Easter 2022 long weekend

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 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.

A boy petting a ram at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

Royal Easter Show, Sydney Olympic Park

Easter activities

Sydney has many Easter activities and a fun event for kids is Egg-cellent Easter, 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.

Easter at Centennial Parklands, Inner Sydney

Egg-cellent Easter, Centennial Parklands

There is also an Egg-cellent Easter trail at Elizabeth Farm and Vaucluse House where there will be plenty of traditional Easter games, including egg rolling, egg-and-spoon racing and a hot-cross bun ingredient challenge.  

The Fairfield Easter Fair is an exciting, gold coin entry event featuring rides, games, animal shows, fireworks, and movie nights. The Sydney Family Show Easter Basket Scramble at Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park is a fun way for kids to get treats from the egg stations located within the show ring and don’t miss out on Sydney’s Biggest Easter Egg Hunt at Bankstown Memorial Park.

Two children lying on grass wearing fluffy bunny ears at Vaucluse House

Egg-cellent Easter Trail, Vaucluse House - Credit:  James Horan - Sydney Living Museums

Outdoor activities

Enjoy exhilarating walks along the spectacular coast and explore magnificent national parks and gardens. Take a ferry from Cronulla to Bundeena and explore the Royal National Park, Australia’s oldest national park.

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.

Couple enjoying harbour views aboard a Captain Cook Cruises vessel in Sydney Harbour

Captain Cook Cruises, Sydney Harbour

Museums and Zoos

Head to Darling Harbour and climb aboard a submarine at the Australian National Maritime Museum, and then meet the penguins and sharks at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium or get close to Australia’s cutest mammals like koalas, wombats and platypus at WILDLIFE Sydney Zoo. Catch a ferry from Circular Quay and head to Taronga Zoo where you can be entertained by a seal show and admire all the animals. 

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Darling Harbour

For cultural attractions across Sydney, try one of these four Sydney Culture Trails that will take you on a self-guided tour to find significant cultural attractions across the city.

 

Public holiday dates 2022-2023 

Holiday 2022 2023
New Year's Day Saturday, 1 January (Additional day Monday, 3 January ) Sunday 1 January (Additional day Monday, 2 January )
Australia Day Wednesday, 26 January Thursday 26 January
Good Friday Friday, 15 April Friday 7 April
Holy Saturday Saturday, 16 April Saturday 8 April 
Easter Sunday Sunday, 17 April Sunday 9 April 
Easter Monday  Monday, 18 April Monday 10 April 
Anzac Day  Monday, 25 April Tuesday 25 April 
Queen's Birthday  Monday, 13 June Monday, 12 June
October Long Weekend (Labour Day) Monday, 3 October Monday 2 October
Christmas Day public holiday Sunday, 25 December (Additional day Tuesday, 27 December) Monday 25 December
Boxing Day Monday, 26 December Tuesday 26 December