The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has introduced registration and booking systems for popular day and overnight walks, campgrounds, cave tours and attractions to ensure the community is safe following COVID-19 closures.
Pre-registration and bookings are required for the following sites, so numbers can be capped based on available camping platforms and on current health advice to ensure physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices are met. This is subject to review as advice is updated.
Please note phone bookings taken by the visitor centres and cave tours will be taken during normal winter operating hours.
NEW BOOKING SYSTEM FOR CAVE TOURS
Mole Creek Caves
Bookings for cave tours will be taken one day in advance, by phone, with payment by credit card. There will be six tours per day, with ten places on each tour at Marakoopa Cave. Please note that tours of King Solomon’s cave will re-open on 21st September, with maximum of eight places. To book: 03 6363 5182
Hastings Caves tours
Bookings for cave tours will be taken in advance, by phone, with payment by credit card. There will be four tours per day, with eight places on each tour. To book: 03 6298 3209
All walkers require a valid parks pass for tracks within national parks.
Overland Track winter walkers (15 June – 30 September 20)
Huts are open on the Overland Track with limited capacity to ensure compliance with COVID-19 requirements.
Walker numbers are capped to 24 people per day. All walkers must carry a good quality 3-4 season tent and complete the Overland Track from north (Cradle Mountain) to south (Lake St Clair), moving on each day.
Winter walking can be dangerous for inexperienced walkers– please read key Walk Safely messages and use the Walker Safety checklist . The registration system is not a safety system. Individuals are responsible for their own safety as per the Walk Safely messages.
Registrations for winter walking can be made on the Overland Track page.
Frenchmans Cap (Vera and Tahune hut sites), Pine Valley hut site, New Pelion hut via Arm River
These huts are open with limited capacity to ensure compliance with COVID-19 requirements. All walkers must register and carry a good quality 3-4 season tent.
- Frenchmans Cap capped at 10 walkers per day, and walkers must move on to the next campsite each day.
- Pine Valley capped at 10 walkers per day
- New Pelion capped at eight walkers per day.
- Scott Kilvert Memorial Hut/Lake Rodway capped at 12 walkers per day.
To confirm availability and register your tent site call the Lake St Clair Visitor Centre on 03 6289 1172 or email email@example.com. Please note bookings will be made on a first come, first served basis and numbers are strictly limited.
Walls of Jerusalem camping
There is a currently a cap on the number of hikers departing from the main Walls of Jerusalem carpark of 32 hikers per day and registrations are required.
All huts in the Walls of Jerusalem and the Great Western Tiers remain closed and all walkers must carry a good quality 3-4 season tent. For bookings, please call the Lake St Clair Visitor Centre on 03 6289 1172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm availability and register your tent site.
Cape Pillar camping
Due to current physical distancing restriction, only 8 platforms are available at both Wughalee and Bare Knoll Campgrounds. Only 1 tent is permitted per platform. There is a self-registration booking sheet for both campgrounds at the walker registration booth at the start of the Old Cape Pillar Track.
Please ensure you book your site on the sheet provided prior to commencing your walk.
REOPENED BOOKING SYSTEM
Three Capes Track
Book your walk by clicking here. Walkers will be capped to 36 per day, with two people per room in the multi-share rooms.
Bookings for Overland Track departures for the 2020/21 season from 1 October to 31 May opened on 1 July 2020.
Click here for more information and to book.
Due to the COVID-19 situation and communal sleeping arrangements, the daily departure numbers are capped at 24 walkers per day.