Coun­cil tri­als dis­count

The Cairns Post - - LIFESTYLE -

AN EARLY bird dis­count has been launched for vis­i­tors to travel on the Daintree Ferry (right) over the school hol­i­days.

Record num­bers have trav­elled on the ferry in the past 18 months and pro­longed wait­ing times for lo­cals in peak pe­ri­ods.

Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil will trial the dis­count for any car or ute trav­el­ling be­fore 9am be­tween Septem­ber 15 and Oc­to­ber 3.

Mayor Ju­lia Leu said the trial hoped to have a pos­i­tive im­pact on the Daintree econ­omy and give vis­i­tors more time.

“This ini­tia­tive also has the added ben­e­fit of en­cour­ag­ing self­drive vis­i­tors to spend longer north of the Daintree River so they have more time to ex­pe­ri­ence the beauty of the re­gion and the di­ver­sity of tours and ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able,” she said.

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