Queensland National Parks

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Queensland National Parks wants you to 'Think Outside'

You’re invited to come camping in Queensland’s parks and forests and discover #LifesBestMoments

Queensland National Parks has launched a new ‘Life’s Best Moments’ campaign. Queenslanders, particularly those new to camping, are invited to ‘swap your screens for green’, to discover overnight camping experiences in Queensland’s parks and forests, and to make memories to last a lifetime.

Not been camping before? Not a problem—Queensland National Parks has done all the ‘think-work’ for you, with a new website featuring a selection of parks and forests throughout the state that are well-suited for ‘camping novices’. You’ll find articles written to inspire you, whether you’re a group of mates, a family looking to spend quality time together, or seeking a couple’s escape.

You’ll also find useful tips and helpful advice when it comes to finding and booking your perfect camp site, packing the camping essentials, and heading off to experience the natural magnificence of Queensland’s parks and forests, where you’ll discover your own ‘life’s best moments’!

All that’s left to do is pack up the tent, camper trailer or caravan and head off to create memories to last a lifetime.

Reconnect with family and friends, and relish precious moments in nature, in Queensland’s parks and forests. https://www.lifesbestmoments.des.qld.gov.au

GOOGLE TREKKER comes to Queensland National Parks.

No matter where you are in the world, you can now explore some of Queensland’s most-loved national parks from the comfort of your own home. Take a virtual walk through 8 beautiful Queensland National Parks! Explore walking tracks and boardwalks, cycling tails, 4WD roads and scenic lookouts. World Heritage rainforests, scenic mountain views, heritage sites and limestone caves are just a click away.

A spectacular virtual experience – you’ll be inspired to start planning your next visit.

Go to: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/experiences/virtual-qld-np

My Ranger App

With information about the park and its wildlife, interactive maps, and virtual guided tours, it’s like having a local park ranger in your phone!

The My Ranger app is free to download on iOS and Android. Download the app when you’re at home, then you can access park maps, guides and important information when you’re on park and may not have internet access or mobile reception.

Key Features

  • Downloadable maps
  • Guided tours
  • Comprehensive park information
  • Things to do
  • Rich media
  • Discover local wildlife
  • Save your favourites

Springbrook National Park and David Fleay Wildlife Park now live – more coming soon!

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Make sure you check out lifesbestmoments.des.qld.gov.au and follow the Queensland National Parks Facebook, YouTube and Instagram channels to get inspired to ‘Think outside’!


Further Information

The Benefits of National Parks (NPAQ)

The Benefits of National Parks

National parks are a national achievement and a cornerstone of a modern, enlightened society. Not only are Australia’s parks famous worldwide and form part of our national identity, they provide an abundance of benefits. Reclaimed from the past as a legacy for the future, they are a fundamental aspect of life today.
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Michelle Prior

Queensland’s National Parks - an economically important tourism resource

Queensland’s National Parks – an economically important tourism resource

National parks are important environmental resources, giving protection to the flora, fauna and ecosystems that underpin a healthy environment for us all to live in and pass on to future generations. National parks not only play a vital role in the environment but also contribute social, cultural and economic value to our society.

The University of Queensland and the Queensland Department of Environment and Science undertook research into the economic value provided by national parks to the Queensland economy in 2018. This research focused on understanding the economic value of Queensland’s national parks as a tourism and recreation asset in terms of benefits to the Queensland economy.

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