According to the Department of Environment and Science website, sections of Teewah Beach camping area have been identified as having unstable sand cliffs and a high risk of rock falls posing a risk to visitor safety. Falling boulders and landslides have occurred throughout the camping area including instances of large boulders rolling into campsites at the base of the foredunes.
QPWS has engaged an expert geotechnical company to assess the issue and provide advice for minimising the risk to park visitors. This risk assessment process has resulted in changes to the camping area, including closing high risk areas to camping.
High risk areas are marked by “DANGER no camping” signage, to be installed from 23 November 2020. No camping in these areas comes into effect immediately, and visitors are required to camp outside these marked areas. Camping is permitted elsewhere in the Teewah Beach camping area. Camper capacity has not changed and will remain at 1500 people per night.
For visitor safety and to avoid injuries, do not climb on the dunes, keep clear of high risk areas and ensure children are supervised at all times.
On the spot fines may be issued for people not adhering to the regulations.