Flinders Ranges with dogs

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 15:38
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Planning a trip through the Flinders late April next year with our off road camper trailer, Nissan Patrol and our two dogs. There's been lots written about camping and self drive treks in the area but obviously we are very restricted with the dogs . We have about 7- 10 days to spend in the area. Can anyone give me some advice on the best 3 or 4 places to camp bearing in mind we are traveling with dogs.

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Reply By: Member - DW Lennox Head(NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 16:45

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 16:45
Zorro

This answers your question about dogs.

It may well be a little difficult but try Rawnsley Park.

DW
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Follow Up By: landseka - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 18:41

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 18:41
Hi DW, I looked at that site and could see nothing about dogs, for or against.

I too am interested as we hope to travel for a look with our Goldie in September.

Can you steer me to the appropriate page please.

Cheers Neil
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Follow Up By: sandk33 - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 18:52

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 18:52
In the second paragraph just above the web address and ph number I read dogs are not welcome in the National Park.

In saying, going to the Flinders and the National Park is the same place I would change my plans or leave Goldie with family.

Just my observation upon reading the pop up after clicking on Answers

Cheers now Kevin
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Follow Up By: landseka - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 20:18

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 20:18
Oops, yep, see that now ta.

I have noted that there is a vet in Pt Augusta that has boarding facilities, we may use that if them is nothing closer.

Cheers Neil
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 19:01

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 19:01
I think you'll find most of the private properties are willing to accommodate dogs on a leash and have great tracks and very good camping and facilities. Have a look in the Flinders Ranges visitors guide here.
Go to pages 22 to 25 and phone up the places you are interested in to see if they are happy with your dogs.
I've been to Gum Creek, Warraweena, Argadells, Bendleby Ranges, Willow Springs and would recommend them all for their great 4wd tracks and good camping. And i hear good things about the others.
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Follow Up By: Zorro - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 19:22

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 19:22
Thanks Phil. I know dogs are not allowed in the national parks but there's plenty of places to see that are on private property. I'll check the places you mentioned. There must be lots of people who have travelled through the area with their dogs who can share their experiences. It seems every second traveller these days takes their dog with them.
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Reply By: Member - Vern (North Haven SA) - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 19:45

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 19:45
Hi there Zorro

We camped at Bendelby Ranges last year and we took our Jack Russell, we did notify them before hand which at the time was the request on the web site. The camping ground where ok and at the time there was a great camp kitchen and showers and toilets on site. The 4 wheel driving was great to say the least and we took the dog every where. I am not saying it was cheap but we all felt it was well worth the money.

Hope this helps.
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Reply By: murrayman - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 22:31

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 22:31
Hi Zorro, this time last year we spent a week in the flinders with our jack russell. We spent a few days at rawnsley park and done day trips out of there and then a few days at angorichna and also day tripped out of there. No problems, let the park owners know we had a dog with us and all was good. we dont let our dog out of the vehicle with out a leash when driving around sight seeing as you dont know where a bait has been laid or that a bird hasnt picked up a bait from some where else and dropped it near you. Its a great place to see. cheers mm
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Follow Up By: Zorro - Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 07:37

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 07:37
Thanks Murryman, I've contacted both those places and they confirmed they allow dogs. What day trips did you do? I'm assuming you didn't go into the actual national park area. Did you do the Moralana scenic drive or go through Parachilna? The baits are a worry tho. I might buy some mouth guards for the dogs for added protection.
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Follow Up By: murrayman - Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:43

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:43
Hi zorro, i dont get to hung up on national parks, there are plenty of good drives and spectacular scenery just poking around back roads up there. Some good drives around rawnsley and good drives around blinman, angorichna, lots of camping areas just off the road between bliman, angorichna etc. The nuccaleena mine drive is good, bit rough though but great when you get to the mine. cheers mm
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Reply By: ChrisK - Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:33

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:33
Willow Springs allow dogs. Really nice secluded camp sites also. Nice place to prop for a few days and you can do their 4wd self-drive tour.
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