HOLIDAYS overseas and, in some cases, interstate remain off the cards for now, but there's no need to feel glum.
The COVID-19 pandemic might mean holiday plans have had to be put on hold, but Leeton Shire Council's tourism team believes this presents a unique opportunity to residents.
The community is being encouraged to get out and explore what is on offer right here.
Not only is there a number of top quality attractions, but by visiting these spots, residents are doing their bit to support the local economy.
Even if you have lived in Leeton for some time, there's still a chance there's a place or venue you haven't explored.
The town's newest museum just opened, the Fivebough Wetlands are the perfect spot for a stroll, picnic and birdwatching, you can drive or walk past the home the famous poet Henry Lawson lived in while in Leeton or even take in the town's unique art deco architecture.
For the foodie experience, restaurants and cafes have re-opened, with many offering new menu items for people to try.
The weather might be cool, but a trip to the Murrumbidgee River and Gogeldrie Weir shouldn't be discounted.
It is also an opportunity to go a little further afield, but still support businesses here in the MIA area.
Altina Wildlife Park has re-opened, which is the perfect family day trip.
Council's manager visitor, cultural and local economy Brent Lawrence said residents could also feel safe when it comes to their health while visiting these places.
"The COVID-19 situation has really presented regional towns such as Leeton with a great opportunity to capitalise," he said.
"With international travel restricted and people eager to now get out and about exploring again it's a really exciting time for the domestic visitation market and operators with the region."
The Leeton Visitor Information Centre will also re-open from Monday.
"It is imperative that Leeton look to further stimulate our own local visitor economy, not only through further developing our own events and marketing initiatives, but continuing to work more collaboratively with our neighbouring councils," Mr Lawrence said.