With the Dry Season coming to a close in Northern Australia, nature has responded by burning off thousands of hectares of pristine bushland, in anticipation of the coming Wet Season.
Bushfires are raging through Queensland and Northern New South Wales with many towns, farms and homesteads being threatened. The loss to live stock and native animals is depressing.
This bushfire season only lasts until the Wet Season arrives, in the next couple of months, as Southern Australia enters it’s Spring season. Relief will come eventually.
In the meantime, it’s a wise move to stay away from the Northern areas during the fire season. Especially such a dry one as we’ve had these last few years. Plan to travel down south, through southern New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. These southern states are experiencing the early days of Spring and what is anticipated as being a rather dry summer. Again.
If you’re already volunteering in northern Australia, then keep updated with the various Country FIre Authority Mobile Apps, websites and radio reports. Bushfires travel fast and can change direction without notice. Don’t be complacent.
If you’re already a member of WWOOF Australia, then check out your Mobile App and look for Host Farms in the less fire prone areas or further south for this time of the year.