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Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

If your travel dreams are limited by your employer’s annual leave policy - this article is for you. Did you know you can combine the Easter long weekend and Anzac Day public holidays this year and enjoy a refreshing 10 days holiday - whilst only using 3 days of your annual leave?

It’s one of those holiday hacks that mean you can get away for a decent break, but you don’t need to use too many of your precious annual leave days. Our suggested holiday would have you leaving home on Friday 19 April 2019 and returning on Sunday 28 April 2019. So the next decision is where to go?

Paddle steamer on the Murray River

Paddle steamer on the Murray River

The weather in April is still warm enough in south-east Australia for beach getaways or heading out into the country without having to pack your winter woolies. And 10 days is enough for you to explore a little further than you would on a normal weekend away. So what about a road trip down to the south coast to enjoy fresh oysters, beach walks and sunsets with the wallabies near Batemans Bay and Merimbula. We’re also inspired by our friend Carrie who explored the Murray River over the Christmas break. So why not head inland towards Albury and then carry on to explore the mighty Murray River where you can enjoy a lunch cruise (or even an overnight cruise) on a paddle steamer, and stop by a few of the high country wineries on the way.

Tathra, South Coast of New South Wales

Tathra, South Coast of New South Wales

If you fancy flying somewhere, what about a trip down to one of our favourite food and wine destinations, South Australia. You could pop over to the idyllic Kangaroo Island for a few nights - a fabulous spot known for its unspoiled beaches, gourmet lunches, art galleries, plus plenty of walks and wildlife. Ten days is also enough time to make a short trip up to South East Asia. Choose from Luang Prabang and the Mekong River in Laos, the historical ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia or the old town of Hoi An in Vietnam. But just pick one - so you don’t overdo it and still come back feeling refreshed after your holiday.

Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

If you’d like a little help planning your holiday, get in contact with Chris or Cathy from Travel Architects and ask about our personalised Itinerary Planning Service. We can put together a fabulous trip - and book it all for you. Think of us as your personal travel concierge.

IMPORTANT DATES

Book these days for annual leave:

  • Tuesday 23 April

  • Wednesday 24 April

  • Friday 26 April

And then take advantage of the following public holidays

  • Friday 19 April - Good Friday

  • Saturday 20 April - Day following Good Friday

  • Sunday 21 April - Easter Sunday

  • Monday 22 April - Easter Monday

  • Thursday 25 April - Anzac Day

Contact Travel Architects today and let us help you plan your next holiday!