Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Visitors Flood Inskip Point

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Visitors Flood Inskip Point

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IT TAKES more than an underwater landslide - even if it is called a "sinkhole" - to sink the Cooloola Coast visitor economy, according to accommodation providers.

And Inskip Point campers said the much-feared subsidence had ironically given them a new, safe kids' beach.

But not everyone is happy.

Rainbow Beach Holiday Village manager Annette Cochrane reported full cabins, campsites and caravan sites over the Christmas-New Year holiday period.

"We turned a lot away," she said.

"We could fill it twice over at Christmas and Easter."

Steve May of Tin Can Bay Tourist Park also reported a packed-out holiday season.

"They started coming in on Boxing Day and it's been full ever since," he said.

"Bookings are slower for Australia Day but with the park less crowded, we're back to being pet-friendly, so people can bring their dogs with them," he said.

But the good news was not evenly distributed and the "sinkhole" directly had an impact on Inskip-dependent businesses like Deans Ice Worx. …

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