As interstate travel restrictions start to ease in Australia, many of us will be hitting the road – literally. The good news is Tourism Australia has released several road trips to inspire and get Aussies back into holiday mode. In fact, a recent survey indicated over 60 percent of Australians are keen to explore their own country once restrictions are lifted. Traveling domestically will also help boost local businesses so it’s a win win for all!
From day trips to weekend getaways, hiking holidays and discovering waterfalls, these are suggestions of some of the best domestic travel experiences you can start planning today (no passport required).
Day-trips from Canberra, ACT
From Monday 1 June, travel between and throughout the ACT and NSW is permitted.
Weekend beach getaway or support a bushfire affected community from Sydney, NSW
NSW residents will be able to take a holiday anywhere in their state from 1 June.
Outdoor adventure loop from Darwin, NT
Come 5 June, restrictions on the designated biosecurity areas in the NT will be lifted for residents on 5 June, including East Arnhem Land. Keep in mind that travel restrictions are still in place for interstate and overseas visitors.
Getaways under 150kms in Queensland
In Queensland, only recreational travel for day trips within 150km of your region is currently allowed. Otherwise Queensland borders are still closed and interstate travel not permitted.
Adventure out from Adelaide, SA
There are no current restrictions on intrastate travel within South Australia.
Cross the whole island of Tasmania
Tasmanians can take day trips within the state but overnight trips will only be allowed 15 onward.
Explore the coastline from Wangaratta, Victoria
From 1 June, further easing of travel restrictions in Victoria will allow travellers to stay in a holiday home, private residence, or tourist accommodations such as caravan parks and camping grounds, where there are no shared communal facilities. Victorians will be only be allowed to cross the border into NSW and ACT.
From sea to lakes, visit the open national parks in Western Australia
As of 29 May, regional travel restrictions have been lifted. However, this does not include travel to biosecurity zones within the Kimberley region, parts of Shire of East Pilbara and the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku and remote Aboriginal communities.