Inreasing numbers of bushwalkers and non comercial campers.

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Inreasing numbers of bushwalkers and non comercial campers.

Postby Warin » Mon 28 Jan, 2019 12:26 pm

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-28/ ... e/10727342

In the 2018 National Visitor Survey;

Bushwalking and visits to national parks increased by 12 per cent

The number of nights spent at non-commercial camping and caravan grounds increased 15 per cent to 20 million per year, double the growth rate for more traditional holiday accommodation.

https://www.tra.gov.au/Domestic/Domesti ... sm-results


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Probably the 'bushwalking' is path walking. Probably find it harder to find a secluded free camp site away from people. In any event expect things to get more crowed as time goes by.
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Re: Inreasing numbers of bushwalkers and non comercial campe

Postby Moondog55 » Mon 28 Jan, 2019 1:16 pm

20 million camping bed nights in a population of 26 million people is meaningless, I certainly see no increase in the number of bushwalkers I encounter, I would have said real bushwalkers number were down if I exclude school groups
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Re: Inreasing numbers of bushwalkers and non comercial campe

Postby CraigVIC » Mon 28 Jan, 2019 6:28 pm

It is certainly one of the downsides to reducing and eliminating fees for camping in National parks.
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Re: Inreasing numbers of bushwalkers and non comercial campe

Postby wildwanderer » Mon 28 Jan, 2019 9:34 pm

Instagram etc also likely having an impact. Many people are doing day walks to the popular selfie spots and car camping at the trail head(campground) the night before.

I tend to agree that anecdotally I haven’t noticed remote campsite bushwalking increasing that much. The popular and maintained walks like the overland, larapinta etc being an exception.
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