How to turn 20 days of leave into 53 days of holidays

Western Australia, this is how you can get the most days off in 2017.

We all know it. Twenty days of annual leave just isn’t enough. So we’ve crunched some numbers to find the best way to maximise the days that you’ve got away from work.

In those 53 days off, here are all the adventures you can take:

  • 2-day wine-tasting tour in Margaret River for the New Year
  • 9-day late-January journey through Vietnam
  • 3-day March road trip to Kalbarri
  • 23-day backpacking trip in Western Europe as an April adventure
  • 4-day June long weekend shopping and eating up a storm in Singapore
  • 3-day trip camping with quokkas on Rottnest Island in September
  • 9-day snowy getaway to Japan for Christmas

Take off the following days in italics as annual leave:


Sunday 1 January (New Year’s Day)

Monday 2 January (Day in lieu)

Total run: 2 days

Saturday 21 January

Sunday 22 January

Monday 23 January

Tuesday 24 January

Wednesday 25 January

Thursday 26 January (Public Holiday - Australia Day)

Friday 27 January

Saturday 28 January

Sunday 29 January

Total run: 9 days



Saturday 4 March

Sunday 5 March

Monday 6 March (Public Holiday - Labour Day)

Total run: 3 days


Saturday 8 April

Sunday 9 April

Monday 10 April

Tuesday 11 April

Wednesday 12 April

Thursday 13 April

Friday 14 April (Public Holiday - Good Friday)

Saturday 15 April

Sunday 16 April

Monday 17 April (Public Holiday - Easter Monday)

Tuesday 18 April

Wednesday 19 April

Thursday 20 April

Friday 21 April

Saturday 22 April

Sunday 23 April

Monday 24 April

Tuesday 25 April (Public Holiday - ANZAC Day)

Wednesday 26 April

Thursday 27 April

Friday 28 April

Saturday 29 April

Sunday 30 April

Total run: 23 days


Saturday 3 June

Sunday 4 June

Monday 5 June (Western Australia Day)

Tuesday 6 June

Total run: 4 days

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Saturday 23 September

Sunday 24 September

Monday 25 September (Queen’s Birthday)

Total run: 3 days


Saturday 23 December

Sunday 24 December

Monday 25 December (Christmas Day)

Tuesday 26 December (Boxing Day)

Wednesday 27 December

Thursday 28 December

Friday 29 December

Saturday 30 December

Sunday 31 December

Total run: 9 days

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

Alex Keshen

Alex takes care of the travel section here at If there's a new sale on tours or cruises, discounted flights or hotels, or anything else that can be on offer, she'll fill you in.

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