Easter 2019 Flight Deals To Australia’s Best Easter Holiday Destinations

School holidays are some of the busiest periods in the travel calendar and, for some, they’re the only time that a holiday is feasible. With so much riding on booking the right flight, picking the right perfect Easter holiday destination for 2019 has huge importance.

Skyscanner Australia has scoured the web and found some great deals to the best holiday spots for those looking to get away next Easter.

There is limited availability, if you can’t find a flight for that price it means it’s sold out. You can change dates by clicking the search box on the linked pages.

From Sydney

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Los Angeles, California, USA

From $819 return*


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Melbourne
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Brisbane
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Gold Coast
From $277 returnCheck deals
Perth
From $702 returnCheck deals
Auckland, New Zealand
From $587 returnCheck deals
Okinawa, Japan
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Bangkok, Thailand
From $969 returnCheck deals
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Nadi, Fiji
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Singapore
From $1142 returnCheck deals
Beijing, China
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Paris, France
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From Melbourne

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Auckland, New Zealand

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Dublin, Ireland
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London, England
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Canberra 
From $188 returnCheck deals
Sydney
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Adelaide
From $202 returnCheck deals
Perth
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Beijing, China
From $727 returnCheck deals
Singapore
From $870 returnCheck deals
Phuket, Thailand
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Hong Kong
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From Perth

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Melbourne 
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Sydney
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Adelaide
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Broome
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
From $659 returnCheck deals
Singapore
From $714 returnCheck deals
Krabi, Thailand
From $755 returnCheck deals
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
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Auckland, New Zealand
From $980 returnCheck deals

From Brisbane

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Hong Kong
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Hamilton Island 
From $444 returnCheck deals
Sydney
From $186 returnCheck deals
Brisbane
From $207 returnCheck deals
Hobart 
From $419 returnCheck deals
Auckland, New Zealand
From $514 returnCheck deals
Seoul, South Korea
From $693 returnCheck deals
Bangkok, Thailand
From $825 returnCheck deals
Singapore
From $1016 returnCheck deals
Sapporo, Japan
From $911 returnCheck deals
Shanghai, China 
From $878 returnCheck deals

From Adelaide

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Melbourne
From $188 returnCheck deals
Sydney
From $263 returnCheck deals
Brisbane
From $369 returnCheck deals
Perth
From $488 returnCheck deals
Christchurch, New Zealand
From $816 returnCheck deals
Beijing, China 
From $1026 returnCheck deals
Seoul, South Korea
From $999 returnCheck deals
Singapore
From $1062 returnCheck deals
Phuket, Thailand
From $1068 returnCheck deals

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Cairns
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Adelaide
From $431 returnCheck deals
Melbourne
From $241 returnCheck deals
Sydney
From $253 returnCheck deals
Christchurch, New Zealand
From $788 returnCheck deals
Nadi, Fiji
From $1157 returnCheck deals
Beijing, China 
From $893 returnCheck deals

When are the 2019 Easter holidays?

Easter Sunday falls on 21 April in 2019. This is sandwiched between the national holidays of Good Friday (19 April) and Easter Monday (22 April). Tasmania also celebrates Easter Tuesday on 23 April. These celebrations are closely followed this year by Anzac Day (25 April)

School holidays vary across the country:

State2019 Easter holidays
Australian Capital Territory
13 April – 28 April
New South Wales13 April – 28 April
Northern Territory 13 April – 22 April
Queensland6 April – 22 April
South Australia13 April – 28 April
Tasmania13 April – 28 April
Victoria 6 April – 22 April
Western Australia13 April – 28 April

Flight (and accommodation) prices tend to go up the closer you get to your departure date, but as a general rule Skyscanner research has found that the best time to book domestic flights is 22 weeks before you want to fly.

Where to travel in Australia for Easter 2019

Where you want to visit depends greatly on what kind of experience you want to have. Australia is blessed with different climates, landscapes and city cultures, giving you plenty of options for where you want to spend Easter.

Melbourne

Visiting Melbourne is always a delight. The city is famed for its cafe culture, love of arts and its incredible sporting precinct.

From 27 March to 21 April 2019, in the heart of Easter holidays across Australia, Melbourne turns into a hot bed of comedy shows. The festival is widely thought of as one of the top comedy showcases in the world, with many of the industry’s top names performing during this time.

In Melbourne in April, expect daily lows of 10°C and highs of 20°C.

The best Easter holiday destination for comedy and coffee.

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Byron Bay

Found in far north New South Wales, a two-hour drive south from Brisbane, Byron Bay is the perfect spot to go for a small town getaway with pristine and quiet beaches. The waters are perfect for surfers, snorkellers and divers, and schools of dolphins are often spotted off the coast here.

April is also the time of the annual Byron Bay Bluesfest, a four-day event that runs from 18 April to 22 April in 2019. This sits at the tail end of some school holidays and happily in the middle of others.

In Byron in April, expect daily lows of 15°C and highs of 25°C.

The best Easter holiday destination for beaches and blues.

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Orange

For the states that start their Easter Holidays early, a trip to Orange in NSW is a great way to beat the crowds and see a country town in its flourishing best.

In 2019, the annual F.O.O.D. Week (Food Of Orange District) runs from 5 April to 14 April. This 10-day period showcases food and wine from the region in what is the longest-running food event in regional Australia. Highlights of the festival include night markets, talks from local producers, the F.O.O.D.train, grazing dinners, walking food tours and more.

In Orange in April, expect daily lows of 5°C and highs of 20°C.

The best Easter holiday destination for families and food.

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Gold Coast

For those who have to wait later in April to take advantage of school holidays, the Gold Coast may be a better option. Like Byron Bay, there are beautiful beaches to enjoy during the day and a string of cafes and restaurants along Broadbeach and Surfers to enjoy.

April is also the time for Bleach* Festival, which runs from 17 April to 28 April in 2019. Bleach* is one of Australia’s largest contemporary arts festivals, celebrating local and international dance, theatre, music and more.

In Gold Coast in April, expect daily lows of 17°C and highs of 27°C.

The best Easter holiday destination for coastlines and creativity.

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