The four-day Easter long weekend is a wonderful time to explore some of Sydney’s iconic attractions. The Sydney Royal Easter Show has a full program of entertainment, animal experiences and rides for the whole family. See a show at the Sydney Opera House, admire the animals at Taronga Zoo and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Sydney Royal Easter Show
The Easter weekend coincides with the first weekend of the Sydney Royal Easter Show, a fun family event with carnival rides, tasty produce, farm animals and show bags. There is even a petting zoo for the kids to meet friendly farmyard animals.
The easiest way to get to Australia’s biggest agricultural show at Sydney Olympic Park is by public transport. There are regular trains from the city centre to the Olympic Park railway station and the travel time is only about 30 mins.
Royal Easter Show, Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney has many Easter activities and a fun event for kids is Easter in Nature 2023, an annual event held at Centennial Parklands between Paddington and Randwick, where children get introduced to Easter Bilby and engage in nature-based games and art projects celebrating Australia’s native plants and animals as well as plenty of other fun activities.
Egg-cellent Easter, Centennial Parklands
The Fairfield Easter Fair is an exciting, gold coin entry event featuring rides, games, animal shows, fireworks, and movie nights from 6 – 11 April. And The Sydney Family Show at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park has lots of fun activities, rides and shows from 6 – 23 April.
Egg-cellent Easter Trail, Vaucluse House - Credit: James Horan - Sydney Living Museums
A harbour cruise is enjoyable way to relax and soak up memorable sights. The mild autumn weather is perfect for a family day at Sydney beaches including Bondi, Coogee, Cronulla and Manly. You Can enjoy a swim, surf, or snorkel in the mild waters before they cool as winter sets in.
In Western Sydney, meet the city's only rhino, hand-feed squirrel monkeys, get up-close to elephants and much more at Sydney Zoo, which is home to over 4,000 native and exotic animals. Nearby in Penrith, the headline attraction at Zambi Wildlife Retreat are the big cats, including lions, tigers and a puma.
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