Northern Territory Tourism Statistics

Updated: 08 October 2020

Over 1.5 million travellers visited the Northern Territory in the year ending June 2020.1
  • This total was made up of 233,000 domestic visitors and over 1.3 million domestic visitors
  • Visitors to the Northern Territory decreased by 21% when compared to the 1.9 million visitors of 2018/19

Impact of the Coronavirus on Tourism Expenditure in the Northern Territory

International

International visitors spent a total of $338 million during trips to the Northern Territory in the year ending June 2020
  • International spending was down 25.5% when compared to the $454 million of the 2018/19

Domestic

Domestic visitors spent a total of $1.5 billion during trips to the Northern Territory in the year ending June 2020
  • Domestic spending was down 33.3% when compared to the $2 billion of the 2018/19 year

Total

Combined, visitors to the Northern Territory spent a total of $1.8 billion in the year ending June 2020

  • Spending was down 25.3% when compared with the $2.5 billion of the previous year
Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ

How many tourists visited the Northern Territory in 2019?

Over 1.9 million tourists and other visitors arrived in the Northern Territory between July 2018 and June 2019.1

  • This total includes 294,000 international visitors and 1,700,00 domestic overnight visitors.

How many tourists visit Uluru each year?

  • Over 250,000 people visit Uluru each year.2

How many tourists visit Alice Springs each year?

  • Over 460,000 people visited Alice Springs in 2018.3

How much do visitors spend at Alice Springs?

  • Visitors spent over $356 million during trips to Alice Springs in 2018.

How long do visitors stay at Alice Springs?

  • Visitors stayed for an average of 5 nights during visits to Alice Springs in 2018.
  • Visitors spent spent over 1.8 million visitor nights in Alice Springs in 2018.

References

  1. TRA: National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey
  2. Parks Australia: Uluru Facts
  3. TRA: Local Government Area Profiles, Alice Springs, 2018