Baga National Park Capricorn

Photo credit: Bryce Millar © Queensland Government

Visiting Baga safely

    Getting there and getting around

    Baga National Park is 29km north-east of Rockhampton, about halfway along the Rockhampton – Yeppoon Road. Baga and its car park are easily visible as you travel east along Yeppoon Road.

    Refer to the Baga National Park locality map (PDF, 138.7KB)

    Contact Queensland Traffic to find out about road conditions and the Bureau of Meteorology for weather reports and forecasts.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities in the national park.

    Image of a safety sign in Baga National Park.

    Remember to heed all signs and safety advice.

    Photo credit: Linda Thompson © Queensland Government

    Staying safe

    To enjoy a safe visit to this area, please:

    • wear suitable clothing and carry plenty of drinking water.
    • notify someone of your plans and advise them of your safe return.
    • be prepared to encounter wildlife. Snakes, spiders and stinging insects are common so know how to respond.
    • carry at least one form of communication equipment, mobile phone coverage is generally reliable.
    • check and be aware of the weather and plan for it accordingly.
    • heed safety advice. Signs warn of potential dangers and are there for your safety .
    • do not scramble up Bagas’ slippery, rocky scree slopes and steep cliffs—serious accidents have occurred.
    • carry a first-aid kit and know how to use it.

    For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

    In an emergency

    For all emergencies call Triple Zero (000).

    We recommend you visit the Triple Zero website before visiting the national park. You can also download the free emergency + app before you leave home, the GPS functionality can provide critical location details to emergency services. Important: if there is no mobile coverage on any network, you will not be able to reach the Emergency Call Service via a mobile phone.

    Before you visit

    Essentials to bring

    Enjoy your visit by remembering to bring:

    • a first-aid kit and reliable communication equipment
    • insect repellent
    • sun protection
    • plenty of drinking water.

    Opening hours

    Baga National Park is open 24 hours a day, all year round. The park may be closed at times due to extreme weather or management operations, check park alerts for the latest information on national park access, closures and conditions.

    Permits and fees

    Various activities in national parks require a permit. Activities include commercial tours, social events, organised group visits, school excursions, scientific research, and the sale of photographs or vision of the national park. Contact us for further information.


    Domestic animals are not permitted within the national park.

    Climate and weather

    Baga National Park has a mild subtropical climate but summer days can be very hot and humid. It is best to visit during the cooler months of the year, from April to September. Contact the Bureau of Meteorology for weather reports and forecasts.

    Fuel and supplies

    Fuel and supplies are available at the nearby townships of Rockhampton and Yeppoon.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.