NT National Parks Pass

Has anyone tried the new pass system and what if you just rock up. Is there a booth to get a pass in all parks? What if you are just passing through?
Thanks in advance for any comments.
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Reply By: Member - PhilD_NT - Saturday, May 06, 2023 at 18:39

Saturday, May 06, 2023 at 18:39
You are referring to actual campsite bookings, but are you aware that they have also recently introduce a separate fee to actually enter many/all Territory Parks? This only applies to non residents, or if you can't supply proof of residency.

Note: Kakadu is a totally separate system and fee setup. This is administered by Parks Australia in conjunction with the local aboriginal custodians.

We're local and even we don't know what is happening for sure Territory matters. We were out at Litchfield Park a week after it supposedly started and there wasn't anyone challenging interstate vehicle drivers where we went as to whether they had a Pass to enter Territory Parks. As to camping bookings, I believe that they are currently advertising for Camp Hosts for various sites, but as to their authority to administer site bookings I have no idea.

Just like other jurisdictions, the Territory Govt introduced the online system despite some local objections from people pointing out the pitfalls that happened elsewhere, and just like other places, our Govt thinks they can do it better (unlikely).
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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Monday, May 08, 2023 at 14:19

Monday, May 08, 2023 at 14:19
If you go to the NT Parks website and login you can view the options with the passes. The NT pass is not "National". There are different lengths of access ( 1 day $10, 2 weeks $30 or annual $60).
Here is what you see when logged in:-

This is the website where you apply for the Parks Pass for entry NT Parks website

EDIT: make sure you read the Terms & Conditions because this is really an FAQ and covers all the logistics. Basically you just have to be able to produce evidence of purchase (email on your phone, screenshot of the purchase, or a printed copy) and be prepared to show it if asked.

The entry pass is required to enter NT parks/reserves - but does NOT cover an entry fee to Kakadu NP and Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP which have their own system. Entry pass to parks does not include camping fees.

Here is the page that explains the parks entry pass NT Parks Pass

Here is the page that explains the camping fees Camping fees/bookings

There are also 3 multi-day hikes that require fees as per this page - Multi-day hiking fees

Hope that helps. Michelle
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Reply By: Member - Jim S1 - Monday, May 08, 2023 at 15:45

Monday, May 08, 2023 at 15:45
And I believe, but not certain, that each person needs a pass, or at least has to have paid for one.
I went through the system and ended up with a pass that has Persons 3 on it so I hope that covers the three of us in the one car.
Have sent NT Parks a note about it.

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Reply By: Member - John - Tuesday, May 09, 2023 at 07:42

Tuesday, May 09, 2023 at 07:42
Good that they are trying to encourage visitors to the NT, NOT. A small amount of revenue maybe raised for a major loss of tourist travel dollars. Also good to see the have a concession price, NOT. Coupled with the online booking system, a big well done NT Government.
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