ACT | Turn 20 days of annual leave into 53 days of Summer holidays!

March 2019

  • Holiday length: 9 days
  • Annual leave used: 4 days
  • Holiday suggestion: Cruise

Get to more tropical destinations in ultimate style without the fuss often associated with overseas travel. Float between the Hawaiian Islands aboard Pride of America, live like royalty as you sail from Australia to Hong Kong on Cunard’s extravagant Queen Mary 2, or enjoy the best of Europe and the Mediterranean with the likes of Uniworld and MSC Cruises. Whether you want to traverse the ocean or enjoy a leisurely journey along a picturesque riverbank, you’ll do it while soaking up the sun from your plush daybed, cocktail in hand.

Saturday 9 March (weekend)

Sunday 10 March (weekend)

Monday 11 March (public holiday: Canberra Day)

Tuesday 12 March (annual leave) 

Wednesday 13 March (annual leave) 

Thursday 14 March (annual leave) 

Friday 15 March (annual leave) 

Saturday 15 March (weekend)

Sunday 16 March (weekend)

April 2019

  • Holiday length: 10 days
  • Annual leave used: 3 days
  • Holiday suggestion: Bali

Coming into Bali’s peak season, just before the huge crowds hit, April is an ideal time of year to travel to this land of tropical adventures. While dryer and less humid than earlier months, you’ll still be enjoying perfect temperatures of around 27°C. Like the sun, the surf parades its glory all during April. The dryer weather also means fantastic snorkeling opportunities and enchanting rainforest treks!

Friday 19 April (public holiday: Good Friday)

Saturday 20 April (weekend)

Sunday 21 April (weekend)

Monday 22 April (public holiday: Easter Monday)

Tuesday 23 April (annual leave)

Wednesday 24 April (annual leave)

Thursday 25 April (public holiday: ANZAC Day)

Friday 26 April (annual leave)

Saturday 27 April (weekend)

Sunday 28 April (weekend)

May/June 2019

  • Holiday length: 9 days
  • Annual leave used: 4 days
  • Holiday suggestion: Hawaii

Although stunning all year round, Hawaii’s Summer runs into October and daytime temperatures average an idyllic 29°C making those turquoise waters, mesmerising volcanic treks, farmland adventures and dazzling cityscapes all the more ultimate. For the surfers, head to the south-east coast for epic swells – Waikiki is a great place to find your feet during this month!

Saturday 25 May (weekend)

Sunday 26 May (weekend)

Monday 27 May (public holiday: Reconciliation Day)

Tuesday 28 May (annual leave)

Wednesday 29 May (annual leave)

Thursday 30 May (annual leave)

Friday 31 May (annual leave)

Saturday 1 June (weekend)

Sunday 2 June (weekend)

June 2019

  • Holiday length: 3 days
  • Annual leave used: 0 days
  • Holiday suggestion: TNQ

Renowned for its eternal sunshine, silky-soft sand and charming waters, Tropical North Queensland acts as a refuge for the rest of the country during Winter. Leave the mittens and beanies at home and relish temperatures of up to 27°C, with less humidity and rainfall than other months. Whether you want to experience the world’s largest coral reef first-hand or uncover World Heritage listed rainforest trails, Tropical North Queensland is the perfect long-weekend getaway.

Saturday 8 June (weekend)

Sunday 9 June (weekend)

Monday 10 June (public holiday: Queen’s Birthday)

October 2019

  • Holiday length: 9 days
  • Annual leave used: 4 days
  • Holiday recommendation: Samoa

Picture endless white sand, azure waves and palms swaying to and fro in the tropical breeze. If you’re looking for some action on the water, Samoa has the activity for you. The game-fishing here is among the world’s best but if you’d rather catch waves than fish, why not surf the epic swells just beyond Samoa’s reefs? Warm, uninterrupted sunshine makes the days magical and beckons you to explore and experience the wonderful outdoor activities across the islands. Samoa might wear salt and sand on its collective sleeve, but the heart of each island is green, where emerald rainforests thrive in the tropical climate and rich volcanic soil. Discover paradise as you hike through the lush foliage or explore volcanic craters and lava tubes.

Saturday 5 October (weekend)

Sunday 6 October (weekend)

Monday 7 October (public holiday: Labour Day)

Tuesday 8 October (annual leave)

Wednesday 9 October (annual leave)

Thursday 10 October (annual leave)

Friday 11 October (annual leave)

Saturday 12 October (weekend)

Sunday 13 October (weekend)

December 2019/January 2020

  • Holiday length: 8 days
  • Annual leave used: 3 days
  • Holiday suggestion: Maldives

It’s all uninterrupted blue skies, fresh seafood and luxurious overwater bungalows in the Maldives! The lighter winds during this period make for calmer, clearer waters – the perfect chance to get up-close-and-personal with striking coral and other exotic marine life. This stint, known as the dry season, sees an average temperature of 25°C and gifts visitors more time to enjoy the outdoors—soak up the sunshine on your own private beach or paddle board across calm turquoise lagoons. The world is your tropical oyster in the Maldives!

Wednesday 25 December (public holiday: Christmas Day)

Thursday 26 December (public holiday: Boxing Day)

Friday 27 December (annual leave)

Saturday 28 December (weekend)

Sunday 29 December (weekend)

Monday 30 December (annual leave)

Tuesday 31 December (annual leave)

Wednesday 1 January (public holiday: New Year’s Day)

January 2020

  • Holiday length: 5 days
  • Annual leave used: 2 days
  • Holiday suggestion: New Caledonia

Located just a 2.5-hour direct flight from Sydney, you can take your whole family to New Caledonia without any long-haul dramas! Warmer months in this French paradise riddled with palm-fringed beaches and turquoise waters will have you living the lagoon life in no time. Parisian delicacies and aged wine will impress the foodies while the array of festivals, museums and art galleries will have the cultural enthusiasts enthralled. Why not soak up the Pacific sun on horseback? Horse riding in New Caledonia is a truly unique way to explore. Climb mountain ranges, gallop along the beach or mount a trusty steed to learn all about the country’s bush history.

Saturday 25 January (weekend)

Sunday 26 January (weekend)

Monday 27 January (public holiday: Australia Day)

Tuesday 28 January (annual leave)

Wednesday 29 January (annual leave)

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