Carnarvon National Park re-opens

Issued: 28 Oct 2021

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) has re-opened Carnarvon National Park following the recent closure due to bushfires.

The decision by QPWS to re-open the national park was supported by Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) after good rainfall from recent storms helped to extinguish the fire burning within the park.

QPWS Principal Ranger Omar Bakhach said the bushfires started at several locations outside the national park around three weeks ago before moving on to the park last week.

“The recent rainfall has significantly bolstered containment efforts undertaken by the ground and air crews over the past week.

“Several small fires are still burning on lands outside the national park, but they are not posing a current threat to visitor safety,” Mr Bakhach said.

“QPWS and QFES crews will continue to monitor fire activity in the area and will work collaboratively with neighbours and commercial operators moving forward.

“I would like to thank the park’s neighbours, commercial operators, First Nations partners and local tourism information centres for their support during the fires and closure of the national park.”

Members of the public are encouraged to check the Carnarvon National park alerts for updated information prior to travelling.