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SOLD - Day passes for Falls Creek
elhood
22/08/2012
11:30:49 PM
ill take them (the 3 tickets) if still there

IdratherbeclimbingM9
23/08/2012
4:25:18 PM
On 22/08/2012 citationx wrote:
>official response:
>Hi,
>
>There is a pay station at the Parks office in Khancoban and signage which
>indicates that park use fees are required for Kosciuszko National Park.
>However if you are transiting through the park (non stop) you do not need
>to pay park use fee, you just need to stop when travelling from Jindabyne
>at the entrance station on the Alpine Way and get a transit pass.

On 22/08/2012 climberman wrote:
>Even if you don't get an entry pass, the NPWS 'fine' is simply a request
>to pay (by a certain date).
>
>citationx is correct in that there is no use fee for simply driving through
>the Alpine Way (or the Snowy Mts Highway). You can either fang through
>the thingo or stop and get a transit pass. The fee is for park use not
>road use. The Alpine Way was taken out of the Park following the Walker
>report into the Thredbo landslide.
>
>Pulling over might put you in the park though.

Thanks for the update gents.
I did not know that the Alpine Way was taken out of the Park following the Walker Report.
~> It seems my ‘up to datedness’ is horribly lacking/out of date! ... as I have been erring on the side of ‘$-saving caution’ so long now, that I didn’t realise a little common sense has since prevailed (due not doing any homework).

Regarding the Snowy Mtns Hwy;... I used to live in Tumut and when they (local residents, of which I was one at the time), challenged the entry fee for using that road (1973?), and the challenge was successful, I was a happy traveller!

~> The interesting thing is; ... I was never offered a ‘transit pass’ on the one and only time I tried travelling Jindabyne-Khancoban (within official pay-station open hrs), and consequently all my subsequent circuits have been relatively clandestine without merit!!

~> Next time, ... if they ping me, I will send you the bill!!!

Regarding;
>You can either fang through the thingo

Going anti-clockwise, there was, and still is to my knowledge, no provision for stopping/paying on that road. I doubt travellers are going to seek out a NP Office within the town off the road to get a pass, as the closest most would come to it is stopping for fuel!
:-)


Eduardo Slabofvic
Online Now
24/08/2012
9:06:41 AM
This year Hotham doesn't have people in the ticket box, they have a camera instead (you're supposed to buy tickets on line). You have 45mins to drive through the resort, with the camera taking a picture of your number plate as you enter and leave, and you don't have to pay an entry fee.

I drove through to just after the Dinner Plains side ticket box, and went skiing on the groomed trails.

also, Falls don't require a ticket for their groomed trails either (but you still need to get pass for your car though). There was always the argument that they couldn't charge you to ski back country, but they would try to anyway, as you were using their trails. I had a couple of forcefull conversations like this with resort staff in earlier years, so glad that gone by bys.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
24/08/2012
10:41:44 AM
On 24/08/2012 Eduardo Slabofvic. wrote:
>This year Hotham doesn't have people in the ticket box, they have a camera
>instead (you're supposed to buy tickets on line). You have 45mins to drive
>through the resort, with the camera taking a picture of your number plate
>as you enter and leave, and you don't have to pay an entry fee.
>

Where are these located ES? I have just tried finding them on the ParksVic website and been frustrated! I assume they are near the layaways where people put chains on their vehicle tyres?

~> If for example, I was to go past one and then turn off onto the Dargo High Plains Rd and proceed out of the Park etc, ... are they going to try and ping me?

Eduardo Slabofvic
Online Now
24/08/2012
10:51:28 AM
The camers you mean?

They are on poles where the ticket boxes are. I didn't see the one on the Harritville side, but my girlfrined did. I did see the ones on the Dinner Plains side, they are about 3 or 4 meters on the inside of the resort, just past the ticket box on the side of the road, on a white pole.

I dare say the Dargo road is closed now (now awaiting flaming by pedants on that big call), so if you use it, you deserve to get pinged, and whipped, and vilified, and......

I did the drive through about 2 weeks ago, and have not been pinged yet, so I guess it works. I have some frineds that live in Smoko who told me all this.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
24/08/2012
10:58:30 AM
On 24/08/2012 Eduardo Slabofvic. wrote:
>The camers you mean?
>
Yep.

>They are on poles where the ticket boxes are. I didn't see the one on
>the Harritville side, but my girlfrined did. I did see the ones on the
>Dinner Plains side, they are about 3 or 4 meters on the inside of the resort,
>just past the ticket box on the side of the road, on a white pole.
>
Thanks. I need to go for a ride-lookysee...

>I dare say the Dargo road is closed now (now awaiting flaming by pedants
>on that big call), so if you use it, you deserve to get pinged, and whipped,
>and vilified, and......

It isn't closed according to PV website but the tracks off it are seasonally closed till the Thurs before Melb Cup Weekend. I will be checking the VicRoads website to see if they have a separate jurisdiction over that Rd and maybe separate bureaucracy to go with it!

There is a m/cycle rally on in a fortnights time down at Talbotville that I was thinking of attending, and the obvious way to get there from the north side is vide that Rd...
>
>I did the drive through about 2 weeks ago, and have not been pinged yet,
>so I guess it works. I have some frineds that live in Smoko who told me
>all this.

~> The ticket is still in the mail!
Heh, heh, heh.
gfdonc
24/08/2012
11:03:01 AM
On 24/08/2012 Eduardo Slabofvic. wrote:
>I dare say the Dargo road is closed now (now awaiting flaming by pedants
>on that big call), so if you use it, you deserve to get pinged, and whipped,
>and vilified, and......

.. I reckon if you can get a car up or down that road at the moment you deserve a round of applause.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
24/08/2012
11:57:07 AM
On 24/08/2012 gfdonc wrote:
>On 24/08/2012 Eduardo Slabofvic. wrote:
>>I dare say the Dargo road is closed now (now awaiting flaming by pedants
>>on that big call), so if you use it, you deserve to get pinged, and whipped,
>>and vilified, and......
>
>.. I reckon if you can get a car up or down that road at the moment you
>deserve a round of applause.
>

Hmm. VicRoads seems to have jurisdiction over that Rd and this is what they say about it...
Dargo High Plains Road
From: Great Alpine Road, Hotham Heights
To: Jones Creek Logging Road, Hotham Heights
Road closed due to snowfall. The road is likely to be closed for the remainder of the 2012 Snow Season.
Started: 14/06/2012 9:38 am Updated at: 14/06/2012 9:50 am

~> There has been no update for two months!
The snow is likely to start melting after the current cold front passes, but it seems I may have to be prepared to take a longer route anyway, ... though I am aware that many NSWelshbikers have taken high roads to same in the past, so my route taken may depend on who I link up with...

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