One of Us
- Sep 11, 2012
Ok im gonna ask a bunch of annoying questions that have probably already been answered but it might be handy for any other interstate person looking to camp in the NSW parks this ski season.
I'm from Vic and usually do a week camping in Island Bend every season. Obviously Covid stopped me the last 2 years and from my understanding I now have to book a site??
But I still have to pay NSW National Park Pass??
Why am I paying both??
I know no one has a crystal ball, but how likely is Island Bend to be full and what are the chances of the Ranger coming to check on me before 9am, and after 5pm??
This whole thing sounds like a shit show, im now considering not even bothering. I like to be flexible and spontaneous due to work and this now looks like I'll need to book months in advance.
I like to camp at the very bottom part where they advise not to camp but even if it's empty, it ruins the experience if at a moments notice someone could show up with a booking and boot me out. Or vice versa I drive all the way from Bairnsdale and i gotta boot some poor bloke out who has set up his big intricate snow camping set up.
I loved camping down there in those crazy kill storms, im spewing If this is going to be the end of it.
It’s pretty much already booked out for the season, may be the odd weekday or some late September days available but nothing else.
You’re not actually booking a specific site, so there will be no booting out needed. Although those of us with legit bookings might struggle to find a spot as it seems plenty of people are just going to show up without a booking.
Good chance Island bend will be a shit show this year IMO. Glad most of my bookings are mid week outside school holidays.