Critical Alert 

Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
From 25/6/2020, last reviewed 3/7/2020

​​​Most Parks and Wildlife Service facilities have reopened to the public following the closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Visitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may still be in place. ​


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

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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
From 25/6/2020, last reviewed 3/7/2020

​​​Most Parks and Wildlife Service facilities have reopened to the public following the closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Visitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may still be in place. ​


Closed area: Dove Lake Car Park due to Shelter Construction
From 14/5/2020, last reviewed 14/5/2020

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

The shuttle bus service will continue to operate on a frequent timetable during the peak periods throughout the construction. See the Frequently Asked Questions on Cradle - Getting there  to understand details regarding the works and access.​


Preparing to book your walk 


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.

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 / traveling to Tasmania before booking.
  • f 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)

Contact

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