North-east camping ground Myrtle Park will reopen to the public in October.
The ever-popular family attraction opened in a limited capacity last holiday season due to COVID public control measures put in place by the Federal Government in 2020.
City of Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said that despite the restrictions put in place, the limited opening was hugely successful, with occupancy rates at near capacity for most of the four-month period.
“We had a lot of positive feedback from the community last year around how the park was operating and for our new booking system,” Mayor van Zetten said.
“Given the restrictions in place, we weren’t in a position to open the park up for day use last year.
“However that won’t be the case this year. The park will be fully operational for day use as well as for camping.
“I’m absolutely certain visitors will be delighted by that news.”
Mayor van Zetten said bookings for the upcoming summer holiday season will open in September through the Council’s online booking portal BookEasy, which is managed through the Launceston Visitor Information Centre.
“This year, the site will be managed by an on-site caretaker, who will also operate the kiosk and we expect to be able to provide the public with further updates as we get closer to the reopening date,” Mayor van Zetten said.
“Council understands how important and how popular Myrtle Park camp ground is to the community.
“Once the grounds reopen, we fully expect it to be booked out and I would encourage anyone who wants to stay at Myrtle Park over summer to get in early as soon as bookings open in September.”
Mayor van Zetten said the Council expects the park to remain open until the end of May next year, before closing for three months over winter.