A POPULAR Straddie tourist destination is getting an upgrade which is set to improve access and reduce tourism impacts on important Quandamooka sites.
Improvement works at Keyholes - a series of freshwater lagoons behind Main Beach's frontal sand dunes - will see the sand track linking the beach and lagoons improved and a new parking area set up.
Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation chief executive Cameron Costello said the initiative was part of an ongoing commitment to improve the recreation experience on the island and manage high demand, particularly in peak holiday season.
It will also reduce tourism impacts on culturally significant areas such as Blue and Brown Lake.
The popular freshwater lagoons are a legacy of sand mining and the area features wildlife viewing opportunities.
The access track, known as Whale Track, will be signposted and is expected to reopen for the Christmas holiday season.
"The area is held by QYAC on behalf of the Quandamooka People and we hope people appreciate and respect the improved access to this unique part of Quandamooka Country," Mr Costello said.
Capalaba MP Don Brown said locals and tourists loved the spot.
QYAC, through Minjerribah Camping, has also begun restructuring camping areas within Flinders and Main Beach Campgrounds, improving track safety and removing dangerous trees.
All 417 campsites on the island will be formally marked to improve site identification and the visitor experience.
"Mapping out designated campsites will give people improved certainty and a better camping experience, help us to better care for country and ensure Minjerribah's special values are able to be enjoyed by many, " Mr Costello said.
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