Easter Holidays


Fun at the Royal Easter Show

The iconic Sydney Royal Easter Show celebrates the best of Australian agriculture and rural life for 14 days. Taste Australia's best produce, delight in great shopping, see thousands of farm animals, and enjoy family fun with carnival rides, performances and more.

  • Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Olympic Park
  • Sydney Royal Easter Show

Easter holiday ideas in Sydney

Easter holidays are a special time, offering families and friends the opportunity to spend more time together. Easter is a great time to bring your family to Sydney with top attractions for kids open, including Taronga Zoo and museums. Beautiful beaches and tranquil parks are perfect for family picnics.

Whether you’re visiting for the long weekend or an extended holiday, Sydney has many things to do and see for the whole family. The annual 14-day Sydney Royal Easter Show at Sydney Olympic Park features Australia’s best agricultural produce and many activities and carnival rides for kids.

Royal Easter Show

Accommodation options are available to suit various family budgets. And eating out with kids in Sydney is easy, with many cafes, pubs and restaurants offering children's menus. You'll also find excellent cafes at Sydney's museums and galleries.

Kids will love exploring Sydney's zoos and aquariums. You can go on tours and encounter friendly animals up close, such as koalas at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and dugongs at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium in Darling Harbour. Take a ferry across sparkling Sydney Harbour to Taronga Zoo.

Check out the events calendar for special events and reserve your tickets in advance. One of Sydney's biggest and best for kids is the Great Centennial Park Easter Egg Hunt. The Centennial Parklands, in Sydney’s east, are popular for horseriding, cycling and picnicking, as well.

Easter Dates 2017

Good FridayEaster SundayEaster Monday
14 April16 April17 April


School Holidays Dates - 2017

HolidayStart dateEnd date
AutumnMonday, 10 AprilTues, 25 April
WinterMonday, 03 JulyMonday, 17 July
SpringMonday, 25 SeptemberFriday, 06 October
SummerMonday, 18 DecemberMonday, 29 January 2018


  1. Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale

    Friday 23 March to Sunday 25 March 2018, Randwick

    *** Dates to be confirmed***Inglis play a vital role in Australian racing history, as graduates of the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale continue to be peerless in racetrack performance year after year...

    23 Mar -25Mar
  2. Sydney Royal Easter Show

    Friday 23 March to Tuesday 3 April 2018, Sydney Olympic Park

    The Sydney Royal Easter Show delights people of all ages with the biggest celebration of the country in the city. At the show you’ll be able to enjoy honoured traditions like meeting farmyard animals,...

    23 Mar -03Apr
  3. Easter Sunday Lunch Cruise

    Event dates to be confirmed: April 2018, Darling Harbour

    Cruising with Vagabond's Easter Sunday Lunch Cruise is the perfect way to relax and indulge whilst soaking up the atmosphere of Sydney Harbour this Easter....

    Apr 2018

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