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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
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Contents >> Tourism >> Visitor arrivals >> Activities

For the estimated 652,200 visitors who arrived by scheduled airline flights and Bass Strait ferries in 2002-03, popular activities included visiting craft shops (50.0%), visiting national parks (49.3%), browsing at the markets (47.8%), and tasting Tasmanian specialty food (44.8%) and drinking Tasmanian wine (43.3%).


SELECTED VISITOR ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN IN TASMANIA(a)

2000-01
2001-02
2002-03

Selected activity
'000
'000
'000
% of all visitors

Visit craft shops
255.2
241.7
326.2
50.0
Visit national parks
317.5
268.8
321.4
49.3
Browse at the markets
259.8
255.5
311.5
47.8
Taste Tasmanian gourmet food or wine
275.6
254.1
na
na
Taste Tasmanian specialty food
na
na
292.3
44.8
Drink Tasmanian wine
na
na
275.6
42.3
Visit historic houses
244.1
205.4
208.5
32.0
Bushwalk for less than 2 hours
199.8
193.4
198.7
30.5
Visit antique shops
179.0
168.5
196.0
30.1
View wildlife
195.0
177.9
176.8
27.1
River/boat cruise
na
na
164.3
25.2
Visit gardens
164.2
149.7
161.4
24.7
Visit museums
(b)147.8
152.3
150.5
23.1
Bushwalk for 2 hours to a full day
101.3
98.7
139.0
21.3
Visit casinos
114.2
113.2
124.0
19.0
Visit wineries
93.7
96.4
108.0
16.6
Boat/sail/yacht
83.0
64.7
70.1
10.7
Travel as a backpacker
25.1
23.1
45.7
7.0
Take a train journey
na
27.3
44.4
6.8
Attend the theatre/performing arts
33.1
32.2
38.2
5.9
Fish - recreational sea fishing
22.7
19.3
32.0
4.9
Drive a 4WD off-road
20.4
22.8
27.9
4.3
Fish for trout
18.8
17.8
24.7
3.8
Play golf
19.9
18.4
24.1
3.7
Bushwalk overnight or longer
18.8
19.2
23.4
3.6
Ride a bicycle or mountain bike
15.8
14.1
16.8
2.6
Fly in a light aircraft/helicopter (scenic flight)
13.7
11.3
15.2
2.3
Canoe/sea kayak
11.8
10.2
12.0
1.8
Ride a horse
6.8
6.2
5.7
0.9
Scuba dive/snorkelling(c)
3.4
2.0
5.6
0.9

na not available
(a) Includes visitors who arrived on scheduled airline flights and Bass Strait ferries only.
(b) Collected from October 2000.
(c) Prior to 2002-03 only includes those visitors who indicated they participated in scuba diving.

Source: Tourism Tasmania - Tasmanian Visitor Survey.


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