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How to turn Easter into an 11-day holiday with just 4 days of leave

Woman in hammock on beach on holidays.
Dying for a holiday? Here's how you can turn four days of leave into an 11 day break in April. (Source: Getty)

We’re only into the third month of the year but many of us are already hankering for a break.

Depending on the annual leave policies of your workplace, you may still be able to score an 11-day holiday for just four days of leave over the Easter period.

With Good Friday on 15 April, Easter Monday on the 18th and ANZAC Day on the 25th, it’s just a matter of taking off the 19th, 20th, 21st and the 22nd to turn four days of leave into an 11-day minibreak.


Need more than 11 days to unwind from the stressors of 2022? Then for an extra four days of leave, you could extend your break by another six days by either starting your break on Saturday 9 April, or taking it to Sunday 1 May.

Or, for 12 days of leave in total, you could have 21 days off between Saturday 9 April to Sunday 1 May.

Where to go on holiday

You can now travel internationally, however, be sure to check the COVID quarantining, isolating and testing requirements for the countries you plan to visit.

Or, if you’re thinking about staying local, Webjet has listed six places to visit to experience the warm colours of falling autumn leaves, without trekking all the way to Europe.

  1. Orange, NSW

  2. High Country, Victoria,

  3. Blackwood River Valley, WA

  4. Bowral, NSW

  5. Derwent Valley, Tasmania

  6. Barossa Valley, South Australia

Other holiday hacks

Come Christmas, you’ll be able to magically turn three days of leave into a 10-day holiday using the Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day public holidays.

As Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, the public holiday is observed on either Monday or Tuesday the 26th and 27th, varying by Australian state or territory.

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