our great outdoors unlocked

The great outdoors are now unlocked in Australia

Natasha Wilkie News

Whilst it has been fun setting up base camp in our backyards it’s exciting to know we can once again enjoy the slow life and explore our great outdoors.

Most NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) campgrounds, cabins and cottages will reopen from Monday 1 June, in line with the easing of holiday travel restrictions announced by the NSW Government.

In order to protect visitors and prevent the spread of Covid-19 the following travel guidance recommends that it is important to:

  • Make a booking at the campgrounds and campsites where you plan to stay. Capacity restrictions may apply for your destination, check the webpage for your chosen campground before planning your visit and making a booking.
  • Follow the rules for NSW gatherings that apply to individuals and businesses
  • Follow physical distancing guidelines
  • Practise good hand hygiene
  • Take extra care if you’re around vulnerable people
  • Stay home if you have any symptoms, even if they are only mild.

From 1 June, certain restrictions have eased for NSW residents. 

  • You can go on holiday to anywhere in regional NSW.
  • Caravan parks and camping grounds can reopen.
  • National parks and state forests can reopen.
  • Some national park visitor centres and public-facing reception areas will remain closed for public safety and in line with COVID-19 health advice.

How far can I travel?
There is no limit on the distance that a person may travel.
A person in Sydney can travel to visit someone in regional NSW. Overnight stays are not prohibited. 

Can I travel interstate?
There are no restrictions on crossing the NSW border to or from other states. However, each state or territory has its own entry requirements. You must comply with any border rules of the state or territory you are entering or leaving.

How can I reduce my risk of being infected while travelling?

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use alcohol-based hand sanitiser (e.g. before and after eating, after going to the toilet, and after touching surfaces such as door handles in public).
  • Cover your cough with, or sneeze into a tissue and dispose of it straight away; wash your hands afterwards.
  • Cough or sneeze into your flexed elbow.
  • Cough facing away from other people.
  • Stay more than 1.5 metres away from people when in public.

We hope you all stay safe on your adventures and we look forward to seeing everyone in the great outdoors with their Australian camp trackers.

Happy travels,
The Camperact Team

Source: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules