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Bittangabee Campground Closure To Make Improvements In 2022

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Bittangabee campground located in the Green Cape area of soon-to-be-renamed Ben Boyd National Park will not be open for reservations from April 26 to June 30, 2022.

An official from the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) stated that the design and planning process is in progress to improve the camping area. The work is designed to “improve visitor access, upgrade existing campground facilities and create additional walk-in camping opportunities for Light to Light Walk walkers.”

The camping area is a stop for the well-known multi-day Light to Light walk and is a popular destination for visitors.

NPWS announced that the work was scheduled to ensure the campground was accessible during the summer vacation and Easter school holidays.

“Other popular NPWS camping sites on the coast will remain open during this period, including Saltwater Creek and Hobart Beach campground in Bournda National Park,” the spokesperson said.

NPWS was seeing a surge in demand for accommodation and camping bookings as COVID restrictions were eased.

Cam Read, co-owner of Sapphire Coast Guiding Co and a tourism operator within the national park, said he didn’t receive any formal confirmation of the Bittangabee campsite being closed to reservations for that period despite NPWS being able to view his booking schedule

“It’s disappointing we weren’t advised as an eco-pass holder and an operator within the park; it does affect our planning,” Mr. Read said,

According to Read, a similar incident took place last year. NPWS was implementing the management of feral animals, and his bookings had to be canceled.

He said he believed NPWS might be in the process of creating an online bookings platform for tour operators. However, he’s not sure who’s being consulted.

“In the past, communication has been poor. We are still trying to claw our way back from COVID losses,” he said.

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