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Hartz Peak Track Closed

21/01/2019

PWS advises that the Hartz Peak Track in Hartz Mountains National Park has been closed until further notice due to increased fire risk.More

PWS Campfire restrictions extended statewide

21/01/2019

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is extending the current campfire restrictions statewide until further notice.More

PWS Fire update

20/01/2019

There are many fires currently burning in national parks and reserves in Tasmania, including the Southwest National Park and Southwest Conservation Area.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.