Easter tourism fears over new Inskip landslide

A QUESTION mark has been left over Easter holidays at Inskip Point after a near-shore landslide caused further erosion along the shoreline of the popular camping area.

With a massive influx of tourists and campers expected in less than four weeks for the Easter school holidays, the uncertainty associated with any new landslides following the 150m wide sink hole that swallowed vehicles and part of the MV Beagle camping ground last September, could be disastrous for local business and the Rainbow Beach economy.

Would the recent landslide stop you from going camping at Inskip?

This poll ended on 02 March 2016.

Current Results

No, it wouldn't make a difference for me, I will go camping there either way

33%

Yes I am fearful it may happen again so I won't be going camping there anytime soon

44%

I think it is important not to let something like this affect tourists and would encourage campers to the area

11%

I'm unsure at this stage

11%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The landslide started appearing at the surface of the sand about 8am and ended at 10.15am.

A spokesperson from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service said it had not affected any campsites and was not affecting access to the barge to Fraser Island.

EROSION: The shoreline at Inskip Point is being monitored after a near-shore landslide was recorded in the area yesterday morning.
EROSION: The shoreline at Inskip Point is being monitored after a near-shore landslide was recorded in the area yesterday morning. Qld Government