Easter Holidays


Don't miss the iconic Sydney Royal Easter Show, showcasing the best of Australian agriculture and country life from 17 - 30 March. Taste Australia's best produce, great shopping, see more than 14,000 animals and enjoy hours of family fun with carnival rides, entertainment and more.

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

Easter Break in Sydney

Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Olympic Park

Planning a fun holiday in Sydney with the kids is easy. The Easter long weekend, beginning with Good Friday and finishing with Easter Monday, offers a fantastic opportunity to spend more time with your family and friends and to experience the city sights. There are plenty of family-friendly attractions and activities that can be as action-packed or as chilled-out as you like. Accommodation options are many and varied, while eating out with the kids is affordable and fun.

Kids really love animals and in Sydney you'll find plenty of opportunities to introduce them to amazing creatures from around the globe. Head to Taronga Zoo, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, all located by the harbour or a short travelling time away from the city centre. Further afield are Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney's west and the Australian Reptile Park on the Central Coast. Just one hour south of Sydney, Symbio Wildlife Park hosts a Junior Keeper Camp over the school holidays for children aged 7 - 12, where kids can become a zookeeper for the day. 

Fancy a day at the museum? Some of the best in Australia are here - head to the Powerhouse Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Museum. Visit Madame Tussauds wax museum to check out the new interactive Marvel Super Hero Zone featuring Spider-Man, Wolverine and Iron Man.

Head to Sydney City on Easter Monday for the Sydney Easter Parade beginning at 11.30am. Different Christian groups, ministries, and churches from various denominations take to the streets with giant inflatables, marching bands and entertainers. This Easter celebration has been going on for more than 20 years and journeys through Market, George and Elizabeth Streets before finishing at Hyde Park.

And who doesn’t love an Easter egg hunt? One of Sydney’s biggest and best is The Great Centennial Park Egg Hunt

Easter Dates 2016

Good FridayEaster SundayEaster Monday
25 March27 March28 March

School Holidays Dates - 2016

HolidayStart dateEnd date
AutumnMonday, 11 AprilTues, 26 April
WinterMonday, 4 JulyMonday, 18 July
SpringMonday, 26 SeptemberFriday, 07 October
SummerMonday, 19 DecemberMonday, 23 January 2017
  1. Sydney Autumn Carnival

    Saturday 11 March to Saturday 15 April 2017, Parramatta

    The Sydney Autumn Carnival offers Sydney’s racegoers and social set a world-class festival of thoroughbred racing, stunning fashion, entertainment and premium hospitality. Over six weeks, some of...

    11 Mar -15Apr
  2. The Great Centennial Park Egg Hunt

    Sunday 26 March to Monday 27 March 2017, Moore Park

    ****Latest event details are yet to be confirmed****
    Sydney's largest and most popular Easter egg hunt returns to Centennial Park this Easter long weekend bigger and better than ever!

    26 Mar -27Mar
  3. Sydney Royal Easter Show

    Thursday 6 April to Wednesday 19 April 2017, Sydney Olympic Park

    Sydney Royal Easter Show has been celebrating the best of Australia since 1823. Taste Australia's best produce and enjoy shopping, over 14,000 animals on display, hours of family fun, carnival...

    06 Apr -19Apr

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