NSW is Australia’s most popular bushwalking destination | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

NSW is officially Australia’s most popular bushwalking destination with more than 5.5 million visitors trekking on the State’s bushwalk trails, new visitor statistics reveal from Destination NSW, the Government’s tourism and major events agency. Over one-third of all travellers in Australia who undertake a bushwalk choose NSW for this activity, with more than one in six of all holiday trips in NSW (16%) involving bushwalking. Over half (58%) of all holiday trips to NSW will involve a nature-based activity. Destination NSW CEO puts the popularity of NSW bushwalks down to the state's diverse natural environment: "With more than 820 National Parks and reserves, over 2,000 kilometres of coastline and a Sydney Harbour walk covering 60 kilometres, NSW is the ultimate bushwalking destination." Find out more about NSW's short walks and guided walks options.