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

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Safety alert: COVID-19 walker registration and hut capacity
Applies from 8/7/2020

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Registration is required for walkers and campers undertaking multi-day walks on the Overland Track​,​ and at Frenchmans Cap, Arm River, Pine Valley, Scott-Kilvert Hut, Waterfall Valley tent platform, Farmhouse Creek Track and the​ Walls of Jerusalem​​. This is for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes. 

To register, go to each walk page. Alternatively see the complete list go to the Overnight walker registration​ page.

Some huts are open with limited capacity. For further information on keeping yourself and others safe,  see the COVID-19 safety information​ page.​

Last reviewed 20/9/2021 04:49 PM

Safety alert: Cradle Mountain – alpine snow predicted
Applies from 23/9/2021, until 27/9/2021

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Snowfalls are predicted in the coming days and the road conditions can change quickly.

Please drive to the conditions at Cradle Mountain as the roads can be very slippery. Patches of snow and ice can remain on the road throughout the day when the temperatures are low.

Be well dressed and well prepared for delays in case the roads are closed or restricted to 4WD vehicle access only. If the Dove Lake Road needs to be cleared of snow it may cause the shuttle bus departures to be delayed.

For road closure updates visit the Tasmania Police Community Alerts page, or c​ontact the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre 03 6492 1110.​

Last reviewed 23/9/2021 03:24 PM

Planned event: Dove Lake car park and shuttle bus service
Applies from 14/5/2020

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​During the construction of the Viewing Shelter from April 2020 to Summer 2021, private vehicles will not have access beyond the Ronny Creek car park at any time of day. 

The shuttle bus service will continue to operate throughout the construction period. Private vehicle access between the visitor centre, Ronny Creek and Dove Lake (along Dove Lake Road) is not permitted during shuttle bus operating times. ​

See COVID-19 safety information​ for shuttle bus requirements. For an update on the works and access see Dove Lake Frequently Asked Questions.

Last reviewed 8/9/2021 06:02 PM

​​​​​Prepa​​ring to book your walk ​

​​​​​​​COVID-19 : Check the COVID-19 Safety Information for personal measures to take. Overnight walker registration, bookings and walker numbers affect this park location​.​

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 2021 - 31 May 2022 will open on 1 July 2021 at 9.00am.

Changes to walker information, dates and refund

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.

COVID-19 Terms and conditions:

  • If border restrictions or other government policy relevant to your origin of travel directly impacts your capacity to undertake the Overland Track you can apply for refund. Please check the Tasmanian Government's advice on border restrictions / travelling to Tasmania before booking.
  • If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 prior to your departure date; or are feeling unwell with a medical certificate up to the day of departure or present with any symptom(s) consistent with COVID-19, including any flu or cold-like symptom(s);
  • If you are directed to self-isolate due to a close, casual or secondary contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19;
  • If the Department of Health defines you within a COVID-19 "at-risk category", including people aged 65 and over, and/or you have declared a pre-existing medical condition
  • Requests for refunds will need to be submitted in writing (refund form link below) with supporting evidence to determine your eligibility prior to approving the refund or postponement of your booking​.

  OLTrack Refund Form   (2Mb)


Overland Track Administrator
Phone: 03 6165 4254
Email: overlandtrack@parks.tas.gov.au