Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre: The Economic Impact of Management and Visitor Expenditure

This study is part of a program undertaken by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to assess the regional economic impacts of protected areas. The study examines the contribution of the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre to economic activity in the regional economy comprising the Kiama, Wingecarribee and Shoalhaven local government areas (LGAs).

1 February 2003
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • ISBN 0-73136-7480
  • File PDF 473KB
  • Pages 44
  • Name fitzroy-falls-visitor-centre-economic-impact-management-visitor-expenditure.pdf

Protected areas provide a range of economic benefits including those associated with recreation and the protection of natural and cultural heritage. These areas can also contribute to regional economic activity through generating demand for additional park management services and attracting visitors who purchase goods and services from local businesses.

The Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is located 40 km north-west of Nowra, within two hours drive of Sydney, Canberra and Wollongong, and acts as a northern gateway to Morton National Park. The site includes a Visitor Centre, café, picnicking and barbecue facilities, a number of walks along the escarpment, and a boardwalk to the main Falls lookout. The Centre currently receives around 386,000 visitors each year.