New booking system launched for Gnoorea Point and Cleaverville camp grounds

Alexander ScottPilbara News
The 40 Mile Beach and Gnoorea Point road sign.
Camera IconThe 40 Mile Beach and Gnoorea Point road sign. Credit: Unknown/Supplied

A trial of a new online booking system has been launched for camping at Gnoorea Point and Clearverville to improve user experience and management of the area.

The online booking system went live this month and will be active for the remainder of the peak camping season ending September 30.

The trial will see user feedback and experience collated and used to make improvements during the off season ahead of rolling out the online bookings at Gnoorea Point and Cleaverville camping areas for the 2023 camping season.

The Gnoorea Point camp sites are located about 60km south of Karratha while Cleaverville is 38.5km north west of the Pilbara town.

This system will provide support to visitors to the camping grounds allowing them to pre-select a site or make a selection based on their specific requirements, and ensure the environmental and cultural values of the area are protected and appropriately managed.

The City of Karratha has been working with traditional owner group the Wirawandi Aboriginal Corporation to improve the campground.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said it’s an exciting development for the City’s nature-based camp areas.

“This new system will help locals and visitors travelling to the area book ahead of time and is an important tool for us to manage visitor numbers and protect the natural environment,” he said.

“We’re trialling the new system during September before it comes in for the 2023 season and we want your feedback on what works and what needs improvement.”

WAC general manager Brian Wall said this is a positive step in the management of the nature-based camp site.

“This online booking system is a great step to managing visitor numbers and protecting the local environment and is part of our long-term vision for the area,” he said.

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