Weird and Crazy Signs in Queensland

Given how frequently I find myself being puzzled by signs in Queensland (and no, I’ve never come across quite so many randomly weird signs in Victoria), I thought I’d start a Signs Unique to Queensland series. ­čÖé You’re welcome to help me work out what some of them could possibly mean…

Here are my candidates, some of which you may seen before.

At Big Bend campsite (Carnarvon Gorge), pointing to the toilets… my guess was Don’t wash your saucepan with a toothbrush.

At D’Aguilar National Park, randomly along the 4WD-track… Park your car under a tree when you want to take a break, it’s nice and shady??

At Doggrell Forest Trail (Great Sandy National Park), along the walking track past large trees… Don’t walk off the path, there’s DANGER in capitals looming?? What, like a tree that I could run into??! I’ve never seen red signs like these along a walking track (even signs warning you of unfenced cliffs are less conspicuous!).

Along the fishing bays at Burrum River… I’m actually quite lost on this one. Maybe… Don’t break the tree in half because…??

Sign, Burrum Coast

That’s it for now but fear not, there are more… ­čśÇ I wonder who thinks up these signs?? Do they do any user testing??

ps: Dear Queenslanders, sorry for poking fun at you but I can’t help it. Some of these signs are just too ridiculous to not share and chuckle at… ­čÖé


  • Miss Bookiverse
    13 October 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Vielleicht soll man seine Pfanne aber auch nicht b├╝rsten w├Ąhrend sie im Wasser ist… elektrische Ladung und so.

    Und der Baum vom zweiten Schild k├Ânnte auch Australien auf einem Stock sein ­čśÇ

    Aber das Danger Schild solltest du beachten, sonst endest du wie alle deutschen Touristen in Australien.

  • Kati
    18 October 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Haha, Australien aufm Stock, das ist super!! ­čśÇ

    Goodly, goodly, ja, ich werd versuchen, nicht vom Pfad abzukommen… will ja schliesslich nicht von einem Krokodil gefressen werden.

  • Kelly
    29 January 2023 at 10:55 AM

    I often look at that Danger sign while walking through the Doggrell track. I am going for a stroll there today as I live 5 minutes away in Kin Kin.
    I am pretty sure that’s a warning to stay on track because you might encounter the hairy man of the area. There are Yowies in these parts, whether people want to believe it or not, they really don’t care!


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