Em­brace the campers

The Cairns Post - - VIEWS -

WE take ad­van­tage of free camps in be­tween our des­ti­na­tions where we spend two to five weeks.

What peo­ple do not take into ac­count is money spent in the town.

Usu­ally an overnighter as we don’t want to un­hitch.

Think about money th­ese so called bludgers bring to the area; $2000 spent on petrol; gro­ceries, about $200 a week; car­a­van parks $280 a week; tourist ac­tiv­i­ties and eat­ing out $200 a week.

And an­other point – there is of­ten no room in th­ese parks.

If the hun­dreds of free campers were in parks they would turn away.

Em­brace them and the many ben­e­fits for lo­cals. Robyne Scott, Tim­boon

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