Free map for Dain­tree coast

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE new and im­proved “Free Dain­tree Coast Map” will be dis­trib­uted across the re­gion this week to pro­mote the north side of the Dain­tree River to tourists.

A to­tal of 100,000 maps were printed and are avail­able on the Mor­gan Free­man Port Dou­glas Board and Cairns Small Board.

Ma­son’s Tours owner Lawrence Ma­son has been pro­duc­ing and dis­tribut­ing the map since 2002.

“We are try­ing to bring more vis­i­tors to the Dain­tree and by pro­duc­ing a free map it en­ables peo­ple who visit the re­gion to eas­ily find us and our busi­nesses,” he said.

The map shows all busi­nesses north of the Dain­tree River and is printed on plain paper so in­for­ma­tion cen­tres can eas­ily high­light ar­eas or routes on the map.

It fea­tures a direc­tory for all busi­nesses by cat­e­gory with a num­ber for ease of ref­er­ence.

“Last year was the worst year we have had since the 1980s due to the global fi­nan­cial cri­sis so we are hop­ing that by ad­ver­tis­ing the area the num­ber of vis­i­tors will in­crease again by April,” he said.

One of the key fea­tures to the new map is high­light­ing the com­ple­tion of the Cooper Creek Cause­way.

“The Cooper Creek high level cause­way is some­thing we re­ally wanted to high­light be­cause it was one of the rea­sons a lot of tourists weren’t vis­it­ing the Dain­tree dur­ing wet sea­son, with the fear of be­ing caught in the floods,” he said.

Any busi­nesses in­ter­ested in dis­tribut­ing the maps can call Mor­gan Free­man on 4031 3611 or Ma­son’s Tours on 4098 0070.

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