunset shot over either lake which means not being on the western side .... Cheers ... Cam
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