In a twist that’ll sadden many a bushwalker and solitude-seeker, some of Queensland’s major national parks have now been closed due to coronavirus.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement earlier today, that a number of national parks and 4WD areas across the state will be closed officially, as of Friday 3 April.
Those parks and forests to be closed include the following:
Sunshine Coast Region
- Beerburrum East State Forest, specifically Coochin Creek
- Beerwah State Forest, specifically Glass House Mountains Lookout
- Bribie Island Recreation Area, including Main Beach, Ocean Beach and lagoons
- Cooloola Recreation Area, including Teewah Beach and Double Island Point
- Kondalilla National Park, including day use area and the rock pools walk
- Mapleton Falls National Park, specifically the lookout
- Mount Coolum National Park, specifically the Summit Track
- Noosa National Park, including Laguna Lookout, Noosa day use area, Noosa Coastal Walking Track
Around Brisbane Region
- Crows Nest National Park, day use area
- Main Range National Park, including The Crest day use area
Gold Coast Region
- Springbrook National Park, including Gwongorella, Natural Bridge, Purlingbrook Falls
- Tamborine National Park, Cedar Creek Falls Section
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