The latest 'Domestic Tourism Snapshot' survey produced by 'Tourism Queensland' says the Whitsundays received 468,000 Aussie visitors for the period from March 2012 to 2013 - a drop of 19% from the previous year.
Folks that live in other parts of Queensland that decided to visit the Whitsundays plunged a whopping 28%.
Tourism Queensland's interpretation of the results is:
"The Whitsundays continued to see increased interstate holiday visitation.
Despite the average length of stay for these visitors declining they remain the largest source of domestic nights for the Whitsundays region. Intrastate holiday visitation declined after the region experienced near record levels in the previous year."
|March 2012 - March 2013: Australian visitors to Queensland regions|
Source: Tourism Queensland - Domestic Tourism Snapshot (full report PDF)