A breath of fresh air for holidaying Australians | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

The Roy Morgan Holiday tracking survey revealed that nearly one in five Australians who took a holiday in the past year ditched the city for nature. In the 12 months to February 2015, over 2 million Australians ventured into national parks or forests for a getaway. This nature-loving 18% of Australians who took a holiday in the past year is a higher proportion than those who visited museums (15%), art galleries (11%) and bars/nightclubs (6%). National park adventurers prefer to experience very active holidays and holiday pursuits, including bushwalking, surfing, swimming, fishing, bike riding and other outdoor activities. With data collected from 50,000 Australians per annum, the Roy Morgan Holiday Tracking Survey shows that people who visit national parks or forests while on holiday tend to be more environmentally aware and energetic than the average Australian holiday-goer.