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 eight places (and two guides) on each tour at Marakoopa Cave. Please note that tours of King Solomon’s cave are currently unavailable. 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
Overland Track winter walkers (15 June – 30 September 20)
Walkers should note that all huts are closed except for emergency use, with walker numbers capped to 16 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
Huts are closed (except for emergency use) at these locations, all walkers must register and carry a good quality 3-4 season tent.
- Frenchmans Cap capped at eight 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
Walls of Jerusalem formal campsites at Wild Dog Creek and Dixons Kingdom are capped at 16 walkers per day. All walkers must carry a good quality 3-4 season tent and move on to the next campsite each day.
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. Conditions apply as for Frenchmans Cap.
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 18 per day, with two people per room in the multi-share rooms.
Booking for Overland Track departures for the 2020/21 season from 1 October to 31 May open on July 1
Click here for more information and to book.
Due to the COVID-19 situation and closure of huts with communal sleeping arrangements, the daily walker numbers will be capped at 16 per day to suit available tent sites.