New signage for the overland track

Jan. 10, 2010

New signs and interpretation panels are being erected along the track and in the huts. According to a Parks press release there are “new ‘welcome to site’ signs on the approaches to all huts, new noticeboards inside the huts, new signage about emergency and first-aid responses, and better information to explain the remote area toilet systems”.

The new signs are being funded by Overland Track fees, with more signs to be installed within the next six months.

Although I’m yet to see the new signs, I reckon it’s a great initiative. The old signs, while often containing nuggets of good info,  were getting a bit daggy. Hopefully the new signs will increase the understanding and respect hikers have for the region.