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Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.More

AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires

08/08/2019

Following the 2018-19 bushfires the Tasmanian Government commissioned an independent report by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Council to review the overall response and identify areas where more can be done to improve the State's response andMore

Improved Park Pass System for our National Parks

06/08/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service will implement a new park pass system for our national parks in May next year.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.