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:
|Holiday dates||Public holiday/s||Holiday length||Dates to book annual leave||Number of annual leave days||Holiday suggestion||Deals per month|
|1–2 January||2 January (New Year's Day observed)||2 days||N/A||0||Stay in town and catch the fireworks in Darwin.||See January deals|
|21–29 January||26 January (Australia Day)||9 days||23-25 January and 27 January||4||Fly to Singapore and Malaysia for some good grub.||See January deals|
|1–16 April||7 April (Good Friday), 10 April (Easter Monday)||16 days||3-6 April and 11-14 April||8||Spend 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 April||25 April (Anzac Day)||4 days||24 April||1||Spend these 4 days on a wellbeing retreat with 5 of your best mates.||See April deals|
|29 April – 7 May||1 May (May Day)||9 days||2-5 May||4||Visit East Arnhem Land, staying with a Yolngu community and learning about the native culture.||See May deals|
|10–12 June||12 June (King's Birthday)||3 days||N/A||0||Hop across the state border and head to Adelaide for a quick city trip.||See June deals|
|5–7 August||7 August (Picnic Day)||3 days||N/A||0||Hop up to Bali for a quick sticks trip.||See August deals|
|23 December – 1 January 2024||25 December (Christmas Day), 26 December (Boxing Day), 1 January (New Year's Day)||10 days||27-29 December||3||Pick 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.