Consider this the We Are Explorers equivalent of a Harvey Norman ad screaming at you from the TV;


OVERLAND TRACK PRICES SLASHED! ALL BOOKINGS MUST BE FILLED! HIKE THE OVERLAND TRACK HALF PRICE! 

 

It usually costs hikers $200 a pop to take on the six day Overland Track. But with Tassie missing out on their regular mainland visitors, the standard costs have been halved to encourage Explorers to make a trip down to the island state. 

The 50% fee reduction is valid for those tackling the hike between October 1st and December 31st. 

For anyone who’s purchased an annual or two year park pass, the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service will extend the validity of these passes by three months, to cover the time Tassie parks were closed due to COVID-19. 

To comply with COVID-19 regulations, huts on the track will remain closed, except for emergencies. So to make sure there are enough campsites available for everyone on the track, there’ll be a cap of 16 walkers per day. 

To make the most of this once-in-a-pandemic deal, make sure you book your place on the track! Bookings for the 2020/21 season (October 1st – May 31st) open on July 1st

If you can’t wait that long to get down to Tassie, it’s always free to hike the track in winter! But be careful, it’s certainly a lot riskier. Just ask our Editor Tim.

There’s currently still a mandatory 14-day quarantine when entering Tasmania, but fingers crossed this will change in the coming weeks.

 

Feature photo by @giveintonature