Safety alert: Lockdown advice for national parks and reserves in southern TasmaniaApplies from 15/10/2021
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe, all visitor centres and public facilities in national parks and reserves will be closed within the southern municipalities announced by the Tasmanian Government from 6pm, Friday 15 October until 6pm, Monday 18 October.
Parks and reserves will remain open during the period of the lockdown for exercise purposes only.
Visitors should ensure they follow COVID-19 safe practices including maintaining physical distancing while using parks and reserves to exercise.
The PWS will contact any visitors who have booked to begin overnight walks during this time, including those walkers on the Three Capes Track Experience.
For information visit the Coronavirus website
Last reviewed 15/10/2021 04:49 PM
Planned event: Overnight walker registration for multiday walksApplies from 20/9/2021
To protect sensitive vegetation in remote, fragile environments, the overnight walker registration system has been extended. The daily departure registration system, will ensure campers do not exceed camping and platform spaces.
For the complete list of walks with registration in place see the Overnight walker registration page.
Farmhouse Creek Track to Federation Peak, the Western Arthur Range (Moraine A and Promontory Lake) and Lake Rhona have registration.
When the Eastern Arthur Range and Mt Anne walks re-open, these will also have walker registration.
Last reviewed 21/9/2021 08:25 AM
Track closure: Closed tracks due to 2018/19 firesApplies from 28/11/2019
The 2018/19 bushfires caused extensive damage to a number of walking tracks and the burnt track infrastructure poses a serious safety hazard. Fire damaged boardwalk and steps are also holding the soil in place in many locations, preventing erosion.
Unfortunately, Phytophthora cinnamomi (rootrot fungus) has been confirmed to be spreading along the Eastern Arthur Range Traverse, Cracroft Plains and McKays Track. Illegal access of burnt tracks will increase erosion and cause environmental degradation, such as risking the further spread of Phythophthora within the Eastern and Western Arthur Ranges and adjacent valleys.
Visitor safety and environmental protection are our priorities. Fire affected areas will remain closed while works are being undertaken, and specialists are working out realignments of tracks and camps.
The following tracks are closed:
- Mt Anne Circuit (including Mt Anne and Lake Judd tracks)
- Eliza Plateau
- Huon Track
- Eastern Arthur Range Traverse (north of Federation Peak)
- Western Arthur Range Traverse (north/east of West Portal)
- McKays Track - east of Moraine Kappa
Tracks that have been re-opened:
Adamsfield Walking Track, Clear Hill Track, The Needles Track and Lake Rhona Track (via Richea Creek and subject to river levels), Tahune Airwalk river loop tracks, Farmhouse Creek (to Hanging Lake campsite) have been reopened to the public. To minimise erosion and so that walkers can remain on existing tracks, some vegetation has been cleared. Some multi-day walks have walker registration in place, please check the Overnight walker registration page.
Walkers must remain on the existing tracks.
Last reviewed 23/9/2021 03:31 PM
Safety alert: Walker registration and hut capacityApplies from 8/7/2020
Walkers and campers need to register to undertake 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.
For the complete list of walks with registration in place see the Overnight walker registration page. Alternatively, go to each walk page to register.
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 12/10/2021 01:38 PM
Incident: Visitor Services - Hobart phone support closedApplies from 15/10/2021
Due to recent COVID related announcements, the Visitor Services Office in Hobart is currently closed. Our phone operations are unavailable during this time for the following areas: Three Capes Track, Overland Track, Multiday Walker Registrations & Park Entry Enquiries.
If you have an urgent enquiry relating:
Booking for the Three Capes Track, please email – email@example.com.
Booking for the Overland Track, please email – Overlandtrack@parks.tas.gov.au.
For urgent enquiries relating to National Park Passes, please email - Parkfees@parks.tas.gov.au.
Pending advice, the office may re-open on Tuesday 19th October 2021. We expect to receive a high volume of enquiries and it may take us longer than usual to respond to you during this period.
The Parks and Wildlife Service apologises for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
Last reviewed 15/10/2021 04:27 PM