There is some useful information on recent trends in domestic tourism (i.e. Australians holidaying in Australia) in Tourism Queensland’s latest Domestic Tourism Snapshot for the year ended September 2012. Domestic tourism in Queensland continues to recover, but still appears below its pre-financial crisis high:
I’ve recently been contributing to Queensland tourism, having spent the last few days in Noosa, which is a lot busier than it was the same time of year when I visited back in 2010. The highlight of my visit this time was undoubtedly the new ice cream store on Hastings Street, Nitrogenie, where they make the ice cream on demand using liquid nitrogen. While I was impressed by their Turkish Delightful ice cream, I think Massimo’s is still the best place for ice cream or gelato in Noosa.