campfires in queensland

Submitted: Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 08:38
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We are considering a relocation to Mackay or possibly somewhere else in QLD. As camping is our main form of fun and relaxation I was disappointed to hear a rumour (?) that campfires are not allowed anywhere in QLD. Does anyone know if this is true? Thanks
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Reply By: andoland - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 08:42

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 08:42
No it is not true.

Campfires are not allowed in National Parks.

Fires of any sort are not allowed when there is a total fire ban, but these are region specific not statewide.

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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 11:17

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 11:17
Um camp fires are allowed in some national parks, but only in specified places and only if you bring your own wood.

Or that is how I understand it at the moment.

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Follow Up By: andoland - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 12:31

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 12:31
Okay, I wasn't sure, but that is good to hear. All the ones I have been to have said no fires of any kind.

Nonetheless nothing stops you from having a campfire outside national parks if there is not a fire ban in place.
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 15:18

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 15:18
Common sense should tell you whether or not it is safe to have a campfire, fire ban or not.
If you have to ask in any situation then it's probably not safe.

Just my thoughts, remembering that "Common Sense" is not that common these days.

Disco.
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Follow Up By: baz&pud (Tassie) - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 16:33

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 16:33
Camp fires are allowed in some National Parks as long as they are in the designated fire places.
At some N/Parks the Ranger actually supplies the fire wood.
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Follow Up By: GT Campers - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 17:16

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 17:16
Disco Driver, if there is a total fire ban FIRES ARE BAAAANNNNED. There's no common sense involved in that one!!

I really hope what you wrote was ambiguous!!
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Follow Up By: Member - IdahOz - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 17:32

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 17:32
I am assuming (hoping) that Disco Driver meant that even when there is no fire ban in place, you have to use common sense about whether to have one. Not the other way round!!

Just want to say, we never light a fire during a fire ban and we are very careful even where/when fires are allowed. It is just that I had heard that only 'heat beads' or charcoal briquets were allowed in QLD at any time, no open campfires at all, and I wondered if there was more to the story.
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 17:34

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 17:34
GT Campers,
OK it may be ambiguous, but intelligent readers can understand what i mean.
To help you,this is spelt out slowly just for you.
Any one with a modicum of common sense would realise that it may be dangerous to light a campfire whether or not a fire ban has been declared.
Therre are times when there is no fireban declared that it would be insane to even consider lighting a campfire.

As I said "Common Sense is not all that common" and you have just proved it.

Cheers Disco.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 17:38

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 17:38
well said DD
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Follow Up By: GT Campers - Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 09:57

Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 at 09:57
Hey DD, I'm happy I've clarified your error
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