Glastonbury Creek Campground, a popular camping destination, will be temporarily closed from May 2 to June 30, 2023, due to necessary toilet facility upgrades.
According to a Queensland Park Alert, during this period, nearby attractions, such as Point Pure and Eagle Nest Climbing areas, will remain open. However, visitors should note that no toilet facilities will be available at these locations.
Heavy rainfall has also caused localized flooding in Wooroonooran National Park, leading to the temporary closure of several facilities, including Goldsborough Valley camping and day-use areas, the section of the Goldfield Trail between Goldsborough Valley camping area and Mulgrave River camping area, and Mulgrave River (Goldfield Trail) camping area. Park rangers will reopen the affected areas once it is deemed safe to do so.
In addition to these closures, maintenance activities will necessitate the temporary closure of Mount Mitchell Track at Main Range National Park from April 24 to May 2. During this time, the Cunninghams Gap section of Mount Mitchell Track will be closed to public access, according to a park alert.
Visitors to all affected parks are urged to exercise caution when traversing park access roads and drive according to the prevailing conditions. Unsealed roads are recommended for 4WD vehicles only. Park authorities will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.
The outdoor hospitality industry and campers are likely to be impacted by these temporary closures, as travelers will need to adjust their plans and seek alternative accommodations. Local businesses, such as equipment rental services and tour operators, may experience a decrease in demand during this period.
For more information on the closures and updates, please contact the Cairns office of QPWS at 0436 911 176. Visitors are encouraged to check park websites or call ahead for the latest information on campground and trail closures.
Regular maintenance and upgrades are essential to ensure the safety and well-being of campers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts who frequent these campgrounds and trails.
By staying informed and adhering to the temporary closures, visitors can contribute to preserving the natural beauty and functionality of these outdoor recreation areas.
Upon completion of the necessary upgrades and maintenance work, the campgrounds and trails will reopen for public use. Campers and outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to improved facilities and safer conditions, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for all.