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Fraser Island 'open' for business after wild weather

Wednesday April 16, 2014 - 11:42 EST

Queensland's National Parks Minister Steve Dickson says Fraser Island is back open for business, despite some campers choosing to leave their camp sites this week because of wild weather.

Central Station camp site closed to tourists on Monday because of the strong winds and erosion but it reopened yesterday.

There have been a few washouts in roads on the island as a result of the wet conditions but Mr Dickson says there has been no significant damage.

"We are opening up our national parks as quickly as we humanly can and particularly on Fraser Island," he said.

"The weather at the moment is fantastic, things are really turning themselves on over the Easter break and ... the sites are getting booked out extremely quickly."

Mr Dickson says tourists should check the Government's website daily for the latest information.

"Fraser Island, in particular, it's open, it's ready to go and every day that goes past we will have more and more national parks that will open," he said.

"There are many places that have flooded and we need to be able to get our rangers in there to check and so we are just doing this as a matter of process."


- ABC

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