'True camping': is there a place for it?

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Winter, Caroline. 2005. "'True camping': is there a place for it?" Tremblay, Pascal and Boyle, Alicia (ed.) 15th Annual Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference (CAUTHE 2005). Alice Springs, Australia 01 - 05 Feb 2005 Darwin, Australia.
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'True camping': is there a place for it?

Presentation TypePaper
Authors
AuthorWinter, Caroline
EditorsTremblay, Pascal and Boyle, Alicia
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 15th Annual Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference (CAUTHE 2005)
Number of Pages10
Year2005
Place of PublicationDarwin, Australia
ISBN1876248971
Conference/Event15th Annual Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference (CAUTHE 2005)
Event Details
15th Annual Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference (CAUTHE 2005)
Parent
Annual Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference
Delivery
In person
Event Date
01 to end of 05 Feb 2005
Event Location
Alice Springs, Australia
Abstract

Hogwash Bend is an area of about 200 hectares on the Murray River in South Australia. The main natural attractions at the site include a large sandbar of white sand, shallow water and mature river red gums providing shade along the bank. There are no facilities at the site and the area has been used for recreation and camping for up to thirty years. It is apparent that visitation over the past five years has begun to increase and the biological quality of the site is poor. Interviews with campers showed six main reasons for visitation and value of the site: friends and family, relaxation, sand and safety, access, freedom and 'true camping'. People like to 'rough it' but in reality few went without a number of home comforts which they had brought themselves. The study indicated that the provision of facilities to help minimise impacts would not be supported by campers and would negatively impact upon their experiences. The research found that some camping practices are at odds with the concept of sustainability.

Keywordscamping; facilities; riverland; family; values; Murray River
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020410402. Environmental assessment and monitoring
350801. Impacts of tourism
380116. Tourism economics
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