Easter 2023 Long Weekend In Sydney - Things To Do

We, Australians, love our public holidays, especially the long Easter weekend. The four-day holiday is the perfect time to just relax and lounge around your house doing absolutely nothing.. OR it could be the perfect opportunity for you and your family to get out, explore and discover! Whether you’re a visitor trying to make the most of your time in this vibrant city, or a Sydneysider looking for some fun ideas, you can count on us.

From egg hunts and outdoor exploration to classic Easter shows, we have rounded up the best things to do this Easter weekend. 

So, put down that chocolate bunny and get ready to hop into some serious fun!

Exploring the great outdoors

The quintessential way to spend a holiday in Sydney is by taking it outdoors and making the most of the city’s nearly perfect weather. Don your walking shoes and head out for an exhilarating walk along the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, or take a stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens and get some fresh air. A ferry from Cronulla to Bundeena can be your gateway to a relaxing hike in the Royal National Park. Yes, hiking can be relaxing and revitalising!

Spending a relaxing afternoon on one of the popular Easter cruises on Sydney Harbour is also a favourite holiday activity among the locals. It’s an ‘eggcellent’ way to deliver the Easter cheers while enjoying world-class cuisines and sharing epic moments with family set against the picturesque harbour backdrop.

Australian Cruise Group offers an array of experiences to choose from including the Clearview Deluxe Lunch Cruise and Magistic Lunch Cruise. If you’re looking for a gift for the entire family, look no further than an Easter cruise!

The annual spectacle you can’t miss

They say you aren’t a real Sydneysider if you’ve never been to the Royal Easter Show. Young or old, couples or families, a visit to the Sydney Royal Easter Show in the Sydney Olympic Park is a must if you’re looking for endless entertainment. Expect animal competitions, food and craft exhibitions, sideshow alley games and the ever-popular showbag pavilion! 

Watch playful canines embrace their athleticism at the dog show, be there when mischievous horses get judged for their manners and movement, or enjoy the spectacle of muscle heads chopping wood in spectacular fashion! It doesn't end there! With classics like the ferris wheel, roller coasters, and dodgem cars, there’s also a carnival where you can spend time. After which, you can head to the GIANTS stadium and end your night with a sensational fireworks display!

A visit to the zoo or museum

Kids love animals, and what better time to cuddle some cute koalas and wombats than on the Easter school holidays. Visit Taronga Zoo with the wee ones and check out the educational shows where graceful seals show off their fish-catching skills and manoeuvres, or get up close with the Australian Easter mascot, the Bilbies. With only as few as 600 remaining in the wild, it is your ultimate chance to see these marsupials and other wildlife on the North Shore.

Make Easter even sweeter for the little ones by heading to the Australian Maritime Museum and hoppin’ on a Daring Class Destroyer HMAS Vampire, the last of the country's big gun ships. Retired navy personnel will be more than happy to show you around and answer all your burning questions about the museum’s largest vessel.

The joy of hunting eggs

No Easter is complete without hunting for the eggs. Sydney hosts a number of organised egg hunts in and around the city. Just an hour north of the CBD, the Glenworth Valley Easter egg hunt is probably the best value for the entire family. Along with glamping, kayaking, horse riding, axe throwing, and other activities, they host a massive egg hunt with over 25,000 eggs to find from the Easter Bunny!

The annual event held at Centennial Parklands is also a solid choice – you can meet the Easter Bilby and try your hand at nature-based art workshops and games, honouring the very best of Australia’s flora and fauna. And, of course, there is also a real egg hunt!