Look, NSW has a lot to offer in terms of beach towns, camping spots, beautiful national parks, amazing geological and cultural sites, and glorious wine country. But sometimes you just need to travel a little further from home—and as of this week, that’s all looking a little more possible for us.
Inspired by our dwindling COVID community transmission, the South Australian coronavirus transmission committee has decided to reopen its borders to NSW.
Yes, from midnight on Thursday morning this week (that’s Thursday 24 September), SA will open its borders to NSW—provided no new instances of community transmission are recorded tomorrow. Prior to now, travellers entering SA from NSW had to self-isolate for 14 days
This is great news for anyone with family and friends across the border—or for those of us keen to hit South Australia’s epic wine regions in the coming months, like the famous Barossa, Clare Valley, and Adelaide Hills. It’s also great news for vineyards, winemakers and local businesses hit hard by the Black Summer bushfires.
For a place to stay, we highly recommend The Louise, a stunning oasis among the vines, complete with luxe outdoor showers and Appellation, one of the best restaurants in the region, onsite.
Planning a road trip to South Australia? Visit this amazing spot along the way.
Image credit: d'Arenberg Wine