Easter Holidays in Sydney

The Easter holidays are a special time, offering families and friends the opportunity to spend more time together. The four-day holiday weekend is a great time to enjoy Sydney, with all the top attractions for kids open and the Sydney Royal Easter Show a fun day out for the whole family.

The beautiful beaches and tranquil parks are perfect for family picnics. You can explore all the amazing exhibitions in the public museums and galleries, from dinosaurs to tall ships. In the various zoos and wildlife sanctuaries you’ll meet your favourite friendly and scary animals, including:

You can hop a ferry at Circular Quay and glide past the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House to Taronga Zoo. Or take a ferry under the impressive Sydney Harbour Bridge to Darling Harbour and get up close to Rocky and Pig, as well as king penguins, sharks and seahorses.

Rides at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Olympic Park

Whether you’re visiting for the long weekend or a longer holiday, you’ll find many things to do and see for the whole family. Check out the exciting events calendar for all the exhibitions, shows and sports. The kids will love the carnival rides and farm animals at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

The Centennial Parklands are popular for horseriding, cycling and picnicking. You can hire bicycles in the park and explore the green oasis in inner Sydney. The pretty park hosts the Great Centennial Park Easter Egg Hunt, on Saturday and Sunday. You’ll need to reserve tickets for this popular event.

There are plenty of free things to do as well. The mild autumn is perfect for exploring walking trails, such as the South Head Heritage trail, near Watsons Bay, to the dramatic entrance to Sydney Harbour. Entry is also free into the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Accommodation is available to suit various family budgets. And eating out with kids is easy, with many cafes, pubs and restaurants offering children's menus. You'll also find excellent cafes in the museums and galleries. Or bring a picnic hamper and enjoy a family picnic in gorgeous parks.



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School Holidays Dates - 2019

Autumn Sat, 13 April Sun, 28 April
Winter Sat, 06 July Sun, 21 July
Spring Sat, 28 September Sun, 13 October
Summer Sat, 21 December Monday, 27 January 2020


Enjoy these Easter holiday events

  1. The Championships

    Saturday 06 April 2019 to Saturday 13 April 2019 , Randwick

    The Grand Finals of Australian Racing: The Championships was inaugurated in 2014 as a Grand Finals concept to feature and showcase the very best of Australian racing as the jewel in the crown of Sydney’s Autumn Carnival. 2019 will witness…

    06 Apr - 13 Apr
  2. Sydney Royal Easter Show

    Friday 12 April 2019 to Tuesday 23 April 2019 , Sydney Olympic Park

    Every Easter, the country and city join together at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. The Show is a twelve day celebration featuring agricultural competitions, animal experiences, live entertainment,…

    12 Apr - 23 Apr
  3. Easter Weekend Lunch Cruise

    Saturday 20 April 2019 to Sunday 21 April 2019 , Darling Harbour

    What better way to spend a long weekend in Sydney than out on the harbour with great food, live entertainment and spectacular views? Three Hours cruising Spectacular Sydney Harbour, Chocolate eggs and Hot Cross Buns on every table,…

    20 Apr - 21 Apr
  4. Sydney Easter Parade

    Monday 22 April 2019 , City Centre

    Join thousands of other Sydneysiders celebrate the true meaning of Easter and have a great day filled with lots of fun for the whole family. Sydney Easter Parade is expected to attract over 3,000 paraders from different groups, ministries…

    22 Apr