Dogs to Cape York

Submitted: Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 03:09
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We are going to the Cape in mid June and have a small family dog that we would like to take with us, are there any restrictions that anyone knows of?
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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 08:37

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 08:37
Only if you are a "Brother", then you cannot be touched.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 14:46

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 14:46
Sad, but true!

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Follow Up By: equinox - Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 15:13

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 15:13
Went straight to the keeper that one sorry, have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

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Reply By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 19:25

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 19:25
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Yes there is it is national park No dogs aloud

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Follow Up By: Witi Repartee - Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 19:33

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 19:33
What about quiet ones?
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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 20:30

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 20:30
We took our little mate up to the Cape and had no problems.

Like anywhere else, we had to keep an eye on him. If it might be crocky don't let tthem swim.

The Cape's not all National Park but even travelling through NPs you're allowed to have a dog in your vehicle if you're passing through.

We had a great time and so did Rocky.

Hoo roo,
Steve

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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 20:32

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 20:32
PS. Visit your vet and mention where you plan on going. We did and there were no issues but it might be an idea,

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Follow Up By: Member - Bucky - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 06:53

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 06:53
eighty matey

not so true.
In Victoria, there is a State Forest, right in the middle of the Alpine National Park, in which hound hunting is permitted.
The only way in is to pass thru the National Park, to get there.

Would that be the "precedent" (spelling) set to take a dog into another National Park ?

The mind boggles at that one !

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Follow Up By: Ian & Sue - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 07:52

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 07:52
I have often wondered about the dog in the car whilst going through a NP and whether it is OK or not. In the NW of WA the only way to get from point A to B is through some National parks and as we need to get to point B we have our boys in the vehicle. When in the NT we wondered about driving through Kakadu on the loop road but didnt do it just in case. At Coral Bay we drove up to the ranger station which is at the end of the road and needed to go through to turn around - when I spoke to the attending ranger she said we could go through and take our boys on the beach as long as we were there when the dolphins were feeding and she also told us anyone could do that. So maybe depends on where you are.

Sorry got off topic here, will have to start a thread on what is and isn't allow in NP's in all states with dogs perhaps.
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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 21:19

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 21:19
Hi,

I can't say for sure that is always the case but it has been our experience.

There have been many times we have passed NP Rangers with Rocky's head sticking out the window and all, so far, have been friendly. We do avoid National Parks (for a number of reasons) as our first choice though sometimes it is unavoidable.

We make a point of aiming for the other side of the NP. Sometimes we have had to stop, such as Lakefield. It takes so long to get from one side to the other, we had to stop for a toilet break. If we stop and get Rocky out he is always in a harness and on a lead, never away from us.

I think because there are a lot of people in positions of authority that have a dislike for dogs it is best to assume the dogs are not welcome.

Despite any extra work our dog makes for us, I'm really glad he comes everywhere with us. He has as good a time as we do, getting to experience all the scents and sounds the bush has for him.

Hoo roo,
Steve
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Reply By: Ian & Sue - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 07:46

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 07:46
We took our two Jack Russells with us right up to the tip in 2010, take your normal precautions for remote travel and there is no problem. As people have said the only restrictions are in the NP areas.

Enjoy your trip with you best mate.

Cheers

Sue
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Follow Up By: DIO - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 18:42

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 18:42
Apart from the obvious restrictions relating to National Parks and any other area prohibiting access of dogs, poison baits are the next biggest problem. These are laced with 1080 poison, very efficient and if ingested by an animal (dogs included) death is iminent and agonising for owners to watch/endure. These baits are frequently found in Pastoral areas and spread from the air (aircraft). They often resemble a dried stick (or twig) and can be carried from area to area by birds. Keep your dogs muzzled at all times and under strict control (collar and lead). There is no known antidote for 1080.
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Reply By: yenrab - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 08:04

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 08:04
Thanks everyone for your input, we have decided to take her with us as she will enjoy the trips as much as us.This is the 1st time I have used this forum and have found it very helpfull thank you for your input.
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Reply By: hamo - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 09:12

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 09:12
I got fined for taking my dog across the Simpson Desert. (small dog very quite)
Don't care, I just paid the fine. $140 IIRC
& ill do it agian.
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Follow Up By: Member - Keith C (NSW) - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 11:32

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 11:32
Hi Hamo, we're in the same boat with our dog,nobody at home when we go, and can't afford to kennel for 3 mths. Where did the fine occur, in the desert or at the end of the crossing. Regards Keith
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Follow Up By: hamo - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 11:50

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 11:50
Hi Keith
It was 1/2 way across.
But it was the days before the Birdsville cup the year it got washed out.

As i said, Id do it all again. Just be aware of the feral animal batting's & look after your best friend

Hamo
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