School holiday campers urged to make a booking

WITH school holidays upon us and Easter and the Anzac Day weekend imminent, Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen is encouraging campers to book their spots.

"This is the ideal time of year to enjoy the outdoors," he said.

"It's a more comfortable temperature for camping, hiking and mountain-biking, but still warm enough to swim.

"Camping is a fun and inexpensive way for families to enjoy Queensland's natural beauty, with a family campsite costing just $22.40 a night in our parks and forests.

"Queensland's 200-plus national parks have more than 470 camping areas.

"There are still plenty of campsites available, but do book without delay as they fill up quickly.

"If you want to escape the crowds and strike out for somewhere different, check out the inspiring new Parks Discovery website www.nationalparks.queensland.com.

"To book, visit www.qld.gov.au/camping or call 13 74 68.

"Keep in mind that recent rain has made some tracks very boggy and also affected access roads," Mr Sorensen said.

"Before booking a site, and then before heading off, check the latest safety information on the Park Alert page www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/park-alerts.

"If you book your campsite online, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers will also be able to contact you in advance about severe weather events or natural disasters.

Mr Sorensen also recommended checking weather information on the Bureau of Meteorology website and road conditions on the traffic and rravel Information website http://131940.qld.gov.au.



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