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Ski Tube include park entry?

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by BlakeJ, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. BlakeJ

    BlakeJ First Runs

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    Hey guys,
    Hoping someone on here can verify if the ski tube add on for the Epic Pass includes National Park entry? The perisher website states that the national park entry fee is included in the price of the ski tube ticket but i'm thinking this is just marketing fluff.
    The reason I need to know is that I am wanting to camp in my van (ideally in the national park) but catch the ski tube. I've emailed perisher with no response.
    Before anyone jumps in and says to stay at a caravan park, I'm broke af and hoping to last as long as I can in the season.
    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    It is included if you only ride the Toob. The Toob carpark is outside the park, so you don't have to pay an entry fee to get to it. However, if you drive into the park you have to pay the fee.
     
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  3. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    The tube includes park entry for yourself. But if you drive in, it won't include your van (AFAIK).
     
  4. BlakeJ

    BlakeJ First Runs

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    So it's basically just a passenger entry fee? Damn I was thinking it was too good to be true to have the option of driving or catching the tube :( Is free camping heavily patrolled around Jindy and Bullock flat? Thanks for the replies
     
  5. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Free camping around the lake is prohibited due to people trashing it and turning it into a weekend ghetto. I think if you discretely sleep in your car at Bullocks Flat you won’t be disturbed. They have overnight car parks.
     
  6. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    The parks entry fee is a per motor vehicle fee info here. If you walk or ride a bike into the park it's free.

    The tube is a vehicle, its charge is worked out like a bus (from what I can see) in which case they have a fee per passenger. The bus fee is listed here. Perisher must have worked out with NPWS a value to charge for a season pass, as well as what it would be for day and multi day passes.