Campers’ permits in one stop
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