Unsafe water holes on Magnetic Island
- 16 January to 31 March 2023
- 16 January 2023 4:25pm
- 16 January 2023 4:44pm
This alert applies to the following park:
- Magnetic Island National ParkTownsville
Heavy rains are resulting in movement of granite rocks around the creek lines on Magnetic Island. QPWS recommends visitors to the National Park stay on formal walking tracks.
Heavy rains erode the decomposed granite soil around rocks and boulders, especially around creek lines on Magnetic Island, making the landscape unstable. QPWS have been made aware of a recent incident at the lower waterholes along Petersen Creek, known as 'Endeavour Falls', near the suburb of Arcadia. This area is particularly prone to rocks moving due to the steepness of the terrain.
QPWS is further investigating the incident and asks visitors remain on managed walking tracks. Official walking tracks are built to appropriate standards, are maintained by Rangers and are the safest way to experience the national park.
Find more information about the Magnetic Island walking trail network https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/magnetic-island/journeys
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