show that 61% of these people were day visitors to the district, 30%
and stayed overnight property locally but
in the district, 7% lived elsewhere.
lived locally and 1% It was assumed that
spending in the district by local residents would not alter in of the marine reserve, and hence they were excluded from
in section 3.3.
Portion of visits from surveys Estimated visits per year Average spend per person per trip in Rodney
61% 227962 $ 28.79
30% 114162 $ 137.21
Live or own property
Table 2. CROP Visitor breakdown
Visitor spend by Visitor Type and Industry Sector
The survey results showed that day visitors spent an average of $29 per person within Rodney, with overnight visitors spending an average of $137 per person per trip within Rodney. In the surveys, spending was broken down into the following categories:
Activities directly relating to the marine reserve (i.e. glass bottom boat tours and rental of snorkeling, diving and kayaking gear);
Activities not mentioned above (horse riding, wine tasting etc);
Retail (wine, markets, souvenirs etc);
Food and drink (cafes, restaurants, bars etc); and
Table 3 shows the expenditure breakdown for both day visitors and overnight visitors, and shows that total spending during trips to the District for visitors to the marine reserve was $23.3 million per year, including $6.6 million for day visitors and $16.7 million for all overnight visitors.