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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2004 (Reissue)  
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INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL TOURISM

The most commonly seen cultural attractions by overseas visitors in 2002 were National and state parks (visited by 42% of the 4.5 million people who travelled to Australia in 2002), Wildlife parks, zoos and aquariums (41%) and Markets (43%). Historic and heritage buildings and monuments were seen by 28% of overseas visitors, Museums and art galleries by 26%, Theatre, concerts or other performing arts by 12% and Aboriginal art and craft and cultural displays by 9% of visitors.

2.2 CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS VISITED BY OVERSEAS VISITORS - 2002

Per cent of all overseas visitors
Cultural attraction
%

National or state parks
42
Bushwalking or rainforest walks
21
Botanical gardens or other public gardens
36
Theatre, concerts or other performing arts
12
Museums or art galleries
26
Festivals/fairs or cultural events
7
Aboriginal art/craft and cultural displays
9
Historic/heritage buildings or monuments
28
Wildlife parks/zoos/aquariums
41
Markets (e.g. street, arts & crafts)
43
Tourist trains
8

BTR, International Visitors to Australia, Annual Results of the International Visitor Survey, 1999-2002.



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