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Sharing a National Park Annual pass?

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by JoW, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. JoW

    JoW First Runs

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm not sure if this is the right place to be asking this, but here goes. Me and a few friends were going skiing in Thredbo from the 1st to 4th of July, driving up from Jindabyne everyday. I understand this means paying the national park entry fee of $27 per vehicle per day. I was just wondering if anyone had an annual pass for that they might want to sell, or if anyone else skiing over the next few months would want share a $190 annual pass?

    Besides that, if anyone had any tips for making the drive between Jindabyne and Thredbo easier, they would be much appreciated!

    Thanks a bunch!
    JoW
     
  2. Dos

    Dos One of Us

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    Isn't a National Park season pass linked to a specific registration number?
     
  3. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Yes, and has the vehicle rego number written on it.
     
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  4. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes it is.
    However being from Perth, I have an annual pass linked to my vehicle at home and they give me a stick on temp pass for the dates I am in town for my hire cars. It is still not transferrable though.
     
  5. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    So that works ?
    Where do you get the temp pass from ? Just the office as you drive up ? How much hassle it is ?

    T&C's state that the pass can't be used on rental cars... Not that they would know...
     
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  6. JoW

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    Ah thanks for the replies guys, I had a feeling it might work that way... Will have to find other cost cutting mechanisms!
     
  7. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Get you mates to put their hands in their pockets.....FFS, if you cant afford park entry fee are you sure you can afford to go skiing/boarding?
     
  8. HappyGirl

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    Rather than spending $190 at the pub, spend it instead on the Park Pass like everybody else does.
     
  9. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    "Me and a few friends". $27 a day. I presume that's at least 4 of you? $6.75 each per day. The price of a coffee! Take a thermos of coffee with you and you've saved your car entry.
     
  10. JoW

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    haha skiing is an expensive enterprise in Australia! I've only ever been in Canada, and it was insanely cheap over there (as well as insanely fun!). Been hoping to go here for a while! The thermos idea will definitely be employed!
     
  11. sbm

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    Annual national parks pass for every park except KNP: $65

    Annual national parks pass including KNP: $190

    Part of the experience of skiing in Australia is getting ripped off left, right and center because you can "afford to go to the snow". Helps foster the elitism that keeps the Ski Industry's prestige up. Can't let people have fun without paying up! You think NPWS could at least put more effort into controlling the deer on the Alpine Way for that price.

    Sorry, I'm a bit cranky today cos of the rain in Sydney, and because I paid for the parks pass last weekend and no-one's paid up yet.
     
  12. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Check Victoria's pricing. $190 is soooo cheeaaappp....
     
  13. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Two years in a row the lady in the box at the entry gate happily gave me a season pass tied to my drivers licence rather than my car, seeing as there was no way we would be driving from Perth, and the cost of the annual pass was cheaper than a daily rate for my first stay that season.

    Last year I got a grumpy one who said it was possible but only if I wrote to the head office and got a covering letter and went in to some office somewhere to collect one...(but this was in trip 2 so she honored it anyway).

    This year I simply asked what I should do?
    And the woman volunteered to tie it to my car at home and write the hire car rego on the window sticker for the number of trip days. I just play it by ear. If they want to charge me extra I'm not about to argue - the flights, accomodation and gear whoring cost me WAY more than a park entry - extra agro not necessary.
     
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  14. sbm

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    No, NZ national parks are free. That's cheap. Climbers were outraged (OUTRAGED!) when the camping fee at Mt. Arapiles was increased from an unenforced $2 a night to an unenforced $4 a night.

    Just because victorians get ripped off even more doesn't suddenly make our deal a bargain.

    It's just a shame even the national parks service sees our limited snowy resources as a cash cow to be milked, rather than a recreational opportunity to be preserved for all Australians.
     
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  15. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    IPART approved that price years ago to run the Perisher poo works in winter.
    Press Release
    So yes, you are being ripped off if you ski at Thredbo, but not if you use the toilet at Perisher.
     
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  16. sbm

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    Interesting, I had no idea that they bore the costs for running that much of the resort operations: "The Perisher Range Resorts have a major lessee for ski slope operations and critical village facilities, but all users lease directly from the NPWS. The NPWS also provides infrastructure services to the lessees."

    I stand slightly corrected.
     
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  17. Mr. Mook

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    well yes, but there still should be the option to buy a parks pas for KNP only.
    The rip off is that even if you only ever got to KNP, some of that money you pay for the annual pass goes to maintaining other parks.
    BUT you can buy single parks pass $22 for any other park and pay only to enter that park, yet this option is not available for KNP

    http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/annualpass/WhichAnnualPassShouldIBuy.htm
     
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  18. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    No other park has so much accommodation within the park or the required infrastructure, which is expensive.

    User pays at work.
     
  19. steveeeee

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    quick question: the website says buses are required to pay $11.50 per person

    does anyone know what the definition of a bus is? is it 9 person or above etc?
     
  20. BobGnarly

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    from rta website

    Buses
    Motor vehicles that are built to carry people, seat more than 9 adults (including the driver) and weigh over 4.5 tonnes GVM or 2.5 tonnes tare and over.
     
  21. steveeeee

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    so a 8 seater should fall within $27 for vehicle per day!

    sweet!
     
  22. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Correct.