Campers allowed to return to Teewah Beach
CAMPERS and holiday makers will be able to set up tent in areas of Teewah Beach from Friday after it has been closed due to recent fires, but a warning — it’s first-in, best-dressed.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will partially open the Teewah Beach Camping Area from the morning of Friday, September 27.
Permits are available to accommodate 1000 campers on a first-in, best-dressed basis.
“Only the northern area of Teewah will reopen at this stage, that is, sites located between emergency position sign T1 and emergency position sign T5,” a statement from QPWS read.
“T1 is located 2.8 kilometres south of where the Freshwater Track meets Teewah Beach and T5 is just north of Red Canyon — this will be marked with temporary signs on the beach.”
QPWS will review the closures in seven days to determine if it is safe to reopen the southern half of the camping area.
Campers are reminded not to light a fire as a total fire ban remains in place until midnight, October 4.
“This is important as firefighters are still on the scene of a wildfire that originated from a camper’s poorly extinguished campfire near Kings Bore on Teewah Beach.”
“This fire is burning within containment lines south and westward in the area of the Upper Noosa River and Teewah Beach. QFES and QPWS are on scene.”