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PWS Public Safety Update

17/01/2019

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing to assess the fire situation and extract bushwalkers from fire-affected remote reserves and parks across the state.More

PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.More

Gell River Fire update 14 January 2019 4.00 pm

15/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to the north of the Denison Range and through the Vale of Rasselas.More

Before You Walk - Essential Bushwalking Guide

What it costs

Park entry fees

Park fees apply in all Tasmanian national parks. Parks passes can be purchased at all Parks and Wildlife Service offices, Tasmanian Travel Centres, on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry and many other places throughout Tasmania. If you are visiting more than one park over an eight-week period, the Holiday Pass is the best value for interstate or international visitors. For Tasmanians or frequent vistors, an annual or two-year pass is recommended.

Overland Track fee

An on-line booking system and facility fee has been introduced on the Overland Track for the peak walking season (1 November - 30 April). Managing the total number of walkers departing each day will help to reduce the extent and occurrence of overcrowding at campsites. It will also help to provide a better experience for walkers and reduce environmental impacts. Revenue raised from the Overland Track facility fee is directed to the long-term sustainable management of the track.

To ensure walkers have the flexibility to walk at a comfortable pace, the booking system manages departures only, and does not lock walkers into a fixed itinerary. You are not booking track accommodation, but you are booking your departure date.

The self-registration booking system is available at www.overlandtrack.com.au. You may also make a booking by phoning 1300 TASPARKS (1300 827 727) or booking in person at one of these four National Park Visitor Centres: Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair, Freycinet or Mt Field.