Domestic Travel for Australians is here

Australians love travelling, whether it’s hitting the slopes in Winter, camping in national parks or taking the boat off the coast for day trips. So when only essential travel restrictions were announced, many had to cancel holidays and overseas travel to stay at home for the last few months. While this wasn’t ideal for our travel bugs, it’s been worth it as the federal government and health authorities are pleased that it’s helped flatten the curve and slow the spread of the virus. 

But there’s some great news amidst all the craziness that has been 2020 so far! Domestic travel is back on the cards for Australians itching to take a holiday. While international travel is not going to be an option for the foreseeable future, domestic travel is just as exciting when we live in such a huge and diverse country like Australia. 

Domestic travel restrictions Australia


The Australian Government recently unveiled its easing of restrictions 3 step plan and hope to open up the country to travel again. However, each state and territory will independently decide when to implement these guidelines. 

The 3 step plan for Domestic Travel:

Step 1
– Allow local and regional travel for recreation
– Refer to state and territories governments for border restrictions and biosecurity conditions

Step 2
– Allow local and regional travel for recreation
– Consider allowing interstate recreational travel depending on the situation in each state and territory
– Refer to state and territories governments for border restrictions and biosecurity conditions

Step 3
– Allow interstate travel
– Refer to state and territories governments for border restrictions and biosecurity conditions

Australian citizens took 6.4 million overseas travel trips last year but the coronavirus has confined those trips to domestic and intrastate travel for now. 

While there are still border closures for Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory have remained open to each other throughout the pandemic. 

NSW will be lifting holiday travel restrictions from June 1 meaning you can travel anywhere within the state. Also welcoming visitors from all across the country in hope to revive the tourism sector. 

If you are a NSW resident:
– You can visit anywhere in regional NSW for recreation or holiday purposes
– Some caravan parks and camping grounds will reopen
– You can visit national parks but should check the latest COVID-19 updates from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services website
– Continue practicing physical distancing and good hygiene 

Travellers from interstate:
– You are allowed to travel to NSW for leisure
– You must follow the rules of your home state or territory when returning 

Now that travel within Australia is on the horizon, maybe it’s time to start dreaming and planning some domestic trips. Since NSW borders are open for all Australians, a holiday to Sydney, one of our most iconic capital cities is a great option for families, couples or a small group of friends. 

Accommodation is always an important aspect when travelling, and picking the right type of accommodation can be tough as it has the opportunity to make or break your holiday. Apartments Plus is a Sydney accommodation provider for the corporate market and holiday makers for both short and long term stays. 

We offer apartments in the Sydney CBD and surrounds, so you can opt for a city lifestyle with all major conveniences at your doorstep, or experience the atmosphere of living in one of the many suburbs outside of the city centre, yet with easy access to the Sydney CBD and major attractions.

When staying in a private apartment, you will come into contact with less people than at a hotel. Making it much easier to practice physical distancing. 

We offer studios and one, two and three bedroom serviced apartments all fully furnished including linen, towels, cutlery, cookware as well as TV and Wi-Fi.

Sydney CBD apartments 


High St 16 


High Street, Millers Point NSW 

Prestigiously located amongst Sydney’s vibrant and cultural landscape, this two-bedroom apartment is only footsteps to Barangaroo Central, the future Barangaroo metro station, Harbour Bridge, Walsh Bay, Circular Quay, CBD and The Rocks.

This apartment has been completely renovated offering high quality appliances and furnishings throughout. The unit comes complete with linen and all the amenities.

Cliveden 1004 


Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 

This smartly furnished one-bedroom apartment has air-conditioning and is located in the business hub near George Street. A short stroll to Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and the Museum of Contemporary Art. All your transport options are within a 5-minute walk, take a ferry, bus or train anywhere in Sydney you wish to visit.

The Cliveden Building is one of the most sought after properties for rent in Sydney. Smartly decorated with open plan living in the main areas, the lounge boasts a flat screen television, leather sofa, glass coffee table and a dining table with seating for four. Overlooking these rooms is an open plan fully functional kitchen with a dishwasher, microwave and oven.

Sydney surrounds apartments


Chelsea Chatswood 1113 


Brown Street, Chatswood NSW 

Ideally located in the executive security complex known as The Chelsea, on the 11th floor this one bedroom apartment offers both the lifestyle and convenience of effortless modern living. In the heart of the action,  the apartment is footsteps to rail transport and all the shopping, dining and entertainment of Chatswood.

Equipped and furnished with a queen size bed, large walk-in wardrobe, comfortable lounge, plasma TV, unlimited Wi-Fi as well as a separate dining room with a dining table which seats four people. A well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and internal laundry with separate washer & dryer machines completes the apartment. There is also a balcony off both the lounge and bedroom.

Bay 309


Waterview Drive, Lane Cove NSW 

Located adjacent to Linley Point with sensational views of Burns Bay, this two Bedroom, two-Bathroom is nestled among a quiet and tranquil area of Lane Cove. The apartment allows for natural light to stream throughout and has a large undercover balcony where you can sit and enjoy the great views.

This apartment has the latest appliances and fixtures including ducted air conditioning throughout, internal laundry and fully equipped kitchen enabling quality cooking and entertaining.

Long term stay


Clarence 12


Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 

Located in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District this newly furnished one bedroom apartment is situated within the heritage listed Clarence House building.

Features include a queen bed, a full bathroom, internal laundry, fully-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave combined with a spacious dining and living area. The apartment has timber floors in the bedroom and throughout the open plan living areas. Minimum 3 month stay. 

Good for families


Wolseley 46


Wolseley Street, Drummoyne NSW 

Walk to the ferry and enjoy the best of what Sydney has to offer in this lovely three- bedroom, two-bathroom apartment which is located in an older style apartment block just 15 minutes from Sydney’s CBD. Enjoy water views from your lounge and private balcony or walk down to the waterfront and jump into the pool which adjoins the harbour, what better way to start or finish the day.

A bright fully equipped kitchen adjoins the large dining and lounge area, all with panoramic water views. This apartment can sleep up to five people comfortably and offers security access plus underground parking for one car. Unlimited Wi-Fi, an internal laundry, air conditioning in the living room and ceiling fans in the bedroom make this apartment a comfortable choice and great value for money.

Get in touch with us and we can help you find the perfect accommodation for your Sydney stay! Email or call (02) 9964 0883  

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