Enjoy safely and responsibly
Special place... special behaviour
Part of the job of the Wet Tropics Management Authority is to protect the World Heritage Area so that it will remain as it is now for future generations to admire.
It’s also our role to help you enjoy your visit; that's part of what managing a living resource is all about: protection and preservation balanced with minimal impact enjoyment and education.
Ten helpful tips:
Pre book your campsite
Camping in Queensland’s parks and forests requires a permit and fees apply. There is usually high demand for camp sites in many parks and forests during peak times like school holidays and long weekends, so it is advisable to book your camp site well in advance for these times.
Travelling along remote roads and walking tracks in the World Heritage Area can be both a rewarding and a risky experience. Sudden and extreme rainfall events can swell creeks into impassable torrents and wash out roads.
Fast growing vines and prickly wait-a-while can smother trails in a matter of months, and thick rainforest can make navigation very difficult.
The Wet Tropics area is a very safe place to visit however there are still aspects to travelling here that you should be aware of - most of them are environmental. So before you set out on your camping trip, a swim at the beach or a bushwalk, familiarise yourself with some local knowledge.
Remember, you are ultimately responsible for your own safety. Use common sense and you'll enjoy your visit.
Make the most of your time
News and Events
News and Events
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