Now more than ever, Australia needs your support.

Australians have always been there to support those in need, and now our attention must turn to those local communities that need us the most. With the impact of bushfires earlier in the year and then the tight travel restrictions that were implemented across the country, many of Australia’s regional communities – that often rely on tourism – have been struck hard.

As these areas start out on the road to recovery, one of the best ways for us to help with regeneration efforts is by packing a bag and visiting these regions ourselves – using the advice of locals and other travellers to help guide your time away. See regional Australia on the word of those who know it best. No visit is too small, be it a day trip, overnight getaway, or weekend stay. The producers, operators, businesses and residents you support while you are away – the main street butcher, corner pub, family-run B&B, or local tour guide – all makes a difference.

Tourism is vital for these communities to rebuild, and these efforts will be ongoing in the weeks and months to come. Once you’ve explored more of your home state, don’t forget to share your experiences with family and friends to encourage their own adventures around regional Australia. You might also book to visit interstate destinations.

To get you started, check out our curated guides on the best things to see and do in each state through the lens of fellow travellers. Where will you explore next?

Note: Please ensure you check the relevant border restrictions and entry requirements for your destination before planning your trip. 

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