To celebrate the majority of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) facilities reopening to the public following COVID-19 closures, the Tasmanian Government will extend all annual and two year parks passes by three months – reflecting the time these green spaces were closed to the public.
In addition to the extension of parks passes, the fee to walk the Overland Track at Cradle Mountain Lake-St Clair will be reduced between 1 October and 31 December, as the state continues to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
The extension of the annual and two year park passes, including Seniors park passes, aims to ensure the community is not financially impacted as a result of the measures that were taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19, particularly in a time when many are doing it tough.
PWS will contact park pass holders with the new date their passes will expire.
Those wishing to walk the Overland Track from October to December 2020 will incur a fee of just $100 per person, a 50 per cent reduction on the usual adult price to enjoy hiking the premier alpine walk within the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA). Bookings open on July 1, 2020.
The fee reduction acknowledges that the huts on the track will remain closed except for emergency use until it is deemed safe to reopen them due to COVID-19 health regulations. Walkers must carry a good quality 3-4 season tent and camp during their trip and must walk from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair.