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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 find your life best moments. Think outside!

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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!

‘Girraween Vacation’—adventure and thrills in a nature park.

If an escape from the family school routine appeals (like, really appeals!) but the idea of a family road trip and camping holiday conjures up images of the Griswolds on vacation, leaving you in a cold sweat, we have a solution!

Mon Repos turt-ally awesome Turtle Encounters

Every year, on a quiet beach just 15mins east of Bundaberg, an ancient animal ritual unfolds. Between October and January, hundreds of mother turtles haul their 100kg bodies onto Mon Repos beach to find a safe place to dig a nest and lay their eggs.

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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Last updated: 03 June 2019