Park Fees

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory charges park visitors for certain services and the use of campground facilities.

Conditions and access to Parks can change at short notice. Check the Parks access before departure.


Camping Fees (prices valid as at 1 January 2015)

In Territory Parks where camping is permitted, fees vary according to the standard of the campground facilities. Commercial campgrounds are found in many parks.  *(All fees are GST inclusive).

'Category A' campgrounds have a high degree of site maintenance.  Campers may be provided with showers, toilets, rubbish bins, picnic tables, cooking facilities or services, barbecues and tap water.
The overnight fee is: $6.60/adult, $3.30/child (5-15 years), $15.40/family (2 adults and 4 children).

'Category B' camping areas have a basic to moderate degree of site maintenance that may include toilets, picnic tables, tap water and barbecues.
The overnight fee is: $3.30/adult, $1.65/child (5-15 years), $7.70/family (2 adults and 4 children).

'Category C' camping areas are youth or outdoor education camping areas.
The overnight fee is: $3.30/adult, $1.65/child (5-15 years), $7.70/family (2 adults and 4 children).

'Category D' camping areas are managed commercially.  The degree of site maintenance, facilities and fees will vary.  As a guide use 'Category A' for overnight fees except at Nitmiluk National Park and West MacDonnell National Park (Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Creek and Redbank Gorge).

'Bushcamping' for all bushcamping, including overnight bushwalking, a permit is required from the Ranger at the Park or by applying to the Commission.
The overnight fee is: $3.30/adult, $1.65/child (5-15 years), $7.70/family (2 adults and 4 children).

Permits and Fees (prices valid as at 1 June 2009)

Channel Point Coastal Reserve -
Permit required. Whether visiting by car or boat a permit is required. Booking ahead is recommended.
Contact Permits on (08) 8999 4795.

Garig Gunak Barlu National Park -
Permit required. If entering the Park by road an entry fee of $232.10 is applicable. (Camping Fee $220 plus Transit Fee $12.10). This covers up to 5 adult passengers for up to 7 nights. Extra adult passengers $11.00. Children under 16 years free. Entry by sea or air is $15 per person for use of campgrounds. (All fees are GST inclusive).

Contact the Permits office on (08) 8999 4814.

Entry Fees

Territory Wildlife Park -
Open daily from 8.30am – 6pm.  A visit of at least 4 hours is recommended. Last admission 4pm.

Alice Springs Desert Park -
Open daily from 7.30am – 6pm. A visit of at least 3 hours is recommended.  Last admission 4.30pm.

Alice Springs Telegraph Station -
Commercially operated. Fees may vary. Contact (08) 8952 3993 for details.
The entry fee includes a souvenir brochure and the opportunity to participate in a guided tour of the precinct.  No fee is charged to enter the picnic area or other parts of the reserve.

Other Fees

Film crews and others wanting specialist Ranger guides can easily arrange these services by applying in advance to:

The NT Parks and Wildlife Commission Permits Office.
Ph: (08) 8999 4486 

An Application fee of $25 applies and supervision fees may also be included. More information on Filming permits.