National Park entry fees increased by 100%

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Reply By: jdwynn (Adelaide) - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 12:15

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 12:15
Seems to fly in the face of today's annoucement!

Free accommodation offered to boost SA tourism

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Reply By: tazbaz - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 12:15

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 12:15
And you are not even allowed to stand in the car park and view the seals from afar - all views are blocked until you cough up the dosh. The SA government is both petty and pathetic! And the fares to get there are steep so better off sticking to the mainland - just as good or better anyway.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 20:33

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 20:33
Forget Seal Bay. That is for the unknowing.

You get a better "up close" look at the New Zealand Fur Seal colony at Admirals Arch. The track winds down the hill and on to a boardwalk that traverses the colony adjacent to and under the Arch.

A fantastic place during breading season watching the squabbling, nuzzling, general playing of the pups and assertive actions amoungst the bulls and their harems.

Nature at its very best.


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Reply By: Axel [ the real one ] - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 12:21

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 12:21
So who own the seals ?????????
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Reply By: gbdid - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 14:20

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 14:20
May be they have increased the price to the point where the gain from the increased price is more than offset by the loss in revenue by people refusing to pay the new high price.
In which case will they recognise this and reduce the price again?
Or are there enough suckers who will pay these exorbitent prices.
I know national parks cost to run but the user pays principle for national parks stinks.

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Reply By: furph - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 14:44

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 14:44
We recently had a most enjoyable drive down the E. coast of the S. island NZ.
Where the seal colonies congregate the road has been widened to provide easy FREE parking and access to viewing platforms.
Took many pics and movie of the juvenile seals at play. The grandkids were enthralled.
Tourism Australia..... Bah Humbug.
furph
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Reply By: wild dog - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 14:46

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 14:46
The Cairns Regional Council is about to lift our rates to help promote tourism for the area. Seems like tourists are a protected species to me. If tour operators are making the profits they can charge the tourists extra.
We've already paid for National Parks and other infrastructure through our taxes yet we're charged the same to visit as tourists.

Anybody get the feeling that no matter what we want to do for recreation the state and federal mob are out to sting us????
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Reply By: obee1212 - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 16:55

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 16:55
I never bother with national parks. I have found they are not worth the money in the past. Next thing we will need a license to breath the air god gave us.

Owen
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 17:06

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 17:06
Owen, The govt have already started taxing the air that we breath, its the carbon and emissions trading scheme.. Its happening!! Michael

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Follow Up By: Crackles - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 20:24

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 20:24
"I never bother with national parks."
Owen you obviously don't know what you're missing as some of the best attractions in Oz are in Nat Parks. Reminds me of a fellow I travelled with who bought a $70,000 4WD, put $15,000 worth of assesories on it, drove 4000km to the other side of the country then refused to pay a $10 entrance fee to a National Park as he was tight as a fishes bottom. In the scale of things the cost to visit is a drop in the ocean compared to what's been spent to get there particually when compared to overseas. Some of their Parks have a 10 year waiting list or you need to enter via a ballet & can only go once in a lifetime. We have it pretty good here despite the increasing cost.
Cheers Craig............
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 20:30

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 20:30
Like to see you in the "ballet"

Perhaps you meant a ballot.

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Follow Up By: Crackles - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 20:36

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 20:36
I'll have you know I look good in a tutu :">
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Reply By: bob&loz - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 17:49

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 17:49
Just goes along with the NP agenda of not wanting anybody to go into a NP. They would be very happy if it stopped everybody from going there
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Reply By: Nic I - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 14:36

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 14:36
We don't actually have any national parks - ours are all state parks, as you'll find if you try to buy a pass to more than one of 'em.

The US, by comparison (and, no doubt, many other countries) have real national parks with single-pass access from Hawaii to Alaska and the other 48 states, as well as state parks with their own all-parks passes. It's even possible to get a pass which combines national and several state parks. Great flexibility and value.

Here, you have to buy a pass for every state park.
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