To celebrate NSW National Parks' 50th anniversary, NPWS is waiving park entry fees at more than 45 parks across the state all day Sunday 8 October 2017.
Where does the free entry offer apply on 8 October?
Motor vehicle entry fees will be waived at all 45 fee-collecting national parks across the state, on Sunday 8 October 2017.
Landing fees at The Basin, in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Sydney Harbour National Park islands will also be waived. Why not pack a picnic, gather up your family and friends and enjoy a nature escape in a national park.
If you're heading to the following locations in northern NSW, you can also take advantage of free entry special offers:
Sea Acres Boardwalk, Sea Acres National Park
Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon National Park
Halls Peak campground, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Riverside campground and picnic area, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Youdales campground, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Where do fees still apply?
Fees will still apply to:
NSW National Park guided tours
Exclusive use bookings such as picnic area group or venue bookings
Self-guided and guided cave tours
Camping and accommodation
Visitors to Worimi Conservation Lands will still need to buy a vehicle permit for motor vehicle entry and beach driving at Stockton Beach. Permits are $30 for an annual permit; $10 for a 3-day permit. NPWS annual passes are not valid.
Need some inspiration on where to celebrate our 50th anniversary?
Why not visit Royal National Park, the world's second oldest national park, right on Sydney's doorstep. You'll be spoilt for choice at the largest park in NSW, Kosciuszko National Park, in the Snowy Mountains.
If you're looking for spine-tingling views, visit Australia's most easterly point at Cape Byron Lighthouse in Cape Byron State Conservation Area. It's the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. For an adventure closer to Sydney, take a day trip to beautiful Morton National Park to enjoy the walks and waterfall views at Fitzroy Falls.
Prefer a touch of history? Visit Hill End Historic Site to discover life during the gold rush, or step back in time at historic Roto House in Macquarie Nature Reserve. Get a taste of the outback without leaving NSW, and learn more about Aboriginal and pastoral history at unique Kinchega National Park, near Broken Hill.
We're hosting events and guided tours all over NSW to celebrate 50 years of proudly protecting our natural landscapes, wildlife, culture and heritage. Find out what 50th anniversary events and tours are happening near you.
Be sure to share your experiences on social media by tagging #50yearsNPWS.