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The bushfires continuing to ravage parts of Australia have attracted media attention across the world and unprecedented outpouring of international support. We have been deeply saddened to see some Australian wineries impacted by fire damage and forced closures over their busiest season. We are pleased to report that, while some of our wineries in parts of Victoria and New South Wales have needed to close their cellar doors temporarily during periods of high risk, no Ultimate Wineries have suffered any significant damage.
We are now spreading the word that Australia is very much 'open for business' and encouraging visitors to proceed as planned with their holiday to Australia, where so many beautiful and iconic regions remain unaffected by the bushfires.
It is possible you may need to alter your itinerary to avoid certain cities or areas based on bushfire movement or smoke challenges, however this enormous continent is home to a wide variety of spectacular alternatives that offer an extraordinary holiday experience in an incredible country with amazing people - all the while aiding in the economic recovery during this crisis. Traveling to Australia now, or in the near future, is a significant way to help Australia in the long term.
Incorporating a visit to one of our beautiful wine regions is the ideal complement to a city or coastal escape and with Vintage about to commence in the Hunter Valley, it won't be long before the wineries are a flurry of activity as they prepare for the grape harvest. There are also a wide variety of concerts and festivals in the coming weeks, keep an eye on our What's On page for details of upcoming events.
Tourism Australia has developed a resource that shows which tourism areas have been affected by bushfires to ensure that industry and travellers have the most accurate and up to date information.
The webpage has been developed in consultation with the States and Territories and will be updated daily. It also provides useful links and general bushfire safety information. You can access this page here.
If you have questions, or would like advice or recommendations for your next visit to regional Australia, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.