Provides an avenue to generate local wealth that is not related to the mining and resource sector, thereby supporting diversification of the economy.
There is a wide variety of tourism attractions in the Pilbara, including natural attractions, for example national parks, stunning landscapes, islands and beaches. There are numerous cultural and heritage attractions, such as historic rock art, art galleries, original settlements and events.
The Pilbara Development Commission through research, analysis and consultation, has identified a number of tourism product development priorities for the region over the short and long term. These include regional tourism trails, stronger tourism marketing activities, diversifying Onslow and Marble Bar developed as sustainable and vibrant communities.
Accommodation options, more extensive road infrastructure, airport expansions, marinas for water based tourism and a Sky Bridge at Dales Gorge.
The tourism vision is that by 2050, the Pilbara is a recognised tourism destination, attracting a range of visitors with its natural and manmade attractions, and delivering a variety of significant economic, social and community benefits to the residents of the Pilbara.