Colston Track

Submitted: Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 16:47
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Does anybody know if it's possible to obtain a permit for the Colston Track?
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Reply By: Member - Raymond - Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 19:13

Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 19:13
Hi Chris
Refer to Trip planning Trek Notes Simpson Desert
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Regards Raywanderin' in retirement. victor 2010
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Follow Up By: wild dog - Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 23:40

Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 23:40
Chris
The Colson runs north/south through the Simpson, starting at the Rig Road in the south and going north across the WAA line, the French Line and the NT border. In the NT it passes through aboriginal land for which a permit is required. I tried to get one 18 months ago and was refused, absolutely, completely, no discussion.
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Reply By: Member - Raymond - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 07:30

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 07:30
Hi Chris
Our club has applied on 3 different occassions for a permit to travel the 40 klms approx that the Land Council controls and they have either refused or in two occassions did not both to reply. It is a pity that some of the families that contol these areas do not offer permits or as an alternative offer to lead your through the area and give us an insight to their history
Ray
PS most of the other areas they are most helpful with permitswanderin' in retirement. victor 2010
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 08:24

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 08:24
Chris,
do a search under 'Colson'. There's been a lot said in the past. We did it two years ago - it took a lot of trouble to get permission.Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - Luxoluk - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 08:40

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 08:40
Bob, just out of interest are there any limits to one just driving through? I also understand that the area is also rich in relics and due to previous unauthorised disturbances the locals are reluctant to let others in?Butcher Country Track
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 10:36

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 10:36
L,
I think if you were caught driving through you would be liable for a big fine (possibly 10,000). The region of concern is the Allitra Tableland which the track tangents. Yes I heard that someone desecrated a sacred site and that is why it is 'closed'. When we went through I had to do a lot of direct liaison with one of the CLC anthroplogists, who dealt directly with the owners who happened to be in town.
There is no physical barrier to just driving through, and from what we could see there was no evidence of recent travel by anyone else, but you never know. In some areas if the locals catch you without a permit they can wreck your car.Bob
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