Easter 2021 Long Weekend

The four-day Easter long weekend is a wonderful time to explore some of Sydney’s iconic attractions. 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 Station and the travel time is only about 30 minutes.

A boy petting a ram at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

Easter activities

Another fun event for kids is Egg-cellent Easter on Saturday and Sunday in the lovely green oasis of Centennial Park, between Paddington and Randwick. Here, children can find out which Australian animals lay eggs and explore the park with education rangers.

The Fairfield Easter Fair is an exciting ticketed event featuring rides, games and animal shows as well as fireworks and movie nights. Don’t miss Sydney’s biggest Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza.

A girl smiling at the Easter bunny in Centennial Park, Sydney

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 is perfect for a family day at beautiful beaches including BondiCoogeeCronulla and Manly. You can enjoy a swim and a surf in the mild waters before they cool as winter sets in.

Museums and Zoos

Head to Darling Harbour and climb aboard a submarine at the Australian National Maritime Museum, and then meet the SEA LIFE Sydney aquarium's king penguins, sharks and Pig the dugong.

Public Holiday Dates 2021-2022 

Holiday 2021 2022
New Year's Day Friday, 1 January  Saturday, 1 January (Additional Day Monday, 3 January )
Australia Day Tuesday, 26 January Wednesday, 26 January
Good Friday Friday, 2 April Friday, 15 April
Holy Saturday Saturday, 3 April Saturday, 16 April
Easter Sunday Sunday, 4 April Sunday, 17 April
Easter Monday  Monday, 5 April Monday, 18 April
Anzac Day  Sunday, 25 April Monday, 25 April
Queen's Birthday  Monday, 14 June Monday, 13 June
October Long Weekend (Labour Day) Monday, 4 October Monday, 3 October
Christmas Day public holiday Saturday, 25 December (Additional Day Monday, 27 December) Sunday, 25 December (Additional Day Tuesday, 27 December)
Boxing Day Sunday, 26 December (Additional Day Tuesday, 28 December) Monday, 26 December