Dust off your swag because Qld campgrounds are officially open

If you’ve been dreaming of a relaxing camping getaway for a while, now is the perfect time.

From today, Queenslanders can book and enjoy a camping getaway in the state’s National Parks, forests and recreation areas – and with temperatures dropping, a cosy weekend away by a warm fire toasting marshmallows has never sounded so inviting.

Minister for Environment and Science Leeanne Enoch said the reopening of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service managed campgrounds comes following the Chief Health Officer’s approval of the necessary COVID-19 plan.


“Under Queensland’s plan for recovery, we’re easing intrastate travel restrictions,” the Minister said.

“It’s the perfect time for a winter camping escape… We want to support tourism through Queensland’s recovery plan and camping holidays are a terrific way to do that”.

Minister Enoch said bookings were essential however, to ensure visitors have the appropriate permits and can abide by social distancing.

“As has always been the case, make sure you go online to get the right camping and vehicle access permits,” she said.

“And capacity in some locations may be reduced to maintain appropriate numbers for social distancing in the interests of community health and in line with Queensland Health directions.”

Along with the reopening of camping and recreation areas, facilities such as picnic tables and barbecues that service the camping facilities will also re-open, although public shower facilities will remain closed.

Minister Enoch thanked Queenslanders for their patience while measures were put in place to reopen campgrounds and booking systems.

“Queenslanders love a camping holiday. We have some of the most beautiful national parks in the world and it’s great to see so much enthusiasm from people to get out and support local tourism and businesses,” she said.

To book your winter camping escape, click here.

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