Queensland Tourism Statistics

Page last updated: 15 March 2020

Over 28 million tourists and other visitors arrived in Queensland between July 2018 and June 2019.1

  • This total includes 2.8 million international visitors and 25.3 million domestic overnight visitors.

How much do tourists spend in Queensland?

  • Three Queensland locations have the highest average expenditure per night by international tourists in Australia. These include: Cairns, Tropical North Queensland and the Gold Coast
Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ

How many tourists visit Brisbane each year?

Data source: ABS. Image credit: Camper Champ

How many tourists visit the Gold Coast each year?

Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ

Great Barrier Reef Tourism Statistics

How many tourists visit the Great Barrier Reef each year?

  • Over 2 million tourists visit the Great Barrier Reef each year.2
  • The majority of Great Barrier Reef tourism is concentrated in Cairns and the Whitsundays

How many tourists visit Cairns each year?

How many tourists visit the Whitsundays each year?

  • Over 757,000 visitors travelled to the Whitsundays in 2018.3

How much do visitors spend at the Whitsundays?

  • Visitors spent over $789 million during trips to the Whitsundays in 2018.

How long do visitors stay at the Whitsundays?

  • Visitors stayed for an average of 5 nights during trips to the Whitsundays in 2018.
  • Over 3.7 million visitor nights were spent at the Whitsundays in 2018.

How many tourists visit Magnetic Island each year?

  • Over 290,000 people visited Magnetic Island in 2018.4

How much do tourists spend at magnetic Island?

  • Visitors spent over $170 million during visits to Magnetic Island in 2018.

References

  1. TRA: International Visitor Survey, 2019, National Visitor Survey 2019
  2. Great Barrier Reef: Facts About the Great Barrier Reef
  3. TRA: Local Government Area Profiles, Whitsunday, 2019
  4. AEC Magnetic Island Economic Analysis, 2019