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.
*Flights specials offered by STA Travel
Los Angeles, California, USA
From $819 return*
|Melbourne||From $229 return||Check deals|
|Brisbane||From $240 return||Check deals|
|Gold Coast||From $277 return||Check deals|
|Perth||From $702 return||Check deals|
|Auckland, New Zealand ||From $587 return||Check deals|
|Okinawa, Japan||From $890 return||Check deals|
|Bangkok, Thailand||From $969 return||Check deals|
|Honolulu, Hawaii||From $1188 return||Check deals|
|Nadi, Fiji ||From $1054 return||Check deals|
|Singapore||From $1142 return||Check deals|
|Beijing, China||From $607 return||Check deals|
|Paris, France||From $789 one way*||Check deals|
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Auckland, New Zealand
From $399 return*
|Dublin, Ireland||From $1069 return*||Check deals|
|London, England||From $999 return*||Check deals|
|Istanbul, Turkey||From $1182 return*||Check deals|
|Beirut, Lebanon||From $1289 return*||Check deals|
|Canberra ||From $188 return||Check deals|
|Sydney||From $193 return||Check deals|
|Adelaide ||From $202 return||Check deals|
|Perth||From $571 return||Check deals|
|Beijing, China||From $727 return||Check deals|
|Singapore||From $870 return||Check deals|
|Phuket, Thailand||From $808 return||Check deals|
|Hong Kong||From $831 return||Check deals|
|Melbourne ||From $481 return||Check deals|
|Sydney||From $481 return||Check deals|
|Adelaide||From $604 return||Check deals|
|Broome ||From $623 return||Check deals|
|Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ||From $659 return||Check deals|
|Singapore||From $714 return||Check deals|
|Krabi, Thailand||From $755 return||Check deals|
|Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam||From $828 return||Check deals|
|Auckland, New Zealand||From $980 return||Check deals|
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|Hong Kong||From $599 return*||Check deals|
|Hamilton Island ||From $444 return||Check deals|
|Sydney||From $186 return||Check deals|
|Brisbane||From $207 return||Check deals|
|Hobart ||From $419 return||Check deals|
|Auckland, New Zealand||From $514 return||Check deals|
|Seoul, South Korea||From $693 return||Check deals|
|Bangkok, Thailand||From $825 return||Check deals|
|Singapore||From $1016 return||Check deals|
|Sapporo, Japan||From $911 return||Check deals|
|Shanghai, China ||From $878 return||Check deals|
|Melbourne||From $188 return||Check deals|
|Sydney||From $263 return||Check deals|
|Brisbane||From $369 return||Check deals|
|Perth||From $488 return||Check deals|
|Christchurch, New Zealand||From $816 return||Check deals|
|Beijing, China ||From $1026 return||Check deals|
|Seoul, South Korea||From $999 return||Check deals|
|Singapore||From $1062 return||Check deals|
|Phuket, Thailand||From $1068 return||Check deals|
|Cairns||From $717 return||Check deals|
|Adelaide||From $431 return||Check deals|
|Melbourne||From $241 return||Check deals|
|Sydney||From $253 return||Check deals|
|Christchurch, New Zealand||From $788 return||Check deals|
|Nadi, Fiji||From $1157 return||Check deals|
|Beijing, China ||From $893 return||Check 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:
|State||2019 Easter holidays|
|Australian Capital Territory ||13 April – 28 April|
|New South Wales||13 April – 28 April|
|Northern Territory||13 April – 22 April|
|Queensland||6 April – 22 April|
|South Australia||13 April – 28 April|
|Tasmania||13 April – 28 April|
|Victoria||6 April – 22 April|
|Western Australia||13 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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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