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26th February 2020

Show the love by making your next holiday a domestic one.


The effects of this year’s devastating bushfire season are more far-reaching than you might expect. Neighbouring areas untouched by flames have also been impacted as potential visitors stayed away. These communities thrive on tourism, and not only are they open for business, they need you now more than ever. Your visit can make the world of difference, so why not stay in a boutique hotel, venture to nearby towns, eat delicious food, shop in local businesses and bring home all your favourite foodie finds.


New South Wales

New South Wales has been particularly hard hit by this year’s bushfires. Show your support by heading to one of these areas, where you can support local communities while enjoying scenery and experiences that attract visitors from around the globe.

Blue Mountains

  • One&Only Wolgan Valley
  • Spicers Sangoma Retreat
  • Fairmont Resort & Spa

Hunter Valley

  • Spicers Vineyard Estate
  • Chateau Elan at the Vintage

South Coast

  • Coast Resort Merimbula
  • Bangalay Luxury Villas, Shoalhaven



Spicers Sangoma Retreat
Spicers Sangoma Retreat



In regional Victoria you can make a difference while enjoying a wide range of holiday experiences. From spa retreats to wine escapes and mountain ranges to coastal delights, the options are almost endless.


  • Peppers Mineral Springs, Hepburn Springs
  • Yarra Valley Lodge
  • Cumberland Lorne Resort
  • Jackalope Lodge, Mornington Peninsula
  • Walhalla’s Star Hotel, Gippsland
  • Bairnsdale International, East Gippsland
  • The Esplanade Resort & Spa, Lakes Entrance



Walhalla’s Star Hotel
Walhalla’s Star Hotel


South Australia

While bushfires continue on Kangaroo Island and the Eyre Peninsula, much of the state remains open for business. Get a taste of Outback life, explore the riverlands or sip on world-class wines.


  • Mt Lofty House, Adelaide Hills
  • The Louise, Barossa Valley
  • The Frames, Paringa
  • Rawnsley Park Station, Wilpena Pound

Kangaroo Island

  • Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas



Razorback Lookout (Image courtesy of Elise Cook)
Razorback Lookout (Image courtesy of Elise Cook)



The process of rebuilding and recovery is underway and a visit here will reward you with fine wines served alongside the wonders of the Granite Belt or tropical rainforest hikes interspersed with charming hinterland towns.

Stanthorpe & Scenic Rim

  • 31 The Rocks, Stanthorpe
  • Diamondvale Cottages, Stanthorpe
  • Vineyard Cottages & Cafe, Ballandean
  • Spicers Peak Lodge, Maryvale
  • Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester

Sunshine Coast & Hinterland

  • Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas
  • Rumba Beach Resort, Caloundra
  • Spicers Clovelly Estate, Montville
  • Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny

Gold Coast Hinterland

  • O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Canungra



Talk to your local Travel Associates advisor about making your next holiday a domestic one.