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Best time to travel to avoid school holidays...

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Best time to travel to avoid school holidays...

Hi there

We want to travel to Fiji outside the major school holidays sometime in May or June.

Last year we travelled the last week of July/first week August and it was quiet but this year we want to travel earlier.

Can you recommend the better time in May or June so it won't be too crowded?

We do love kids don't get me wrong, our little girl will be 5 months old by then, but I prefer to stay out of peak school holiday time as it's more relaxing :)

Thanks!

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1. Re: Best time to travel to avoid school holidays...

Hi

These are links to school holidays in both Australia and NZ. Note that there is some variation between the Australian states.

www.aussie-info.com/tourist/holidays.php

…govt.nz/theMinistry/EducationInNewZealand/S…

I always avoid school holidays - usually resorts are quieter and airfares are cheaper!

Edited: 08 March 2011, 02:16
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2. Re: Best time to travel to avoid school holidays...

It is possible to buy a calender that shows schools holidays in Australia. Just bear in mind that private schools tend to break up 1 week earlier than the public schools , which are those shown on calendars and Govt. websites.

Some resorts don't cater for children so you can travel at anytime in peace.

Australian states holiday time vary too so you may have to check the QLD and Victorian holiday times too. Can all be done online through the relevant State Govt. websites.

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3. Re: Best time to travel to avoid school holidays...

South Australian schools tend to break a week later than everyone else and our private schools sometimes break up a week earlier.

The state school term 2 starts on 2nd May until 8 July 2011 in SA.

Edited: 08 March 2011, 23:05
Sydney, Australia
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4. Re: Best time to travel to avoid school holidays...

Thank you all for your posts I think we might go May 21 to May 31 as most school holidays Au and NZ break up during June/July and May seems to be school term time for all.

Cheers, S

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