In Tiny Away’s little house in the Blue Mountains

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A tiny cottage in the shadow of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales offers starving Australians a chance to satisfy their thirst for adventure while keeping international borders closed.

Willow Tree Bend in Kanimbla Valley, 90km northwest of Sydney CBD, is the perfect weekend getaway where Harbor City residents can enjoy clean air and spectacular views of the surrounding vineyard.

The 155 square foot studio is perfect for couples and comes complete with a kitchenette, queen bed, and private bath, as well as a fire pit, BBQ and large outdoor fridge, perfect for cooking up a storm on romantic evenings under the stars.

Its remote location means shooting stars can be seen from the elevated sundeck on cloudless nights, while the sky is electrified by the twinkling Milky Way.

In the shadow of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, this tiny cottage offers a chance for starving Australians to satisfy their thirst for adventure while keeping international borders closed.

In the shadow of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, this tiny cottage offers a chance for starving Australians to satisfy their thirst for adventure while keeping international borders closed.

On cloudless nights, shooting stars can be seen from the outdoor patio overlooking a nearby vineyard

On cloudless nights, shooting stars can be seen from the outdoor patio overlooking a nearby vineyard

On cloudless nights, shooting stars can be seen from the outdoor patio overlooking a nearby vineyard

The kitchenette has everything you need to prepare light meals, including a microwave, cookware, cooking utensils, cutlery, plates and cutlery, a mini fridge and even a portable stove that can be stored in a drawer when not using it to maximize.

Native wildlife can be seen around the house, with kangaroos, echidnas, wombats, eagles, and cockatoos living in and around the nearby Cox River.

The retreat, which has phone reception, air conditioning, and heating but no Wi-Fi, can sleep up to two with prices starting from $ 199 (AUD) per night up to and including Tiny Away

As the pandemic continues to delay travel abroad, a growing number of Australians are making the most of the restrictions by exploring more of their home countries.

The kitchenette has everything you need to prepare light meals, including a microwave, cookware, cooking utensils, cutlery, plates and cutlery, mini fridge and even a portable stove

The kitchenette has everything you need to prepare light meals, including a microwave, cookware, cooking utensils, cutlery, plates and cutlery, mini fridge and even a portable stove

The cooker can be stored in a drawer when not in use to maximize space

The cooker can be stored in a drawer when not in use to maximize space

The kitchenette has everything you need to prepare light meals, including a microwave, cookware, cooking utensils, cutlery, plates and cutlery, mini fridge and even a portable stove

The 155 square foot studio comes complete with a kitchenette, queen bed (shown) and an ensuite bathroom

The 155 square foot studio comes complete with a kitchenette, queen bed (shown) and an ensuite bathroom

The 155 square foot studio comes complete with a kitchenette, queen bed (shown) and an ensuite bathroom

It's the perfect weekend getaway where Harbor City residents can enjoy clean air and spectacular views of the surrounding vineyard

It's the perfect weekend getaway where Harbor City residents can enjoy clean air and spectacular views of the surrounding vineyard

It’s the perfect weekend getaway where Harbor City residents can enjoy clean air and spectacular views of the surrounding vineyard

Families and retirees have taken the lead, it said Travel insurance Direct, whose most recent February sales figures revealed that 63 percent of domestic policies are for families with long-term travel.

A survey by the provider found that 90 percent of travelers are considering purchasing travel insurance for domestic travel, indicating an increased interest in adventure close to home while international borders remain closed.

The same survey found that only 12.5 percent still refuse to book a local vacation pending resumption of foreign travel.

A global research study to travel domestically during the KPMG pandemic found that 61 percent of Australians planned to book a vacation between January and June 2021, while 72 percent said they would book a vacation between July and December 2021.

The house comes complete with an ensuite bathroom

The house comes complete with an ensuite bathroom

As well as a barbecue and fire pit

As well as a barbecue and fire pit

The house is complete with an ensuite bathroom (left), a barbecue and a fire pit (right)

Stargazers can view the night sky from the elevated sundeck electrified by the twinkling Milky Way

Stargazers can view the night sky from the elevated sundeck electrified by the twinkling Milky Way

Stargazers can view the night sky from the elevated sundeck electrified by the twinkling Milky Way

Native wildlife can be seen around the house, with kangaroos, echidnas, wombats, eagles, cockatoos living in and around the nearby Cox River

Native wildlife can be seen around the house, with kangaroos, echidnas, wombats, eagles, cockatoos living in and around the nearby Cox River

Native wildlife can be seen around the house, with kangaroos, echidnas, wombats, eagles, cockatoos living in and around the nearby Cox River

Some of the country’s most iconic travel brands have joined efforts to allow Aussies to explore at home, with Qantas relaunching its popular ‘mystery flights’ last month to take passengers to domestic destinations suffering from consecutive lockdowns.

The Australian airline is offering customers three mysterious flight experiences from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to an unknown destination approximately two hours away in an effort to combat border blues.

Available until the end of April, the experiences include a day of activities ranging from winemaking and gourmet lunches to tropical island snorkeling.

The campaign last ran in the 1990s, when passengers could board a last-minute flight to any destination with available seats.