More camp sites on cards for Noah Ck

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Shane Ni­chols

CAMP­ING in the Dain­tree can be a more high-end ex­pe­ri­ence if a de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion now be­fore coun­cil is ap­proved.

Noah Creek De­vel­op­ments, run by An­drew Hewe­ston of Cairns, al­ready op­er­ates a small tourism ven­ture on the site at Lots 62 and 64 which bor­der Noah Creek on the Cape Tribu­la­tion Road.

There are cur­rently two eco-lodges on site, and the oper­a­tors have lodged a ma­te­rial change of use ap­pli­ca­tion to erect 20 new camp­sites suit­able for up­mar­ket “glamp­ing”.

The ap­pli­ca­tion de­tails a kitchen shel­ter, ablu­tion block, and re­cep­tion hut.

The site cur­rently al­lows tour group ac­cess to pic­nic ar­eas, a rain­for­est walk and hik­ing trails (since 1997), and there is also hor­ti­cul­tural crop­ping.

The ap­pli­ca­tion “is to seek ap­provals to al­low trail hik­ing guests to overnight the trail camp . . . us­ing ex­ist­ing trails on the prop­erty”.

“A ded­i­cated ‘trail head’ camp­ing ground with ap­pro­pri­ate ameni­ties/in­fra­struc­ture is pro­posed along with five ex­pe­di­tion/ex­cur­sion sites.”

Noah Creek trail head camp­ground – about to go up­mar­ket

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