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How to Maximise Your Annual Leave in 2021

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Looking to make the most of your annual leave entitlements in 2021? No matter if you want to put in a request so you can book in a staycation, a city break o r a coastal getaway, planning your travel around public holidays and national weekends is an easy way to stretch out your time away. To help get you thinking about the possibilities, we have put together a guide as to when you could request leave; the result is an incredible 45 days that you can set your Out Of Office on for!

The below recommendations make use of all 20 days annual leave entitlement, but there are a handful of other public holidays to plan your trips around. You could also leave long weekends as is and take extra time away at Easter or Christmas! Happy planning!

What Holidays To Take in 2021

February: Waitangi Day

Use Annual Leave For:
Friday 5 February OR Tuesday 9 February

Annual leave taken: 1 day
Total holiday: 4 days (Friday 5 to Monday 8 February OR Saturday 6 to Tuesday 9 February)

April: Easter

Use Annual Leave For:
Monday 29 March to Thursday 1 April

Annual leave taken: 4 days
Total holiday: 10 days (Saturday 27 March to Monday 5 April)

June: Queen’s Birthday

Use Annual Leave For:
Tuesday 8 to Friday 11 June

Annual leave taken: 4 days
Total holiday: 9 days (Saturday 5 to Sunday 13 June)

October: Labour Day

Use Annual Leave For:
Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 October

Annual leave taken: 4 days
Total holiday: 9 days (Saturday 23 October to Sunday 31 October)

December: Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Use Annual Leave For:
Tuesday 21 – Friday 24 December, Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 December

Annual leave taken: 7 days
Total holiday: 13 days (Tuesday 21 December to Monday 3 January 2022)


Find out key public holiday, long weekend and school holiday dates here, and then start to book your 2021 travel with Webjet’s cheap flights, hotels and accommodation, holiday packages, and more.

Hero: Fiordland National Park. Credit: Tom King on Unsplash

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