The NSW Government announced $3.5 million in Nature-Based Visitor Experience Development grants is available in 2022-23 to support the development of new and enhanced nature-based tourism attractions and experiences in regional NSW.
Funding of between $100,000 and $250,000 excluding GST is available, per applicant, on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis for eligible project costs.
Projects can be of a much greater value; however, all additional costs will need to be covered by the applicant.
All applicants must be registered for GST and the existing or proposed tourism business must be located in regional NSW.
If the applicant is an existing tourism business, the tourism offering must:
- have a current GetConnected (ATDW) listing 
- be bookable online 
- agree to update their GetConnected listing to reflect the new attraction or experience when it is open to visitors.
If the applicant is a new tourism business, they must agree to:
- create a GetConnected (ATDW) listing once the attraction or experience is open to visitors
- make the tourism offering bookable online 
The new attraction or experience must be available to visitors for at least 50 weeks per calendar year .
This grant program is delivered under the Tourism Product Development Fund, and there are no other streams of the Fund open at this time. Follow Destination NSW for future updates.
Applications for the Nature-Based Visitor Experience Grant program open on Monday 27 March 2023 and close on Monday 22 May 2023 at 11:59pm AEST.
For more information please review the:
 An applicant from an area with no or limited internet connectivity, which results in online bookings not being viable for their business, may apply. More information on selling online is available in the NSW First Program’s Sell Online guide.
 Excluding any natural disasters or emergency orders which force the closure of the business to visitors.
How to Apply
All forms must be submitted via the online system.
For questions about completing this application form, the guidelines or deadlines, please first contact your Destination Network.
Alternatively, you can email email@example.com and quote your application ID (this number is available on your dashboard when you log in to the online application portal and was sent to you by email when you first saved your application).