Fee-collecting national parks
Motor vehicle entry fees are charged at 45 of over 850 NSW national parks and reserves. Find out which parks charge vehicle entry fees, and how much it costs when you visit.
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This fee relates to motor vehicles, not to people, so you only need to pay for each motor vehicle you bring into the park (including motorbikes). If you ride a bike or walk, entry is free.
You can purchase single-day entry passes, or if you're a regular park visitor, you can save time and money by buying an annual pass. Please display a valid entry pass on your motor vehicle while you're in the park, or you may be fined.
Some parks have self-registration boxes, or coin-operated 'pay and display' machines, so you'll need to bring the right change – call the park ahead of time to check
The list below shows which parks charge motor vehicle entry fees:
|Name of park||Daily motor vehicle entry fee |
|Bald Rock National Park||$8|
|Ben Boyd National Park|| $8, charged only in the southern section of the park|
|Bents Basin State Conservation Area||$8|
|Blue Mountains National Park|| $8, charged only in the Glenbrook area|
|Boonoo Boonoo National Park||$8|
|Booti Booti National Park||$8|
|Border Ranges National Park||$8|
|Botany Bay National Park|| $8, charged only in the Kurnell section of the park|
|Bouddi National Park|| $8, charged only in the Putty Beach area|
|Bournda National Park||$8|
|Brisbane Water National Park||$8|
|Broken Head Nature Reserve|| $4 per hour (pay and display machine)|
|Budderoo National Park|| $12, charged only in the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre area|
|Bundjalung National Park||$8|
|Bungonia National Park||$8|
|Burragorang State Conservation Area||$4|
|Cape Byron State Conservation Area|| $8 cars/$4 motorcycles in the Lighthouse precinct; $4 per hour at Cosy Corner, Captain Cook lookout and The Pass. |
|Cattai National Park||$8|
|Crowdy Bay National Park||$8|
|Garigal National Park|| $8, charged at Davidson Park picnic area and boat ramp|
|Georges River National Park||$8|
|Gibraltar Range National Park||$8|
|Hat Head National Park|| $8, charged in the Hungry Head and Smoky Beach areas|
|Kanangra-Boyd National Park||$8|
|Kinchega National Park||$8|
|Kosciuszko National Park|| $29 from the start of the June long weekend to the end of the October long weekend, and $17 throughout the rest of the year. $4 per vehicle per day for Yarrangobilly Caves, if the general park entry fee hasn't been paid.|
|Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park||$12|
|Lane Cove National Park||$8|
|Limeburners Creek National Park||$8|
|Mebbin National Park|| $8|
|Morton National Park||$8 at Bundanoon, $4 at Fitzroy Falls|
|Mungo National Park||$8|
|Munmorah State Conservation Area||$8|
|Murramarang National Park||$8|
|Myall Lakes National Park||$8|
|Royal National Park||$12|
|Sturt National Park||$8|
|Sydney Harbour National Park||3 areas within the park charge fees: |
- North Head $5
- Bradleys Head $8
- Chowder Bay precinct, with fees charged from 8am to 10pm Monday to Sunday as follows: Monday to Friday $3 per hour (up to a maximum of $16 per day); Saturday, Sunday and public holidays $4 per hour (up to a maximum of $20 per day).
|Thirlmere Lakes National Park||$8|
|Tyagarah Nature Reserve||$8|
|Victoria Park Nature Reserve||$8|
|Warrumbungle National Park||$8|
|Washpool National Park|| $8 |
|Willandra National Park||$8|
|Yuraygir National Park||$8|
- Park entry fees and campground fees increased on 6 October 2015. Read our FAQs for more information.
- Visitors to Worimi Conservation Lands will need to buy a vehicle permit for motor vehicle entry and beach driving at Stockton Beach in the Worimi Conservation Lands. Price: $30 annual permit; $10 for a 3-day permit. NPWS annual passes are not valid.
- Three areas within Oxley Wild Rivers National Park have access permits. Halls Peak: $23 day visit or $10 for pensioners/NPWS annual pass holders. Riverside: $28 day visit or $15 for pensioners/NPWS annual pass holders. Youdales: $17 day visit or $10 for pensioners/NPWS annual pass holders.
- Parks charging motor vehicle entry fees are generally those which receive many visitors.Your support, through entry fees, directly helps NPWS to maintain and improve visitor facilities, conserve threatened species and their habitats, and protect sites of cultural significance.
- If you ride a bike or walk to your park, entry remains free.
- For terms and conditions that apply to NPWS annual passes covering fee-collecting parks, see our Annual pass FAQs.