18 Bushfire Affected Areas That Desperately Need Your Help


Not wanting to travel overseas because of coronavirus but still need a break?

Why not help the communities that are still suffering both emotionally and financially from the recent bushfires by booking your holiday in one of the bushfire affected areas?  These areas would really benefit from some tourist dollars and you can see an area of our beautiful country that perhaps you haven’t visited before.

In her article on the effect of the bushfires, Jo Robin wrote: “The knock-on effects of the unprecedented devastation we’ve seen this bushfire season are being felt around the country. Many towns that would usually be buzzing with holiday-goers are instead dealing with lost business, even if they’ve been lucky enough to stay safe from the fires.

Australians are now being encouraged to move holidays from our bucket lists to our to-do lists, swap overseas destinations for local ones, and reschedule abandoned plans in a new campaign to bring tourism – and much-needed revenue – back to communities affected directly and indirectly by bushfires.”

Business owners in the bushfire affected areas need customers.

And it’s not only financial help the people in these areas need.  Just seeing that we are supporting them by having a holiday in their town can lift the spirit of the community and bring back a sense of normality.

18 beautiful areas that you could visit within Australia

Below, we have listed 18 beautiful areas you can visit to help rebuild the bushfire affected communities.  Have a look at the areas in your state and seriously consider going there for a day-trip, a weekend or a holiday.

Use our trusted pet sitting service when you’re away

Of course, if you need your pets minded by vetted, fully-insured pet sitters while you’re away we can help with that.  Click here for more information on either searching for your own pet sitter via our DIY service or asking us to find the perfect pet sitter for you in our Pawfect Match service.


Shoalhaven https://www.shoalhaven.com/

Tathra https://www.sapphirecoast.com.au/

Port Macquarie https://portmacquarieinfo.com.au/

Blue Mountains https://www.visitbluemountains.com.au/

Kangaroo Valley https://www.kangaroovalleyescapes.com/

Merimbula https://www.escapetomerimbula.com.au/

Crackenback https://www.lakecrackenback.com.au/

Jervis Bay https://www.jervisbaytourism.com.au/

Berry https://berry.org.au/


Genoa https://www.visiteastgippsland.com.au/

Oxley http://oxley.vic.au/

King Valley https://www.visitkingvalley.com.au/

Bright https://www.visitbright.com.au/

Mallacoota https://visitmallacoota.com.au/


Moreton Bay https://www.visitmoretonbayregion.com.au/

Bundaberg https://www.bundabergregion.org/


Kangaroo Island https://southaustralia.com/places-to-go/kangaroo-island/

Adelaide Hills https://www.adelaidehills.org.au/

Here’s another link that can help you plan your roadtrip https://www.roadtripforgood.org.au/locale/roadtrip-for-good.

“Paw Buddies” has been operating for over 26 years, arranging lovely holidays for pets in caring pet sitters’ homes in many areas of Australia

Pet Sitters in our Pawfect Match service, where we match your dog with the perfect pet sitter, are all interviewed in their own home and we support them 24/7.

On our DIY site you can search for the right carer for your pets.  Services offered are pet boarding (while you are away or just day care), pet sitting where the pet sitter visits your pets in your home, house sitting, dog walking and pet taxi.

we speak to every person before they are approved to advertise. We learn how much experience they have to ensure they are the right type of person to look after your pets.  We require proof of ID from all applicants and a current police check is necessary for those offering home visit or house sitting services as they may have access to your home.

Having been in the pet care industry since 1993 we know how important it is to only allow quality people to advertise on our site.

Approving only 10% of the people who register to care for pets sets us apart from the other sites as it is our goal to ensure that ours is a site that pet owners know they can trust.

Because of this we don’t have hundreds of people advertising but you can be assured that those on our site are real pet lovers with experience of the pets that will be in their care.


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