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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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Getting fit to hike—back to the basics!

Winter is a time of hibernation … That might be true in Australia’s southern states (aka. ‘down south’) but here in Queensland we enjoy some of our best weather during winter.

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9 tips to get you out walking in Queensland National Parks

‘In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.’ John Muir Hiking doesn’t have to be hard! Getting outside to walk every week should be part of our lives. And we know why—the physical and mental wellbeing benefits of walking are well-understood.

8 things you didn’t know about Riversleigh fossil site

Do you love a good story? Admire the subtle beauty of the outback? Enjoy travelling to remote landscapes? Why not head to the state’s far north west and discover the greatest story ever … fossilised?

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Winter hiking: Why we love it and tips to make sure you do too!

Winter, surely, is best spent snuggling under the covers or glued to the couch binge-watching your current favourite shows, right? Wrong! Winter is a fabulous time to ‘Think outside’ and get hiking in Queensland National Parks!

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5 tech challenges for getting teens outdoors in Sunshine Coast national parks

We get it. Dragging your teens and tweens away from their technology and into the great outdoors can be difficult, if not downright impossible.

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Top 3 lessons learnt by new hikers

You can feel the excitement! The Big Day Out (aka. your first day hike) is looming. Heading out into the wilderness as a first-time day-hiker brings with it a great deal of anticipation and nervous energy. But, beware! There’s a temptation to just ‘get out there’, ‘just do it’.

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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.