Eastern Arthur Range Traverse walker registration
Tue Dec 20 2022 at 12:00 am to Wed Dec 21 2022 at 12:00 amUTC+11:00
Eastern Arthur Range Traverse | Southwest, TS
About this Event
This registration is for The Eastern Arthur Range Traverse including seven designated campsites: South Cracroft, Bechervaise Plateau, Hanging Lake, Goon Moor, Stuart Saddle, Pass Creek, Cracroft Crossing.
If you plan to walk the Farmhouse Creek Track and camp at Cutting Camp, please register here instead.
By registering your walk, you are helping the Parks and Wildlife Service to reduce long-term damage to fragile, remote bushwalking environments by limiting daily departures.
Registrations are open up to 6 months in advance and are free. Maximum departures for the Eastern Arthur Range Traverse are 6 people daily. You only need to register for your day of departure.
If your plans change and you are no longer going, please cancel your registration. This allows others to register for this walk. You will find instructions on how to cancel your registration in your confirmation email.
Important Safety Information
The Eastern Arthur Range Traverse is one of Australia's most challenging backcountry bushwalking tracks/routes, due to its remote location and terrain. There are many steep cliff sections up to 85 degrees where rock scrambling and pack hauling is required. There have been fatalities on this track.
This is a serious and difficult multi-day Grade 5 level wilderness track. Navigation skills using map and compass are required as the track may not be clearly marked in many places. Phones are not to be relied upon.
Only VERY experienced walkers should attempt this track.
The weather in Tasmania’s remote National Parks can be notoriously unpredictable and at times, dangerous. Ensure that you understand the weather forecast for the duration of your walk (Strathgordon and Geeveston are suggested towns to check forecast; depending on weather patterns at the time) and observe sunrise and sunset times.
Individuals are responsible for their own safety. You must ensure that you are experienced in remote bush walking, have a high level of fitness and are capable of undertaking such a walk. You need to be self-sufficient and ensure that you are carrying the clothing and equipment needed to protect you from exposure to cold, wet, wind and heat and that you are carrying enough food. For information about what to take go to -What to Pack.
Please read our Safety in Parks information and check for Alerts in the area before you go. In Tasmania, Search and Rescue operations are managed by Tasmania Police – phone 000. Noting that there may not be cellular service in this area.
There are no hut facilities anywhere along the Eastern Arthur Range Traverse. There are seven designated campsites, several of which have tent platforms. Some (but not all) have designated toilets. Refer to the Leave No Trace principles for toileting practices.
All walkers must carry quality tents (3-4 season rating with inner and outer layer) with enough capacity to sleep all members of your group. Other than for solo walkers, single person tents are discouraged due to limited campsite capacity.
The four subalpine campsites on the Eastern Arthur Range – Bechervaise Plateau, Hanging Lake, Goon Moor and Stuart Saddle – have tent platforms with capacity for only 3-4 tents. Therefore, walkers are urged to limit their stay at each site to a maximum of 2 nights, to ensure that overcrowding does not occur.
Trampling of the sensitive vegetation beside these sites, from overcrowding three decades ago, is only just showing signs of recovery.
Leave No Trace
Please respect the natural and cultural values that make this Track part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area: Leave No Trace | Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania.
A valid national parks pass is required. This can be purchased in advance online: Welcome to Parks Passes.
The EART is accessed by three trailheads: Huon Track, Port Davey Track (Scotts Peak Road) and Farmhouse Creek. You can choose which trailhead you start and finish at.
Note: A washout has caused significant damage to West Picton Rd which is the access road to Farmhouse Creek. The road is closed to vehicle from the site. Walkers accessing Farmhouse Creek Track must park at a small turning area just before the hazardous area and walk the extra 3.2kms to access the trail head.
This area will fit a maximum of 4 vehicles. All walkers should take this into consideration when preparing for your trip and use extra caution in the area.
There will be construction work to reinstate steps and drainage on Luckmans Lead and in South Cracroft Valley and complete tent platforms and install toilets at Cracroft Crossing, Pass Creek and Bechervaise Plateau. The work will occur between October 2022 and March 2023.
For your safety, please follow any directions by PWS personnel or track crew when in these areas and check our alerts page for updated information: Alerts - Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania
Where is it happening?Eastern Arthur Range Traverse, Eastern Arthur Range Traverse, Southwest, Australia
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