Visitors have requested signage on the allocated parking spaces for longer vehicles so regular cars won’t park there
There are limited parking spaces in the main area of Rainbow Beach and there are even fewer for RVs, caravans, trailers and boats.
There are allocated RV and long vehicle parks between the street and the surf club however they are often filled with normal cars.
This means our visitors who want to visit businesses based in the main street can’t park and they don’t understand why we don’t have signage.
This time last year we received a letter from a group of travellers saying:
“Hi, just making a suggestion. Each time we travel from Victoria to Rainbow Beach, then on to Fraser Island, we stock up and purchase meals and buy other items supporting Rainbow Beach businesses.
“We find that most of the drive-through parks for cars and caravans/trailers/campers are taken by single vehicles. With heaps of other parks available, it would be a great idea to put signage to notify single vehicles to park elsewhere. Just a thought for the day, Cheers Tanya.”
We replied that we would forward the email on to the appropriate place.
This month we received this letter by the same group:
“Each year we and every other tourist with a 4 x 4 with camper trailers, caravans and motorhomes come here to Rainbow Beach and stay in the local accommodation, eat, drink, shop and get their grocery supplies, spending money in your town. But a big downfall as many others have been annoyed about also, is the parking (or shall I say lack of) for these vehicles and the only real spot is taken by single vehicles – very annoying.”
We have asked them to email their concerns and explained this has been mentioned before and was also included in the recent RV Strategy for the town.
What do you think?