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Nature-based Tourism - Have your say

Nature-based Tourism - Have your say

With a renewed State Government tourism focus and an objective to create 10,000 new jobs by 2020, the State Government are taking the opportunity to engage with those who know the industry inside out to explore how they can work together on nature-based tourism.

As part of this process the State Government are developing an action plan for South Australia’s national parks, marine parks and reserves to boost nature-based tourism in South Australia.

Nature is the number one driver of international visitors to Australia, with about 40 percent of all international visitors to Australia travelling to a national park in 2013-14.

South Australia's national parks, marine parks and reserves are valuable assets for community appreciation, recreation and general wellbeing. They protect our natural and cultural heritage, they maintain habitats for species that are vital to our way of living and our primary industries, and they provide opportunities for science and learning and job creation through tourism.

The State Government wants to take bold actions and stimulate new opportunities that will respect and complement our parks, and help nature-based tourism businesses to grow.

This initial round of tourism industry consultation asks for big picture thinking and ideas that could make a significant difference to the way our parks are valued for conservation, recreation and tourism.

Download the discussion paper >

You are invited to contribute your views:

Complete the online survey


Email a submission to

Submission / survey deadline: 5pm Monday 20 April 2015

pdf Nature-based tourism discussion paper 623KB

South Australian Economic Priorities

The State Government's Economic Priority Statement for Tourism aims to increase the value of the state’s tourism sector to $6.3b from $5.2b a year by June 2017.

10 Economic priorities were released by the Government with the aim to increase the State's economic base.

pdf State Government's Economic Priority Statement for Tourism
pdf Economic Priorities (Full document)

South Australian Tourism Plan 2015-2020

The South Australian Tourism Plan 2020 (release by the South Australian Tourism Commission) outlines the priorities and goals for the tourism sector with the ambition to create an $8billion tourism industry by 2020. 

pdf South Australian Tourism Plan 2020
pdf Tourism Plan 2009-2014

South Australia’s Strategic Plan - Tourism Implementation Action Plan

This Action Plan outlines critical success factors that must be addressed to achieve the tourism target under South Australia’s Strategic Plan. The SA Strategic Plan provides the vision and framework for building a prosperous, healthy and sustainable State. It contains six objectives and 84 measurable targets to be achieved over the next ten years, one of which is a tourism target and a number to which tourism will contribute.

pdf South Australian Strategic Plan - Tourism Implementation 419KB
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