North West Queensland's tourism resort Adels Grove is playing a waiting game to see when the current COVID-19 lockdown will end
That decision forced Adels Grove to close to visitors and go into caretaker mode until official restrictions are lifted.
Resort co-owner Michelle Low Mow said they were still not sure when that might be and while current bookings will remain in place until 14 days prior to arrival, some visitors had cancelled bookings to June while others had cancelled their booking for the remainder of the year.
"I expect there will no coach travel this year as you can't just turn it on, it is hard to organise," Ms Low Mow said.
"But I imagine we would get the nomads in full force and locals dying to get to the Gregory River."
When it does re-open they hope to be fully recovered from last July's devastating fire which destroyed the office and restaurant.
Ms Low Mow said the kitchen and ding area were almost done and they awaiting a new environmental septic system in first week of June.
"Staff here are helping out around the painting amenities and putting in new stairs at the beach," she said.
"The resort is getting much-needed love, care and attention."
The lockdown has been hard on staff on site.
"We can't get to Mount Isa, (fellow owner) Gary Murray has to meet us halfway with provisions," Ms Low Mow said.
"We cant even walk around the National Park which is under lock and key.
"But we are looking forward to seeing everyone once the roads are open again."
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