where to visit Australia bushfires

Where To Visit In Australia That’s Not Affected By The Bushfires

Australia is currently tackling an ongoing bushfire crisis, with many areas affected by the fires. But, tourism officials are trying hard to make sure that local businesses and communities don’t suffer too much – and in fact, there’s lots of places you can still visit in Australia with no bushfires.

Will the Bushfires Affect My Trip to Australia?

International airports are open, so help out by visiting the country. Once you stick to areas that aren’t affected, you’ll be perfectly safe. Plus, you’re helping a country keep going! Here’s where to visit, from Cairns to Tasmania…

It is more important than ever to support Australian tourism providers, whether in unaffected regions or those that will recover from these bushfires in the months and years to come. The best way to support Australia, Australian communities, and the tourism sector is to keep visiting.

If you cannot travel to an affected area due to bushfires, one of the many ways to help includes rescheduling instead of cancelling a planned trip to support the communities in the coming months.

Where To Visit In Australia That Isn’t Affected By The Bushfires

1. Cairns

Check out the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest  while you’re here, but don’t miss the great things to do in and around town. You’ll find brilliant cafés, bustling markets and plenty of beaches nearby.

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Cairns

2. Sydney

With beautiful beaches, historical sites, great food and heaps of culture, Sydney is full of memorable experiences. You can enjoy the best of urban city style with incredible natural parks and views – the best of both worlds.

3. Adelaide

Adelaide made our list of the 50 Hottest Travel Destinations in 2020 due to the fact that travel to Australia is causing most major cities to see a 5% to 20% increase in visitors next year. In 2020, plan a road trip through Australia’s wild, winding coast and outback, starting off in Adelaide. it’s a pretty budget-friendly place to begin your adventure.

things to do Adelaide

4. Tasmania

Home to some of the best food and drink in Australia, in Tasmania you can go from beach-lined coasts to World Heritage-listed mountain areas in just a few hours. Have fun feeding Tasmanian devil at a wildlife park or just lounge on the white sands of postcard-perfect Wineglass Bay.

Tasmania Instagram

5. Northern Territory 

Discover Aboriginal culture, clear waterholes, desert outback scenery and charming small towns. Eat Asian food at Darwin’s markets,  see the glowing red monolith Uluru at sunset and learn all about ancient storytelling and deep spiritual traditions.  The Northern Territory is a place you’ll never forget.

where to visit Australia bushfires

6. Whitsunday Islands

One of the most photogenic places in Oz is without a doubt the Whitsunday Islands.

There are 74 Islands and they lie between the northeast coast of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. You’re really going to struggle to find a prettier part of the entire planet… Hop on a boat and discover paradise.

best beach in the world for 2019.

7. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world. You can swim, snorkel, dive and sail this living masterpiece. Home to diverse marine life of the most vivid colours, the Great Barrier Reef is the ideal opportunity for great adventure, both in luxury and on a budget.

where to visit Australia bushfires

You can keep up to date with the latest map of bushfires and affected areas here.

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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