Visiting Mazeppa safely
Mazeppa National Park is 75km north-west of Clermont. Take the Peak Downs Highway out of Clermont, turn left onto Gregory Developmental Road and travel for 75km to Mazeppa National Park entrance. To help minimise the spread of parthenium the park is accessible to pedestrians only.
This park has no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
- Carry adequate drinking water. Treat water collected from creeks.
- Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a long-sleeved shirt, even on cloudy days.
- Wear insect repellent, clothing and sturdy footwear to protect yourself from stings, scratches and bites.
- Detour around snakes. Never provoke them.
For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.
Essentials to bring
- first-aid kit
- fresh water—no drinking water is available
- sealable container for rubbish. Bins are not provided—please take your rubbish home with you
- hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
- shovel to bury all toilet waste.
Mazeppa National Park is open 24 hours a day.
Domestic animals are not permitted in Mazeppa National Park.
Climate and weather
Days can be very hot between October and March, reaching an average temperature of 31°C to 35°C. At times summer days exceed 40°C. Wet periods occur during this time and can often make access difficult to impossible. It is preferable to visit in the cooler months, from April to September, when daily temperatures average a more pleasant 27°C. Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Fuel and supplies
Fuel and supplies are available at Clermont or Belyando Crossing.