Limited vision or mobility need not prevent you from visiting Queensland’s national parks if you choose from our most accessible parks.
Some of the most beautiful moments to be had within a Queensland national park or State forest do not require full vision or mobility, and can easily be enjoyed by the very young, much older visitors and visitors with disability.
We are continually working to improve facilities and accessibility in our parks and forests for visitors with vision impairment or limits to their mobility, and for families with prams and strollers. Improved features include level walking tracks, wide boardwalks and lookouts, as well as wheelchair- pram- and stroller-accessible toilets, camp sites, picnic areas and barbecues.
While not all facilities meet Australian standards, many are suitable for visitors in wheelchairs with someone to assist them.
Some walking tracks have tactile indicators for visitors with a vision impairment.
A selection of accessible park experiences
- Listen to the peaceful waters of Bald Rock Creek and smell the spring wildflowers along the Wyberba walk in Girraween National Park.
- Land a big one at the Burrum Coast National Park wheelchair-accessible fishing platform along the River walk.
- Spot a sea turtle from the wheelchair-accessible jetty on tropical Green Island.
- See or hear about the 95 million year old dinosaur footprints at Lark Quarry Conservation Park.
- Head underground on a guided tour of Road Cave at Undara Volcanic National Park.
- Enjoy birdcalls at the bird hides at Hasties Swamp National Park and Townsville Town Common Conservation Park.
- Get closer to the state’s most fascinating creatures at Daisy Hill Koala Centre, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre and David Fleay Wildlife Park.
- Enjoy a picnic at the day-use area in Daisy Hill Conservation Park, featuring Disability Discrimination Act compliant picnic tables, barbecues and toilets. Don’t miss the accessible Paperbark trail which winds through cool melaleuca wetlands.
- Walk, push a pram, use a wheelchair or follow tactile indicators at the Mamu Tropical Skywalk and on the Centenary track at Lamington National Park.
Search our website to find parks and forests with wheelchair accessible facilities in Queensland.
Guide, hearing and assistance dogs in parks
Visitors with certified guide, hearing and assistance dogs are welcome in all public areas of Queensland’s parks and forests. There's helpful information about certified guide, hearing and assistance dogs in our operational policy (Policy under review. For more information contact us).