Booderee National Park

Why are park pass and camping fees changing?

Since the last time fees were increased in 2018, the number of people coming to experience the beauty of Booderee National Park has increased significantly. This means that the cost of maintaining our camping areas and public facilities has also gone up. Revenue from park pass sales and camping bookings is reinvested back into Booderee National Park.

These changes also aim to simplify the fee structure for visitors by reducing the number of ticket categories and camping tariffs, while ensuring the costs of running the national park can be managed sustainably into the future.

How are park pass fees changing?

From 1 August 2024, visitors to Booderee National Park will have the option to purchase one of four park pass types:

  • a one day vehicle pass ($20)
  • a one day vehicle concession pass ($10)
  • one year vehicle pass ($80)
  • two year vehicle pass ($110).

If you’re a regular visitor to the park or visit more than four times in a year, you may find it cost-effective to purchase a one year pass.

I already have a one year or two year vehicle pass. Is my pass still valid?

Yes, one year and two year vehicle passes already purchased will remain valid until their expiration date.

What is the eligibility criteria for a concession pass?

Concession means a recipient of an Australian aged pension; an Australian disability pension or their carer; holder of a Total and Permanent Incapacitated Card; or Australian veteran.

How are camping fees changing?

Camping fees have been simplified under the new fee structure. From 1 August 2024, visitors will be charged one site fee for their camping booking. The additional per person tariff has been removed.

If I have a camping booking, do I also need to buy a park pass?

No, park entry fees are included in your camping booking.

Do walkers and cyclists still receive free entry?

Yes, walkers and cyclists continue to receive free entry to the park.

Where does my money go?

Revenue generated by park pass and camping fees is reinvested into Booderee to support a range of activities including conservation, visitor services and ongoing maintenance and improvement of the park’s infrastructure.

I’m a commercial tourism operator or transport provider. Do the changes affect me?

There will be a small increase in the cost per person charge for visitors entering the park with a commercial tourism operator or travelling by bus or taxi. The per person charge for an adult will change from $4 to $6.50 however children under 16 years of age will now be free.

What benefits will these changes bring to the Wreck Bay Aboriginal community?

Booderee National Park is Aboriginal land owned by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council, leased to the Commonwealth and jointly managed by Parks Australia and its Traditional Owners, the Wreck Bay Aboriginal community. Traditional Owners receive 25 percent of the park’s revenue as payment for the lease of their land. The park pass and camping fee changes were endorsed by the Booderee Joint Board of Management which has a majority membership of Traditional Owners who act as community representatives.

How do I provide feedback about these changes?

Please send an email to