Let’s be honest: 2020 was a bit of a bust when it came to travel. For many people, this year’s annual leave was stocked up for future use or just used for living room staycations. Fortunately, we’ve got more opportunities to see the world in 2021 – starting with Australia’s own backyard!
Explore the land down under, from the lush greenery of the Daintree Rainforest, to the wineries of Southern Aus. Wish there was an Annual Leave Calendar Hack to help you make the most of your time off? We’ve got you.
With Contiki’s 2021 Trip Planner you’ll be able turn your 20 days of annual leave into 50 blissful days of vacation life.
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Here’s what you need to know: the purple circles show public holidays, green circles show when you need to take annual leave and the yellow circles are your ‘weekend extenders’ to make the most of trips. Scroll through for our best picks for the hottest destinations and trips to take with all of this ~extra~ time you’ll have on your hands…
Check out the Great Ocean Road Trip through South Australia and Victoria, or join the Rottnest Island & Margaret River trip in Western Australia. Swap a few days of leave around the March/April break to join either of these immersive trips to explore someplace new.
Head to the outback and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Northern Territory this June with Contiki’s Uluru Explorer trip. Hiking, skydiving and glorious sunsets are waiting for you in the NT.
Feel like snorkelling, swimming, sailing, hiking and more on a thrilling expedition? Head out on Contiki’s North Queensland Adventure trip this October for an outdoorsy holiday you’ll never forget.