The Bachelor’s Irena Srbinovska BLASTED by Melburnian for sharing glossy travel Instagram pictures

‘Not everyone has your privilege!’ The Bachelor winner Irena Srbinovska is BLASTED by a frustrated Melburnian for sharing glossy travel Instagram pictures with boyfriend Locky Gilbert

She has been exploring the stunning sights of New South Wales before hitting the road for a cross-country road trip to Perth with boyfriend Locky Gilbert.

But on Thursday, Irena Srbinovska faced significant backlash after sharing an Instagram photo of her taking in the view at the Blue Mountains and urging her fans to ‘take a break from their busy lives to appreciate the beauty around them’.

A frustrated Melburnian reminded the 31-year-old of the state’s draconian COVID-19 restrictions, stating: ‘We aren’t all busy in Melbourne! Maybe when lockdowns are released, people will have the pleasure of seeing the beauty in our country’.¬†

‘It’s the simple things in life!’ Irena Srbinovska has faced significant backlash after sharing an Instagram photo of her taking in the view at the Blue Mountains and urging her fans to ‘take a break from their busy lives to appreciate the beauty around them’

Giving Irena some words of advice, it was added: ‘Maybe next picture you could appreciate that you CAN see the beauty around.

‘YOU, not everyone has that privilege atm’.

A born and raised Victorian, Irena was quick to address the criticism, saying: ‘Believe me, I know. I am from Melbourne, all my friends and family are there so I have lived it.

‘I am so grateful that I am able to do this now but I have lived through the lockdown and my heart goes out to everyone in Melbourne and anyone that is doing it tough’.

Melbourne has been in lockdown since July following a second spike of coronavirus cases.

'Not everyone has your privilege': A frustrated Melburnian reminded the 31-year-old of the state's draconian COVID-19 restrictions

‘Not everyone has your privilege’: A frustrated Melburnian reminded the 31-year-old of the state’s draconian COVID-19 restrictions

A born and raised Victorian, Irena was quick to address the criticism, saying: 'Believe me, I know. I am from Melbourne, all my friends and family are there so I have lived it'

A born and raised Victorian, Irena was quick to address the criticism, saying: ‘Believe me, I know. I am from Melbourne, all my friends and family are there so I have lived it’

Currently, residents must stay within five kilometres of their home for exercise or shopping but can leave for work, school or compassionate reasons.

Filming for The Bachelor was temporarily suspended following the country’s initial lockdown orders in March.

At the time, Irena risked losing her place in the competition as she decided to return to work as a frontline nurse in Melbourne while other contestants stayed at home to enjoy Zoom dates with Locky.

During last month’s finale of The Bachelor, Locky picked Irena as his winner over Bella Varelis and the lovebirds have been making the most of their time together.

Pandemic: Filming for The Bachelor was temporarily suspended following the country's initial lockdown orders in March. Irena risked losing her place in the competition as she decided to return to work as a frontline nurse in Melbourne

Pandemic: Filming for The Bachelor was temporarily suspended following the country’s initial lockdown orders in March. Irena risked losing her place in the competition as she decided to return to work as a frontline nurse in Melbourne

Fairytale moment:Irena and Locky recently enjoyed a short stay in Sydney's popular beachside suburb, Bondi. A few days earlier they enjoyed a series of hikes in the Blue Mountains.

Fairytale: During last month’s finale of The Bachelor, Locky picked Irena as his winner over Bella Varelis and the lovebirds have been making the most of their time together

Irena and Locky recently enjoyed a short stay in Sydney’s popular beachside suburb, Bondi. A few days earlier they enjoyed a series of hikes in the Blue Mountains.

A few days after The Bachelor finale aired, the lovebirds went out for their first hike together in Belmore Falls.

They also visited the same watering hole in Wollombi, where they shared a passionate date on the show.

They then enjoyed a motorbike trip to the Hunter Valley where they camped under the stars.

The besotted pair are now preparing to make the long journey to Locky’s home state of Perth, where they have planned to settle.

Travel plans: Irena and Locky recently enjoyed a short stay in Sydney's popular beachside suburb, Bondi. A few days earlier they enjoyed a series of hikes in the Blue Mountains

Travel plans: Irena and Locky recently enjoyed a short stay in Sydney’s popular beachside suburb, Bondi. A few days earlier they enjoyed a series of hikes in the Blue Mountains