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South Australia at last – laid back towns and iconic Aussie landscapes

With no new cases being recorded and the border finally reopen to Victoria, let’s recap on the many reasons we love South Australia, and explore exciting new experiences we can’t wait to discover.

From the ancient outback to pristine coastlines, one of the world’s greatest vineyard regions and immersive cultural experiences in Adelaide, SA is one of our country’s most diverse destinations, and one that rewards curiosity. Seek solace in nature just a short drive from the city, meeting wildlife and traversing landscapes with 800 million years of history. Wind your way down the coast and escape to a private beach abode on Kangaroo Island, indulge in the food & wine of the acclaimed Barossa region, or plan a city escape at Adelaide’s newest luxury opening, Eos by Sky City.

With many of Australia’s favourite destinations already booking solidly throughout next year, now is the time to start thinking further ahead. Start planning now for the second half of 2021 and beyond, so you don’t miss out on another year of travel.

Read on for our highlights of South Australia, and find more holiday inspiration over on our Social Media – facebook.com/jigsawtravel and @jigsawtravel on Instagram.

All I want for Christmas is to travel again!After being stuck at home for most of the year, our elegant travel gift cards are an easy way to send a friend or loved one on the adventure of a lifetime and let them relish in the gift of freedom. Avoid busy shopping centres and email us on enquiries@jigsawtravel.com.au to arrange everything contact-free.

Arkaba

Arkaba is an immersive Wild Bush Luxury experience on the Southern Edge of South Australia’s Flinders Ranges National Park and the remarkable bastions of Wilpena Pound.  With wildlife conservation at its heart, Arkaba is a 60,000-acre private wildlife conservancy, hosting and guiding only ten guests at a time to ensure a truly intimate, low impact and special experience.

A range of guided activities are on offer to take in the quintessential Australian scenery and wildlife, including bushwalking, photography, safari drives, visiting ancient aboriginal sites or just soaking up the sights and sounds of the bush. Enjoy bush picnics underneath magnificent River Red gums, track native wildlife, learn the stories of early European settlement or take a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound.

Accommodation is in the Arkaba Homestead, a classic Flinders Ranges building dating back to 1856, with thick stone walls, deep shady verandahs and corrugated roofing all set against the backdrop of the rugged Elder Range. The homestead looks out onto the geologically and culturally significant Elder Range, which glows pink with the first rays of sun every morning, and the Arkaba Creek lined with River Red Gums alive with the chatter of hundreds of Galahs each morning.

Four traditional style bedrooms are located in the homestead, each with an ensuite bathroom and access to the verandah for relaxing in the heat of day. The Coachman’s Cottage in the corner of the garden provides a fifth guest room with ensuite bathroom.

Priced from: $803 incl. GST per person, per night. Based on twin share accommodation. All meals, beverages and a twice-daily guided safari program is included.

One Kangaroo Island

The two exclusive, retreats of One Kangaroo Island, One KI and Walcowrie are arguably the Island’s best private luxury beachfront retreats. Set on a stunning, pristine beach and surrounded by natural beauty in a secluded beach and bush setting, the retreats offer a tailored, all-inclusive experience with three-course, chef prepared dinners, full breakfast and refreshments including premium local produce and premium Kangaroo Island and South Australian wines.

With each retreat offering five bedrooms, One Kangaroo Island is the ideal place to reconnect with a group of family or friends and while the days away exploring your island paradise – swim, snorkel, kayak, paddleboard, birdwatch, collect shells, watch the dolphins and eagle rays.

View the amazing wildlife, the sunsets, or stargaze at night at the Milky Way and Southern Cross.

Exclusive offer – Book with Jigsaw and receive a $200 Travel Gift Card to be redeemed on transport to Kangaroo Island, or a future holiday. Prices start from $3,990 per night for two guests (minimum two night stay).

 

The Louise

Ideally situated in the heart of Barossa wine country in South Australia, you’ll find absolute luxury and inspired design with private spaces, generous ensuites and breathtaking vineyard views.

The Louise is home to great food and wine in South Australia, but it’s so much more. Open spaces, big skies, expansive vistas and gnarled old vines. Float over ancient vineyards and natural landscapes, enjoy a sunrise picnic breakfast with kangaroos in native bushland, tour the undulating valley in a vintage car, walk or cycle bush tracks amongst native flowers, birds and wildlife.

The Louise offers two of the Barossa’s best restaurant locales; inspired, regional dining at Appellation and three75 bar + kitchen for comfort food and cocktails that don’t hold back on flavour.

Exclusive offer – Book with Jigsaw and receive daily a la carte breakfast for two, complimentary late check-out and room upgrade subject to availability and a complimentary Yalumba Unlocked experience for up to two guests per suite. Yalumba Unlocked includes a private tour of the grounds at Yalumba, culminating in a tasting of their finest wines.

 

Eos by Sky City

The just-open, highly anticipated Eos by Sky City is part of South Australia’s $330 million expansion of Adelaide Casino and brings a new realm of luxury to the city. The striking 12-storey hotel overlooks Adelaide Oval and the Torrens River, with off-street connection to Sky City Adelaide casino and entertainment complex. 120 spacious contemporary guest rooms and suites each offer intuitive technology and a range of in-room signature experiences including in-room styling, pillow menu, unpacking service and an on-call cocktail mixologist.

Eos is also home to signature restaurant Sôl Restaurant and Bar with a menu that showcases ingredients from across South Australia, as well as Eos Spa + Wellness, where you can completely relax with a range of restorative spa rituals and treatment packages.

Midweek Indulgence offer – Experience an indulgent mid-week escape with an overnight stay in an Allure Room, delicious complimentary breakfast in Sol the following morning as you take in magnetic views of the sun rising over the Adelaide Hills, late check out and a range of additional luxuries.

Package includes:

  • One-night stay in an Allure Room
  • Unpacking service
  • Breakfast for two at Sol Rooftop Bar & Restaurant
  • Late check-out at 1pm
  • Complimentary artisan mini-bar
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    Price: from $429

 

The Frames

Multi-award winning The Frames, is an ultra-luxury couples retreat located in the Riverland of South Australia overlooking the majestic Murray River. Set in a pristine natural environment, each spacious and private clifftop retreat is individually designed with their own heated pool, spa, BBQ area and private balcony for an indulgent, rejuvenating and relaxing escape. Each beautifully appointed retreat is self-contained offering guests the option to cook themselves or book a private chef for in-house dining.

An incredible range of privately run experiences are available exclusively to guests, including: a Wetland and Wildlife Safari, providing viewing opportunities of some of Australia’s unique animals from your own custom boat; a Flavour Safari, offering the chance to meet the growers and sample the magnificent flavours of the region; a Sunset Gondola Cruise which offers a beautiful way to end the day on board The Frames 100 year old restored gondola, sipping sparkling wine and admiring the dramatic Riverland sunsets.

Exclusive offer – Book with Jigsaw and receive daily gourmet breakfast provisions for two guests, US$100 food & beverage credit to enjoy during your stay, complimentary early check in/ late check-out and room upgrade subject to availability.

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