If you wish to go into South Australia National Parks, you can get a variety of different passes, depending which suits your plans the best – have a look here – http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/home (you can either purchase a single entry national park pass, or if you are planning to visit a number you can get a multi park pass.) If you would like to camp in the national parks in SA, most have an additional charge. You are able to buy National Park Passes that incorporate camping together with the vehicle pass. These passes let you camp in any one place for up to five nights at any one time. If you have an entry only pass then camping fees are additional.
Many of our clients who come to campervan Australia, visit our National Parks. We’re often asked if there is one pass that covers all of the National Parks or are they free.
When you campervan Australia and visit the National Parks, you’ll find they vary in each State/Territory regarding costs (if any) and concessions. There isn’t a pass that does all of Australia.
In the Northern Territory, currently the national parks you need to pay for are around Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park(Ayres Rock) and Kakadu National Park – both are AU$25 per adult (each park)which lasts for three days which is normally enough time to fully see each national park. There is not a way of combining the two.
When you campervan Australia, and visit Queensland and Victoria you do not pay for entry into National Parks. You’ll still need to pay for camping, however this is low cost and often in stunning locations. Most campgrounds in the National Parks are unpowered and have varying levels of facilities.
If you are travelling in Western Australia, there are fees to enter some of the National Parks, so you can get an annual pass which can work out to be a cost effective option. http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/content/view/214/549/ give you more information on this. Alternatively when you get into WA, speak with an information centre you can organise this for you.
If you are going to New South Wales, there are also fees to enter many of the National Parks. It is also possible to get an annual/holiday pass here, which can be cost effective option. http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/annualpass/
Please note when you campervan Australia in a state/territory where you obtain an Annual Pass, it does not cover the camping costs which is a few extra dollars each night, depending on facilities offered. Usually they are pretty cheap and most are unpowered only.
We look forward to speaking to you further if you are interested in a campervan holiday in Australia – fill in our easy to use quote form for campervan hire to get information on costs for your specific travel dates, or you are welcome to send us an email or give us a phone call.