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Role of Wildlife Icons as Major Tourist Attractions: Case Studies – Monkey Mia Dolphins and Hervey Bay Whale Watching

This study investigated the issues surrounding iconic wildlife in terms of both visitor perceptions and experiences and also in terms of the economic contribution of visitors to the destination. The methods employed consisted of a literature review and development and distribution of questionnaires to visitors and tour operators  and an interview of managers at Monkey Mia, Western Australia and Hervey Bay, Queensland.

by Amanda Smith, David Newsome, Diane Lee and Natalie Stoeckl

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Role of Wildlife Icons as Major Tourist Attractions: Case Studies - Monkey Mia Dolphins and Hervey Bay Whale Watching

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