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Thousands of $50, $100 and $200 travel vouchers up for grabs

The South Australian government is releasing more than 25,000 travel vouchers to boost tourism in flood-affected communities.

South Australia travel vouchers
The South Australian government is giving away more than 25,000 travel vouchers. (Source: South Australian Tourism Commission/Getty)

The South Australian government is giving away thousands of tourism vouchers as part of its $4.6 million plan to lure travellers back to flood-affected areas.

The government will be releasing more than 25,000 vouchers that can be used for accommodation, tours and experiences in the Riverland and Murray River, and Lakes and Coorong regions.

The $50, $100 and $200 vouchers will be released across three rounds this year, with the first round kicking off next month.

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A $750 houseboat-hire voucher will also be launched later this year in rounds two and three.

Premier Peter Malinauskas said the vouchers were a step in the right direction to get people travelling again, spending, and filling up cafes and pubs.

“For us, it was important to get this right, and to make sure the vouchers can make a difference to tourism operators right along the river,” Malinauskas said.

Owner of Juggle House Experiences Kelly Kuhn said the vouchers would be a saviour for small businesses.

“The vouchers are a direct and fast cash injection to our river communities, providing aid in bouncing back to business,” Kuhn said.

“We look forward to welcoming more people back to South Australia’s natural playground – it’s the very heart and soul of our foundations.”

How to apply

South Australians can register their interest on the South Australian tourism website. Registrations for the first ballot will open on March 27, and close on March 29.

The vouchers will cover travel periods from March 31 to June 29, which covers the Easter break and April school holidays.

The vouchers will be for accommodation and experiences in the communities impacted by last year’s Murray River flood. It will include experiences like winery tours, river sightseeing tours, Aboriginal cultural tours, brewery and gin experiences, and canoe adventures.

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