Tasmania Tourism Statistics

Page last updated: 16 Oct 2023

Over 3 million tourists and other visitors travelled to Tasmania in the year ending June 2023.
  • This total included over 166,000 international visitors and over 2.8 million domestic overnight visitors
  • Visitors were up 7% when compared with the over 2.8 million visitors in 2022
  • Visitor numbers are down 13.6% when compared to the over 3.4 million visitors in pre-pandemic 2019

How much did tourists spend in Tasmania during 2023?

Visitors spent over $3.8 billion during trips to Tasmania in 2023 (year ending June 2023).
  • This total included over $297 million from international visitors and over $3.8 billion from domestic overnight visitors
  • Spending is up 29.5% when compared with the over $2.9 billion spent during 2022
  • Spending has increased by 12.8% when compared with the over $3.3 billion spent in 2019

How many people visited Tasmania in 2021?

For the first quarter of 2021 (January-March), Tasmania received over 849,000 domestic overnight visitors.
  • Visitors were up 0.3% when compared with the over 755,000 visitors of the first quarter of 2020.

How much did visitors spend in Tasmania in 2021?

Overnight visitors spent over $822 million during visits to Tasmania for the first quarter of 2021 (January-March).
  • Spending was down 13.1% when compared with the over $946 million spent during the first quarter of 2020.

How many tourists visited Tasmania in 2020?

Over 2.6 million travellers visited Tasmania in the year ending June 2020.1
  • This total was made up of 200,000 international visitors and over 2.4 million domestic visitors
  • Visitors to Tasmania decreased by 25% when compared with the 3.5 million visitors of 2018/19

Impact of the Coronavirus on Tasmania Tourism Expenditure

International

International visitors spent an estimated $395 million during trips to Tasmania in the year ending June 2020
  • International spending was down 25.1% when compared to the $528 million of 2018/19

Domestic

Domestic visitors spent an estimated $2.2 billion during trips to Tasmania in the year ending June 2020
  • Domestic spending was down 19.6% when compared with the $2.8 billion of 2018/19

Total

Combined, visitors spent a total of $2.6 billion during trips to Tasmania in the year ending June 2020
  • Total spending was down 21.2% when compared with the $3.3 billion of the previous year
Data source: TRA. Image credit: Camper Champ

How many tourists visited Tasmania in 2019?

Over 3.5 million tourists and other visitors arrived in Tasmania between July 2018 and June 2019.1

  • This total includes 300,000 international visitors and 3,200,000 domestic overnight visitors.
  • Tourists spent over $3.2 billion in Tasmania in 2019.

How many tourists visit Hobart each year?

  • Over 1.9 million tourists and other visitors arrived in Hobart and Southern Tasmania between July 2018 and June 2019.
  • This total includes 1,700,000 domestic visitors and 263,000 international visitors.

Tasmania camping & campervan statistics

  • The number of camping trips throughout Tasmania has grown by 11.2% over the 10-year period from 2008 to 2018.2
  • In 2018 over 175k overnight camping trips were made in Tasmania.
  • Camping trips – including caravan, campervan, commercial and non-commercial camping – made up 12.6% of visitor nights for domestic travellers to Tasmania in 2019 (year ending September)

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References

  1. TRA: International Visitor Survey, 2019, National Visitor Survey 2019
  2. TRA: International Visitor Survey, Trends 2019, National Visitor Survey, Trends 2019