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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.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.