Great news, Queenslanders. Finally, after months of staying at home, you can enjoy nature once more starting Monday, June 15. That’s because all Queensland National Park and State Forest sites that were closed during the pandemic are now open.

This is part of the 2nd stage of the roadmap to easing Queensland restrictions.

Easing of Covid-19 restrictions

This new progress in bringing back travel and tourism in the state comes a fortnight after the government eased up travel restrictions due to COVID-19. Now, aside from the opportunity to have unlimited land, rail, or air travel within the state, you can do unlimited overnight campings in Queensland’s amazing national parks and state forests.

You can make camping bookings and get permits for vehicle access at the Queensland National Parks Booking Service website. Moreover, booking via phone and over-the-counter also resume. Book via Minjerribah Camping to camp at North Stradbroke Island and book via Mulgumpin Camping to camp at Moreton Island. Whichever you plan to book, do it as fast as you can for people will surely flock each Queensland holiday parks come Monday.

Here is a list of the 10 Best Caravan Parks In Queensland

Safety Measures Against COVID-19

Despite the easing up of travel restrictions within the state, travelling in and out of Queensland is still prohibited. Additional minor restrictions are also implemented to continue supporting the directives of Queensland Health to keep people safe against coronavirus. These are some of the restrictions in place:

  1. The number of campsites will be limited to promote social distancing.
  2. Only a limited number of people is allowed to use Holiday parks’ amenities at a time.
  3. Showers will remain closed to avoid the spreading of the virus.
  4. Queensland Holiday Parks will have more cleaning schedules to guarantee the safety of patrons.
  5. Only the local residents are allowed to camp at the Cape York Peninsula.
  6. Queenslanders who want to camp at Restricted Access Areas like Cooloola and Bribie Island must secure a COVID-19 Access Authority.
  7. The Daisy Hill Koala Centre, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, and Boodjamulla National Park will remain closed until further notice.

Travel Advice when visiting Holiday Parks

Before leaving your home for camping or holiday trips, always visit the Parks Alerts website to check for any updates on the specific national park you are visiting. If the area is closed, rebook your reservations or find another national park or camping area that’s open instead.

It’s best to always have bookings before going to holiday parks. Don’t go anyway and take your chances, only go where there are car spaces available to preserve social distancing. If you’re planning to go on a group, remember that only a maximum of 20 people is allowed to gather in public spaces.

At the campsites and holiday parks, remember to practice proper hygiene. Always wash your hands and apply alcohol-based sanitisers to keep you and your family safe. Lastly, make sure no to leave any rubbish at the campsite. Clean as you go for the people camping after you.

Caravan Finance at Aussie Leisure Loans

If everything goes well, stage three of the roadmap to easing restrictions in Queensland will commence on July 10. So, enjoy the opportunity to get up close with nature once more with your family at the reopened Queensland holiday parks. Go ahead and get your caravan ready for your trip. Make sure that it’s working properly before hitting the road.

We are currently not taking any new applications as result of COVID-19 but will be keeping a close watch on the situation and will be re-assessing soon. In the mean time if you have any questions, just call Aussie Leisure Loans on 1300 889 669 or send us an enquiry online.