It may be a changing feast of information, but residents across the Port Macquarie-Hastings are slowly beginning to make travel bookings for 2020 and 2021.
There are currently no restrictions in place for intrastate travel, although NSW residents need to check on each state's own border restrictions before travelling interstate.
International travel remains banned, although there are some exceptions.
Travellers arriving in Australia from overseas are still required to undertake 14 days' isolation. Further advice is available on the SmartTraveller website.
The National Cabinet is considering lifting international travel restrictions between New Zealand and Australia but no decision has been announced at this time.
But there remains some concerns about travelling across state borders.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian this week urged NSW residents to reconsider any plans to travel to Victoria or COVID-19 hotspots.
Despite the continued restrictions, some local residents have begun making plans for their interstate holidays.
Camden Haven Travel's Jenny Peters was "quietly surprised" this week to field enquiries - and bookings - with several holidaymakers
She said there was a more positive feel around the valley in relation to holidaying.
"People are coming out a bit more; there is a more positive outlook for sure," she said.
"Some of our enquiries over the last couple of days are for holidays after September."
Laurieton's Joy Walker is one traveller who has dipped her toe into making a holiday booking.
But, she says, she is taking precautions with her destination and lead time to travelling.
"I've booked to travel to Perth in June 2021 where I plan to spend five days touring, visit Rottnest Island and spend some time on the Swan River," she said.
"I plan to travel back on the Indian Pacific.
"While I am still concerned about COVID-19, I've booked 12 months in advance and will continue to monitor the health warnings and advice.
"And by booking through a travel agent I believe if there are any concerns I will be in a better position to secure a refund."
Mrs Walker booked the trip with Mrs Peters for "her professionalism" and "because she's got her finger on the pulse".
She said the constant changes to health advice and state and border territory openings also meant dealing with an travel agent was a good way forward.
"There are many positives about dealing with an agent," she added.
Despite booking her holiday, Mrs Walker admitted she was still "a bit wary".
She supports the continued closure of state and territory borders and supports having a national strategy rather than a state by state decision.
Mrs Walker, who recently returned to the Camden Haven after spending three years working on Norfolk island, said the island remains in lockdown until June 30.