Australia’s Best Short Breaks and Winter Escapes

Elevate Your Stay with Jigsaw Travel's Virtuoso Benefits

With its diverse landscapes, unparalleled natural beauty, and myriad of luxury lodges scattered right across the country – there are some truly incredible destinations for luxury short breaks and winter escapes across Australia.  Whether you seek the raw beauty of the outback, the serene seclusion of island paradises, or the delicious delights of the Barossa, read on to discover some of our favourite luxury retreats and resorts, along with some exclusive specials and benefits that will enhance your experience.

While many travellers may choose to book a domestic short break without the assistance of their Travel Advisor, booking direct will mean you miss out on the extra luxuries and VIP treatment that we can unlock through our status as a Virtuoso Travel Advisory. When you book with Jigsaw Travel, you will enjoy complimentary luxury benefits such as exclusive hotel experiences, one-of-a-kind local adventures, upgrades, breakfasts, late check out, dining & spa credits, and more.

Reach out to us via email on enquiries@jigsawtravel.com.au and let us ensure that every luxury is uncovered, even on your shortest breaks, not far from home.

qualia - Whitsunday Island Paradise

Nestled in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, qualia on Hamilton Island offers an unparalleled blend of seclusion and sophistication. The resort features 60 individual pavilions, some with private plunge pools, and the exclusive Beach House, providing a perfect escape from the everyday. With facilities including serene pools, a library, private dining room, and Spa qualia, the resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere with personalised, intuitive service.

For adventure seekers, the Great Barrier Reef beckons with diving, snorkelling, and reef tours. Alternatively, unwind with a yacht cruise through the Whitsundays or a scenic helicopter flight over Whitehaven Beach.

Virtuoso Amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability.
  • Daily full breakfast for two.
  • Choice of Colors of Sunset Cruise or Talk & Taste Experience.
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Special Offers:

  • qualia Hamilton Island Race Week Package: Includes three nights in a private pavilion (dates 16-19 August, or 17-20 August), culinary events with renowned chefs, a candlelit performance, and a Quantum Spectator Cruise.
  • Winter Retreat Offer: Stay for three nights and enjoy an additional complimentary night. Offer available until Tuesday 27 August 2024. Travel and blackout dates apply. Contact us for details.

The Louise - A Vinous Heaven in the Barossa

The Louise offers a luxurious escape in the heart of South Australia’s Barossa Valley. With 15 spacious suites featuring private terraces and cozy fireplaces, the hotel provides a perfect base to explore the renowned wine region. Enjoy sunrise breakfasts with kangaroos, tour vineyards in a vintage car, and indulge in tasting menus crafted from local, sustainably sourced ingredients. The Louise also offers a comprehensive wellness programs for guests seeking a rejuvenating stay in scenic surroundings.

Virtuoso Amenities:

Daily breakfast for two.
$100 USD resort credit.
Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability.
Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Longitude 131- The Iconic Red Centre Retreat

Perched on the edge of the desert, with panoramic views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, Longitude 131° is a luxurious tented camp offering a profound connection to Australia’s outback. Each of the sixteen pavilions is designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, featuring custom furnishings and local Indigenous artworks. The floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor decks provide breathtaking views, making every moment a spectacle of natural beauty.

At Longitude 131°, guests embark on a curated itinerary of guided adventures, exploring the Red Centre’s iconic natural attractions and rich First Nations heritage. The daily-changing menu at the Dune House highlights the best of premium produce and bush ingredients, offering a unique culinary journey with Uluru as your backdrop.

Virtuoso Amenities:

Daily breakfast for two, served in the restaurant.
$100 USD Spa Kinara Credit.
Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability.
Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Lizard Island - Great Barrier Reef Private Retreat

Surrounded by over 1000 hectares of national park and 24 secluded beaches, Lizard Island offers a private and serene escape. The resort’s 40 rooms and suites provide luxurious accommodations with a focus on local produce and wines. Activities include access to private dinghies, clear-view sea kayaks, and the opportunity to explore the world’s best diving and snorkeling sites, including the famous Cod Hole.

Dining at Lizard Island is an indulgent experience, with the Saltwater restaurant showcasing exotic local seafood and the Marlin Bar offering a relaxed atmosphere.

Virtuoso Amenities:

Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability.
Daily breakfast for two.
$100 USD resort credit.
Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability.
Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Special Offer: 
Lizard Island Escape – Complimentary room upgrade, a 60-minute Essentia Spa experience, a Turtle Cruise Tour, or a Sunset Cruise for two on stays of three or more nights booked before 21 July 2024.

Booking your luxury travel through a Virtuoso Travel Advisor ensures you receive exclusive benefits and VIP treatment that elevate your stay. From complimentary upgrades and resort credits to unique experiences and personalized service, a Virtuoso booking provides unmatched value and luxury. Let us create your perfect Australian getaway, unlocking the hidden treasures and ensuring your journey is as exceptional as the iconic Australian destinations.

For more of our top recommendations on luxury family friendly destintations and to design your own bespoke Jigsaw  Journey, contact us on enquiries@jigsawtravel.com.au

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