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.