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
    • requirements for mask wearing in certain circumstances
    • 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 and can be managed via the following websites:

    Before visiting a national park

    • Always check Park Alerts before leaving home for up-to-date information for a specific location.
    • Always check the latest information and follow directions from Queensland Health regarding COVID-19.
    • 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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