DOMESTIC CULTURAL TOURISM
The majority of Australians spent some time away from home in 2003, with most going on a holiday or to visit friends and relatives. Data from BTR show that in 2003, there was a total of 73.6 million trips taken by persons aged 15 years and over that were of at least one night's duration. Holiday or leisure was the most common reason for people's trip to stay overnight (42%) or for the day (52%).
During 2003, there were also 139 million day trips taken within Australia by persons aged 15 years and over. A day trip is defined as being a round trip distance of at least 50 kilometres, with the traveller being away from home for at least four hours although not overnight. Routine travel such as commuting between work and home is excluded.
The most common cultural activities undertaken on day trips were outdoor or nature activities (undertaken on 20% of day trips).
2.4 ACTIVITIES OF DOMESTIC VISITORS - Year ending Dec 2003
ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN (%)
|Outdoor or nature activities |
|Sports or active outdoor activities |
|Arts, heritage or festival activities |
|Local attractions or tourist activities |
|Social/other activities |
PURPOSE OF VISIT (%)
|Visiting friends and/or relatives |
NUMBER OF VISITORS ('000)
|Total visitors |
|BTR, Travel in Australia 2003 - International and National Visitor Surveys, 2003. |