australian firesAt the end of 2019 and the start of 2020 in Australia has been anything short of biblical in terms of the natural and global disasters: from droughts, to bushfires, to floods, and to a global pandemic which has in the very essence of the word frozen movement across the globe. There are some very real reasons why you should visit the following places when COVID-19 is over.

 

South Coast – New South Wales

beach in Jervis BayThese communities rely on holiday makers and adventure seekers to keep their small towns alive. You should explore the communities of the South Coast and the Eurobodalla region such as Jervis Bay, Batemans Bay, and Moruya, There are many things to do from bush-walking, basking in the beautiful silky white beaches, snorkelling, kayaking and fishing.

 

Blue Mountains – New South Wales

three sisters in the blue mountainsThere were fears that the business communities across the Blue Mountains which rely so much on tourism to keep alive would struggle to stay alive have been completely devastated by the recent global covid-19 pandemic. The Blue Mountains offer some of the most stunning wilderness right on Sydney’s doorstep. When it’s safe to travel again you should visit the Blue Mountains and the surrounding communities.

 

Mallacoota – East Gipsland

Mallacoota parkScenes of beach landing craft in Mallacoota saving stranded local residents under a torched orange sky made headlines around the world. The small community is situated in the Eastern regions of Victoria. Surrounded by extensive wilderness of the  National Park, Coopracambra National Park and Cape Howe National Park. It’s famous for its natural beauty and recreational activities. A perfect getaway in nature.

 

Port Macquarie and the Koala Hospital

koala in a treeAustralia is recovering from a nationwide bushfire emergency. More than 12 million hectares of Australian land has been burnt. It’s estimated that as a result of habitat that over 1.25 billion animals may have been killed directly or indirectly, including thousands of koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birds and other iconic wildlife. The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital is at the front-line in trying to support and rehabilitate endangered koala populations. If you’re passing through Port Macquarie to experience the natural beauty, make sure you pay a visit to and support the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.

 

Adelaide Hills Wine Region

wine grapes in the Adelaide HillsAs much as a third of the regions vineyards may have been affected by the 2019 bushfires. A whole season of wine production may have been lost and it will take years to recover from the disaster. If you’re in Adelaide pop over into the Adelaide Hills wine region to experience some of the gastronomical treats.

 

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