DAINTREE TRAFFIC — WHY WOULD YOU USE BUSES?
Recently you published a reader’s comment that too many self drive visitors are using the Daintree ferry and maybe they should only be allowed to cross in bus tours.
I left Sydney in 2013 to live in the Daintree. I gladly left behind the daily ritual of being herded into buses and trains.
Why would any holidaymaker choose to repeat that congestion when holidaying – isn’t the whole idea to escape and find oneself?
Understand the customer you serve and you will then be able to give them the experience they expect.
Having two ferries or peak and offpeak travelling times is just a Band Aid solution. Planning needs to be for the next 50 years, not the next five years.
There should be bridge with access 24/7 with no wait times. As the wait times increase, areas outside the Daintree will discourage tourism north of the river.
Surely the “quaint” ferry experience cannot be the highlight of coming to see the oldest rainforest in the world.
I heard there is a local parent who