Indigenous tourism experiences continue to be one of the most popular activities for visitors to NSW with more than 328,000 international and domestic visitors participating in an Aboriginal tourism experience. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said NAIDOC Week, an event held across Australia from 3 to 10 July, provided a great opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge NSW's significant Indigenous history, culture and achievements.
“Indigenous tourism contributed $968.4 million to the NSW economy in the year ending March 2016 (up 18.3% on year ending March 2015), with visitors spending eight million nights in the State*. International visitors who engage in an Aboriginal tourism experience stay an average of 37.3 nights in NSW, giving them plenty to time to enjoy everything our State has to offer*,” he said.
“NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Sydney and NSW with the NAIDOC Blak Markets and Aboriginal Culture Tours taking place at Barangaroo, NAIDOC in the City celebrations in Hyde Park, Tribal Warrior Sydney Harbour Island cruises, NAIDOC Week Movie Festival in the Hawkesbury, youth painting workshops in Guyra and a screening of the award-winning documentary Putuparri in Newcastle,” added Minister Ayres.