Taking dogs to Cape York

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 18:14
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Travelling to Cape York in July/August 2004, unfortunately can't get a baby sitter for a well behaved kelpie and don't want to put him in a kennel. Are there any restrictions on taking dogs to Cape York with the exception of the National Park bits.
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 18:35

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 18:35
Ron I wouldnt take a dog to the Cape.
When you see the muts walking around god knows what dieseses they have.
We had a vet with us a few years ago and he was amazed at how sick the dogs looked.

All the best
Eric

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Reply By: Ron E - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 19:01

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 19:01
Thanks Eric, the disease angle was something I hadn't thought of so I will discuss it with our vet who would kill me if anything happened to the dog.
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Jen - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 22:52

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 22:52
Ron, if you and your dog know your vet well, sometimes the vet will puppy sit for their client, for a holiday, especially if they have an acreage. We took our little one, but very particular where and when we put her down, as the average dog up there is not well looked after at all. We did see lots of tourists who took their dogs and had no trouble.Looking forward to the cruise and snooze years.........Retirement
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 20:32

Thursday, Jan 08, 2004 at 20:32
Scared me when i saw the dogs at Coen and at Bamaga...They were discusting....and you wont be able to relax when you are at the waters edge with em//...___________________________________
Simpson trip 05/04 then turn left at Birdsville to Darwin via Lawn Hill etc
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 08:54

Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 08:54
Ron
Might see you up there or on the way. Depart Canberra 24 July with a few other vehicles in tow from our club. If you see a big red GU patrol give me a hoy - will be monitoring UHF10. Maybe even have a cold one or two.
Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: CT - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 16:23

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 16:23
Ron,
For when you get up there, dogs were allowed at Sesia and Weipa campgrounds. This was in 2002, so a phonecall to confirm wouldn't go astray.

I believe that you can traverse a Nat. Park as long as you dont let your dog out of the vehicle. This applies in the case of Lakefield, where you can enter at the bottom of the park and drive through and out the top end with you dog (my reading of the signs anyway!).

Cheers
Craig
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