Blue Mountains News

Dinosaur Valley Delivers Major Boost to Local Tourism Economy

Source: Scenic World
Archived 7 May 2019 - Posted: 9 Mar 2019
Scenic World’s inaugural Dinosaur Valley event was a roaring success with visitors from near and far this summer, delivering a welcome boost to the Blue Mountains economy with increased visitation and overnight stays.

Dinosaur Valley welcomed more than 318,000 visitors from November 1 - January 28, led by domestic visitors whose fascination with prehistoric creatures drove a 10.8% increase in overall visitor numbers on the previous year.

International visitation from China, the United States, Hong Kong and Germany saw significant gains during the three-month event, but domestic visitation was the stand out performer, led by visitation from Sydney and strong growth from the Central West, Newcastle, Wollongong and the Blue Mountains.

Annual pass sales over the three-month period also jumped 66% on the previous year, signalling a strong intention for visitors to return to the Blue Mountains, while Dinosaur Valley accommodation partners saw strong uptake of package deals across the board.

Scenic World’s Chief Experience Officer Amanda Byrne said the event highlighted travellers’ continued appetite for authentic nature-based experiences which allow visitors of all ages to escape the city and reconnect with nature in new ways.

“Our Jurassic rainforest setting provided the perfect stage for Dinosaur Valley but our effervescent Dinosaur Rangers were the stars of the show, going above and beyond to create lasting memories for our guests,” she said.

“It has been a privilege to watch Dinosaur Valley come to life with the support of our industry colleagues, which is a testament to the talents of our events team which has collaborated with industry, tourism partners and staff to make the event a great success.”

Scenic World’s Events Manager Alana Silk added that the event was particularly popular among young families who took to social media to share their memories online.

“Dinosaur Valley was incredibly well received by our domestic and international guests and our Dinosaur Rangers pulled out all the stops to make it one to remember for our younger dino fans,” she said.

“Seeing the kids’ reactions to the dinosaurs was a highlight that will stay with us for years to come, and we look forward to when Dinosaur Valley returns next year.”

Dinosaur Valley will return to Scenic World in 2020, once again bringing the rainforest to life with prehistoric dinosaurs, daily interactive events and after-hours activities for all ages.

 
The Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub The Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub The Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub A dynamic cultural & community precinct

Recent News

Make your submission on Council's Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan
Make your submission on Council's Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan
To continue building a sustainable and successful future for the Blue...
Council to Assist Local Economy to Recover and Develop
Council to Assist Local Economy to Recover and Develop
Working in close partnership with key tourism and local business stakeholders,...
Central Blue Mountains Rotary and Council supports Aged and Disability Services in the Blue Mountains
Central Blue Mountains Rotary and Council supports Aged and Disability Services in the Blue Mountains
Central Blue Mountains Rotary have provided free face masks to Blue Mountains...
Blue Mountains Bush Focus of Recovery Efforts
Blue Mountains Bush Focus of Recovery Efforts
The beautiful bushland of the Blue Mountains is the focus of a new fir...
Libraries offer ‘Select & Collect’ Service
Libraries offer ‘Select & Collect’ Service
From Tuesday 2 June, Libraries at Springwood and Katoomba will allow customers...

What's New

HOME DELIVERY SERVICE
HOME DELIVERY SERVICE
Katoomba Family Hotel BOTTLE SHOP PRODUCTS AND PUB FOOD - 4782 1106
Welcome in-house diners from tonight
Welcome in-house diners from tonight
Alexandra Hotel Takeaway & delivery still operating as usual, from 5pm, including cocktails. Sittings available for this weekend.
Beauty services at your door
Beauty services at your door
Glamour & Elegance Mobile Beauty Pamper Events-Hens/bridal-Corporate-Kids Parties-Couples-Weddings-Ladies Pamper-Mothers Groups-Vouchers-
Family farm stay
Family farm stay
Foley's Farm Perfect for families, small groups, four bedrooms, open plan country kitchen, tennis court
***SPECIAL OFFERS***
***SPECIAL OFFERS***
Hills Havens SAVE $$$ for 3 nights, 2 guests from $150 per night MIDWEEK...see www.hillshavensleura.com.au for details
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
Online one on one Photography TrainingOnline one on one Photography Training with Richard Bulley Photography. From your Couch to our StudioView Richard Bulley Photography »