The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has commenced work on a range of projects aiming to increase nature-based tourism in NSW, boost regional visitor economies and improve community wellbeing.
These visitor infrastructure projects will significantly enhance visitor facilities and create new iconic experiences in NSW national parks including new walking trails, accommodation and tourism partnerships.
From the alpine roof of Australia at Mt Kosciuszko to the sub-tropical rainforests of the Tweed Byron hinterland, and along the spectacular coastline of NSW, new signature walks will connect visitors with outstanding natural features including beaches, forests, waterfalls and lookouts.
The NSW Government announced an unprecedented $80 million investment in the 9 projects in mid-2018 in response to the growing global popularity of nature-based walks. The program presents an outstanding opportunity to strengthen the appeal of NSW as a walking destination and engage visitors with the values of our parks by improving the quality and accessibility of walking tracks and trails.
The walks will be able to be undertaken as self-guided, or through commercial tour operators offering various levels of assistance to individuals or groups, with NPWS fostering these partnership opportunities.