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Post Info TOPIC: National Park prices NSW
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National Park prices NSW


Just left Boonoo Boonoo NP near Tenterfield and was horrified at the prices. Per night they wanted $12 per person and $8 per car that's $32 per day for us and all that we had was a long drop toilet, wooden bench at some sites.   For $33 per night in Tenterfield we had flush toilets showers laundry kitchen and WiFi and of course power and water to the van. We were in the same spot 5 years ago then it was $5 or $10 with the same facilities. We couldn't stay long as we were told to leave because of approaching bushfire. WE had planned on a 5 day break there. but we didn't want to pay $160 for the use of a long drop. Plus you have to have the exact amount to put into the envelopes. If there was a reasonable price and hopefully a pensioner discount more people would enjoy our parks.  So back on the road for us travelling slowly North on as many back roads as we can.



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Yes, and then they wonder why people don't pay.

This extra charge for a vehicle always gets me, on top of any camping fees.
Surely if you are camping then that should be included in your camping fee, then say $8 per vehicle for day visitors not camping
But then even at say $24 a night camping(2 people) without any facilities is a bit over the top.
NPs would be happier if no one came me thinks.
regards
Ian

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If on pension you can apply with NSW NP and get an exemption on the
parking fee. You have to reapply every year and it doesn't matter what
state you live in, I'm a Queenslander and had one for years now.

Darjak

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I'm in two minds over this - based on Qld experiences.
1. Yes it is too dear for basic facilities.
2. It costs NP&WS big bucks to maintain the roads.

For anyone visiting Qld NPs north & west of the SE corner where you get hot water in the showers, multiple rangers, etc, you get one ranger (perhaps an assistant) to look after up to 3 National Parks, the same basic facilities + some of the roughest roads as well!
I have suggested to my local (next to useless pollies) that I would be happy to pay a similar amount as in WA's system IF the roads & facilities were upgraded.

For birdwatchers, QLD NPWS discourages them by "restoring the park to the way it was before white settlement" - meaning dams, tanks are drained & destroyed. So the birds disappear & NPWS wonder why we don't go back!

Thanks darjak for your info.

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darjak wrote:

If on pension you can apply with NSW NP and get an exemption on the
parking fee. You have to reapply every year and it doesn't matter what
state you live in, I'm a Queenslander and had one for years now.

Darjak


 Darjak, I suggest you check the conditions for the NSW NP`s exemption. The exemption does not apply to camping, it is only for day visits up to 4 Hrs. I had mine renewed last month.

So read the fine print.



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Phillipn wrote:
darjak wrote:

If on pension you can apply with NSW NP and get an exemption on the
parking fee. You have to reapply every year and it doesn't matter what
state you live in, I'm a Queenslander and had one for years now.

Darjak


 Darjak, I suggest you check the conditions for the NSW NP`s exemption. The exemption does not apply to camping, it is only for day visits up to 4 Hrs. I had mine renewed last month.

So read the fine print.


 When did that start? Previously you did not have to pay the day use fee when camping if you had a NP annual pass (pensioner or paid.)



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PeterD wrote:
Phillipn wrote:
darjak wrote:

If on pension you can apply with NSW NP and get an exemption on the
parking fee. You have to reapply every year and it doesn't matter what
state you live in, I'm a Queenslander and had one for years now.

Darjak


 Darjak, I suggest you check the conditions for the NSW NP`s exemption. The exemption does not apply to camping, it is only for day visits up to 4 Hrs. I had mine renewed last month.

So read the fine print.


 When did that start? Previously you did not have to pay the day use fee when camping if you had a NP annual pass (pensioner or paid.)


 Section 8 of  the concession pass terms and conditions.  This pass does not include access to sites that charge a landing fee or to other fee-charging activities in parks such as camping. discovery, museum entry and tours.

I do not know when this started.  The 4 hr only applies to a couple of sites, not all sites.

Have I read this wrong?

 



-- Edited by Phillipn on Thursday 14th of February 2019 09:08:04 AM

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From their page:

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) offers discount or concession annual passes for eligible seniors, pensioners, veterans, and visitors who renew their NSW vehicle registration. Discounts and concessions aren't available for daily park entry fees.

 

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Discount annual park passes with NSW vehicle registration renewal

 

Seniors discount annual park passes

If you have a current Australian Seniors Card, you can apply for approximately 20% off the full price of all 4 annual pass types. The Seniors discount doesnt apply to single or multi-day tickets.

How to apply

To apply for a Seniors discount pass, youll need:

  • A completed NPWS annual pass order form (Doc 152KB)
  • A copy of your Australian Seniors Card (front and back of card)
  • A copy of your vehicle registration. The name on vehicle registration and Seniors Card must match.

 



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Gday...

I offer the following - (I hold one of these passes) -

Pensioner and veterans concession annual park pass

Eligible Australian pensioner or veterans card holders can apply for a 1-year NSW National Parks (NPWS) concession pass which gives you free motor vehicle entry into the 45 national parks that charge entry fees.

Who is eligible to apply for a concession pass

  • Australian Pensioner Concession Card holders
  • Holders of an Australian Veterans Gold DVA Card embossed with EDA or TPI
  • Holders of an Australian Veterans Gold DVA Card without EDA or TPI, who can provide a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs confirming a disability pension of 70% or higher, or an intermediate pension

https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/passes-and-fees/discount-and-concession-passes#pensioner-and-veterans-concession-annual-park-pass

[EDIT: and as stated earlier, this does not cover camping fees]

Cheers - John



-- Edited by rockylizard on Friday 15th of February 2019 09:47:56 AM

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I phoned NSW NP`s,  Yes the passes do exempt the payment of park entry fees when camping.

The way it is described in section 8 is misleading.



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Phillipn wrote:
PeterD wrote:
Phillipn wrote:
darjak wrote:

If on pension you can apply with NSW NP and get an exemption on the
parking fee. You have to reapply every year and it doesn't matter what
state you live in, I'm a Queenslander and had one for years now.

Darjak


 Darjak, I suggest you check the conditions for the NSW NP`s exemption. The exemption does not apply to camping, it is only for day visits up to 4 Hrs. I had mine renewed last month.

So read the fine print.


 When did that start? Previously you did not have to pay the day use fee when camping if you had a NP annual pass (pensioner or paid.)


 Section 8 of  the concession pass terms and conditions.  This pass does not include access to sites that charge a landing fee or to other fee-charging activities in parks such as camping. discovery, museum entry and tours.

I do not know when this started.  The 4 hr only applies to a couple of sites, not all sites.

Have I read this wrong?


 How would we know if you read this wrong when you did not provide a link to what you are referring to.

I go to the pages to apply for a concessional pass. I get to the page - Learn more about NPWS Concession Pass - and click on the terms and conditions link and I see "8. Lost, misplaced or unused passes will not be replaced or refunded."



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Retired radio and electronics technician.
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PeterD wrote:
Phillipn wrote:
PeterD wrote:
Phillipn wrote:
darjak wrote:

If on pension you can apply with NSW NP and get an exemption on the
parking fee. You have to reapply every year and it doesn't matter what
state you live in, I'm a Queenslander and had one for years now.

Darjak


 Darjak, I suggest you check the conditions for the NSW NP`s exemption. The exemption does not apply to camping, it is only for day visits up to 4 Hrs. I had mine renewed last month.

So read the fine print.


 When did that start? Previously you did not have to pay the day use fee when camping if you had a NP annual pass (pensioner or paid.)


 Section 8 of  the concession pass terms and conditions.  This pass does not include access to sites that charge a landing fee or to other fee-charging activities in parks such as camping. discovery, museum entry and tours.

I do not know when this started.  The 4 hr only applies to a couple of sites, not all sites.

Have I read this wrong?


 How would we know if you read this wrong when you did not provide a link to what you are referring to.

I go to the pages to apply for a concessional pass. I get to the page - Learn more about NPWS Concession Pass - and click on the terms and conditions link and I see "8. Lost, misplaced or unused passes will not be replaced or refunded."


 Peterd, I typed section 8 as it is writer. Was that not enough?



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No. Where is the link I asked for? There are several terms and condition pages on their site. I quoted the one I thought was appropriate, where is yours?

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PeterD wrote:

No. Where is the link I asked for? There are several terms and condition pages on their site. I quoted the one I thought was appropriate, where is yours?


 The conditions are supplied with the renewed pass. As I stated before, the wording is as I put in an earlier comment. Just read what I posted.



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