Cape York: Bring a Tip for your Tip Trip

The traditional owners of the country around the tip of Cape York are planning to charge visitors on arrival to the area. 

The site was handed back to traditional owners in 2019, which gives them rights to manage the area.

Corporation chair Michael Solomon said the corporation would be setting up an entry station to collect fees from tourists, encouraging tourists to be more respectful of the country and giving owners the funds to create a better experience for tourists.

GYAC is yet to decide on how much tourists would pay, or develop the infrastructure needed for a toll booth at the entry to Pajinka.

This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, as Cape visitors have already been paying an access fee for land south of the Jardine River as part of the ferry price for years now.

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