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If you’ve already Googled ‘public holidays 2024’ or researched the best travel deals for 2024, you’re not alone. It’s never too early to start planning some well-deserved holidays, away from the 9-5 slog. And planning your 2024 holiday early means you can get first dibs on the best days to take off in 2024 to maximise your annual leave and double your days off.
Thanks to the schedule of the 2024 Australian public holidays, there are a few calendar sweet spots that will help you maximise your time off while minimising the amount of annual leave you have to spend. By following those holiday hacks, you can plan a 2024 cruise without worrying about using too much of your annual leave allowance. So - what are the magic dates that will give you double the days away without bankrupting your leave balance?
There are a total of seven national public holidays in Australia during 2024:
Then there are the various state-based public holidays that sweeten the pot!
There are two opportunities for you to have a full week of holiday with only 4 days of annual leave in January 2024.
New Years Day
With Good Friday closing out the month of March, you could be on holiday from Friday, 29 March with a return date of Monday, 8 April 2024 by only booking 4 days of annual leave.
Anzac Day 2024 falls on a Thursday. With only one day of annual leave on Friday, 26 April, you can enjoy a four-day weekend from Thursday, 25 April to Sunday, 28 April 2024.
For a week off work, book four days of annual leave between Tuesday, 13 June to Friday, 16 June 2024.
For another week away from work, book in four days of annual leave between Tuesday, 8 October to Friday, 11 October 2024.
It’s the holiday we’re all waiting to book. For only five days of annual leave, you can score a massive 14-day holiday from Monday, 23 December 2024 to Sunday, 5 January 2025.
What will you do with all of this time off? Book a cruise, of course!
Kick back or kick things up a notch with our wide range of cruise activities. No matter how you like to holiday, our selection of amazing onboard activities has something for everyone. Find your favourite onboard activity or mix things up every day for a varied holiday experience you won’t find anywhere on land.
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