Reduced Rates for School Tours

20/11/2014

School trips to National Parks are now a whole lot cheaper with the Newman Government reducing fees for tour groups. 

Reduced fees now apply to educational groups entering Queensland’s national parks, protected areas, recreation areas and State forests.

 

Member for Kallangur, Trevor Ruthenberg said the changes took place this month after regulations were amended.

 

“The daily site fee for these groups, which used to range from $1.80 to $3.25 per person have been completely removed, which is a great outcome for groups like school kids.” he said.

 

“We’ve also reduced the per-person camping fee for these groups by $2.55 to just $3.20 per person per night.”

Adventure Alternatives Managing Director Todd Samorowski said the savings would add up to a significant amount.

“The reductions may not seem much on their own, but if you consider we can take hundreds of primary and secondary school students into national parks in a year, the saving is considerable.

“We appreciate the efforts being made to open up our national parks, encouraging people to visit and enjoy them, and making it easier for tour operators like us to access them,” Mr Samorowski said.

 

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich said the Queensland Government was committed to opening up Queensland’s national parks and other protected areas for people to enjoy.

 

People wanting to apply for a commercial activity permit to take an approved educational group into a national park or other protected area can visit

http://www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/tourism/parks-recreation-forests.