Overland Track Fees: Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park : Overland Track Side Walks

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Overland Track FEES

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The Overland Track Fee applies during the peak walking season, which covers the period 1 November - 30 April each year, and must be paid at the time of booking. Monies collected from fees payable to walk the Overland Track are used to assist with environmental protection and mangement of the track and associated facilities.

The fee is currently set at $160 AUD per adult, $128 for children aged 5-17, seniors (65+) and pensioners $128. There is no charge for children under 5 years of age, however it is not recommended to take children of this age on the walk to its challenging nature.

National Park Entry Fees

A Parks Pass is required to enter Tasmania's national parks, which includes the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park, where the Overland Track is located. This fee is payable in addition to the Overland Track Fee which is payable to walk the Overland Track during hte peak season 01 November - 30 April. Money collected by park entry fees goes directly towards the maintenance and protection and maintenance of National Parks in Tasmania.

The Overland Track booking system gives each person walking three options.

  • If you have already purchased a National Parks pass, it must be carried with you and shown to the ranger before departing on the walk.
  • An 8 week Holiday Pass can be purchased online when you purchase your Overland Track Pass.
  • A variety of passes are available; they can be purchased from a variety of locations across the state.

What to bring

  • Tent; huts are located onthe walk however oftenthey are full so it is mandatory that you carry a tent
  • Fuel stove
  • Map or GPS
  • Warm clothing; even during summer months
  • Sunscreen and a good hat
  • You are required to carry a trowel, for digging a toilet hole for faecal waste if caught out between toilets.
  • Toilets are about 4-6 hours walk between huts
  • You must bury your waste and toilet paper if you do not use a toilet at a campsite.


Overland Track

If you book to walk the Overland Track at short notice, within 2 weeks of doing the walk, you will often find there are a limited choice of departure dates. This is particulary evident during the busy Summer walking season.

Walking the Overland Track in April is also very popular as many walkers come just to see the changing colours of the deciduous beech.

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Bookings are required for each walking season (1 November to 30 April). During the booking period walkers will be required to walk the track from North to South (Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair), and pay the Overland Track Fee.

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