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Changes to Whitehaven Beach day-use, campground and Solway Circuit access

Applies 10 January to 1 June 2019.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service advises that public access to Southern Whitehaven Beach walking tracks, camp and day-use areas will be restricted at times due to significant construction work being undertaken from 5 November 2018 to 1 June 2019.

They include the construction of a new lookout and walking track as well as the re-development of the camping and day-use visitor areas.

Access to toilets will remain open at all times, via the beachfront track near the day-use area.

Access to the day-use area will be restricted at times. Work is planned to allow use of the existing shelter and limited tables along the beachfront as much as possible.

Access to the Solway Lookout will be available via a return journey along the track north of the day-use area.

Specific impacts include:

  • barges, heli-lift activities and heavy plant machinery may be present at the beachfront
  • visitors will be advised of any temporary closures due to heli-lift activities
  • temporary restrictions to access will be enforced to allow the safe transit and storage of materials and equipment as well as the construction of new facilities
  • access to the camping areas will be restricted at times.

Please observe all signs, barriers and directions provided by rangers and construction workers. No unauthorised persons, including commercial tour operators and other permit or agreement holders are permitted to enter closed areas.

We thank you for your patience while these visitor facility upgrades occur.

Contact via phone 07 4962 5205, or email .

Last updated
10 January 2019