Celebrate Easter in Sydney

6 March 2013

If you are looking for the perfect place to spend Easter, you can’t go wrong with the harbour city – and with so much to see and do, this is a great place to enjoy a family-friendly long weekend.

Whether you are keen to spend some time enjoying the mild autumn weather on the city’s beaches, take in the iconic landmarks on Sydney Harbour or indulge in a bit of shopping, there’s truly something for everyone in the NSW capital.

The Royal Easter Show

We’ve already posted about the Royal Easter Show, but we couldn’t write an article about spending Easter weekend in Sydney without mentioning its most famous event!

Hosted at the Sydney Showground, the event celebrates the best Australia has to offer – from produce and shopping to carnival rides, entertainment and more than 14,000 animals on display.

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Sydney Royal Easter Show Animal Nursery – Photo Credit Robert McGrath

As the nation’s largest event – close to 900,000 people attend throughout the course of the show – you will want to reserve your tickets well in advance. The Showground is located at Sydney Olympic Park, which is easily accessible by public transport – you can use CityRail Services, event buses, Sydney Buses and Sydney Ferries to get to the venue.

Sydney Royal Easter Show Ride

Sydney Royal Easter Show Ride

Sydney Easter Parade

Another Easter weekend event you won’t want to miss is the Sydney Easter Parade, which will be held in Hyde Park on April 6.

This event celebrates the resurrection of Christ with creative and colourful displays designed for the entire family to enjoy. The theme for the 2013 parade is ‘Jesus is Alive’ and the event will feature more than 3,000 people from various churches and ministries across the nation.

From stilt-walkers to marching bands, this exciting parade has something for everyone – you’ll want to get to the Sydney CBD early to find the perfect spot and check out all the action.

Beautiful beaches

Manly Wharf Hotel

Manly Wharf Hotel

As an alternative to Sydney’s Easter-themed events, you might prefer to kick back, relax and enjoy the best the city has to offer on a long weekend.

The sunny weather in Sydney lends itself perfectly to a day at the beach – and even if you aren’t brave enough to go swimming, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy spending time near the water. The Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, for example, offers beautiful vistas overlooking the Pacific – and you can always grab a coffee or a delicious bite to eat at one of the beachside cafes along the journey.

Alternatively, you can take the ferry out to Manly where you can stroll along the famous surf beach and enjoy an iconic ride through Sydney Harbour.


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