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Camping closures

All camping areas in Queensland national parks, state forests and recreation areas are closed from 26 March 2020 until further notice. Check Park Alerts for more information.

National park, forests and recreation areas: Important updates due to COVID 19

Applies until 30 June 2020.

This page provides updates and information related to national park, state forest and recreation area access, conditions and closures as a result of the coronavirus.

Restricted access to Fraser Island (K’gari), North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) and Daintree

Specific Access Restrictions under the State Disaster Declaration approved by the Premier and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services apply to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), Fraser Island (K’gari), and the Douglas Local District Disaster Management Group is restricting access at the Daintree River Ferry.

These restrictions only permit access to community residents and those providing essential services only.

If you are in those areas, or planning to travel to these areas, please keep abreast of local information and updates specific to the location.

If you have a vehicle access permit for a Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service-managed recreation area in these places, you will be entitled to a full refund if your permit start date has not commenced and access has been restricted. There will be an option to receive a Gift Card for the unused portion of your monthly/annual permit that can be used when normal operations resume.

You can manage your vehicle access permit booking here.

Camping closures – Queensland-wide

As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and to help keep Queenslanders safe, a decision has been made to close ALL camping areas within Queensland national parks, state forests and recreation areas as of 26 March 2020 until further notice.

Most four-wheel drive trails, mountain bike trails, walking tracks and trails (excluding overnight hiking tracks), bushwalks and national park coastal walks, remain open. However, all BBQ facilities in day use areas are closed.

Please check a particular park using Park Alerts for information on specific day use area or track closures.

People who are visiting these areas and taking part in recreation activities in national parks and other areas, should continue to follow Queensland Health advice about not travelling outside of their local area and restrictions on the size of public gatherings. Social distancing should be practiced at all times.

Camping permit refunds

Camping bookings with a start date up to, and including, 31 May 2020 are being cancelled.

People will be contacted directly about how to obtain a refund and you can also cancel your booking or request a refund via the Queensland National Parks Booking Service. Those who have purchased a weekly 4WD permit linked to a camping permit will be eligible for a full refund.

Bookings that commence after 31 May 2020 will remain valid at this time pending future advice. No new camping bookings are being accepted at this time.

This alert applies to the following parks:

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Last updated
26 March 2020