Adventure Camping

Camping Code

National parks are special places. To make your stay more enjoyable and protect the natural environment, please observe these simple rules:

  • Use a fuel stove for cooking. Open fires are often prohibited.
  • Where allowed, light fires in built fireplaces only. Put the fire out when you leave your campsite. Do not collect firewood from the park.
  • Take your rubbish when you leave or use bins where provided.
  • Be considerate. People visit parks to enjoy nature not noisy radios.
  • Leave generators and compressors at home.
  • Leave your campsite as you found it. Do not clear it, dig trenches or cut trees for tent poles.
  • Leave domestic animals like cats and dogs at home. Pets foul picnic areas, annoy other visitors, may disturb native animals and are not allowed in parks.
  • Do not use soap in lakes and streams it pollutes the water and harms aquatic life.
  • If toilets are not provided, bury human wastes (well away from lakes and streams).
  • Leave firearms, axes, chainsaws, and sheath knives at home. (You may use a tomahawk or small axe to split supplied firewood).
  • When bush camping, camp well away from walking tracks and water bodies.
  • Remember, plants and animals are protected. Try not to trample or damage plants when walking or erecting your tent. Do not disturb the local wildlife.

Camping Code