Nature-based tourism

Nature-based tourism

South Aus­tralia has a strat­e­gy and action plan to trans­form the state’s nature-based tourism sector.

The strat­e­gy, Nature like nowhere else. Acti­vat­ing nature-based Tourism in South Aus­tralia ’, and action plan, Nature like nowhere else. An action plan for the acti­va­tion of South Australia’s nature-based tourism sec­tor ’, out­line the state government’s vision and actions to make South Aus­tralia a world leader in nature-based tourism, while sup­port­ing the ongo­ing con­ser­va­tion of our state’s nat­ur­al and cul­tur­al heritage. 

The strat­e­gy and plan also out­line the state government’s com­mit­ment to work with tourism stake­hold­ers and to encour­age invest­ment into the industry.

The strat­e­gy offers oppor­tu­ni­ties to fur­ther devel­op expe­ri­ences that are sus­tain­able, have poten­tial for growth and have proven demand. These include developing:

  • stand­out walk­ing jour­neys across the landscape
  • unri­valed native wildlife expe­ri­ences close to Adelaide
  • immer­sive marine wildlife expe­ri­ences with­out equal
  • cut­ting-edge sen­so­ry expe­ri­ences that leave a last­ing impression.

The action plan includes five themes:

  1. Lead South Australia’s nature-based tourism acti­va­tion agenda.
  2. Sup­port exist­ing nature-based tourism expe­ri­ences and cre­ate new ones.
  3. Remove red tape and bar­ri­ers to investment.
  4. Raise aware­ness of South Australia’s unique appeal.
  5. Empow­er and build the capac­i­ty of com­mu­ni­ty based tourism networks.

Nature-based tourism: oppor­tu­ni­ties for busi­ness­es and organisations

The $5 mil­lion Nature-based Tourism Co-invest­ment Fund is a pilot grant pro­gram designed to assist eli­gi­ble busi­ness­es and organ­i­sa­tions to part­ner with the state gov­ern­ment to deliv­er eco­log­i­cal­ly sen­si­tive tourism expe­ri­ences and prod­ucts in South Australia.

Appli­ca­tions for the Nature-based tourism Co-invest­ment Fund are now open, and will remain open until June 2022 or until fund­ing is exhausted.