Important updates: coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Camping and vehicle access in national parks, state forests and recreation areas

    Conditions are in place in our national parks, state forests and recreation areas to support Queensland Health COVID-19 directives and keep visitors safe. These include:

    • limits on the number of campsites to assist with social distancing
    • limits on the number of people who are able to access amenities at any one time
    • enhanced cleaning regimes
    • keeping contact information for all persons making bookings for contact tracing purposes.

    Visitors must not attend a campsite if they have been to a declared COVID-19 Hotspot in the previous 14 days, have been in contact with a known COVID-19 case, or have symptoms related to COVID-19.

    We request those who are able to be self-contained do so to reduce the number of people using facilities.

    Bookings are essential:

    Restricted Access Area—Cooloola and Bribie Island Recreation Areas

    As part of the government’s COVID-19 response and roadmap to recovery, some restrictions are in place to manage visitor numbers to Cooloola and Bribie Island Recreation Areas. Prior to visiting, check Visiting Bribie safely or Visiting Cooloola Recreation Area safely page for the  mandatory requirements for a COVID-19 Restricted Access Area Authority or exemption from this requirement.

    More information is available via the Queensland National Parks Booking Service.

    Before visiting a national park

    • Always check Park Alerts before leaving home for up-to-date information for a specific location.
    • Only visit open sites where there are car spaces available in the car park, follow social distancing measures and adhere to public gathering numbers.
    • Please exercise appropriate hygiene with regard to washing hands with soap, use of sanitisers, and leave no trace behind when you depart.
    • Note that local closures or restricted access to facilities may apply to some areas for management purposes—check the specific location at park alerts.
    • Do not attempt to visit any closed areas, unless authorised, for your own safety and protection, and that of your community.

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