Another warning to motorists about hazards on Fraser Island

RECENT large ocean swells combined with higher-than-normal tides have affected beach conditions for camping and driving on Fraser Island.

The Department of National Parks advised motorists to be aware of beach hazards including exposed coffee rock, fallen trees and other debris including areas of pumice stone.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a strong wind warning from St Lawrence to Double Island Point with east to southeasterly winds from 25 to 30 knots and seas to 3m expected along with a 2m east to southeasterly swell in open waters.

The bureau said winds were expected to decrease below 26 knots south of Sandy Cape by Wednesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Department of National Parks said numerous areas of the eastern beach had eroded and access to some beach camping areas was restricted.

Campers are advised to take caution when entering and leaving camping areas and camps should be set-up back from the foredune areas while these conditions persist.

Beach erosion and deteriorating driving conditions are expected to continue.

Click here to view the May 28 Fraser Island condition report published by the Department of National Parks.



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