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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 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.

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 parkDaily 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 Park3 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


Please note:

  • If you ride a bike or walk to your park, entry remains free.
  • Camping and accommodation fees are not included in your park entry fees.
  • Visitors to Worimi Conservation Lands will need to buy a Beach Vehicle Permit before visiting. NPWS annual passes are not valid.
  • Three areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park have day use fees: Halls Peak campground, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales campground. Vehicle entry fee is $20 or $12 for concession or NPWS annual pass holders. Fees not applicable if you're paying campground fees at these locations.
  • 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.
  • For terms and conditions that apply to NPWS annual passes covering fee-collecting parks, see our annual pass FAQs
Minnamurra river, Budderoo National Park. Photo credit: Michael Van Ewijk © DPIE