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​Western Australia's national parks showcase the outstanding natural beauty of our state's landscapes, nature and culture and are important drivers of tourism in WA. Quality, environmentally and culturally sensitive tourism and accommodation experiences provide opportunities for visitors to explore and enjoy these incredible attractions on offer in WA and drive ongoing growth in regional tourism.

National Parks Tourism Experiences Development Program

Through the National Parks Tourism Experiences Development Program, Tourism WA is delivering activity that:
  • encourages private eco lodge/retreat/unique accommodation offerings in high visitation national parks; 
  • facilitates new tourism experiences that activate national parks visitation;
  • creates density and diversity of tourism products throughout the state by engaging and building capacity within the tourism industry;
  • undertakes demand and feasibility assessments and land assembly works; 
  • assists with business case development, progression of approval, and community consultation;
  • assists private sector operators through the various stages of planning and development of new tourism experiences and assets activating national parks; and
  • enhances tourism experience development activities by providing development workshops, tools and one-on-one coaching for tourism operators.
Australian Regional Tourism Local Government Professional Development Program

Tourism WA is inviting Local Government Agencies to upskill and educate Tourism and Economic Development Managers through the Australian Regional Tourism Local Government Professional Development Program.

To submit a Registration of Interest:
Read the Registration of Interest Guidelines (PDF 2.1 MB)
Download and complete the Registration of Interest form (PDF 2.6 MB)

More Information

Tourism WA's Tourism Experience Development Managers are based in Albany, Bunbury, Exmouth, Geraldton, Karratha and Perth and are abvailable to assist current and potential tourism operators, where their plans align to the objectives of the National Park Tourism Experiences Development Program.

To find out more about the program and to contact individual Tourism Experiences Development team members, download National Parks Tourism Experiences Development Program and Team (PDF 763KB)
Email our team at: 

Last Reviewed: 2023-02-21