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  • January

    There are a few special days in the calendar that allow us to break free from routine: public holidays. These lovely days off from work provide the chance to celebrate with family and friends—and are also a great reason to travel. Instead of letting the ne…

  • July

    July might be one of those rare months without an official public holiday, but there are still many reasons to get out and travel. People plan a holiday to take advantage of the peak skiing conditions, to escape the cold, or to recreate Christmas in July. …

  • June

    Public holidays can sneak up on us, arriving before we have time to plan a getaway. This year, plan ahead for June holidays. Make the most of your time off from work by booking a holiday rental in advance. Gather your friends and family for a memorable hol…

  • Queen's Birthday

    The Queen's Birthday is a public holiday that celebrates the monarch of the Commonwealth, currently Queen Elizabeth II. Different countries celebrate the public holiday at a different time (that doesn't coincide with the Queen's actual day of birth) becaus…

  • 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 …

  • March

    For Australians, March is a month full of fun, festivities and exciting events. March holidays are different across the country, mainly in how and when Labour Day is celebrated. Whether you travel for an annual event or to take advantage of a long weekend,…

  • 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…

  • May

    Depending on where you are in Australia, May offers up a few special public holidays. Don’t let this day off work go to waste—plan ahead and book a holiday rental somewhere you can relax with family and friends. In addition to public holidays, there are al…

  • 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 …

  • October

    The lovely days of October are ripe for travel. Spring is in full swing with blooming wildflowers and the beaches across the country are starting to draw crowds to their shores. Depending on region, there are couple public holidays in October that offer lo…