For six months Border communities have either been under threat of fire or telling tourists to stay away due to coronavirus, but this weekend that will finally change.
The message for everyone wanting to visit is now: "welcome back".
Indigo Council's tourism team will be walking around the shire with "act COVID safe, be COVID kind" flyers, reminding visitors how to act within the restrictions, while still bring back their business.
This will include roving street performers spreading the message in a fun way, such as scientists trying to invent a self-isolation bubble, giant chefs reminding visitors to practice good hygiene and lifeguards demonstrating how to stay 1.5 metres outside the flags.
Mayor Jenny O'Connor said the message to tourists was welcome back, but stay safe.
"Follow the social distancing rules, wash your hands, cough into your elbow, don't try to crowd through the doors in the restaurants, be patient," she said.
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"If there's not enough tables, get takeaway and take it to a park.
"Be a bit creative about how you enjoy our wonderful towns and environments.
"North East Victoria is not just one or two shires, there's a lot of us here so really travel around, have a great time and support all of us because we want to be here in the long term to provide these great tourism opportunities."
Towong Shire businesses are also keen to welcome back visitors.
"While our hills look beautiful and green from a distance, if you scratch at the surface you will see the impact that this years events have had on the landscape and our communities," the council said in a statement..
"As you take your journey this long weekend, please tread lightly and be kind. Maintain physical distancing and if you feel unwell, delay your visit for another day."