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Western Australia Invests Over AU$165 Million in Outdoor Adventure Tourism Expansion

In a strategic move to bolster regional tourism and diversify the economy, the Western Australian Government has announced a significant investment of more than AU$165 million in outdoor adventure tourism. 

This investment, part of the 2024-25 State Budget, is poised to transform the state into a premier destination for outdoor enthusiasts, supporting local businesses and attracting visitors from near and far.

The funding breakdown reveals a multifaceted approach to enhancing Western Australia’s outdoor infrastructure. Campgrounds across the state will receive a substantial boost, with AU$17.1 million allocated to upgrades and new sites in both regional areas and Perth. 

Major projects include the development of a new 45-site campground at Yanchep National Park and upgrades to campgrounds in iconic locations like Purnululu National Park and Fitzgerald River National Park, as reported by The Grey Nomads.

Boating and maritime enthusiasts can also anticipate significant improvements, with AU$82.4 million directed towards enhancing facilities along the state’s coastline. A notable highlight is the allocation of AU$4 million for a new fishing platform in Bunbury, aimed at enriching the fishing experience for locals and visitors alike.

The investment extends beyond land and sea to include trails and recreational facilities, with AU$45.8 million dedicated to expanding pathways and creating new outdoor spaces. 

Of particular importance is the completion of the Wadandi Track in the South West, which will receive AU$17.5 million to finalize its route, offering outdoor enthusiasts a scenic journey through the region’s stunning landscapes.

Tourist attractions are also set to undergo revitalization, with $8.1 million earmarked for the first phase of the Kalbarri foreshore and beaches revitalization initiative. Additionally, $3 million will be allocated for upgrades at Gloucester and Bicentennial Trees in Pemberton, allowing climbing activities to resume on these iconic trees.

Western Australia Premier Roger Cook expressed optimism about the impact of these investments, stating, “This investment will create a whole new visitor experience, encouraging more people to explore the vast beauty of our state,” as quoted in The Grey Nomads report.

He emphasized the importance of promoting outdoor activities and attracting visitors to regional areas, citing the potential for job creation, business support, and economic diversification.

As Western Australia prepares to welcome adventurers with enhanced facilities and new attractions, this substantial investment marks a significant milestone in the state’s tourism industry. 

With a focus on sustainability and accessibility, Western Australia is poised to become a top destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering unforgettable experiences amidst its breathtaking natural landscapes.

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May 7, 2024 10:24 am

You know, I’m really excited about Western Australia’s investment in outdoor adventure tourism. It’s not just about fun. it’s also helping to protect our beautiful natural environment. Let’s go explore!

May 7, 2024 7:26 pm

Did you know Western Australia is investing big in outdoor adventures? It’s not just about fun. it’s about nature, conservation, and creating awesome experiences for all of us in these beautiful landscapes.

May 8, 2024 4:09 am
Reply to  BellaTwilight

I couldn’t’tagree more! It’s wonderful to witness investments in nature and outdoor experiences. The commitment to conservation and enhancing adventures is truly inspiring. Let’s embrace and appreciate the beauty of our natural landscapes.

May 7, 2024 8:13 pm

Step into Western Australia’s enhanced outdoor wonderland! Explore upgraded campgrounds at Yanchep, new boating spots in Bunbury, and revitalized trails in Kalbarri and Pemberton. Get ready for unforgettable adventures!


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