operators in ( ) and the surrounding areas have had one of the busiest weekends since the start of the pandemic.
As per a report, due to the hillcrest AFL tribute match, theRegatta, the SAP soccer festival, the Tasmanian Junior Life Saving Championships, and other sporting events throughout the North-West that happened during the weekend, accommodations were limited.
Mersey BluffPark owner Luke Emmett said they were fully on Friday and Saturday night.
“There was a lot of shortage for, we had many ring in to try and get ,” Emmett said.
“From what I’ve been told, along the Coast here, it was basicallyout from Burnie through to Deloraine,” Emmett added.
Emmett also stated that so far, the overall rate of vacancies has been high throughout the year.
“We forgot what it was like to be busy. Every weekend, we’ve been quite full at thepark,” he said.
Emmett said he attributed the increase into the favorable weather across the North-west this summer.
“The numbers on Friday and Saturday nights have been amazing. We’ve had thispark for years, and I don’t remember a summer this good weather-wise.”
Lions Park Manager Michelle Jungfer said some went to the nearby concert in the Vines event at Ghost Rock Winery.
She also mentioned that thepark had been busy during the summer.
“We only took over the park in September, but we wereout over the summer period until school went back.”
“We didn’t really drop off because the weather was so lovely, and people were thinking, let’s go.”
Jungfer calculated 40% of thewho visited the park were from the , Kentish, and council areas.
“It’s very much a place where locals can come to relax, and not having mainlanders here has not had a great effect on the park.”
This story originally appeared on The Advocate.