National parks ‘extremely busy’

IT has been one of the busiest holiday seasons in the region’s national parks for years, but park visitors have been praised for their behaviour.
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National parks have been extremely busy but visitors have been praised for their behaviour. File photo

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Great Lakes area manager Steve Smith said most of the 23 camping areas across Booti Booti, Myall Lakes and Wallingat national parks were full during the Christmas-New Year period accommodating up to 1500 campers at any one time.

“It’s been an extremely busy summer so far and we’ve been impressed with the generally thoughtful and respectful behaviour of the majority of park visitors,” Mr Smith said.

Only a small number of recurring offences had been committed, including bringing dogs into parks, vehicles not displaying a valid park pass and vehicles driving on vegetation and dunes on beaches.

Mr Smith said that it was great to see so many families exploring national parks and enjoying the experiences they have to offer, but he reminded people to camp only in designated areas, and that excessive alcohol consumption and offensive behaviour was not tolerated.

“People face eviction and possible fines for causing disturbance in camping areas,” he said.

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