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Temporary Closures of National Parks, Forests and Recreation Areas in QLD

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Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published April 2nd 2020
Stop the spread
As at 3 April 2020, the Queensland Government has authorised the temporary closure of several high use visitor locations in national parks, state forests and recreation areas to hopefully stop the spread of the Coronavirus. This decision follows the closure of all camping areas and visitor centres across Queensland which came into effect on the 26 March 2020.

Temporary Closures of National Parks, Forests and Recreation Areas in QLD, 3 April 2020 closed, stop the spread of Coronavirus, camping closed, visitor centres closed, high use picnic, day use areas, toilet and shower facilities, lookouts, swimming holes, mountain bike, walking tracks and trails, four-wheel drive beach areas, Beerburrum East State Forest, Coochin Creek, Beerwah State Forest, Glass House Mountains Lookout, Bribie Island Recreation Area, Cooloola Recreation Area, Teewah Beach, Double Island Point, Crows Nest National Park, Danbulla National Park, Tinaroo, Kondalilla National Park, Main Range National Park, Mapleton Falls National Park, Mount Coolum National Park, Noosa National Park, Springbrook National Park, Tamborine National Park, monitored, penalties for non-compliance
As at 3 April 2020, high use visitor locations across QLD are now closed - Image: stevepb to Pixabay License


The areas that are subject to this temporary closure include high use picnic and day-use areas, toilet and shower facilities, lookouts, swimming holes, mountain bike and walking tracks and trails as well as four-wheel drive beach areas in National Parks, State Forests and recreation areas managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

The following locations, in alphabetical order, will be closed and will remain closed until further notice.

Park or forest: Beerburrum East State Forest
Specific location to close: Coochin Creek

Park or forest: Beerwah State Forest
Specific location to close: Glass House Mountains Lookout

Temporary Closures of National Parks, Forests and Recreation Areas in QLD, 3 April 2020 closed, stop the spread of Coronavirus, camping closed, visitor centres closed, high use picnic, day-use areas, toilet and shower facilities, lookouts, swimming holes, mountain bike, walking tracks and trails, four-wheel drive beach areas, Beerburrum East State Forest, Coochin Creek, Beerwah State Forest, Glass House Mountains Lookout, Bribie Island Recreation Area, Cooloola Recreation Area, Teewah Beach, Double Island Point, Crows Nest National Park, Danbulla National Park, Tinaroo, Kondalilla National Park, Main Range National Park, Mapleton Falls National Park, Mount Coolum National Park, Noosa National Park, Springbrook National Park, Tamborine National Park, monitored, penalties for non-compliance
Glass House Mountains Lookout - Image: author


Park or forest: Bribie Island Recreation Area
Specific location to close: Bribie Island Recreation Area including Main Beach, Ocean Beach and lagoons

Park or forest: Cooloola Recreation Area
Specific location to close: Cooloola Recreation Area including Teewah Beach and Double Island Point

Park or forest: Crows Nest National Park
Specific location to close: Day use area

Temporary Closures of National Parks, Forests and Recreation Areas in QLD, 3 April 2020 closed, stop the spread of Coronavirus, camping closed, visitor centres closed, high use picnic, day use areas, toilet and shower facilities, lookouts, swimming holes, mountain bike, walking tracks and trails, four-wheel drive beach areas, Beerburrum East State Forest, Coochin Creek, Beerwah State Forest, Glass House Mountains Lookout, Bribie Island Recreation Area, Cooloola Recreation Area, Teewah Beach, Double Island Point, Crows Nest National Park, Danbulla National Park, Tinaroo, Kondalilla National Park, Main Range National Park, Mapleton Falls National Park, Mount Coolum National Park, Noosa National Park, Springbrook National Park, Tamborine National Park, monitored, penalties for non-compliance
Day use area and rock pools walk at Kondalilla National Park are closed - Image: author


Park or forest: Danbulla National Park and State Forest
Specific location to close: Tinaroo all day use areas

Park or forest: Kondalilla National Park
Specific location to close: Day use area and rock pools walk

Park or forest: Main Range National Park
Specific location to close: The Crest day use area

Park or forest: Mapleton Falls National Park
Specific location to close: Lookout

Temporary Closures of National Parks, Forests and Recreation Areas in QLD, 3 April 2020 closed, stop the spread of Coronavirus, camping closed, visitor centres closed, high use picnic, day use areas, toilet and shower facilities, lookouts, swimming holes, mountain bike, walking tracks and trails, four-wheel drive beach areas, Beerburrum East State Forest, Coochin Creek, Beerwah State Forest, Glass House Mountains Lookout, Bribie Island Recreation Area, Cooloola Recreation Area, Teewah Beach, Double Island Point, Crows Nest National Park, Danbulla National Park, Tinaroo, Kondalilla National Park, Main Range National Park, Mapleton Falls National Park, Mount Coolum National Park, Noosa National Park, Springbrook National Park, Tamborine National Park, monitored, penalties for non-compliance
Lookout at Mapleton Falls National Park is closed - Image: author


Park or forest: Mount Coolum National Park
Specific location to close: Summit track

Park or forest: Noosa National Park
Specific locations to close: Laguna Lookout | Noosa day use area | Noosa Coastal Walking Track (higher risk sections)

Park or forest: Springbrook National Park
Specific locations to close: Gwongorella | Natural Bridge | Purlingbrook Falls

Park or forest: Tamborine National Park
Specific location to close: Cedar Creek Falls section

Temporary Closures of National Parks, Forests and Recreation Areas in QLD, 3 April 2020 closed, stop the spread of Coronavirus, camping closed, visitor centres closed, high use picnic, day-use areas, toilet and shower facilities, lookouts, swimming holes, mountain bike, walking tracks and trails, four-wheel drive beach areas, Beerburrum East State Forest, Coochin Creek, Beerwah State Forest, Glass House Mountains Lookout, Bribie Island Recreation Area, Cooloola Recreation Area, Teewah Beach, Double Island Point, Crows Nest National Park, Danbulla National Park, Tinaroo, Kondalilla National Park, Main Range National Park, Mapleton Falls National Park, Mount Coolum National Park, Noosa National Park, Springbrook National Park, Tamborine National Park, monitored, penalties for non-compliance
Sorry, we're closed! Image: Life-of-Pix to Pixabay License


The Queensland State Government have requested that people not attempt to visit any of the above closed national parks, state forests or recreation areas, for the safety and protection of the community. These closures will all be strictly monitored and penalties may well apply for non-compliance by the public.
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Why? For the safety and protection of the community
When: As from 3 April 2020 until further notice
Phone: For general enquiries call 13 74 68
Where: High use visitor locations in national parks, state forests and recreation areas
Cost: Not applicable
Your Comment
Pity they are closed but I guess its for the greater good.
by Barry (score: 3|1652) 93 days ago
Cougal Cascades was packed on Saturday. So seems the other places are making others now high-use areas.
by motch (score: 2|118) 92 days ago
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