• Pitch your tent in the large, grassy and open Burtons Wells camping area. Camping

    Image detailsPitch your tent in the large, grassy and open Burtons Wells camping area.Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

    Queensland’s parks and forests offer a range of camping opportunities, from remote camp sites for bushwalkers to camping areas with amenities and sites for camper trailers and caravans as well as tents.

  • Carnarvon Gorge Walking

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  • Young boy looking through the glass display at a turtle. Talks and tours

    Image detailsDiscover some of the fascinating animals that share our backyard.Hannah S

    Enjoy a unique variety of daily talks and guided tours for visitors of all ages in Queensland’s national parks.

  • Mountain biking

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  • Four-wheel driving

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    Safety information and responsibilities for four-wheel-driving recreational activities in Queensland parks and forests.

  • Canoeing and kayaking

    Image detailsAdam Creed © Queensland Government

    Read more on a selection of parks where you can explore by canoe or kayak.

  • Two visitors on a boardwalk look at rocky overhang with rock art. First Nations culture

    Image detailsRock art, Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park© Tourism and Events Queensland

    Cultural experiences in Queensland’s national parks.

  • Fishing

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    Recreational fishing is permitted in some national parks and some marine park zones. Fishing can be restricted to specific areas within a park. Sometimes temporary closures may be in place for management or safety reasons.

  • Horseriding

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  • Military and historical sites

    Image detailsMaxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

    Read about some of the historical military sites you can visit in Queensland’s national parks.

  • Trail-bike riding

    Image detailsMaxime Coquard © Queensland Government

    Where to go trail-bike riding in QPWS managed estate. Includes safety, permit and minimal impact information.

  • Roped sports—rock climbing and abseiling

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    Find out where you can rock climb and abseil in Queensland’s national parks.

  • Snorkelling and diving

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  • Volunteering

    Image detailsMaxime Coquard © Queensland Government

    Volunteer to work alongside a ranger, or join one of our community partnership programs operating across Queensland.

  • Wildlife parks and encounters

    Image detailsWhale breaching.Tourism and Events Queensland
  • Watching birds and other wildlife

    Image detailsLightcapturer © Queensland Government

    Queensland has more than 600 species of birds—about 80 percent of all bird species found in Australia. Hints for better bird watching in national parks and forests.