Nature like Nowhere Else: Activating Nature-based Tourism in South Australia

Nature-based Tourism stream, supported by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

Right now, South Australia is the best place in Australia to invest in nature-based tourism with a plan to develop experiences in nature that are like nowhere else. These will include: standout walking journeys across the landscape; unrivalled native wildlife experiences in Adelaide; marine wildlife experiences without equal; and cutting edge sensory experiences that leave a lasting impression. The Government is ready to support ambitious ideas that further develop our State’s unique appeal and is committed to activating opportunities for industry growth by driving tourism demand, co-investing to create experiences like nowhere else, and creating an environment where nature-based tourism businesses can flourish.
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Chris Thomas

State Program Manager for Parks, Partnerships and Resource Protection | Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas emigrated from the UK in 1993 with an honours degree in Marine Geography and a dive master ticket. Chris spent 10 years working for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority as the Director of Tourism and Recreation before moving to South Australia in 2004. Chris spent the next 10 years leading the establishment of South Australia's network of 19 marine parks and more recently the development of the state's Nature-based Tourism Strategy and Action Plan. Chris is currently the State Program Manager for Parks, Partnerships and Resource Protection with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

 

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