Drive Market Statistics

(These statistics are provided by Tourism Research Australia)


Year Ending June 2022

Domestic visitors  |  International visitors


Year Ending December 2021

Domestic visitors  |  International visitors


Year Ending March 2020

Domestic visitors  |  International visitors


Year Ending December 2019

Domestic visitors  |  International visitors


Year Ending September 2018

Domestic visitors  |  International visitors


Disclaimer:  In recent quarters, some unexpectedly high growth rates have appeared in some National Visitor Survey (NVS) sub-estimates. The issue is more pronounced when looking at the purpose of travel and regional level information. Tourism Research Australia is reviewing the data and suggests that users of the NVS data interpret recent year-on-year growth rates with caution until further notice.


The Great Barrier Reef is a wondrous place full of wild and whacky creatures like this baby octopus, and we personally think that there's nothing better to see on World Oceans Day today 🐙🪸 

📸 @image_aqua #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR
If there's one waterfall that's work the walk, it's #BehanaGorge 🌴 Grab your shoes and your swimmers for this 6km return trip just a 30 minute drive south of #Cairns 👣🌿🚙

📸 @endlessssummer_ #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #southerncairns
Mount Hypipamee National Park is calling! 🗣 One of the main features is this deep, cylindrical volcanic pipe with a lake at the bottom covered in green waterweed 🍃 There are two walking tracks here - one leads to this viewing platform & takes roughly 30 minutes to complete and the other leads to #DinnerFalls 💦 We suggest doing both for an 'explosive' adventure 😉🌋

📸 @blueyandb #exploretnq #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #athertontablelands
Welcome to winter in the tropics (aka the perfect time to go to #FitzroyIsland) 🏝️🤸 This quintessential tropical island National Park is a must-do when you visit the tropics 🏖 Boasting incredible views, refreshing water & one of the most photogenic coral shores around 🐚✨ You can discover the island for yourself with @fitzroyislandadventures or @sunloverreefcruises ⛵️ Don’t feel like leaving? Stay a while at @fitzroyisland resort 🍹 🏝

📸 @the_trail_tale #exploretnq #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
@portdouglasdaintree really is paradise 😍🌴 With delicious dining options, spas galore & incredible shops, tours & activities you’ll never be short of something to do while you spend time in #PortDouglas 🌺⛵️ But you don’t have to do anything at all to enjoy your time - just check in to one of the town’s luxurious resorts for the perfect flop & drop holiday 🧘

📸 @braedanlovett #explorecairnsGBR #exploretnq #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland