Spike in Anzac hotel bookings as Aussies get their long weekend back

Spike in Anzac hotel bookings as Aussies get their long weekend back

Leading travel and lifestyle website lastminute.com.au has found that after many Aussies were denied their Anzac Day public holiday last year, they’re now making up for it with an Anzac long weekend getaway!

Hotel bookings on lastminute.com.au for the Anzac Day long weekend have increased 36% compared to the Anzac weekend last year.

Mia Carter, spokesperson for lastminute.com.au says, “Many Aussies were fuming last year after most states were short-changed on their beloved public holiday.

“With the Anzac holiday back again this year, it’s no surprise that the number of hotel bookings have increased dramatically – Aussies are making up for lost time by treating themselves to a short getaway.

“Whilst there has been an increase in hotel bookings for the Anzac Day long weekend, there are still loads of fantastic deals available,” says Carter.


“lastminute.com.au’s Secret Hotels® are offering some of the best deals for the Anzac Day long weekend, such as a 5 star Sydney CBD Secret Hotel® from $199 per night, and a 4 star Sunshine Coast Secret Hotel® from $99 per night.

“On lastminute.com.au, the most heavily booked destinations for hotels over the long weekend are Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast, which are all holiday hot spots for Aussies,” says Carter.

The most popular destinations for hotel bookings on lastminute.com.au over the Anzac long weekend:

  1. Sydney
  2. Melbourne
  3. Gold Coast
  4. Canberra
  5. Brisbane
  6. Perth
  7. Adelaide
  8. Hobart
  9. Cairns
  10. Darwin