Plan A Trip In South Australia To Help Bushfire Recovery

The devastation caused by the bushfires across South Australia doesn’t stop with burnt pastures, blackened national parks and lost properties. It extends to the economic livelihoods of many of the towns worst-hit by the fires. Tourism is a major industry for many of these communities, and small businesses that rely on visitors (especially during the summer months) are suffering as tourists numbers continue to drop. Turning your attention to these regional townships when thinking about your next day trip or mini getaway sees your spend go back into the pocket of locals – a contribution that becomes especially vital as regions look to rebuild.

Heading out of the city and to impacted destinations supports whole regional economies. From staying in a local hotel or accommodation, and dining at restaurants and cafés that source produce from nearby farms, to booking tours and excursions with town residents and guides, and stocking up on take-home goodies from bakeries, provedores and markets; every little bit helps. And once you’ve done a few trips within your home state, perhaps even turn your attention to travelling to other fire-impacted states, such as Victoria and New South Wales. Any chance you have to get out into these communities and aid with recovery efforts will make a difference not just in the immediate months, but also in the years that follow – as towns look to once again become a drawcard for both Australian and international tourists.

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Be sure to let your friends and family know about your regional travel plans too! You might even go one step further by spearhead plans for a weekend away. Some ideas for regions to visit, as well as what you can do while you’re there, are below.


Where You Should Go in South Australia

It is still essential to follow official travel advice and safety alerts from emergency services when planning your travel to bushfire affected communities. The most up-to-date travel alerts can be found here.

On Kangaroo Island

Places to Keep in Mind: Nepean Bay, Kingscote, Emu Bay

What to Do: Say hello to the residents of Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, sample the gin at KI Spirits, stop to smell the flowers at Emu Bay Lavender, sit down to a cheese platter at False Cape Wines, jump onto a quad bike with a tour with Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action.

In The Adelaide Hills

Places to Keep in Mind: Hahndorf, Woodside, Stirling

What to Do: Learn about the micro brews at Lobethal Bierhaus Restaurant, swing past the cellar door at Bird in Hand Winery, have a tasting at Ambleside Distillers, see the home of the eponymous skincare brand at Jurlique Farm, soak up the German-style atmosphere along Hahndorf’s main street, explore Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, sample sweet stuff at Melba’s Chocolates & Confectionary.

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