Fee-collecting national parks
Motor vehicle entry fees are charged at 45 of over 870 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 push bike or walk, entry is free.
You can buy single-day entry passes or, if you're a regular park visitor 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.
People planning a visit to national parks across NSW are urged to check for closures before heading out as conditions can change quickly.
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 area 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|
|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 per hour cars/$4 per hour motorcycles in the Lighthouse area: maximum 1 hour per day (includes NPWS annual pass holders); $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 in the Davidson Park area|
|Georges River National Park||$8|
|Gibraltar Range National Park||$8|
|Hat Head National Park|| $8, charged in the Hungry Head and Smoky Beach areas|
|Kamay Botany Bay National Park|| $8, charged only in the Kurnell area of the park|
|Kanangra-Boyd National Park||Park entry under review - no fees collected|
|Kinchega National Park||$8|
|Kosciuszko National Park||$29 from the start of the June long weekend to the end of the October long weekend. $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 8am to 10pm: 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). Maximum 4 hours per day (includes NPWS annual pass holders).
|Thirlmere Lakes National Park||Park entry under review - no fees collected|
|Tyagarah Nature Reserve||$8|
|Victoria Park Nature Reserve||Park entry under review - no fees collected|
|Warrumbungle National Park||$8|
|Washpool National Park|| $8 |
|Willandra National Park||$8|
|Yuraygir National Park||$8|
Where are All Park Pass and Multi-Park Passes valid?
All Park Pass
- Valid for all fee-collecting parks in NSW, including Kosciuszko National Park.
- Valid for all fee-collecting parks in NSW, except Kosciuszko National Park.
Where are Country and Single Park Passes valid?
Country Park Passes
- Valid for all fee-collecting parks in Country NSW, except Kosciuszko National Park.
Single Park Passes
- Valid for 1 designated park in Country NSW, except Kosciuszko National Park.
You can use your Country or Single Park Pass at these Country NSW parks:
- Bald Rock National Park
- Ben Boyd National Park
- Blue Mountains National Park
- Boonoo Boonoo National Park
- Booti Booti National Park
- Border Ranges National Park
- Bouddi National Park
- Bournda National Park
- Brisbane Water National Park
- Broken Head Nature Reserve
- Budderoo National Park
- Bundjalung National Park
- Bungonia State Conservation Area
- Burragorang State Conservation Area
- Cape Byron State Conservation Area
- Crowdy Bay National Park
- Gibraltar Range National Park
- Hat Head National Park
- Kanangra-Boyd National Park - Park entry under review - no fees collected
- Kinchega National Park
- Limeburners Creek National Park
- Mebbin National Park
- Morton National Park
- Mungo National Park
- Munmorah State Conservation Area
- Murramarang National Park
- Myall Lakes National Park
- Sturt National Park
- Tyagarah Nature Reserve
- Victoria Park Nature Reserve - Park entry under review - no fees collected
- Warrumbungle National Park
- Washpool National Park
- Willandra National Park
- Yuraygir National Park
Where can't I use Country or Single Parks Passes?
Country and Single Park Passes are not valid for:
- Fee-collecting parks in the Sydney area - those surrounded by the Hawkesbury-Nepean River and the Appin-Bulli Road
- Kosciuszko National Park
You will need an All Parks Pass or Multi-Park Pass for fee-collecting parks in the Sydney area, including:
- Bents Basin State Conservation Area
- Cattai National Park
- Garigal National Park
- Georges River National Park
- Kamay Botany Bay National Park
- Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
- Lane Cove National Park
- Royal National Park
- Sydney Harbour National Park
- Thirlmere Lakes National Park
You will need an All Parks Pass to cover park entry fees for Kosciuszko National Park.
What fees are not covered by NPWS annual park passes?
Annual NSW Park Passes are valid for motor vehicle entry fees at up to 45 fee-collecting parks.
Annual passes do not include:
- Camping and accommodation fees
- Landing fees for Sydney Harbour National Park islands
- Landing fees at The Basin, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
- Mooring fees at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
- Entry to museums, visitor centres, rainforest centres, Discovery and education centres
- Fees for tours, events, activities and attractions in NSW national parks
- The Skitube in Kosciuszko National Park
Annual passes do not cover vehicle entry fees at these NSW parks:
- Visitors to Worimi Conservation Lands will need to buy a Beach Vehicle Permit before visiting. NPWS annual passes are not valid.
- 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park have day vehicle entry fees: Halls Peak campground, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales campground and picnic area. Fees aren't applicable if you're paying camping fees at these locations.
- Restrictions apply in the Chowder Bay area of Sydney Harbour National Park. Read our FAQs for more information.
- Restrictions apply at the Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct of Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Read our FAQs for more information.
- Booderee National Park, at Jervis Bay, is managed jointly by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community and the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.
NSW National Park annual passes do not cover entry fees to parks in the ACT or other Australian states and territories.
If you ride a bike or walk to your park, entry remains free.
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.