Cooloola Wilderness Trail Closed

Cooloola and Inskip Access MapApplies: 24 March to 8 April 2022, Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park

As a result of flooding, the Cooloola Wilderness Trail remains temporarily closed until declared safe.

Some sections of the Cooloola Wilderness Trail remain flooded. Rangers are currently monitoring conditions and will reopen sections when it is safe to do so.

Closed areas:

  • Neebs Waterhole Camping Area
  • Wandi Waterhole Camping Area
  • Elanda Point and Fig Tree Point section crossing Kin Kin Creek remains closed due to previous flood damage

All permits for closed areas are suspended for the duration of the closure.

Apply for a camping permit refund online at Log into your account and cancel your booking up to two days before your booking commences to receive an automatic refund or alternatively apply for a refund.

The next update will be provided by Thursday 7 April 2022. Please check for details and updates.

Please observe all signage, barriers, and directions from rangers and do not enter closed areas.

Landslip and marine debris hazard: 

Due to recent rainfall events, exposed beaches within the Cooloola Recreation Area coastline have experienced severe beach erosion and marine debris washing up.

Beach hazards such as landslips, deep washouts and gutters, hidden banks, fallen trees, exposed coffee rock and debris including logs may be present.

Vehicles traversing Teewah Beach and Rainbow Beach should also be aware that hazardous flood debris such as pontoons and large blocks of concrete are scattered across beaches.

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