How is tourism affecting the Blue Mountains?
In 2015-16, the tourism industry contributed an estimated $395 million to the Blue Mountains regional economy (10% of Blue Mountain’s gross regional product) and directly employed approximately 3,000 people (8.4% of Blue Mountain’s employment).
How many tourists visit the Blue Mountains?
The Blue Mountains National Park has the highest visitation of any National Park in Australia, more than 4 million visitors per annum, due to its accessibility and impressive natural features.
How much money was spent in the Blue Mountains last year through tourism?
Blue Mountains is Regional NSW’s number 7 region for domestic day trip visitors and number 6 for expenditure. There were 3.0 million domestic day trip visitors to the Blue Mountains (up 3.9% on the previous year) who spent $326 million (up 33.6%).
Are there snakes in the Blue Mountains?
About the Snakes of the Blue Mountains
There are a variety of snakes found living among the bushland of the Blue Mountains. Australia has some 140 species of land snake, and 32 species of sea snakes, with only 100 of these venomous, and only about 12 have the potential to kill you.
How do people affect the Blue Mountains?
Ongoing challenges to the native biodiversity and ecological integrity of the Blue Mountains include: Changes in fire regime. Past forest practices and a century of fire suppression have substantially altered function and composition of the ecoregion’s ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests.
How can we protect the Blue Mountains?
Geo conservation efforts and research play an important role in protecting the World Heritage-listed landscapes and geology of Blue Mountains National Park. Rehabilitation and maintenance works is ongoing, to limit the impact of erosion, pollution and degradation to these ancient landscapes.
What is the spiritual value of the Blue Mountains?
For countless generations, Aboriginal peoples have shared the Blue Mountains land as their seasonal home, hunting ground, and ceremonial place, The spirit of the land speaks through the Ancestors, the water and trees, birds and animals, with memories passed on from one generation to the next.
How does the Blue Mountains make money?
The Rental, Hiring & Real Estate Services industry sector makes the greatest contribution to economic output in the region, which at $961.6 M accounts for 17.5% of total output.