Gold Coast and Scenic Rim national parks

Camping It’s best to book well in advance as camp sites in popular parks are in great demand during peak periods such as long weekends and school holidays. Book your camp sites and purchase your camping permits online at qld.gov.au/Camping Packing checklist Adequate drinking water, food and emergency supplies. Complete first-aid kit. Include sun and insect protection. Detailed map showing travel routes and distances. Reliable camping gear in good working order. Sturdy rubbish bags and/ or sealable, animal-proof containers. No bins are provided. Long distance walkers: take a topographic map, compass and personal location beacon (PLB). Photo: Anna Osetroff © Qld Govt Lamington National Park Travel safely Lamington National Park (left/right). Photos: Anna Osetroff © Qld Govt (left); © Sarah Haskmann (right) Be safe • Walk with a group and avoid walking alone. • Allow plenty of time to reach your planned destination before dark. • Treat all water from taps, creeks and lakes before drinking. • Wear sturdy boots, protective clothing and insect repellent to avoid bites, scratches and stings. • Stay well back from cliff edges and waterfalls. • Never dive or jump into creeks, waterholes or lakes. • Remember mobile phone coverage is limited in most parks away from the coast. Inform family or friends of your planned itinerary. Your safety In high fire danger conditions, walking tracks and other areas may be closed. In the case of a bushfire or any illegal activity, please call Triple Zero (000) as soon as possible. Be responsible • Rubbish—pack it in, pack it out. All rubbish (including food scraps, cigarette butts and sanitary and hygiene items) must be carried out. • Stay on formed tracks and do not take shortcuts. • Where permitted, light campfires only within existing fire rings. • Avoid the spread of weeds by checking clothing and equipment regularly for seeds. Wash boots at pathogen control stations where available to stop the spread of dangerous fungi. • Be frog-friendly—please do not disturb, handle or remove frogs, their eggs or tadpoles. • Leave your pets at home. • Please don’t feed wildlife. • Wash away from streams, gullies and watercourses, minimising use of soap and detergent. • Where toilets are not provided, bury all faecal waste and toilet paper 15cm deep and at least 100m from waterways, tracks and camp sites. 23

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