• Descending Mt Pelion East. Credit: TWC
    Descending Mt Pelion East. Credit: TWC

If you're planning on walking Tassie's iconic Overland Track over the winter you now have to register - and registration opens 14 April 2021.

The good news is there's no registration fee, you only need a valid Parks Pass.

To meet the Department of Health's social distancing requirements, numbers are capped at 24 walkers per day. All walkers will be required to walk from north to south, maintain appropriate distance from others and manage personal hygiene.

Walkers must also have a quality 3-4 season tent to sleep in.

So what's so great about hiking the Overland track in the winter? First off, the number of people on the trail is a lot smaller. It'll feel like you have the place to yourself!

Also, visually, winter is very different on the track than any other time of the year. Landscapes covered in snow make amazing photos. Hint: You might want to enter your best Overland photo in our Wilderness Photographer of the Year comp!

Click here to register and here to read our feature on walking the Overland Track in winter with Tas Walking Co.

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