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National Park Camping

Along with "Free Stays", National Parks offer some of the most affordable accommodation for you and your RV hire. While most charge a permit fee, they are usually very cheap, if not free. You will need to check in advance on whether camping is actually allowed in the park you are visiting, to avoid disappointment and allow you to plan your time wisely.

The rules of each park vary by state, so we've created a comprehensive guide to get you started on your National Park exploration in your RV hire.

New South Wales

National Park Permits
Some National Parks in NSW offer free entry, but many of them require you to purchase an access pass. Some parks cost more than others (depending on the popularity of the park) and if you are planning on visiting several within the state, it is probably a better option to buy an Annual Pass.

For more information on National Park passes and RV hire in NSW, click here.


If you fall in love with your surroundings and wish to stay a night or two in your RV hire, you will need to purchase a camping pass (as well as the entry pass). If you are planning to stay, it is best to check in advance on cost and availability.

To find out more about RV hire camping in NSW National Parks, click here

Popular Parks

Dorrigo National Park

Blue Mountains National Park

Sturt National Park

Kosciuszko National Park


National Park Permits
National Park Permits are not required for any parks in Queensland, with the exception of the Bribie Island, Moreton Island and Fraser Island Recreation Areas. These passes can easily be purchsed but do NOT include the cost of the ferry over to these areas from the mainland.


While you do not have to pay to enter Queensland's National Parks, you DO have to pay to camp your RV hire in them. The parks charge a fee, per person, per night, with a family charge option available as well. This fee is pretty standard across the entire state's National Parks and the price is extremely reasonable.

Keep in mind that you may need to book ahead.

For more information on camping in Queensland's National Parks in your RV hire, click here.

Popular Parks

Fraser Island, Great Sandy National Park

Daintree National Park

Whitsunday Islands National Park

Carnarvon George National Park


National Park Permits
Victorian National Parks DO charge an entry fee, and the price is pretty standard across the state. If you are a regular visitor, you can save money by purchasing an annual pass.


RV hire camping is an option in over 60 of Victoria's National Parks, offering a pleasant alternative to the traditional caravan park. Camping does incur a fee, and this fee will be higher if flush toilets and other amenities are offered at the selected park.

To find out more about what parks offer camping for RV hire, click here.

Popular Parks

Alpine National Park

Grampians National Park

Snowy River National Park


National Park Permits
An entry pass is required for all Tasmanian National Parks, excluding reserves. The price of this pass varies between peak and off-peak season, with prices higher from May to October.


Some parks are free to camp your RV hire in, while others will charge an additional fee to the entrance fee. During peak season, make sure you book early to ensure you get a place.

For camping fees, click here.

Popular Parks

Cradle Mountain National Park

Freycinet National Park

Lake St Clair National Park

South Australia

National Park Permits
Entrance fees are required for all National Parks in South Australia, with several options available to suit your traveling needs.


Most parks in SA also charge a camping fee, but you can purchase passes that incorporate the cost of both, which will save you time and money.

For more information on camping in the National Parks in South Australia in your RV hire, click here.

Popular Parks

Lake Eyre National Park

Witjira National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park

Western Australia

National Park Permits
Permits for Western Australia National Parks can be purchased upon entry of the park or at specified tourist centres.

For more information, click here


Camping permits can also be purchased upon entry into the park. These can be anything from $5 upwards. Bush camping is free!

Popular Parks

Wolfe Creek National Park

Purnululu National Park

Winjana Gorge National Park

Northern Territory

National Park Permits
While Uluru charges an entrance fee, Kakadu does not. Both however should be visited at least once in a lifetime, so the small fee will be worth it.


Fees vary, according to where you are camping your RV hire, so to find out by how much, click here

Popular Parks

Kakadu National Park

Litchfield National Park

Katherine Gorge

Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park

Australian Capital Territory

National Park Permits
The ACT is home to two National Parks: Namadgi National Park and Brindabella National Park. There is no entry fee for either of these parks.


There is a small charge for all the camping grounds within these two National Parks

Popular Parks

Namadgi National Park

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