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K’gari (Fraser Island) OPEN for day-use visitors

Applies 15 May to 12 June 2020

This alert applies to the following parks:

K’gari (Fraser Island) will be open for day-use visitors from 11.59pm 15 May, allowing people residing within 150km of the island to visit. The Maritime Safety Queensland 100m exclusion zone for recreational vessels in waters around K’gari will also be lifted from 11.59pm 15 May 2020.

Camping and overnight stays, within the national park, are not yet allowed under Stage 1 COVID-19 restrictions. It is anticipated that camping in national parks will reopen from 12 June 2020 as part of Stage 2 easing of restrictions.

All day visitors must return to the mainland within the day. It is essential you plan your visit in relation to barge frequency and tides to ensure this requirement is met.

Roads, walking tracks, visitor facilities and day-use areas will be opened for use. After using facilities please ensure all high touch points are sanitised.

Strict social distancing and hygiene measures must be maintained to safeguard the health and safety of our visitors and the local community. All current Queensland Chief Health Officer Directions will continue to apply.

All vehicles entering K’Gari (Fraser Island) Recreation Area must have a valid vehicle access permit. These will be available from 15 May 2020 for access commencing 16 May 2020 at the Queensland Parks Website.

Before visiting K’gari:

  • Check Park Alerts before leaving home for up-to-date information for a specific location.
  • Ensure you have a valid vehicle access permit.
  • Only visit opened sites where there are car spaces available in the car park, follow social distancing measures and adhere to public gathering numbers.
  • Do not attempt to visit any closed areas, unless authorised, for your own safety and protection, and that of your community.
  • Ensure you have checked barge operation times and tidal conditions to allow for travel to and from the island in one day.

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Last updated:
15 May 2020