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:
- Mali and his Australian sea-lion pals at Taronga Zoo
- Pig the dugong at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
- Rocky the saltwater crocodile at Wildlife Sydney Zoo
- Fluffy koalas in a sanctuary at Featherdale Wildlife Park
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.
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.