Tropical Coast national parks

How to book a camp site • go to qld.gov.au/camping using a payment card or online Gift Card • visit an over-the-counter permit booking office accepting cash, eftpos and payment card or use a self-service kiosk. Locations are listed at qld.gov.au/CampingBookingOffices Enjoy camping (inset), Witts lookout, Paluma Range National Park (below) Photos: © Qld Govt (inset); © Keith Dyson (below) To camp in national parks and State forests along the Tropical Coast, you need to book your camp sites and purchase camping permits before you arrive—mobile reception may not be available. It’s best to book well in advance as camp sites in popular parks are in high demand during peak periods such as long weekends and school holidays. Using generators In some parks, you can use generators that operate at a noise level less than 65dB(A) when measured at a distance of 7m from the generator. When booking your camp site, check whether generators are permitted in your selected camping area and note specified operating times. Other places to stay For accommodation options outside national parks visit townsvillenorthqueensland.com.au and tropicalnorthqueensland.org.au Photo: © Garry Hutcheson Trekking in Hinchinbrook Island National Park Stay informed Regularly check: • park alerts at qld.gov.au/ParkAlerts for conditions and closures • bushfire alerts at qfes.qld.gov.au for fire danger and fire bans • current and forecast weather conditions at bom.gov.au • traffic and travel information at qldtraffic.qld.gov.au for road conditions. Camping in parks 26

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