Unsafe water holes on Magnetic Island

Category:
Announcement
Applies:
16 January to 31 March 2023
Published:
16 January 2023 4:25pm
Updated:
16 January 2023 4:44pm
ID:
22692

This alert applies to the following park:

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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