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Make life epic and explore Queensland National Parks

From day trips to weekend camping, from short walks to multi-day hikes and adrenaline adventures, our parks and forests have something for everyone!

So, whether you're new to camping, or seasoned campers looking for new places to peg your tent, whether you’re seeking active fun such as bushwalks and picnics, looking for journeys of discovery into incredible landscapes, culture and history, or chasing the next challenge on mountain bike trails and paddling expeditions, we've loads of handy hacks and epic destinations for you to explore.

Be inspired to think outside in Queensland National Parks!

Featured moments

Discover art in nature within Whitsunday Islands National Park

The beauty of nature—the colours of a sunset or patterns in a pine cone—have long inspired artists around the world and there are galleries and museums dedicated to it. So why not experience it for yourself?

Goldsborough, our favourite family-friendly camping spot near Cairns

Do you have fond, or even wistful, childhood memories of endless days spent outdoors, toasting marshmallows over a camp fire and waking with golden sunlight peeking through the canvas?

Pleasure or punishment? Four tips for taking teens camping in national parks

It’s Friday afternoon and you’re leaving the office when a text pings on your phone, ‘Mum buy food I’m starving’! And so begins your weekend of teen-wrangling—keeping them fed and ferried around their busy sporting and social schedules.

Seven reasons to get your ‘camp on’ in one of Queensland’s National Parks

Picture you, a view, and very few neighbours (of the two-legged kind at least)—guaranteeing the kind of peace and quiet you’d have to spend big money to achieve at a 5-star resort or perhaps a yoga retreat.

Adventure Outback—where national parks and Outback events are the star attractions

Why not steer away from the beaten (coastal) track when choosing your next family holiday destination?

Up for an eco-adventure? Head to Eurimbula National Park

Got a burning urge to leave the ‘9 to 5’ far, far behind, even if it’s only for the weekend? Grab your mates, pile into your 4WD and make your way to Eurimbula National Park

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Last updated: 01 June 2020

Acknowledgement of Country

The Department of Environment and Science acknowledges Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land. We recognise their connection to land, sea and community, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Design developed by Boyd Blackman, a Butchulla and Birri Birri man, featuring the artwork of Elaine Chambers, a Koa (Guwa) and Kuku Yalanji woman.