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    Hello everyone.

    I have a general question regarding dogs in national parks.

    We just bought a yacht and intending to take our lab with us on the boat.
    Obviously you´re not allowed to walk your dog in a national park but someone told me that if it is low tide and you walk your dog below the waterline the rangers/marine parks can´t say anything/can´t charge you for that.

    Does anyone now anything about this?

    PLEASE let me know!

    Cheers,
    Miriam

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    I've heard it's one way to get rid of council rangers. But I'm not sure about national parks. Best to ask them. I suspect there are different rules between different parks.

    It would be a bit rude to take a dog to a non-dog place. Here we have some sort of wader bird that is endangered because it nests along the tide line and if a dog goes close to it, it abandons the nest, eggs and chicks to die. So you might think your dog isn't doing any harm but you could be wrong.

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    I highly doubt that is true, and as Hyac said it can still do damage. A lot of birds only nest on certain islands.

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    I will just point out that it is because people do things like what you are suggesting above that dog owners get bad names and we get banned from more places. Please don't. There are loads of places you can take your new yacht that are not national parks and were you are allowed to have your dog.

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    This isn't the same thing but it is close to what it is about in a round about way.
    The Victorian/N.S.W border is the Murray River.
    As soon as you place a toe in the water on the Victorian side your toe is in N.S.W.
    This is a fact. There is only on section of land that is actually Victorian.
    This is Lock Island in Mildura. They put in a Lock and weir to regulate the water flow.
    And the large section of land taken out to put in the Lock was in Victoria.
    Now this small Lock Island is the only piece of land on the Murray that belongs to Victoria.
    Though while on Lock Island where the river was in its normal place the same rule applies.

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    Just on the national park thing, if my dog was in the car & we were going through or doing some 4wding in a national park, can I still get fined?? (I'm assuming yes, but thought I'd ask)

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    I'm pretty sure you can have your dog in the car if you drive through a National Park. Sometimes there's just no other way to get from A to B! The main road from here to the coast passes through National Forest. So does the back road to the Snowies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinkie View Post
    Just on the national park thing, if my dog was in the car & we were going through or doing some 4wding in a national park, can I still get fined?? (I'm assuming yes, but thought I'd ask)
    Yep, you sure can.
    Our favourite camp spot is on crown land and also a few spots on private land but we can only access them through tracks that go through a N.P.
    We have come across rangers stopping every vehicle checking for pets.
    They where real nazi types who wouldnt have a bar of our explanations so it was turn around or cop a fine. Even if they dont get out of the vehicle it is still not OK.
    Thats what they told us anyway.


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    Then it seems to depend on the state. Tassie mentions it specifically on their website: http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=494 But I cannot find a resource for NSW.

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    There are plenty of camping spots that allow pets so it's not like you can't take your dog bush with you ever.
    We have a place here called Hollybank Treetop Adventures and it's animal friendly.

    Hollybank Treetops Adventure - Why walk when you can fly!

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