The Age: In the water at Byron Bay
According to Destination NSW in 2011 domestic and international tourism on the NSW North Coast was estimated to be worth a total of $1,705 million, based on a four year average annual to September 2011.
Broken down by local government areas this represents:
Coffs Harbour $406 million
Byron $382 million
Tweed $321 million
Clarence Valley $261 million
Ballina $149 million
Lismore $104 million
Richmond Valley $62 million
Kyogle $20 million
On average, domestic overnight visitors spent $139 each per night in regional NSW (including airline and transport costs) and day trippers spend $100 each trip.
Source: International Visitor Survey