Adventure is waiting in Townsville

Date published: 21 January 2020

Recreational vehicle (RV) and camping travel is one of Australia’s fastest growing tourism sectors with visitation to Townsville doubling over the last 10 years.

Townsville City Council has developed an RV & Camping Strategy to make sure the city benefits from this expanding industry and is looking for feedback from the community.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the strategy had been developed thanks to survey results received by key user groups and the broader community.

“Council has developed this strategy using the feedback we received from a variety of groups that have an interest in improving our RV and camping opportunities in the region,” Cr Hill said.

“That feedback showed that both Australians and international visitors are using RVs and camping as affordable ways to travel and see the country.

“This information gives us a valuable insight into what we can do to increase visitation to Townsville and keep people here longer while spending money locally and supporting local businesses.”

The key objectives of the strategy are to provide affordable camping options to a range of tourists, support local business, grow tourism in the region and connect visitors with a range of experiences to make the stop in Townsville memorable.

Division 1 Councillor Margie Ryder said the experiences on offer in Townsville are second to none in North Queensland.

“We’re incredibly lucky to live somewhere as beautiful and sunny as Townsville, and we’d like to share that with the rest of the world,” Cr Ryder said.

“That’s why an important part of this strategy is making sure we’re connecting visitors to unique experiences and ensuring they stay longer and spend more in the region.”

To have your say on the RV and Camping Strategy, visit our Have Your Say website.