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Dry Lake Eyre Issues and Opportunities

19-Jul-2012

In recent years the Outback region of South Australia has experienced a boom in nature based tourism as people flock to see Lake Eyre in flood and the resultant impacts/changes to the area.

With the growth in air charters, coach and 4WD tours and self-drive visitors, bringing a boost to the local and regional economies, the question has been raised within the tourism industry as to what infrastructure and services changes; additional product; and new marketing initiatives can be made to ensure an ongoing high level visitation (or at least minimize any reduction in visitor night stays and expenditure) one the lake becomes dry.

In October 2011 Flinders Ranges and Outback South Australia (FROSAT) successfully sought funding from the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) - Destination Development Fund to engage consultants to address the issues working with and reporting to the Outback Tourism Working Party (FROSAT sub-committee)

The following documents were recently produced by a consultant as part of the Outback Tourism Working Party -

Dry Lake Eyre Issues and Opportunities Paper 2012

Tourism Research Australia Outback Summary 2009-2010