Campers’ per­mits in one stop

The Weekend Post - - News -

A CAPE York town now hosts an agent for or­gan­is­ing camp­ing per­mits.

Cook­town is one of the new­est towns in the state to have an over-the-counter per­mit lo­ca­tion.

The Depart­ment of Na­tional Parks ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Jac­qui Saxby said na­tional parks vis­i­tors could buy camp­ing and ve­hi­cle per­mits at nearly 80 lo­ca­tions.

She said it was a “huge in­crease” in cover­age.

“We have plenty of won­der­ful places wait­ing to be dis­cov­ered, and hik­ers, campers, moun­tain-bik­ers, pad­dlers and vol­un­teers can now find their per­fect park match us­ing the new ‘Find a Park or For­est’ web page,” Ms Saxby said.

“You can check fea­tures such as wheel­chair ac­cess, bar­be­cue ar­eas and hik­ing trails, and use a link to buy camp­ing and ve­hi­cle ac­cess per­mits.”

Other new lo­ca­tions are Quilpie and Cun­na­mulla in the state’s south­west.

“Camp­ing on one of our beau­ti­ful parks or forests is still the cheap­est hol­i­day: a camp­ing per­mit costs only $6.35 per per­son per night, or $25.40 per fam­ily per night,” Ms Saxby said.

More in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing lo­ca­tions for over-the­counter sales, is at npsr.qld.gov.au

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