Thanks to coronavirus, some of Australia’s most iconic destinations are now free to enter!

Coronavirus got you down? Feel like turning off the news, running away and escaping the crowds? Why not run to Uluru? Or maybe even Kakadu?

From March 16 until the end of the year, entry fees to Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Kakadu and Booderee National Parks will be dropped. Which means free entry. Don’t pay a cent. Nothing. Nada. 0. 

The decision from the federal government forms part of a $1 billion kitty aimed at boosting the tourism industry, which is taking a massive hit amidst the coronavirus outbreak. 

So it’s the perfect time to do some local exploring. Booderee National Park is just a few hours drive south of Sydney. Spend a weekend on the world-renowned white beaches of Jervis Bay (and don’t pay a cent for park entry). 

Or if you really feel like getting the heck outta here, nab a cheap flight to the NT and get to know some of Aus’ most iconic locations. Who knows, you might have the whole place to yourself.

Feature photo by Henry Brydon