Winter hasn't traditionally been the peak time for Tasmanians to hit the road for a grand adventure in our big backyard.
Then again, we have never been faced with months of restrictions limiting our movements and ability to visit some of our favourite destinations.
But come June 15 tourism accommodation providers will be allowed to take Tasmanian bookings.
It may be cold, but undoubtedly many in the community will be eager to get out and explore. And there are many positives to take from this.
One is the obvious economic stimulus it will provide to Tasmanian businesses. It's no secret that many have been hit hard in recent months.
Secondly, for many being cooped up indoors has been challenging. As far as our mental health is concerned, an overnight trip away might be just what the doctor ordered.
Just as The Examiner has been encouraging the community to buy local, it has never been more important to spend in the state.
Because the reality is it could be a long time before interstate travel is back on the table, so why not make the most of what Tasmania has to offer.
The government maintains it will continue to follow Public Health advice when it comes to opening our borders.
While the Prime Minister says that continued border closures are hurting the economy, as pointed out by Premier Peter Gutwein, Scott Morrison is not Tasmania's Director of Public Health, nor is he the state's Premier.
"At the end of the day we will make decisions that are in the best interests of Tasmania," Mr Gutwein said on Wednesday.
Because the closure of Tasmania's borders might be costing us an estimated $170 million a month in lost tourism revenue, but as the Premier has long maintained - our response to COVID-19 has never been about saving money, it's been about saving lives.
Many find this position admirable. Others consider it foolish.
But no matter which side of the fence you sit on, there is not doubt that increased travel within our state offers a significant opportunity to start moving forward.
We should be making the most of it.