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Australia's top 10 Easter travel destinations

With the Easter public holidays and Anzac Day falling on the same week this year, it’s no surprise that nearly one-in-two Australians have taken the opportunity to take out just three days of leave to score themselves a ten-day holiday.

According to Expedia statistics reported by Finder, around one-in-three Aussies will be travelling domestically, but 15 per cent will be jet-setting to other corners of the world.

It seems that Europe is the preferred destination, with more than half of the top ten favourite countries located there.

Courtesy of Hostelworld, here are the top countries chosen by Australian travellers over the Easter break:

1. Australia

The Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia. (Photo: Getty)

2. Japan

Kawaguchio Lake with Fuji Mountain, Japan. (Photo: Getty)

3. USA

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California. (Photo: Getty)

4. Spain

La Concha bay, San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo: Getty)

5. England

Tower Bridge and River Thames in London, UK. (Photo: Getty)

6. Italy

Siena's Piazza del Campo with the Palazzo Pubblico and the Torre del Mangia in Tuscany, Italy. (Photo: Getty)

7. New Zealand

Kiakoura, New Zealand. (Photo: Getty)

8. Scotland

Glenfinnan Railway Vladuct, Scoland Highlands. (Photo: Getty)

9. Germany

Germany, Hamburg, Nikolai Fleet and St. Nicholas' Church in the evening (Photo: Getty)

10. Ireland

Skyline of Dublin City, Ireland. Looking from Liberty Hall towards O' Connell bridge. (Photo: Getty)

However, the list doesn’t reveal Aussies’ penchant for Asia. According to online travel search engine Kayak, these are Australia's most-searched destinations:

  1. Bali

  2. Tokyo

  3. London

  4. Los Angeles

  5. Bangkok

  6. Melbourne

  7. Auckland

  8. Sydney

  9. Singapore

  10. Phuket

And if you’re scrambling to make last-minute Easter travel plans, Kayak data also shows that Honolulu and Delhi have had the biggest price drops over the Easter break (11 per cent and 10 per cent respectively) – so it’s not too late if you’re set on a getaway.

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