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.

Sydney Royal Easter Show - Royal Agricultural Society of NSW

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.

The Great Centennial Park Egg Hunt - Centennial Parklands

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.

Enjoy these Easter holiday events

  1. Sydney Royal Easter Show

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Tuesday 03 April 2018 , Sydney Olympic Park

    First held in 1823, the Show is now Australia's largest annual event, attracting over 800,000 people every year. Revenue generated by it allows the RAS to invest in agricultural programs, competitions, education, youth and rural NSW. The…

    23 Mar - 03 Apr
  2. Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Sunday 25 March 2018 , Randwick

    *** Dates to be confirmed*** Inglis play a vital role in Australian racing history, as graduates of the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale continue to be peerless in racetrack performance year after year. Many Golden Slipper winners ha…

    23 Mar - 25 Mar
  3. Sydney Family Show

    Saturday 24 March 2018 to Monday 02 April 2018 , Moore Park

    Heaps of family fun is heading your way soon as the Dodo Sydney Family Show returns to the Entertainment Quarter Showring, Moore Park. Don’t miss the Dock Dogs performances which guarantee high-flying, big jumping, splash zone drenching, c…

    24 Mar - 02 Apr
  4. The Great Centennial Park Egg Hunt

    Saturday 31 March 2018 to Sunday 01 April 2018 , Moore Park

    Sydney's largest and most popular Easter egg hunt returns to Centennial Park this Easter long weekend bigger and better than ever! Join this fun and engaging Easter quest, follow the trail map, complete the activities and be rewarded wit…

    31 Mar - 01 Apr
  5. Easter Sunday Lunch Cruise

    Sunday 01 April 2018 , Darling Harbour

    Cruising with Vagabond's Easter Sunday Lunch Cruise is the perfect way to relax and indulge whilst soaking up the atmosphere of Sydney Harbour this Easter. The three hour cruise offers fun, chocolate eggs and hot cross buns on all the table…

    01 Apr
  6. Sydney Easter Parade

    Monday 02 April 2018 , 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,…

    02 Apr