With temperatures set to soar heat exhaustion and dehydration are very real dangers.

These simple steps will help to keep you and your family safe while out walking in our parks and gardens.

Bowen Island sunrise

What to wear

  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat, good quality sunglasses, strong shoes and sunscreen

Eating and drinking

  • Carry and drink at least one litre of water per person per hour
  • We don’t recommend you drink sports drinks, diet cordials or caffeinated drinks as they can contribute to dehydration
  • Eat regular meals, take frequent breaks and eat healthy snacks
  • Consider taking an electrolyte product with you such as Hydralyte / Gastrolyte to replace lost fluids

Getting around

  • Walk in the cooler parts of the day (before 11.00 am)
  • Walk with another person at all times
  • Follow directions from park rangers – their directions are for your safety
  • Stay on marked tracks and in designated visitor areas
  • Be aware of your own limitations and supervise children
  • Obey all safety directions, notices and warning signs
  • Learn the signs of heat stroke and heat related illness
Don’t ruin your holiday with a rescue

In an emergency

  • In Australia in an emergency you ring 000. From mobile phones ring 112

Learn the signs of heat stroke and heat related illness