GEOFF and Dot Charlton only stopped on the Fraser Coast because of the low-cost camping options on offer.

The couple from Canberra stayed in Hervey Bay for one night on their way south.

By spending a minimum of $10 in town, the couple was able to stay free at the Beck Rd, Urangan site.

“We wouldn’t have come into Hervey Bay if they didn’t have it,” Dot said.

Spending an average of $35 a day, Geoff said the caravanning and camping community would travel to places that catered for them.

“We like to support the towns that support us,” he said.

Tourism councillor Stuart Taylor said the council was happy with the current situation.

He said the council reviewed the Camping Options Strategy earlier this year, and would continue to work with commercial park operators.

“It is a holistic approach,” he said.

Cr Taylor said it was not concerning the Fraser Coast still did not have Caravan and Motorhome Club Australia RV-friendly status.

“Whether or not you’ve got RV friendly status, I don't think it’s a prohibiting factor,” he said.

“We are not far away from their threshold, we are much closer than we were four or five years ago.

“I don’t see it being an issue but that is a brand of one organisation, not of the entire industry.”