We're expecting to find out today what cabinet has decided on the quarantine-free travel bubble.
Ministers have been considering their options, with clusters in Australia still out of control.
The tourism sector can only sit, and wait.
Cardrona and Treble Cone Ski Area general manager, Bridget Legnavsky told Tim Dower she is preparing to have no Australian tourists this season and will have to rely on domestic business.
“The domestic market is actually really strong, right now were in the middle of the New Zealand school holidays so we’re actually really busy.”