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Small business operators left struggling in the wake of Cyclone Jasper last month are welcoming visitors back to Daintree Village with open arms.

Douglas Shire Mayor, Michael Kerr said it’s heart-warming to see so many tourists pouring into the region.

“This is a testament to the community’s positive spirit and willingness to dig deep and help one another,” Mayor Kerr said.

“While tourists still can’t get to the Daintree Rainforest, this is the next best thing!”

Evidence of the disaster is clear to see across the region, and while many locals are dealing with the loss of their homes and livelihoods they’re doing their best to get on with the massive recovery task.

Business is booming at The Daintree Village Hotel with tour groups.

Tourists are also enjoying crocodile spotting and quad bike scenic adventures.

“This is a great opportunity to support small businesses and take advantage of the unique tours being offered,” Mayor Kerr said.

Work crews are continuing the tricky and complex challenge of safely clearing boulders and debris from the Daintree region’s road network.

“The challenge is not to trigger more rockslides and we ask everyone travelling on our roads to consider the weather forecast and to read the regular road condition updates on the Council’s Facebook, Disaster dashboard and website,” Mayor Kerr said.

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