Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Easter Travellers Flock to Downs; Campers Lured to Natural Attractions on Long Weekend

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Easter Travellers Flock to Downs; Campers Lured to Natural Attractions on Long Weekend

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Kerri Burns-Taylor

REPORTER

VISITORS flocked to the Southern Downs over the weekend to enjoy one last holiday outdoors before the cooler weather sets in.

Visitor Information Centre supervisor Charee Aspinall said about 90 visitors had dropped into the office by lunch time yesterday. Mrs Aspinall said most had travelled from Ipswich and Brisbane and brought a tent and swag.

C[pounds sterling]The natural attractions are what have been the big things over Easter and there have been a lot of campers,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]Out on the highway today there has been camper trailer after camper trailer.C[yen]

Mrs Aspinall said events such as the orienteering competition and car sprints also drew large crowds to the area, benefiting local businesses.

C[pounds sterling]Morgan Park is the best thing and always brings a lot of people to the area and fills up the motels,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]They usually just come to do the car thing but they always need to eat and sleep somewhere,C[yen] she said. …

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