Easter 2018 Long Weekend
The four-day Easter long weekend is a wonderful time. All the iconic Sydney attractions are open, including the Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. The annual Sydney Royal Easter Show is a fun family event, with amusement rides, delicious rural 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 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 Station and the travel time is only about 30 minutes.
Another fun event for kids is the Great Centennial Park Egg Hunt, on Saturday and Sunday in the lovely green oasis of Centennial Park, between Paddington and Randwick. The mild autumn is perfect, too, for a family day at beautiful beaches, including Bondi, Coogee, Cronulla and Manly.
Enjoy exhilarating walks along the spectacular coast and explore magnificent national parks and gardens. You can take a ferry from Cronulla to Bundeena and explore the Royal National Park, Australia’s oldest National Park. Next to the Sydney Opera House is the enchanting Royal Botanic Garden.
Nearby is the splendid Art Gallery of NSW. A stroll away is the Australian Museum’s dinosaurs. You can walk from Town Hall Station to Darling Harbour and climb aboard a submarine at the Australian National Maritime Museum, and then meet the king penguins, dugongs and sharks at the aquarium.
A ferry ride on Sydney Harbour is a delightful experience and you can visit Taronga Zoo, Manly and Watsons Bay. A harbour cruise is another enjoyable way to relax and soak up memorable sights. The Easter Sunday Lunch Cruise is a delicious experience on one of the world’s great natural harbours.
On Easter Monday the Sydney Easter Parade begins at 11.30am. Christian groups, ministries, and churches from various denominations meet in the city centre for this traditional Easter Parade, a vibrant ceremonial march through the city that has been going on for more than 20 years.