Where will your next holiday take you?
We all love to explore, but due to the restrictions placed on us during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might feel like your horizons have been narrowed. But it needn't feel that way, because - when you're ready - there's so much to discover in our country, with a lot of it right here in NSW and the ACT. And it's no surprise that our favourite way to do it is by road.
Not only will your next road trip be great for you and those you share it with, but just by staying, eating, drinking and shopping locally, you'll be helping to revitalise regional communities. So, read on for stories, destinations, discounts and tips to help you plan a fun and hassle-free escape.
Tips and advice
Helping Australians on the road over the years has meant we've learned a thing or two about planning a safe and hassle-free road trip. Once you've filled up with fuel for the best price via our app, there are some other handy things to consider before you hit the road.
Frequently asked questions
Is it safe to travel in NSW?
There are currently no limitations on people who live in NSW travelling within NSW, and there's no reason holidaymakers can't feel safe if they keep aware of what can and can't be done as set by the NSW Government.
What extra precautions should I be taking?
We advise everyone to be extra vigilant with hygiene and avoiding large crowds while COVID-19 restrictions are still in place. To stay as safe as possible it is best to adhere to the below:
- Follow the rules for NSW gatherings
- Follow physical distancing guidelines
- Practice good hand hygiene
- Wear a mask when unable to physically distance
- Avoid public transport during peak times
- Take extra care around vulnerable people
- Stay home if you feel unwell
If you plan to do any holidaying, the most up-to-date information around rules, regulations and guidelines can be found on the NSW Government website.
How will I know if my accommodation is COVID-19 safe?
It is best to see what preventative measures your desired accommodation has in place before booking. Most places should be adopting extra cleaning practices and social distancing measures to make sure there's no overcrowding.
A good guide around safe COVID-19 practices has been set by NRMA Holiday Parks and Resorts.
Is there a risk I may be stranded somewhere?
We advise those going away to stick closer to home and avoid leaving NSW (see our suggested road trip ideas below). Those wanting to travel to Queensland or other states could find themselves needing to quarantine for 14 days, but there is no risk of being stranded.
For the latest of border restrictions visit the NSW Government website.
Holiday ideas and inspiration
From visiting the places where our Members live to going on holidays with our friends and families - we’ve taken a lot of road trips over the years. Below are some of our favourites to inspire your next adventure in NSW and ACT, but remember to check what's available in the areas you wish to travel, and do not leave home if feeling unwell.
We work hard to make sure that your Membership comes with as many perks as possible. The full list of NRMA Blue benefits is quite diverse, but here are some that you should really take advantage of when you’re on your next road trip (and when you’re staying close to home).
Your photos and stories
The best thing about road trips is that they're not just about the destination, but the many moments that make up the journey. Take a scroll through and enjoy a smile at some of the memories our Members have shared with us. With any luck, they'll inspire you to get out and make some new memories of your own.