The team at Cooloola Wholesalers reported sales were up on last year this summer: Dean Shepherd, Fiona Border, Alan Dewhirst, Dave Caruzzo and Stephen Border
It is easy to find a park or fill your tank now that Australia Day marked the end of (from all reports) an excellent summer holiday period on the Cooloola Coast.
Fiona Border from Cooloola Wholesalers was pleased that figures were up from last year.
“Being in business for over a year, it was a much smoother period – we knew what to expect. Everything was booked out in Rainbow Beach – friends visiting only found a place because of a cancellation,” Fiona stated.
Team member Dave Caruzzo said, “We knew it was busy in here, there were four-to-five shuttles per day around town.
“You couldn’t get a park,” agreed workmate Alan Dewhirst.
The team also reported a huge demand from food outlets!
Philip Feldman from Tin Can Bay Coastguard said that they were also busy in Tin Can Bay, “So far in this month, [there were] 16 call outs to assist distressed mariners during the school holiday period.”
During several days of strong winds, QF17 was called on to secure drifting vessels in the Tin Can Bay area and assisted a police search for a missing 3.7m dinghy resulting from an emergency of two men overboard.
There were a few hairy moments at Mudlo Rocks, with a few days impatient 4WD drivers negotiating the exposed rocks. It provided excellent mid-tide entertainment for visitors and locals alike!
The beach and Double Island Point drew crowds daily, and it was parking overflow at Seary’s Creek. All in all, tourists were wowed by the stunning conditions.
Now is a perfect time to experience Australia’s nature coast – with no crowds now school is back, off peak prices AND it is still summer!