Australia is booking fast for 2022. Don’t miss out on another year of travel

Plan your Australian escape from our list of the most in-demand properties

If you’ve been holding out for some solid news on international borders opening before booking your 2022 travel adventures, it’s time to stop waiting and start planning your Australian escape now. With international travel expected to remain on hold until sometime in mid-2022, now is the time to book your travel for next year, or risk missing out.

Many of our most beautiful holiday destinations and experiences are fully booked out for 2021 and selling fast for 2022. If you have missed out this year, please reach out to us and let us secure your 2022 holiday dates, while also taking care of all your on-ground experiences – transfers, accommodation, tours, dining and more. We specialise in piecing together incredible itineraries from start to finish, and can unlock exclusive access and amenities including room upgrades, spa and dining credits, rare experiences, VIP surprises and early check in / late check outs that you won’t enjoy by booking direct.

Read on for our expert advisors’ top picks of Australia’s most in-demand properties from around the country, along with some exclusive Jigsaw Travel offers.

To design your 2022 dream holiday, reach out via email on enquiries@jigsawtravel.com.au and don’t miss out.

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Australia’s most in-demand hotels & experiences booking fast for 2022


Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef – WA

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Shark Bay and Ningaloo Reef is the largest fringing reef on Earth and one of the few places in the world where you can swim with the gentle whale shark as they migrate past the reef between March and July.

Positioned where the outback meets the reef and with just fourteen eco-luxe wilderness tents and one honeymoon tent hidden amongst the dunes overlooking Ningaloo reef, Sal Salis is an incredibly special place from which to explore WA’s Coral Coast. The camp lies amongst the coastal dunes, with the coral reef just a few metres off shore and the Cape Range National Park beyond, where you can spot terrestrial wildlife including red kangaroos, euros, echidnas, emus and more.

Your stay at Sal Salis and swimming in the coral reef is an unforgettable experience. As well as being up close with the beautiful whale sharks, you can see coral gardens, manta rays, turtles and, humpback whales during migration.

El Questro Homestead – WA

Set amongst 700,000 acres and 100km from the nearest town, the luxury of El Questro Homestead sits in stark contrast to the remote and rugged Kimberley landscape. Perched on a cliff top with vistas of one of the most stunning locations in The Kimberley, The Homestead is a relaxed retreat catering for a maximum of 18 guests. A rich green lawn surrounds The Homestead, sweeping down to a pool overlooking the stunning Chamberlain Gorge.

The ultimate luxury base for exploring the untouched and intoxicating Kimberley landscape with personalised tours and one-of-a-kind experiences such as an intimate dinner served beneath the stars, or over a waterfall. Soak in the Zebedee Thermal Springs, cruise private gorges, rivers and waterfalls, explore from the air, horse ride or hike the terrain on foot.

Cable Beach Club – WA

Broome’s Cable Beach is justifiably world famous for its 22 kilometres of sun-kissed white sand, turquoise water, gently swaying palm trees and spectacular Indian Ocean sunsets. Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa is the only resort accommodation located on the beach and offers a wide range of accommodation options set amongst lush tropical gardens.

Guests can immerse themselves in the full Resort experience with the adults-only Ocean Pool, Chahoya Spa by L’Occitane, Chahoya Salon, the meditation room and gym and the choice of four restaurants. Families will have hours of fun at the Family Pool, water playground, mini golf and tennis courts.

It’s the perfect place to relax and reconnect.


Qualia – QLD

Needing no introduction, qualia is a distinctively Australian experience of absolute relaxation and understated luxury set amongst the breath-taking beauty of the Whitsundays. Only welcoming guests 16 years and over, qualia is regarded as one of the most relaxing and romantic destinations in the world.

Jigsaw Travel’s exclusive benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability to a premium positioned Pavilion, within the same Pavilion category type.
  • Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • Colours of Sunset Cruise – includes a tour of the Whitsundays for 1.5 hours on a luxury cruiser, including canapés and selected alcoholic beverages for two adults, OR a Talk & Taste Experience, once during stay.
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


Orpheus Island Lodge – QLD

With only 14 rooms, suites and villas, Orpheus Island Lodge is an all-inclusive, unspoilt tropical island hideaway, stretching across 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline on the Great Barrier Reef. The island itself, comprising more than 1,000 hectares of national park, is surrounded by pristine fringing reef which is accessible to guests simply by stepping outside their front door. The island lodge features a main pavilion bar and alfresco-style dining area, a restaurant, a reading room, Gwandalan Day Spa and an inviting 25m x 13m infinity pool that mirrors the Coral Sea.

All stays at Orpheus include three gourmet meals daily, use of water sports equipment, unlimited Australian beer and wine as well as soft beverages, and a daily Orpheus experience.

And for a truly indulgent experience – M.Y. Flying Fish, Northern Escape Collection’s opulent 32m private superyacht, has taken up residence at Orpheus Island Lodge this season, offering a rare opportunity for groups of up to eight guests to treat themselves at one of Australia’s most breathtaking destinations and experience the world-class lodge and unspoilt island paradise from the privacy of a luxury yacht.

Lizard Island – QLD

A short one-hour flight from Cairns, Lizard Island is the northernmost resort on the Great Barrier Reef and a truly remote escape into the beauty of Tropical North Queensland. An all-inclusive resort, a stay at Lizard Island includes luxury accommodation, gourmet meals, mini bar and a range of beach activities and excursions.

Jigsaw Travel’s exclusive benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


Silky Oaks Lodge – QLD

Silky Oaks Lodge offers guests a luxurious retreat in the cool calm of the Daintree Rainforest. Set above the gently flowing Mossman River and among the leafy canopy, the airy, open spaces of the main lodge envelope guests in the sights and sounds of an extraordinary natural theatre.

Silky Oaks Lodge provides an incredible base for experiencing the many wonderful adventures and discoveries on offer in Tropical North Queensland. Within easy reach are Mossman Gorge, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef – Port Douglas – and the magnificent wilderness of Cape Tribulation. To the west lies the Atherton Tablelands, the last frontier that divides the coast from the vast Queensland outback.

Included in a stay at Silky Oaks Lodge are a range of signature experiences of the rainforest, while guests can tailor-design an itinerary including special interest tours that venture further afield to discover the mysteries of the ancient rainforest and richly diverse tropical landscape.

Currently closed for a significant refurbishment including the Treehouse Restaurant and new-look luxury lodge is set to reopen on October 1, 2021 and will feature a reimagined main lodge hub with spirited jungle vibe, six stunning treehouse-style suite categories, and the new ultra-premium Daintree Pavilion.


Sheraton Port Douglas – QLD

Set amongst white sand beaches and lush tropical gardens, Sheraton Port Douglas offers over two hectares of swimmable, saltwater lagoon pools complete with cabanas and a swim up bar. With serenely styled guest rooms, suites and villas, several vibrant eateries and an 18 hole golf course, there really is no reason to leave.


Longitude 131 – NT

With views direct to Uluru and across the desert to Kata Tjuta, Longitude 131˚ is Australia’s most celebrated luxury camp. Dotted among the red-rust dunes of the Central Desert are sixteen tented pavilions, each offering connection with the outback landscape and its heritage as well as a glamorous base from which to explore the incredible Red Centre. Contemporary furnishings, artworks by local indigenous artists and an array of mod cons dispel any illusion of roughing it.

Discover vibrant Aboriginal artworks alongside relics from the region’s explorers, and contemporary Australian dining that brings together the finest, freshest produce from around the country all served with a view to Uluru’s changing lights – enjoy beef from Tasmania’s Cape Grim, barramundi from Humpty Doo in the west and shellfish from the pure waters of South Australia.

Central to a stay is discovery of Uluru-Kata Tjuta and connection with the ancient creation stories of the land’s traditional custodians, explored on the Lodge’s personally guided adventures.

Jigsaw Travel’s exclusive benefits:

  • One AUD $65 Spa Kinara Credit per suite, AND One AUD $65 Bespoke Experiences Credit per suite to be redeemed against guest adventure of choice during stay from the range of Longitude 131 operated Bespoke Experiences available*
  • Daily full breakfast (included in rates with all meals)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary WiFi


Sails in the Desert – NT

In Australia’s Red Centre, the five-star Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience.

Against a canvas of neutral tones and textures, the mystery, colour and wisdom of the local Anangu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert’s modern design.

Sails in the Desert features an expansive gumtree lined heated swimming pool and a range of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Awaken your taste buds with Mayu’s signature dining experience, relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant, or let time tick by enjoying cocktails, music and culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar.

Discover the passion behind Aboriginal art at Sails in the Desert’s Mulgara Gallery, or indulge in a Red Ochre Spa package treatments for complete relaxation.

Capella Lodge – Lord Howe Island NSW

Capella Lodge is celebrated as the pinnacle of luxury on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island.  With a prime position atop romantic Lovers Bay, at the foot of the imperious mountain twins, Capella offers the ultimate in barefoot luxury.  Guests may take mountain walks, relax on white-sanded beaches and explore the riot of marine colour in the world’s southern-most coral reef.

The lodge’s nine contemporary island-style suites are designed to complement Lord Howe’s pristine natural environment and feature lavish king beds, beach-chic furnishings and generous decks. Fine dining in the Lodge Restaurant showcases a bounty of local seafood and fresh regional produce, while the petite Capella Spa with its menu of signature treatments provides ample opportunity for complete relaxation.


Elements of Byron – NSW

Byron Bay’s only absolute beachfront resort, Elements of Byron offers one- or two-bedroom private villas dotted across its lush 50 acres of native rainforest and wetlands. An architectural masterpiece, the central pavilion is shaped to reflect the sand dunes along the resort’s two kilometres of beach frontage.

The resort features a restaurant and bar with views across the communal sunken fire pit, lagoon pool, beach lounge, Osprey Spa, walking trails, outdoor games, a horse ranch, kids’ playground and fitness centre.

Saffire – TAS

The ultimate in travel indulgence, Saffire offers an authentic, enriching and uplifting experience. Voted World’s Best Boutique Hotel and World’s Best Luxury Hotel, the luxury lodge sets itself apart by its distinct design within the Freycinet landscape and its approach to tailored, one-on-one experiences and service. Bespoke guest experiences include donning waders to visit the working oyster farm, a Wineglass Bay lookout walk, birdwatching from kayaks, fly fishing, beekeeping and more.

Just 20 accommodation suites are discreetly positioned overlooking the Hazards Mountains, Freycinet Peninsula and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, along with an exclusive day spa, restaurant and lounge. The lodge is intimate, engaging, secluded, and offers unique experiences that will leave you with an unforgettable connection to place.


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