24th October 2020 – DOC open walking track, tractor tours still on hold
DOC opened their walking track at the far end of the beach on Friday 23rd October, so public access is unrestricted up to the Plateau gannet colony once again.
Bookings for our tours are currently still on hold while we finalise a new safety audit on our activity, in line with the recent QRA report, and we hope this external audit will be completed soon. Having an independently audited Safety Plan has always been an essential requirement for our business – not only to comply with our DOC concession, but for us to be satisfied that we run a safe and effective operation.
The safety of our passengers and staff has always been paramount, and we believe this is evident in the longevity of our business – GBA have safely transported passengers along this fascinating and ever-changing geological coastline for over 68 years.
We agree wholeheartedly with one of the conclusions from the QRA report that recommends people wishing to visit Cape Kidnappers along the beach route should ‘take advantage of the local knowledge, and reduced exposure time, by going on an organised tour’.
We look forward to updating you soon with further developments.
Colin & Kim Lindsay – GBA