Finally, after affecting more than 1.5 million hectares of Victoria, all the fires are out. It’s the same story in NSW and the ACT and towns are fully ‘open for business’. Of course all mountain areas have suffered economically over summer, with lost business and less work. While some areas remain closed (for instance, significant sections of the Australian Alps Walking Track remain closed) the vast majority of mountains areas are getting on with life.
Now is the time to get out and visit mountain areas and spend up big, to help communities get back on their feet.
Here are some ideas
And this is a great resource: Shop 2 Support bushfire communities > https://www.facebook.com/groups/S2SBFC/
This is really useful for planning your trip: Road Trip For Good.
Events in Bright/ Mount Beauty/ north east VIC:
You can find more through checking the #RollOnBackhashtag.
6-9 Mar | The Myrtleford Festival | MYRTLEFORD
11-12 Apr | Dinner Plain Easter Festival | DINNER PLAIN
24 Apr-3 May | Bright Autumn Festival | BRIGHT
26 Apr | Wandiligong Nut Festival | WANDILIGONG
8 Mar | Conquestathon | MOUNT BEAUTY
Mirimbah/ Mt Buller
PICNIC IN THE PARK 2020 SUNDAY 8TH MARCH 2020 @11AM
Event: Picnic in the Park 2020
Date: 8th March 2020 Time: 11am – 5pm
Location: Mirimbah Park at the base of Mt Buller and Mt Stirling
Tickets: Adults entry – $35 Kids entry (7-18 year) – $15 Kids under 7 are FREE
Here’s a couple of businesses that I know and value that I’m sure would welcome your support:
Blizzard Brewing in Dinner Plain was closed for weeks due to the fires.
Likewise, Everest Sports in Bright is impacted. But they do have an online store and are offering discounts at present (hint hint).
Mountain Kitchen at Dinner Plain is one of the mountain businesses that stays open year round. The closure of DP hit them hard, so please drop by and eat some big breakfasts when you can. Website here.
Wilderness Sports in Jindabyne is open for business.
Tom’s Outdoors, Tumut > https://www.tomsoutdoors.com.au
Rocky Valley Sports, Mt Beauty > https://www.rockyvalley.com.au/contact.html
The legends at The General at Mt Hotham have been around all through the fire season, feeding firefighters. When this is all over you should go and offer to buy them a beer!