The Aboriginal Tourism Action Plan is designed to provide NSW Aboriginal tourism operators and the wider tourism industry with a succinct snapshot of Destination NSW’s vision to support the development of Aboriginal tourism experiences and businesses in NSW.
Australia’s Aboriginal people are custodians of the world’s oldest living culture. NSW has the largest Aboriginal population in Australia, and the longest continuous contact between Europeans and Aboriginal people.
NSW has many opportunities for visitors to engage with Aboriginal people and experience their culture.
The vision of the Aboriginal Tourism Action Plan is to support the existing and emerging NSW Aboriginal tourism experiences, products and businesses that will lead to economic and social benefits for Aboriginal people, both as operators and employees. The implementation of the Plan will also foster greater understanding and appreciation among non-Aboriginal people of the diversity and richness of Aboriginal culture.
The Aboriginal Tourism Action Plan is a key deliverable identified in the Visitor Economy Industry Action Plan, which is the NSW Government’s response to the Final Report of the Visitor Economy Taskforce.
The goals outlined in the Aboriginal Tourism Action Plan are to be implemented by Destination NSW through a partnership model with Aboriginal businesses and organisations over a three-year timeframe. Download the Plan to find out more.
Aboriginal Tourism Action Plan 2013 - 2016 (PDF 1.4 MB)