4X4 News: Proposed new fees for Cape York

BySam PurcellSeptember 18, 2015
4X4 News: Proposed new fees for Cape York

The ABC has reported that there are current discussions for introducing a new cost for tourists visiting the Cape York Peninsula.

Members of the Apudthama Land Trust are looking to add a $100 per vehicle cost for visiting the northernmost point of Australia, which is in addition to ferry, river crossing and National Parks fees. This is being put forward to help fund management of the country, which in incredibly popular with 4X4 visitors during peak season.

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Facebook is filling up with both sides of the argument from locals and tourists alike. Many believe the fee is justified, considering the impact of its popularity on the land, where others see it as a simple milking of money from those wanting to tick it off the bucket list.

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