The Murray River and the Adelaide Hills have been leading the way in regional tourism growth, according to the latest figures from the State Government.
New data shows a 22nd consecutive month of record accommodation nights booked in regional SA, with the wine regions (Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and Barossa), the river and Limestone Coast areas bringing in the most visitors.
More than 146,000 rooms were occupied across regional South Australia during the month of October; the best month ever and nearly 20,000 more rooms than in the same month pre pandemic.
Tourism Minister Zoe Bettison says it’s another sign of a great state.
“These brilliant results are thanks to continued strength in intrastate and interstate visitation and the recovering international market, and they demonstrate real demand for experiencing regional South Australia,” Bettison said.
“We’re doing everything we can to keep driving strong demand, through initiatives like the River Revival Voucher program which has supported the river regions to recover from the impacts of last summer’s flood to the Regional Event Fund helping strengthen our state’s events calendar.”