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Campers across Far North Queensland can now sleep under the stars, as three campsites reopened at Babinda and Gordonvale south of Cairns.

The campsites are operating on a first in first served basis, there's limits of 60 sites at Rotary Park in Babinda, 40 at Greenpatch and 10 at the Boulders.

Campgrounds are operating under strict health regulations, capping numbers to ensure social distancing and enforcing a 72 hour limit, to allow more people to use the venues.

Cairns Mayor Bob Manning said they're expecting an influx of visitors.

"It's wonderful to see people starting to move around, we've got the confidence to move around."

And on the other side of the country, West Australians are being urged by Premier Mark McGowan to holiday in the state as he announced a further relaxing of restrictions.

"Our regional communities have done it tough. Hotels, cafes, restaurants have done it tough. Please get out there, spend your money, support our local businesses," he said.

Under the Phase Three stage of relaxing restrictions, tourist attractions including Perth Zoo and Rottnest Island reopened over the weekend.

Social distancing rules are also being relaxed.

A five-fold increase of people will be allowed to gather at indoor and outdoor settings - 100 people now at two square metres, not the original four square metres.

And up to 300 people will be allowed in some settings, with capacity to apply for exemptions.

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