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Western Arthur Range walker registration

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Thank you for registering your intention to walk the Western Arthur Range.

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This registration system is voluntary and free, however 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.

Registration is for walkers wishing to camp on the Western Arthur Range. The full Western Arthurs traverse is currently closed beyond Kappa Moraine due to the spread of rootrot fungus (Phytophthora cinnamomi).

Walking the Western Arthur Range, which contains 21 rugged peaks over 1000 metres in elevation, is an impressive achievement for those experienced in remote wilderness bushwalking who are confident navigating serious heights, steep cliffs, rock scrambling and extreme weather.

To make the most of your trip and ensure you are well prepared please read our Safety in Parks information and follow the Leave No Trace Principles

The Western Arthur Range Traverse is a highly advanced multiday Grade 5 - wilderness track and is considered to be one of the most challenging multiday walks in Australia.

Weather can deteriorate rapidly and failure to make good decisions on this walking track may lead to serious injury or even death.

Creeks may rise rapidly after rainfall, particularly in the Arthur Plains area. Only cross when safe to do so and be prepared to wait for water levels to subside.Water may be difficult to find between campsites on the range during Summer. Be prepared to carry sufficient drinking water between campsites.

Phones are not to be relied upon. It is recommended to take a PLB. Navigation skills using a map and compass are required as the track is not clearly marked in many places.

There are no huts on this track.

Distances between campsites appear short, however travel times are greatly increased due to the terrain. Allow plenty of time to reach your campsite by dark.

A valid national parks pass is required. This can be purchased in advance online via this link.

Please call Mt Field Visitor Centre (03 62881149) prior to your departure for latest conditions on this walk.

Only VERY experienced walkers should attempt this track.

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Walker registration - protection of sensitive remote bushwalking tracks.

PWS has introduced a voluntary and free walker registration for several sensitive remote bushwalking tracks.

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.

Walker registration - COVID19

Protecting the health and safety of visitors and staff is the highest priority for the PWS. Tasmania’s parks and reserves remain open across the state, with measures in place to protect our visitors and limit the spread of COVID-19. There are a number of multi-day walks where registration is required.

To register to walk the Overland Track please register here.

To register for Arm River Track, Pine Valley and Scott-Kilvert Hut please register here.

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