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How to stretch 20 days of leave into 56 days of holidays in the NT

Territorians, here’s how you can make the most of your annual leave in 2023.

With the closest Australian city to Asia and all those cheap flights to Bali and Singapore, we want you Northern Territorians to take advantage of your holidays as much as you can.

We've done the maths and figured out how you can plan your 20 days of annual leave around public holidays and long weekends to get 56 days of holidays. So you better get booking!

When to plan your holidays:

The Bungle Bungles landmark. Bundles of black and orange sandstone.

Holiday datesPublic holiday/sHoliday lengthDates to book annual leaveNumber of annual leave daysHoliday suggestionDeals per month
1–2 January2 January (New Year's Day observed)2 daysN/A0Stay in town and catch the fireworks in Darwin.See January deals
21–29 January26 January (Australia Day)9 days23-25 January and 27 January4Fly to Singapore and Malaysia for some good grub.See January deals
1–16 April7 April (Good Friday), 10 April (Easter Monday)16 days3-6 April and 11-14 April8Spend 2 weeks in Europe soaking up culture and food on a Best of Italy, Best of France or Best of Germany tour.See April deals
22–25 April25 April (Anzac Day)4 days24 April1Spend these 4 days on a wellbeing retreat with 5 of your best mates.See April deals
29 April – 7 May1 May (May Day)9 days2-5 May4Visit East Arnhem Land, staying with a Yolngu community and learning about the native culture.See May deals
10–12 June12 June (King's Birthday)3 daysN/A0Hop across the state border and head to Adelaide for a quick city trip.See June deals
57 August7 August (Picnic Day)3 daysN/A0Hop up to Bali for a quick sticks trip.See August deals
23 December – 1 January 202425 December (Christmas Day), 26 December (Boxing Day), 1 January (New Year's Day)10 days27-29 December3Pick from our top destinations to celebrate New Year's Eve, then book it.See December deals


  • Total holiday days: 56 days
  • Annual leave used: 20 days

Keep an eye on our Boxing Day flight sales to get these holidays booked.

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