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  • November

    November holidays are focused primarily around one thing: the Melbourne Cup. In addition to this beloved horserace, there are also some other good reasons to get away during the month of November. This final month of spring is ideal for outdoor activities …

  • Top 5 Christmas Holiday Destinations

    If you're planning a Christmas getaway this year, try one of these top 5 destinations in your own backyard. The summer break is the perfect time to explore all that Australia has to offer!

  • Public Holidays

    In today’s fast-paced world, it’s more important than ever before to relax when you can. Take advantage of the next public holiday and skip out of town.

  • Volunteers Day

    In South Australia, Volunteers Day is celebrated on the same day as the Queen's Birthday. This public holiday takes place each year on the second Monday in June. In 2014, Volunteers Day will be celebrated in South Australia on Monday 09 June. This holiday …

  • Waitangi Day

    Waitangi Day is a special public holiday celebrating history in New Zealand. Held each year on 6th February, this holiday commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, the founding document of New Zealand. This document made New Zealand part …

  • Anzac Day

    Australia and New Zealand celebrate Anzac Day, a public holiday commemorating all the people that served in the military and died for their country. The holiday began specifically to honour fallen soldiers from World War I but has since expanded on that co…

  • Easter

    One public holiday in Australia that people look forward to is Easter. While the official holiday is on Easter Sunday, the days around Easter Sunday are also public holidays, including Good Friday and Easter Monday. In 2015, Good Friday is on 3rd April, Ea…

  • Eight Hours Day

    Labour Day also goes by another name in certain parts of the world: Eight Hours Day. In Tasmania the achievements of the Labour Union Movement are celebrated with Eight Hours Day, aptly named after the right that workers gained. This movement was focused o…

  • Boxing Day Test

    The famous Boxing Day Test match held in Melbourne is played each year between Australia and another touring country. This year, the Boxing Day Test will be held between Australia and India from 26-30 December.