camping spots made available at Inskip Point'
at Queensland's iconic national parks and forests
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QUEENSLAND'S iconic national parks and
forests were at 70.9 percent capacity for the
Easter long weekend.
An additional 500 camping spots were made
available at Inskip Point in the Cooloola Recreation Area just in time for
the Easter long weekend.
Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Meaghan Scanlon
said many more popular camping areas like Teewah Beach and Bribie Island
were booked out for Easter.
"But there are still many other national parks and forests with camping
sites still available," she said.
"Our online booking system will be updated to reflect the eased
restrictions and ensure that as many people as possible can get into the
"Our campgrounds allow people to reconnect with nature and experience the
beauty and tranquillity of Queensland’s unique environment."
The minister said many of campgrounds
were perfect for families, with picnic areas,
barbecues, plus shower and toilet facilities.
"Other campgrounds are great for fishing and water sports like canoeing
and water skiing. Or you can take in the lush rainforest, diverse wildlife
and bush tracks that lead people into the hills to breathtaking lookouts."
She said that with unspoilt beaches and
sparkling blue oceans, or birdwatching and hiking, Queensland was
"synonymous with offering the very best holiday experience".
But the minister warned people taking holidays from central to far north
Queensland to be "crocwise" in crocodile country.
"And campers and visitors to K'gari for the Easter holidays are advised to
respect the wongari (dingo) and never approach them or deliberately or
inadvertently feed them.
"People should also ensure they advise family or friends of their holiday
plans, including a departure and return date."
General camping safety tips:
Take plenty of water for drinking and cooking
Take a first aid kit and plenty of insect repellent
Be sun-smart and take extra sunscreen
Be aware some campgrounds will not have mobile phone coverage
Never feed, handle or approach wildlife
Ensure your equipment is in good working order
When hiking or walking, know your limits and choose suitable walks
Be considerate of other campers by minimising noise
Fire bans or restrictions may apply
Be prepared for rain and storms
Pay attention to signage and advice from rangers
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