Support Local Businesses Doing it Tough

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So many Australian businesses that rely on tourism and the visitor economy, have been devastated by the horrific bushfires that have swept across our rugged lands. Whilst much of the imminent danger of the fires have ceased, the affects have been significant and far reaching.

The drop in tourists visiting popular holiday destinations this summer period, is like a double-blow to businesses in the affected communities, with the after effects being felt even after the fires have passed. Businesses operating in popular holiday destinations including the Blue Mountains region and across the South Coast NSW area are doing their best to stay afloat during this time of crisis that has continued to threaten their livelihood.

Want a weekend getaway that will support your fellow Aussies in need? Why don’t you head to one of the fabulous accommodations listed below! They’d love for you to come and visit!

Eden Farm Escape, Bilpin NSW

It’s time to head #backtobilpin! This bushfire affected area of the Hawkesbury is getting back on its feet and is welcoming visitors back with open arms!

Deborah and her husband Michael have established Eden Farm Escape, a luxury farm stay accommodation that comprises of 5 self-contained, bespoke cabins. The eco-friendly cabins utilise solar panels and rainwater tanks; and are fully equipped with modern comforts and luxuries.

It is the perfect choice for a getaway, if you are after a blissful place to relax and unwind. And there are plenty of farm animals to delight, including alpacas, chickens, donkeys and goats.

Now if that isn’t enough, the owners also offer equine assisted therapy and have partnered with a local charity to support children dealing with trauma. Who better to support? These are passionate owners who deserve to get back to normality.

Furthermore, they are offering 50% off, on stays up until the 12th March. So really, there are no excuses. Pack your bags. Let’s go!

Click here to find out more details about Eden Farm Escape and check out their website.

Click here to check out the Eden Farm Escape website.

Bangalay Luxury Villas, Shoalhaven Heads

Having a chat to Michelle from Bangalay Luxury Villas and Bangalay Dining at Shoalhaven Heads, is a sobering reminder of how the livelihoods of genuine, hard-working people have been affected by the devastation of the bushfires that have swept across our beautiful land.

The boutique property that features 16 luxury private villas, fully decked out with modern amenities and quality comforts, went from being fully booked more than 2 months out, to having completely empty accommodations and restaurant.

This heart-led business is standing strong and is determined to get through this tough time. Michelle and Tom employ 45 locals and pride themselves on supporting the community through the use of local produce and suppliers. They, like many other local businesses, rely heavily on the visitor economy and are ready to have you experience their wonderful hospitality.

It’s time for that South Coast NSW getaway!

Click here to check out the Bangalay Luxury Villas website.

The Jindy Inn, Jindabyne

The Jindy Inn is located in Jindabyne – the gateway to the Snowy Mountains. They offer convenient and affordable 3.5 star accommodation and usually thrive at this time of the year… But, like many businesses in the area, they are doing it exceedingly tough as a result of the devastating bushfires.

Two great ways that you can support this business…

They are currently offering tourists a 15% discount on accommodation that can be used at a later date. So, why not book a few nights with them? The requirement is for it to be booked and paid for by 29th February 2020. Booking now helps them to pay their staff and other accumulating small business costs.

Another way to support them is to book into one of their May Yoga Retreats, which offers 3, 4 or 7 night packages; including twice daily yoga sessions, meals, accommodation and a host of other inclusions for restorative wellness and wellbeing.

Click here to check out The Jindy Inn website.

Desiderata, Kangaroo Valley

Looking for a spectacular luxury accommodation, big enough to fit the whole extended family? Or maybe planning a girls group weekend away? Or even a work retreat? Well, look no further!

Desiderata is an award-winning luxury accommodation; a grand and stunning homestead, set on 10 acres of land with breathtaking 360 degrees of the mountains and countryside. Oh, the serenity!

Whilst the bricks and mortar property itself has not been affected by the recent bushfires, their bookings have been significantly affected. There hasn’t been a better time to book and visit! Stay with them throughout the month of March and receive a discount depending on the number of days.

Kangaroo Valley is open for business and is welcoming tourists back with open arms!

Click here to check out the Desiderata website.

For an extensive list and selection of accommodations that would love your support, check out the Stay With Them initiative on Instagram!

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