The Kings Highway runs through the heart of Queanbeyan-Palerang and links Canberra to the sparkling waters of the South Coast of NSW. Usually packed with holidaymakers travelling between the capital and the coast, the highway was void of travellers this summer due to the devastating fires that caused road closures for weeks, directly impacting business owners and communities in both Bungendore and Braidwood, as well as the surrounding villages.
Right now we can all help by taking a getaway that gives back by staying, eating and shopping in NSW.
How to get involved
The best way of supporting affected communities at their time of need is to spend with them. Book a short break, or even just a day-trip, and visit the local cafes, restaurants, shops and attractions. Share the love by photographing one of your favourite locations and spreading the word on social media with the hashtag #LoveNSW.
- Take a short break; enjoy a #RecoveryWeekend across NSW.
- Photograph an inspiring location framed by your hands in a heart shape.
- Share online using the hashtag #LoveNSW.
Where to visit
Queanbeyan-Palerang boasts plenty of beautiful landscapes, fun activities and eclectic shops and eateries to visit on your next getaway. From Braidwood and surrounding villages of Nerriga, Araluen and Majors Creek, through to Bungendore and Captains Flat, the region is welcoming visitors back with open arms. Explore the charming towns of Bungendore and Braidwood, renowned for their colonial buildings brimming with antiques, galleries, cafés, boutiques and more. Take in the great outdoors with a hike to fascinating natural landmarks, cycle past the picturesque Lake George, or simply settle back, breathe in some fresh country air and keep an eye out for our impressive array of native birds and wildlife.
So go out and capture your favourite location in the region to support drought and fire-affected communities. Tag #LoveNSW, #VisitQueanbeyanPalerang and #HolidayHereThisYear to let us know what you love about NSW.