Monthly Archives: January 2012

Australia Day Holiday

Of all the Public Holidays in the Australian calendar, Australia Day is one where many people take the opportunity to book extra time off work and turn the single day off into a long weekend – whether it is an ‘official’ long weekend or not! Perfectly positioned on 26th January, when the extended vacations of the Christmas and summer period are generally over and just before the kids return to school, Australia Day is a great excuse to squeeze the last bit of sun out of the summer and enjoy a weekend away before the work year truly gets going.

Since the weather is usually still good in many parts of the county at the end of January, getaways to the beach are always popular. Indeed, this is a boom time for short breaks to tourist hotspots such as Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, the NSW Central Coast and the numerous holiday rentals along the fabulous WA ocean beaches. Beach houses, resorts and campsites fill with a lively mix of families and groups of mates and the beaches and parks are littered with boggie boards, barbecues and sun worshippers. Continue reading

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