Huge crowds of people flocking to national parks are raising concerns about social distance and road safety
Shocking images show that huge crowds flock to national parks, leading to social distance and fear of road safety
- Huge crowds have flocked to the national parks in Victoria as restrictions diminish
- People shared videos of huge rows of cars parked along tight, winding roads
- The images have raised concerns about compliance with social distance
Images of a huge line of cars parked along the road to a national park have sparked fears that crowds will fail to adhere to social distance restrictions.
Video shared Social media, which lasted almost a minute, featured a long line of cars leading to Bushwalkers Bay Trail near Boneo, south of Melbourne.
Tourists flocked to national parks after restrictions on outdoor gatherings were eased by the Victorian government last week.
Video footage has shown huge crowds of people flocking to a national park in Victoria (pictured), while coronavirus limitations continue to diminish
Neil Mitchell, from 3AW, too shared video with his social media followers baffled by what they saw.
“There are parts of that track, you absolutely can’t stay away from others in hell. What do people think ‘, wrote a Facebook user.
“It seems that the trees are more socially distant from the crowds hidden behind the bushland,” added another.
Other users were also concerned about the danger of so many cars parked on the edge of such a tight road.
“I didn’t think you should park on the side of the road with a solid white line in the middle of the road,” wrote one concerned user.
“Not to mention blocking the road signs that indicate the tight corners ahead and knocking down the reflector poles with their poor parking skills,” added another.
The footage caused some to blame the people for not obeying social distance rules while thronging the Bushwalkers Bay Trail in Boneo (pictured)
Meanwhile, many people supported the freedom of others to enjoy the outdoors again.
‘Excellent. People enjoy the outdoors. So often taken for granted, ‘wrote one Facebook user.
“This is an outrage at how people dare go out and walk, get some sunshine and fresh air. How dare they do things that are good for your immune system, ”added another.
Victoria’s restrictions will continue to ease in the coming days with outdoor playgrounds, skate parks and communal outdoor exercise equipment opening again from Tuesday.
Further restrictions will ease on June 1, allowing up to 20 people to stay in a home. Residents are also allowed to camp in national parks from next week.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Parks Victoria for comment.
Other social media users defended the actions of people who went to national parks and ridiculed those who criticized people who once again enjoyed the outdoors