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Bookings for the 2006-07 walking season on the Overland Track has opened as of 1 July and hikers can enhance their experience with a new, full-colour booklet.

The Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, said the track is particularly popular over the Christmas and January period and also over Easter.

"Intending walkers should plan ahead and book their departure date as soon as possible," Ms Wriedt said.
"This summer will be the second season of the new management arrangements for the Overland Track.

"Last year the Parks and Wildlife Service introduced changes for the peak walking period of November 1 to April 30 including an online booking system, a fee and the requirement to walk the track from north to south.

"These measures were aimed at ensuring a quality experience for walkers and that Tasmania's most popular multi-day walk is sustainable into the future."

Ms Wriedt said feedback from walkers on the track has been very positive with many benefiting from dedicated campsites for groups and limits on the number of people departing each day.

She said people walking the track can now enhance their experience with the new full colour edition of The Overland Track: One Walk, Many Journeys booklet.

"This pocket-sized, full-colour illustrated publication details everything from the Aboriginal and European history of the area to its plants, animals, rocks, and even its weather," Ms Wriedt said.

"It delves into the dynamic natural and cultural history that walkers encounter along the track."

The booklet will be available when booking a trip on the Overland Track and from selected bookshops, outdoor stores, visitor centres at Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair and Service Tasmania outlets. The recommended retail price is $12.

Bookings for the Overland Track can be made at www.overlandtrack.com.au.

Book on-line now for the Overland Track

The new booklet