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Entry fees

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​​​​​​​​Do I need a National Parks Pass?

A valid parks pass is required for entry to all of Tasmania's national parks. 

A range of national parks passes lets you choose the best way to get out and experience Tasmania's world-class national parks. 

The money raised from parks pass fees is reinvested and goes directly towards the upkeep of your parks and reserves. It is used to maintain and upgrade visitor facilities, walking tracks and visitor centres and provide a range of services. Additional fees may apply to cover activities such as guided cave tours, multi-day walks, shuttle bus services and campground stays.

Visitors can purchase parks passes per vehicle, or per person if arriving by bus, motorbike, bike or on foot. A parks pass is not required to visit state reserves. ​

What kind of pass do I need?

On holiday in Tasmania?  

Daily park passes are available and allow entry to national parks for a 24 hour period.  Specific daily passes apply for entry to Cradle Mountain, which can be purchased from the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre.

If you are visiting more than one national park,  we suggest you purchase a holiday parks pass which offers exceptional value, providing entry to all of Tasmania's 19 national parks and is valid for 2 months. ​

Visiting Cradle Mountain?

​Fees apply to use the Cradle Mountain shuttle bus for adults 18 years and over.  Shuttle bus tickets can be purchased at the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre. Options include;

A 24 hour shuttle bus ticket - Included in the cost of a Cradle Mountain Day Park Pass. 

A 72 hour shuttle bus ticket - $15.00 per adult.

An annual shuttle bus pass - $45.00 per adult. ​

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tickets are not transferrable and must be used in conjunction with a valid parks pass.

Want the freedom to visit ANY park when it suits you? 

An annual or two year All Parks Pass may be the best option.  Up to 2 vehicles can be recorded on this pass, as long as they are registered at the same address.  This pass applies for all national parks in Tasmania.  If you have a Seniors Card (excluding Seniors Business Card), our Seniors Pass may be the best option for you.

Do you have a favourite park you wish to enjoy all year round? 

A One Park Pass may be the best option.  It applies for the one national park you have nominated on the pass.  Up to 2 vehicles can be recorded on this pass, as long as they are registered at the same address.​

Hiring a vehicle?

​​​​​​​If your hire vehicle has an existing parks pass sticker, and you are not the passholder or living at the address registered on the pass,​ you will need to purchase your own parks pass.  

Select the option for 'hire vehicle' when purchasing your pass.

How much does a pass cost?
​Daily Pass - up to 24 hours, excludes Cradle Mountain ​​

Per vehicle (up to 8 people)
Per person (under 5 years no charge)
Icon ​Daily Pass - Cradle Mountain only (includes shuttle service)
​​Icon Daily Passes are not upgradeable

Adults (18 years and over)
Children (5-17 years, under 5 years no charge)
Family (2 adults, 3 children)

Holiday Passes - all parks for up to 2 months

Per vehicle (up to 8 people)
Per person (under 5 years no charge)

​Annual Park Pass - all parks

$76.25 - concession
Seniors - all parks (conditions apply)*
One Park (excludes Cradle Mountain)
$38.95- concession 
Two Year Parks Pass - all parks  ​

$97.40 - concession
Seniors (conditions apply)*

​Cradle Mountain Shuttle Bus

​24 hour Shuttle pass ticket

​Included with purchase of Icon Daily pass. 

​72 hours Shuttle bus ticket - Adult (Children 5- 17 years no charge)


​Annual Shuttle bus pass - Adult (Children 5-17 years no charge)​


For information about the off-road 4WD pass, see the Arthur-Pieman Recreation Driver Pass​.

Concession pricing

Concessions are available for select parks passes with the presentation of a current Australian Government issued Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care or DVA card.

* Holders of an Australian State Government issued Seniors card (excluding Seniors Business Cards) are eligible to apply for a Seniors Park Pass.

Fee reviews

Park entry fees are reviewed annually by CPI.  The next update will be applied from 01 July 2024.

Where can I buy a pass?

Can I change my pass ​/ vehicles?

You can upgrade your pass (excluding Icon Daily Passes) within 48 hours of expiry at PWS national park visitor centres or by contacting us via the phone or email details listed below.

You can change a vehicle on your pass at a PWS national park visitor centre or by contacting us via the phone or email details listed below; quoting your name, pass number and vehicle registration details (old and new).  

Selling your vehicle?  Please make sure you remove your pass sticker.  Passes are not transferrable with the sale of a vehicle.  

Please note: Vehicles must be registered at the pass holder’s address and changes are limited.