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Hazardous beach conditions

5–29 March 2019

This alert applies to the following parks:

Some beaches along the South East Queensland coastline have experienced severe beach erosion following Cyclone Oma. Motorist should exercise extreme care when driving on beaches and plan to travel at low tide, if safe to do so. Beach hazards such as steep sand dunes, deep washouts and gutters, hidden banks, fallen trees, exposed coffee rock and debris including logs may be encountered.

Due to erosion, some beaches may be impassable even at low tide, and driving over vegetated dunes is not permitted.

Several beach access points and campsite access points have sustained severe erosion creating steep drop-offs. Drivers should slow down, stop and check access conditions before deciding if it is safe to proceed.

Motorist should avoid stopping or parking near sand cliffs, as they may be unstable and collapse without warning. Parents should supervise children at all times and not allow them to dig into or slide down sand cliffs.

Observe all signage, barriers and directions from rangers and do not enter closed areas.

Check Park Alerts regularly for updates on current park conditions.

Last updated
5 March 2019