Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing
- Draft Queensland Ecotourism Plan 2013-2020
The draft Queensland Ecotourism Plan 2013–2020 has been released for comment, with the vision to make the state the number one destination in Australia and a world leader in ecotourism.
- Get in the Game - Funding announced
The Queensland Government has announced more than 80 sport and recreation clubs have received Get Playing grants of up to $100,000 and 475 sport and recreation clubs have received Get Going grants of up to $10,000.
- Park Ranger - best job in the world
Tourism and Events Queensland and the department have joined Tourism Australia's Best Jobs in the World campaign. On offer is the chance to become a park ranger for 6 months.
- Mountain biking - naturally fun
Mountain biking is a growing activity. Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park hosted the national marathon titles in April, and we have many other sites to test your skills and endurance.
- Rejuvenating Queensland racing
The Bundaberg Ginger Beer Flood Relief Sustain Series Cup added extra fizz to thoroughbred and greyhound races at Bundaberg on 6 April 2013.
- Recovery from ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald
More than 260 protected areas, 331 sport and recreation clubs, and many thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing clubs were affected by the rains and floods caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald. Cleanup and repair activities are taking place across the state.
- National parks affected by weather
If planning a visit, check park alerts for the latest information on park access as well as road and weather conditions, before leaving home.
Parks and forests are wild places with hidden dangers for the unwary visitor. It is vital to pay close attention to signs that warn of local dangers. Follow these tips to stay safe and have an enjoyable visit. View the current park alerts.