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TRAVEL & LEISURE

The SA Government Is Giving Away Another Round of Vouchers to Put Towards Your Next Getaway

$50, $100 and $200 vouchers are up for grabs for residents of SA, New South Wales and Victoria.
By Sarah Ward
April 21, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
April 21, 2021
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With the middle of the year fast approaching and too many months gone since Christmas, you're probably thinking about when you can next take a break and get away from it all. So, you could be planning a trip to New Zealand; the trans-Tasman bubble is now open, finally. Or, if you'd like to head to — or make the most of — South Australia, its government wants to give you an extra incentive.

As it has done twice already, the SA Government is handing out another round of vouchers in its Great State Vouchers scheme. This time, $50, $100 and $200 vouchers are up for grabs, but only for residents of SA, New South Wales and Victoria. You can put them towards tours and experiences throughout the state, and you can choose which type of single-day, overnight or multi-day experience you're keen on, too, with different activities on offer at different voucher amounts.

Because previous iterations of the scheme have proven mighty popular — to the surprise of absolutely no one — you'll also need to enter a ballot this time around. It's open right now, and closes at 10pm ACST / 10.30pm AEST on Friday, April 23. If you're successful, you'll be allocated your preferred voucher at random, which you can then use to book between Tuesday, April 27–Sunday, May 23 for visits from Tuesday, April 27–Saturday, July 31.

If you're wondering what's on offer, activities include gin-blending masterclasses, whale watching, ghost tours, kayak tours of the Adelaide CBD, and food and wine tours of the Clare Valley — plus tours of Adelaide Central Market, a trip to the River Murray Dark Sky Reserve, spending two days on Kangaroo Island, and venturing into the Flinders Rangers for three days.

There are a few caveats, unsurprisingly. You can only enter the ballot for one voucher, whether you opt for the $50, $100 or $200 amont, and you'll have to also spend some of your own money to use it — to make up the shortfall in price for your chosen tour or experience — as well. But, if you received a voucher in prior rounds, you can definitely still enter.

Accommodation isn't covered this time, either. The idea is that folks heading to SA from interstate will then pump some cash into the economy by paying for hotels — and flights, food and drinks — while they're there.

A whopping 50,000 vouchers are on offer, with 45,000 allocated for SA residents and 5000 for folks from NSW and Victoria. And if you're successful, you'll get word on Saturday, April 24.

For further details about South Australia's Great State Vouchers scheme — or to enter the ballot for one before 10pm ACST / 10.30pm AEST Friday, April 23 — head to the voucher scheme website.

Published on April 21, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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