Critical Alert 

Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​​Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, v​​isitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Travellers to Tasmania are encouraged to register online for a G2G PASS at least three days before their planned travel. Those who receive their G2G PASS QR code before arriving will be able to quickly pass through their port of arrival in Tasmania.

Travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days when coming into Tasmania. If you are required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation​, fees will apply. 

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

Last reviewed 17/8/2020 08:52 AM


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

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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​​Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, v​​isitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Travellers to Tasmania are encouraged to register online for a G2G PASS at least three days before their planned travel. Those who receive their G2G PASS QR code before arriving will be able to quickly pass through their port of arrival in Tasmania.

Travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days when coming into Tasmania. If you are required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation​, fees will apply. 

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

Last reviewed 17/8/2020 08:52 AM


Planned event: Dove Lake car park and shuttle bus service
Applies from 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 throughout the construction. Private vehicle access between the visitor centre, Ronny Creek and Dove Lake (along Dove Lake Road) is not permitted during shuttle bus operating times. ​

The Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre and shuttle bus are operating under a Covidsafe plan - based on current Department of Health advice. The shuttle service is classified as a public transport service and exempt from the 2m2 per person and 1.5m physical distancing obligations, just as metro and school buses are. For safety advice see Safe travel on public transport​.

Shuttlebus COVID Safe Guidelines:

  • When queuing for and boarding the bus try to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metre from other passengers.
  • Use the hand sanitizer and follow driver instructions on entering the bus.
  • ​Avoid touching surfaces whenever you can and don’t touch your face.
  • Where there is available space, spread out as much as you can and leave a spare seat between passengers not from the same family or household. 
  • There will be some peak visitor use times which may result in all seats being occupied. Occasionally some passengers may stand in the aisle.
  • If you are seeking to board a bus which has a high number of passengers, consider waiting for the next service.
  • As it is difficult to physically distance on the bus, you may choose to wear a facemask. These are available at the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre.

Last reviewed 11/9/2020 07:50 PM


​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.
  • 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)

Contact

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