Ningaloo campground open for school holidays
A Ningaloo Coast campground has been reopened for the April school holidays after a $400,000 upgrade.
Cape Range National Park’s Mesa campground has been re-jigged to fit in 23 hard surface camping bays and paths to the beach, car parks and toilets
New toilet blocks and picnic tables have been added to the site, which is suitable for set ups from swags to caravans.
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the upgraded provided additional facilities and access for people with disability.
“Over the past 15 years, visitor numbers to Cape Range National Park have increased substantially, reaching about 286,000 visits in 2016-17,” he said.
“This growth has been largely due to the demand for nature-based tourism with more and more people keen to experience the world-renowned values of Ningaloo Reef first-hand.
“This brings the total number of campsites within Cape Range National Park from 109 to 160, with the ability to increase this further to 220 under the current management plan.”
It is the third Ningaloo coast campground to be upgraded, following Kurrajong and Osprey in the past two years.
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