1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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Contents >> Tourism >> Visitors >> Visitor arrivals >> Places visited: World Heritage Area

Tasmania's World Heritage Areas are a popular destination for visitors. Of the estimated 652,200 visitors who arrived by scheduled airline flights and Bass Strait ferries in 2002-03, approximately 179,300 (27.5%) visited Cradle Mountain, 130,800 (20.1%) visited Lake St Clair/Derwent Bridge and 95,500 (14.6%) visited Gordon River. These World Heritage Areas were also popular in previous years.


ALL VISITORS(a), Selected Tasmanian World Heritage Areas visited

2000-01
2001-02
2002-03

World Heritage Areas
'000
'000
'000
% of all visitors

Cradle Mountain
141.4
139.4
179.3
27.5
Lake St Clair/Derwent Bridge
115.5
110.8
130.8
20.1
Gordon River(b)
106.9
82.3
95.5
14.6
Lake Pedder/Gordon Dam
27.3
20.1
28.1
4.3
Hartz Mts National Park
16.1
20.5
21.2
3.3
South-West National Park/Melaleuca Inlet
11.1
11.2
14.5
2.2


(a) Includes visitors who arrived on scheduled airline flights and Bass Strait ferries only.
(b) 2000-01 figure includes visitors to Gordon River and Franklin River. From 2001 onwards figure only includes visitors who went on the Gordon River Cruise.

Source: Tourism Tasmania - Tasmanian Visitor Survey.

The Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service web site has further information about Tasmania's World Heritage Areas.

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