Plan your holidays for 2019 - Whitsunday Escape™
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Plan your holidays for 2019

By now, you’re probably all back into the swing of work and school, staving off the post-holiday blues. Are you contemplating when and where your next holiday will be? A bareboat holiday in the Whitsundays, is your next perfect holiday!

If you need to travel in school holidays, now is the time to plan ahead, to ensure you get the dates and boats that you want. In some cases, Easter holidays for example, we’re already heavily booked.

If you can escape during the school terms, there are some great reasons to do so, notably that everything is cheaper. If you do have kids at school, consider the learning experiences they will get from a sailing holiday, exploring the coral reefs of the Whitsundays. They can learn all about marine life, island and coral ecosystems. They can learn how to sail and handle a boat (even just driving) and develop amazing self confidence in the process. If your kids are in grades 10-12 this year, they get out of school several weeks before everyone else, and late November is a beautiful (and affordable) time to be here in the tropics.

If you don’t have kids at school, do you need another excuse?

It certainly pays to be booking your next Whitsunday Escape holiday 6-12 months in advance. There are Early Bird Discounts to be taken advantage of, and flights tend to be cheaper earlier on, before they fill up the seats. We’ve even collated all the airline’s current specials to make your life easier.

To minimise your leave from work, try planning your next Whitsunday getaway around a public holiday.


Public Holidays for 2019 around Australia

19 -22 April Easter long weekend
25 April Anzac Day
6 May Labour Day (QLD)
10 Jun Queen’s Birthday (all except QLD & WA)
27 Sep AFL Grand Final Day (VIC)
7 Oct Labour Day (except QLD, who celebrate Queen’s Birthday)
5 Nov Melbourne Cup Day (VIC)
25 Dec Christmas Day
26 Dec Boxing Day
1 Jan 2020 New Years Day
27 Jan 2020 Australia Day Holiday


For up to date Public Holiday information, click the button below
Public Holidays


School Holidays for 2019

State  Easter  Winter  Spring  Summer 
QLD  6 – 22 Apr 29 Jun – 14 Jul 21 Sep – 7 Oct 14 Dec – 27 Jan
VIC  6 – 22 Apr 29 Jun – 14 Jul 21 Sep – 6 Oct 21 Dec – 28 Jan
NSW  13 – 29 Apr 6 – 22 Jul 28 Sep – 13 Oct 19 Dec – 28 Jan


Senior students: Queensland Years 10-11 students finish school on 30 November 2019. Queensland Year 12 students finish on 16 November 2019.


For up to date School Holiday information for every state in Australia, click the button below
School Holidays


When are Whitsunday Escape’s Season Specials?

You can then match up your intended travel dates with our season specials. Generally, in between school holidays throughout most of the year is when we offer our excellent value Shoulder Season rates. In the summer months from January – March we offer the best value of the year with our Summer Special.
The Spring holidays are our peak season and we don’t offer specials at this time of year. Occasionally, our Shoulder Season special overlaps into the school holidays, especially if you are in QLD, or one of the mid/western states.

Season Specials


Want to charter a Whitsunday Escape bareboat for a holiday?

Our friendly, helpful reservations staff can recommend which boats to look at, help you choose dates to charter, and give you advice on everything from where to shop, to how to get some experience before you arrive.

See our boats  Online availability calendar  Where you can go