New signage outside PK's Jungle Village warning motorists their vehicles will be clamped if they are not paying customers or guests.
New signage outside PK's Jungle Village warning motorists their vehicles will be clamped if they are not paying customers or guests.

Resort owner brings in clamping and $80 fee

A BACKPACKER resort owner has stirred controversy by clamping the vehicles of motorists he deems as illegally parking on his Daintree Rainforest property.

Cape Tribulation locals are outraged at PK's Jungle Village, which has started charging people $80 to unlock and remove clamps from their vehicle tyres, if they are not resort guests or paying customers.

One woman who parked at the property to grab food from a cafe across the road has complained on social media of returning to her car 30 minutes later only to find it clamped. She claimed she did not want to eat at PK's because her children were not wearing any shoes.

PK's owner Mark Seabrook said he had erected about a dozen signs outside his property two months ago warning motorists not to park there unless they were guests or customers.

He said he decided to implement the new policy due to a lack of parking in the area.

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