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History unlocked at Richmond Gaol

12/11/2018

Investment in the restoration of the Gaoler's House at Richmond Gaol will enhance the visitor experience at one of Tasmania's key historic sites.More

Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves

09/11/2018

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from next Wednesday (November 14) at identified Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Godfreys Beach penguin viewing platform open

07/11/2018

The development of a new penguin viewing platform at Godfreys Beach at The Nut State Reserve in Stanley has recently been completed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.More

Before You Walk - Essential Bushwalking Guide

What it costs

Park entry fees

Park fees apply in all Tasmanian national parks. Parks passes can be purchased at all Parks and Wildlife Service offices, Tasmanian Travel Centres, on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry and many other places throughout Tasmania. If you are visiting more than one park over an eight-week period, the Holiday Pass is the best value for interstate or international visitors. For Tasmanians or frequent vistors, an annual or two-year pass is recommended.

Overland Track fee

An on-line booking system and facility fee has been introduced on the Overland Track for the peak walking season (1 November - 30 April). Managing the total number of walkers departing each day will help to reduce the extent and occurrence of overcrowding at campsites. It will also help to provide a better experience for walkers and reduce environmental impacts. Revenue raised from the Overland Track facility fee is directed to the long-term sustainable management of the track.

To ensure walkers have the flexibility to walk at a comfortable pace, the booking system manages departures only, and does not lock walkers into a fixed itinerary. You are not booking track accommodation, but you are booking your departure date.

The self-registration booking system is available at www.overlandtrack.com.au. You may also make a booking by phoning 1300 TASPARKS (1300 827 727) or booking in person at one of these four National Park Visitor Centres: Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair, Freycinet or Mt Field.