CITY of Wanneroo ratepayers can still get free annual passes to Yanchep National Park from Clarkson Library or the Wanneroo Civic Centre.
The City released the free passes on September 1 through a partnership with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), and online tickets were gone within 24 hours.
The annual passes usually cost $23, and some free passes are available to residents on a first come basis, with people required to apply in person at the library or civic centre during normal business hours.
“It is important to the economy of our City that we encourage visitors to the region’s tourism hotspots,” Mayor Tracey Roberts said.
“The money generated from the City’s purchase of the passes will be put straight back into Yanchep National Park to help improve the public spaces and create additional facilities for visitors to enjoy.”
DBCA Swan Coastal acting district manager Brett Fitzgerald said the partnership with the City was a great way to introduce residents to Yanchep National Park.
“We hope that those visitors will use their free annual park pass to make many repeat visits to enjoy the natural beauty and wide range of attractions available,” he said.
Attractions at the park include the koala enclosure, three caves, walking trails, picnic facilities, Aboriginal education experience, Yanchep Inn, Chocolate Drops, Airwheels, helicopter flights and camping facilities.
The cost to enter the park is usually $13 per visiting vehicle or $23 for an annual pass.