A number of Tasmania's multi-day walks have registration in place. If you are intending to undertake a multi-day walk, check below to see if you need to register for your walk prior to departure. Walks that are not listed below, including those that previously had reigstration in place such as Scott Kilvert and Pine Valley Hut, no longer require registration.
Help us to protect our sensitive tracks
The Parks and Wildlife Service manage overnight walks in Tasmania's most remote, pristine locations. To help protect sensitive vegetation that can take many decades to recover if damaged, a registration system is in place.
If you are no longer going, please cancel your registration. This allows others to register for this walk.
Eventbrite registrations are cancelled by logging into your Eventbrite account or by clicking 'View Current Orders' in your confirmation email and following the prompts. All other registrations can be cancelled by emailing us – email@example.com
We thank you for registering for your walks.
Be well prepared
Alpine walking can be dangerous for inexperienced walkers – please read the Safe walking guidelines, see the Walk safely video, the Hypothermia safety video and use the Walker Pack checklist.
All walkers must carry a quality tent (3-4 season rating with inner and outer layer). Do not rely on sleeping in a hut; many of these walks do not have them.
The registration system is not a safety system. Individuals are responsible for their own safety.
Current daily departure limits are set at:
* Registration is required for the above overnight walks, even if not undertaking the full traverse or circuit.
Frequently asked questions and answers
DO I HAVE TO REGISTER?
By registering you are helping the PWS to preserve the sensitive environment on these tracks by limiting the number of walkers to the available campsites. Many sites do not have capacity to accommodate additional walkers who are camping due to the terrain and remote location. The registration system is free.
CAN I CAMP OUTSIDE THE DESIGNATED CAMPSITES ON THESE WALKS?
No. Designated camping sites have facilities that are designed to reduce impacts. In most cases, this includes platforms and remote toilet pods. Many sites do not have the capacity to accommodate additional walkers. By camping on areas not designated for camping you can potentially cause long-term damage to sensitive plants and soils. In alpine areas, recovery can take many decades. When you have registered for a track, your confirmation email will include the list of designated campsites for that particular track. Please remain within the designated campsites. Altering a site is not necessary. If you must use rocks to secure tents in an emergency, return them to their place when you leave.
To learn how to minimise your impacts while walking, please visit Leave No Trace .
WHAT IF THERE IS SEVERE WEATHER?
The PWS wants to ensure all people are safe. If you have started your walk and need to stay an additional night due to bad weather, please do so at your discretion. If you have not started your walk, and the weather forecast includes a severe weather warning or is otherwise unfavourable - register for another time. Don’t risk it. It is also worth having a Plan B, to walk in a different location if this situation arises.
WHAT IF THE DATES I WANT ARE BOOKED OUT?
If you have not registered for a walk and numbers for your intended travel day have reached capacity, we strongly encourage amending your travel dates to when spaces are available. Alternatively, please consider walking another track. Tasmania is fortunate to offer many different walks – long and short – with various levels of difficulty.
DO DAY WALKERS AND TRAIL RUNNERS NEED TO REGISTER?
No, if not planning to stay overnight. This registration system is being implemented to help preserve the sensitive environment by limiting the number of walkers to the available campsites.
DO ROCK CLIMBERS NEED TO REGISTER?
Yes, if intending to stay overnight. Note that PWS is providing a registration system for Frenchmans Cap, to allow one climbing party (6 climbers) per week.
This is being implemented to help climbers have a reasonable opportunity to pursue their climbing objective/s without having multiple climbing parties at Lake Tahune at once.