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Passes for National Park in Tasmania

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Passes for National Park in Tasmania

I notice there is a pass worth A$30, not sure if I read it correctly from the web site that it also includes Cradle Mountain - Dove Lake. As we plan to go to Bruny Island & Wineglass bay by car and have a short walk. Not sure if it is economical to go for National Park pass. Kindly advise.

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Sue T

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1. Re: Passes for National Park in Tasmania

The $30 pass is per backpacker not in a car, the best pass is the Holiday Vehicles Parks Pass at $60, this covers all people legally seated in one car, not per person. And yes it will give you access to the shuttle bus to Dove Lake.

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Thanks Rob for the information. Just want to check if this A$60 Vehicle Parks pass covers a 5-berth campervan and 5 persons? Is this pass only good for one day in Cradle Mountain? How about if we need to go also for Mole Creek, Wineglass Bay & Bruny Island, do we need to buy another pass for these national park? What would you recommend us? Thanks again for your help in advance.

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3. Re: Passes for National Park in Tasmania

Hi Sue, no you don't need to buy another pass, the $60 Vehicle Parks pass will cover 1 campervan and up to 8 legally seated people in that 1 campervan for 8 weeks to all Tasmanian National Parks.

If you buy the backpackers pass, it will cost $150 for 5 people.

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Thanks Robert for clear explanation.

Can we drive over to Dove Lake with such a big caravan? Or do we have to park it at transit center and take shuttle from there?

If we have parked the car, all we need to do is to show them our pass when boarding shuttle and getting into the park, right?

Again thanks in advance

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5. Re: Passes for National Park in Tasmania

There is no reason you cannot take a van to Dove Lake - if the boom gate is open. However, the boom gate closes automatically when the car park is full, and that normally happens quite early in the morning. It then lets one vehicle in for each one that departs.

So it's easiest to plan to use the shuttle. Take your pass to the counter in the Visitor Centre and that's all you need to get on the shuttle.

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Hi Sue, no, campervans over 5 metres are not allowed on the Dove Lake Road (beyond the boom gate), you must park it at the Visitor Centre and catch the shuttle.

Yes, your $60 Holiday Vehicle Parks pass will allow all of you to catch the shuttle bus to Dove Lake, you must present it when your board.

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Robert

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7. Re: Passes for National Park in Tasmania

Thanks Robert for detailed advice.

Sue T

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Thanks Luigi for the advice. Have a good week-end.

Sue T

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