Project status: Closed


How you had YourSay:

Canberrans love nature. We're surrounded by it and we're affectionately known as the Bush Capital of Australia.

With growing demand for nature-based experiences, we're developing a Nature-based Tourism Strategy that will look at how we can showcase and preserve our natural assets while supporting sustainable growth and strengthening our economy.

To help develop the Strategy, we wanted to understand the outdoor activities and experiences you like to explore in the ACT and where you take visiting friends and family.

Canberrans shared their favourite outdoor nature experiences from 13 September to 5 November 2018 by:

  • Commenting and sharing photos on an interactive map
  • Taking a survey to help us understand what you like about Canberra's nature-based experiences and what we could do better.

Winners from the Nature-based Tourism Strategy survey have been notified with prizes (1 of 3 family passes to the National Zoo and Aquarium) drawn 6 November 2018. You can check out the Terms and Conditions for more information.

We are looking at:

Australia's world class natural beauty and wildlife is a key driver for international visitors.

To prepare for future demand of Canberra's natural assets, and provide a premium experience, we need to establish a Nature-based Tourism Strategy. This will give us a planned and sustainable way to enhance, promote and enable a better understanding of our natural landscapes and wildlife.

The Strategy will aim to benefit Canberrans, visiting friends and family, and international tourists, by linking our natural assets, attractions, amenities, infrastructure and businesses, so we can deliver unique and sustainable tourism experiences.

Your views are being used to:

Your views and experiences through the interactive map and survey are helping us understand where you like to visit and why, what you like about our nature-based experiences and where we can improve.

This feedback about our natural landscapes and wildlife is being used to develop the draft Strategy and inform workshops with stakeholders from ACT Government, Tourism Industry, Indigenous Groups and local communities.

Map & survey

What you said:

We wanted to know what nature-based experiences in Canberra you love to explore and where you take visiting friends and family. See what people said on the map below and get local knowledge on where to visit on your next outdoor adventure.

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