Rooms for the needy
MORE than 2000 rooms from 300 resorts, hotels, motels, backpackers’ hostels and private homes across Tropical North Queensland have been made available to the victims of Queensland’s worst-ever flood disaster.
As floodwaters recede and the scenes of devastation are replaced with images of the massive clean-up effort underway in southeast Queensland, tourism authorities still do not know if the offer of accommodation will be taken up at all.
Tourism Queensland will continue to liaise directly with recovery agencies to ensure people in need are able to take advantage of free flights from Qantas and Virgin Blue flights and accommodation from Mission Beach to the Daintree region.
Those involved in offering support in the aftermath of the Victorian bushfire recall some victims were not ready to leave their communities for several months after the tragedy.
Local accommodation houses which have offered rooms for flood victims include Sea Temple Resort and Spa, Mandalay Luxury Apartments, Sheraton Mirage Resort, Paradise Links Resort, Daintree Eco Lodge, Mercure Treetops Resort, Mantra Portsea, Peppers Beach Club, Port Douglas Beachfront Resort, Beaches, Mowbray By The Sea, Port Douglas Beachfront Terraces, Port Douglas Getaway, The Outrigger Resort, Mantra Aqueous in Port Douglas, Demi View Motel, Martinique on Macrossan, Nautilus Holiday Apartments, Latitude 16 and Peninsula Boutique Hotel.