Critical Alert 

Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Ranger and walker, Overland track
Day 5 Kia Ora to Windy Ridge (photograph: Andrew Englisch)

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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Planned event: Cradle Mountain Gateway - limited access to fuel 16-27 March
From 12/3/2020, last reviewed 3/4/2020

​​​​Due to facility upgrade works​ at the Cradle Mountain Gateway, fuel access will be limited. The access road to the fuel bowsers will not be suitable for long vehicles (cars with trailers/caravans) until 17th April. If long vehicles require access to the fuel it is recommended that trailers be unhitched and left in the Visitor Centre overflow carpark.​ Please follow the  directions of contractors if instructed.   


Preparing to book your walk 


Overland Track booking season is now open for 1 October 2019 - 31 May 2020.

Your booking date is for your departure date only.

The huts cannot be booked and every walker needs to carry a tent for use on the platforms in the event that the huts are full.

The booking system caters for independent walkers, in groups of up to eight. Larger groups are encouraged to be considerate of other walkers.

Before you book online, have the following information handy:

  • Walker names and ages
  • Concession card information
  • Credit card information (Visa and Mastercard only)

Overland Track bookings for next season, 1 Oct 2020 - 31 May 2021 will open on 1 July 2020 at 9.00am.

Changes to walker information, dates and refunds

The Overland Track booking team can help you with any changes to details.

Changes to departure date is subject to our Terms and Conditions, make sure you read them before you make a booking.

  Terms and conditions   (70Kb)

Where possible, applications for refunds should be submitted by the person nominated as the Contact Person, on behalf of others in the walking group. Complete our Refund Application Form and email to the Overland Track booking team on overlandtrack@parks.tas.gov.au.

  OLTrack Refund Form   (2Mb)

Contact

Overland Track Administrator
Phone: 1300 TASPARKS (1300 827 727)
Email: overlandtrack@parks.tas.gov.au