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Overnight walker registration

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​​​​​​​​​​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 – tracks@parks.tas.gov.au

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: 

​Multi-day walk
​Max daily departure

​Max stay (nights)

​Notes
​Status
Registration and information
​Eastern Arthur Range Traverse *

​6
​9 nights
Maximum of 2 nights at Bechervaise Plateau, Hanging Lake, Goon Moor and Stuart Saddle.
​Open
Register your walk 
​Farmhouse Creek Track - Cutting Camp
​6
​2 nights
​Maximum of 2 nights at Cutting Camp
​Open
Register your walk 
​Frenchmans Cap
​10
​​3 nights​
Vera and Tahune Hut sites. Walkers are required to move on to the next campsite each day.​​Open​
Register your walk​
​​Frenchmans Cap
- rockclimbing​
​6
 5 nights
​Tahune only
Open
Register your walk 
​Lake Rhona
​20
​2 nights
​Open
Register your walk
​Mount Anne Circuit (incl camping at Shelf Camp or Lonely Tarns)​ *
​12
 5 nights circuit
​Maximum of 3 nights at Shelf Camp and Lonely Tarn
​Open
Register your walk
​​Overland Track - Winter walking
(​1 June to 30 September 2024)
​34
​5 nights
​Numbers in huts are limited. ​
Open

Register your walk​
Walls of Jerusalem​
​36
​3 nights
​All huts remain closed to the public.
(Closed between 25 April and 2 June 2024)
​Open


Regi​ster your walk
​Waterfall Valley tent platform
​6​
​3 nights
​Scott Kilvert Memorial Hut is an alternative for larger groups.​
​Open
Register your walk
​​Western Arthur Range Traverse *
​​​12
​12 nights

​Open

Register your walk


* 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.

Contact

Tracks Admin Team
Phone: 1300 827 727
Email: tracks@parks.tas.gov.au