Happy campers book early

Monday 2 April 2012

Happy campers book early

National park visitors have been urged to book their camping holiday well in advance as high numbers are expected to flock to the parks this Easter.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Assistant Director-General Andrea Leverington said some of Queensland’s most popular national parks such as Tinaroo are likely to fill fast with some camp 
sites already fully booked over the holiday.

“Camp sites in national parks are limited to minimise any environmental impact, and it’s a case of first come, first served,” Ms Leverington said.

“I therefore urge all those thinking of spending their Easter break in one of our beautiful national parks to book as soon as possible or they may miss out."

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Ms Leverington said before camping in a park visitors must obtain a camping permit and pay camping fees.

“It costs as little as $5.30 per person per night or $21.30 per family per night and children under five are free of charge.

“As with all peak visitor periods, additional Queensland Park and Wildlife Service rangers will be available to ensure visitors have a safe and happy holiday break.“

Bookings can be made via the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) website or by calling 13 QGOV (13 7468).

The DERM website has all the information on individual parks and forests, alerts about closures and details of which areas require a vehicle permit.