Australia's remote frontier in Cape York has been experiencing a boom in tourist numbers this year.
After a late start because of Cyclone Ita, the improved road conditions and favourable 4 wheel drive weather has meant an influx of visitors which has owners of roadhouses and accommodations places smiling.
"Yesterday’s drive from Cooktown along the Battlecamp Road and on through the wonderful Kalpower Crossing Camping Ground, not far from the special Vietnam Vet retreat of Pandanus in the Princess Charlotte Bay region, showed what a vast and exciting range of experiences awaits tourists who take the trip to Australia’s Tip.”
Last night in the Mid Cape township of Coen we learnt of some of the real and complex problems facing locals particularly in the education area and with the management of National Parks.
"The drive to Weipa today will again demonstrate the worth of the $260 million Federal and State Government Infrastructure Package for the Cape."
"I congratulate Federal MP Warren Entsch and State MP David Kempton for their tireless advocacy for the Cape which has resulted in the ongoing improvement to the road and other projects
"There is a lot more to be done and I want to use my visit to support my colleagues in their continuing work for this special but remote part of Australia.