obvious people are eager to get out into nature'
Queensland Government backs tourism
by opening camping
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campers can now book most campsites in
parks 12 months in advance to help support tourism and regional jobs.
The decision to open the facilities
an important part of the Queensland state government's recovery plan Unite and
Recover for Queensland Jobs.
Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch said
Queenslanders had done a great job in containing the spread of COVID-19,
so it was decided to make it much easier for campers and caravan
enthusiasts to plan their holidays over the next year.
"It's obvious people are eager to get out into nature, with more than
10,600 camping bookings and more than 5000 vehicle access permits issued
since bookings reopened," Ms Enoch said.
"We've had a huge take up from people wanting to book their next outdoor
adventure, and this important update will provide extra certainty to
commercial operators and the tourism industry so they can continue to
employ more people and drive economic recovery, particularly in our
"Whether you are looking for a beachside getaway with the family during
the school holidays or planning a wilderness adventure over Christmas,
Queensland's national parks, forests and recreation areas have something
to suit everyone."
Information on how to find a campground near you and online bookings can
be found at www.qld.gov.au/camping.
Check Park Alerts before leaving home for up-to-date information on
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