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COVID-19 impacts - QLD national parks, state forests and recreation areas. Check the latest information and updates.

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COVID-19 impacts

QLD national parks, state forests and recreation areas. Check the latest information and updates.

Commercial tourism operator support

Queensland tourism operators that conduct business on Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service-managed areas may be eligible for support as part of the Queensland Government’s Immediate Industry Recovery Package, introduced to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Minjerribah Protected Area Expansion Strategy

The Minjerribah Protected Area Expansion Strategy outlines the prospective staged expansion of national park and other protected areas on North Stradbroke Island.

Mon Repos Turtle Encounters closed

Turtle Encounter Tours have closed a week early, with the last tours run on Sunday 15 March 2020. This closure is for preventative measures due to COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Bundaberg Tourism will be contacting people who already have tickets for turtle tours from 16-22 March 2020.
  • Refunds will be issued to all ticket holders.

Vehicle access permits on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Vehicle access permit fees and permit types for the Minjerribah Recreation Area (North Stradbroke Island) changed on 1 November 2019.

Parks and forests - Department of Environment and Science

What’s on

Find out what’s happening in and around parks, from sporting events, food and wine festivals to guided walks and holiday programs where nature puts on her own show.