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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!

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5 reasons to take the whole family to Daisy Hill for a simply great day out!

Think of Daisy Hill and often koalas come to mind! Cute little grey balls of fluff that draw visitors to our shores from around the world! And, they live in our backyards (almost) at Daisy Hill!

High adventure and epic excitement ‘out back’ and ‘down under’…literally!

Ready for an epic adventure? Think 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' or 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' type adventure…The kind of trip where you venture into the outback, descend deep underground to unearth breath-taking, eye-sparkling treasures and return home in time for dinner. Sound enticing? Read on!

Mossman Gorge—a cool rainforest oasis with a special cultural connection

If you’re looking for a cool change in the rainforest that both you and the kids will enjoy, along with an opportunity for a unique cultural experience, look no further than Mossman Gorge in Daintree National Park.

Slow down time at Danbulla—‘enjoy the little things in life’

‘Because one day you will look back and realise they were big things’. Writer Kurt Vonnegut was so right. Time is fleeting and we wish we could ‘bonsai’ our kids, but before we know it, they’ve grown and flown.

Beautiful Bunya Mountains ticks all the boxes when it comes to camping with kids

Planning your holidays and short breaks tends to revolve around the kids, right? Well, you’re not alone! A recent survey of 500 families found that not only do most families consider their kids’ wishes, but 87% give their kids a say in planning family trips.

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5 things you didn’t know you could do at David Fleay Wildlife Park

Cute and quirky critters—tick! Wildlife shows—tick! But what makes Fleay’s different? Here are our top 5 things you didn’t know you could do at Fleay’s.

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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.