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25 Best Things To Do This Easter In Sydney 2022 Guide

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Looking for the best things to do this Easter in Sydney, and know that obviously the Sydney Royal Easter Show is a given, but wondering what else is there to do? Yep, we hear you!

Easter weekend is a chance to connect with Sydney family and eat your body weight in Easter chocolate and hot cross buns, what could be better than that?

Whether you have kids, are in a couple or want to hang with friends, there are plenty of Sydney activities for everyone to bring a little Easter magic to your long weekend. We’ve rounded up the best things to do in Sydney this Easter so you don’t have to! Here’s to a Happy Easter!

Let’s get started and share some of the best Sydney Easter events you need to know about to enjoy the Easter celebrations with your loved ones.


1. Are you even a Sydneysider if you haven’t been to the Sydney Royal Easter Show?

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This Easter event has been running since 1823 and just gets bigger and better every year in Sydney Olympic Park. If you’re an expat reading this, you absolutely must go and visit the Sydney Royal Easter Show! Celebrate Easter in style with carnival rides, traditional easter games, food trucks, an animal nursery, a grand parade and live shows.

Sydney Royal Easter Show has activities for the whole family and kids can pick up their own special bag to take home; the famous ‘Showbags’!

Head to the Sydney Showground this Easter long weekend for an egg cellent time!


2. Feast on Easter food in a revolving sky restaurant

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Skyfeast at Sydney Tower offers an egg-ceptional 360 degree view of Sydney 82 floors up. This Easter long weekend they are offering a special Easter buffet with over 30+ dishes including the all important traditional lamb. Did I mention it is unlimited feasting? I’m all ears!


3. Celebrate in the Eastern Suburbs at Sydney Family Show

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Held in the Entertainment quarter in Moore park, the Sydney Family Show is a must for Sydney kids. You can watch a very cute rabbit hopping competition, collect treats in the Easter basket scramble or visit the farmyard nursery.

What’s great about the Sydney Family show is that you can use your discover vouchers to purchase tickets and once again, it is bags galore in the showbag section!


4. Spend Easter Sunday on the harbour with this Lunch Cruise

Picture this; live Jazz, a relaxing boat ride, a view of Sydney harbour bridge, seafood and carvery lunch followed by an Easter egg hunt. I’m sold!

Book your tickets and set off from Darling harbour and cruise your way into the Easter long weekend with a glass of bubbly in hand on this Easter Sunday lunch cruise.


5. Take part in Sydney’s biggest Easter egg hunt!

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The Easter bunny better look out! With over 5,000 eggs to seek out, Little Wings brings Bankstown Memorial Gardens to life this Easter weekend. Each ticket will support the not-for-profit organisation that transports seriously ill children in regional NSW to access life-saving treatment.

You can even buy a VIP Bunny experience ticket to be greeted by the Easter bunny and take home a printed picture.


6. Join the Easter Bilby journey through Centennial Parklands

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The Australian equivalent to the Easter Bunny; Centennial Parklands Egg-cellent event tells the story of the Easter Bilby and how it became Australia’s Easter Mascot. You can join nature based games, traditional easter games and easter crafts in the stunning Centennial park.

If you have a dog, Centennial park is a great place for off-leash walks. Check out our full list of dog parks in Sydney.


7. Create your own chocolate bunny

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The Sydney Chocolate School is hosting a workshop for you to mold your own Easter egg using traditional French techniques. Not only that, you will also create hot cross spice bars! Yum! You can book group or private classes and walk away with a certificate and goody bag.


8. Easter magic at Sydney Living Museums

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Traditional easter games, easter craft and an egg-cellent easter trail at Vaucluse house and Elizabeth farm. Join in the Easter activities at Sydney Living Museums then pull out your picnic rug to feast on your Easter treats.


9. Go wild with unlimited rides at Fairfield Easter Fair!

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That’s right, unlimited ride wristbands are sold at Fairfield Easter Fair; just make sure you eat your chocolate after a day on the rides, not before. Along with fun carnival rides, Fairfield Showground also offer zorb balls, inflatables, skate boarding shows and free movie night screenings in the Western Sydney Parklands.

Just like the Sydney Royal Easter Show, kids can take home their own special bag. Or adults can, no judgements! The Fairfield Easter Fair is a must visit!

Check out our list of unique cinemas if a movie night is what you fancy this Easter weekend!


10. A Chocolate Fountain at the Grand Sheraton Easter High Tea

Yes Please! Book into The Gallery at the Grand Sheraton in Hyde Park for an Easter-themed High tea of hot cross buns, a beautiful chocolate fountain, and an optional extra of bottomless Prosecco to add that sparkle to your Easter Holidays. It even includes a kids colouring pack, a visit from Mr Bunny and a photo booth for the whole family to enjoy.


11. Make a weekend of it at Hunter Valley Gardens

Choose between a giant easter egg hunt or secret easter egg hunt at the hunter valley gardens and enjoy the Easter celebrations! One giant easter egg will be hidden each day in secret, the winner will get a family ticket to the snow time in the Garden! You can spend a family day at the easter event followed by an adult day at the wineries; keeping everyone happy.

Check out our Hunter Valley guide to pack you weekend with cool activities!


12. Have an outdoor adventure at Glenworth Valley

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Offering glamping, quad bikes, kayaking, horse riding and axe throwing; Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures has all the fun activities to make your Easter Holidays extra special. Lets not forget, every easter they host a giant easter egg hunt with 25,000 eggs for you to find from the Easter Bunny! An excellent escape for all families celebrating easter magic.


13. Visit Bilbies at Taronga Zoo

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Bilbies are the Australian Easter Mascot as they raise awareness of the environmental damage wild bunnies can do and celebrate a native Australian animal. Bilbies are now extinct in the wild in NSW, Vic and SA so get a ticket to Taronga Zoo for your chance to see the Easter Bilby and other wild life on the North Shore.


14. Visit the Circus at Luddenham Easter Show

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On the way to the Blue Mountains and for only $2 entry fee, you can watch The Harrington Circus show, ride dodgems, have a pony ride and eat your way through food stalls. That’s excellent value for money at The Luddenham Easter Show!

Why not continue your journey to the Blue Mountains and make a weekend of it by checking out our widely popular Blue Mountains Guide?


15. Complete a Sydney bucket list activity with a Bridge Climb

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It’s no surprise The Sydney Bridge Climb is at the top of most bucket lists. Whether you climb on easter Saturday morning or afternoon; you are sure to have a truly unique experience. overlooking the Sydney Harbour.

Egg-cellent news: Kids can climb for a reduced price of $99 these Easter holidays! Why not continue your Sydney adventure with our next Easter find.


16. Gorge on an Easter chocolate cocktail

Easter is not just for kids and no-bunny knows this more than the bartenders at Hyde Hacienda in Circular quay!

“Dripping in Gold” in their Easter special cocktail made with disaronno, frangelico, bailey’s, coffee and obviously the much loved easter treat; chocolate. It will certainly make a great start for the public holidays to start!

To end your day in style, visit one of these spectacular fine dining restaurants.


17. Visit a Beach a day over the long weekend

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What better way to spend a Sydney easter long weekend than ticking some instagrammable beaches off your list? We rounded up 40 of the best beaches in NSW, so pack up your picnic rug, put your easter eggs in your esky and run like mad hatters to the sea!


18. Hand feed animals at Golden Ridge Animal Farm

Golden Ridge Animal Farm is hosting it’s annual free easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday and it looks egg-citing! Located in Dural, this wholesome family day out is home to cows you can milk and goats, deer, alpacas, ducks, chicks, rabbits and sheep to cuddle or feed. What better way to add some Easter magic to your long weekend?


19. Eggs-ercise off your Easter chocolate energy

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The Easter events in Sydney are jam packed with treats and fun activities to ramp up your energy. So why not get out in nature and explore a hidden gem in Sydney. Secret beaches, caves and stunning views, NSW has a hike for every adventurer this Easter holidays. Check out our favourite hikes in Sydney!


20. Hunt for eggs before diving into Jamberoo Action Park

This water action park in Wollongong is known for its thrilling water slides, bobsled, racing rapids and ‘the rock’ 5 meter drop so you know these guys are going to plan a cracking Easter Sunday! Join this ticketed events with the easter bunny for an egg cellent easter trail complete with photo booth and showbag!


21. Go on a hunt for the best hot cross buns

Hot Cross buns have been an Easter tradition since the twelfth century when a monk baked the buns with a cross to mark Good Friday. As Australia is known for its historical bakeries in most regional towns that really celebrate the traditional baked goods, it is no doubt their hot cross buns will be amazing.

Why not visit one of the many incredible bakeries in Sydney? We would highly recommend visiting Nadine at Flour and Stone who won the 2017 Telstra Women in business award. Support a Sydney business woman whilst you enjoy this Easter treat.


22. Stay on Cockatoo Island

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With a jam packed schedule of school holiday easter events, Cockatoo Island is a great place for the whole family to escape. From historic tours to outdoor activities, you are going to want to stay over on the island in one of their holiday apartments of camping pods with a view of the Sydney Harbour.


23. Head to an Easter Sunday party

Easter is not always just about Sydney kids, adults can enjoy the public holiday and let off some steam at Sinola in Double Bay. They have teamed up with party fizz to deliver some cracking easter music. With a complimentary glass of hard fizz on arrival, what’s not to love?


24. Pick one of our favourite Sydney getaways

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Enjoy a getaway to Seal Rocks.

Enjoy the Easter long weekend and go on one of our favourite Sydney getaways. From Kangaroo Valley to Long Jetty, Jervis Bay and Port Stephens, there’s something for everyone in one of our ultimate guides you need to check out!


25. Go on a road trip to Byron Bay

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Looking to add on a couple of days during the Easter holidays? Why not go on a Sydney to Byron Bay road trip? Discover our favourite places to stop on the way up including plenty of hidden gems, waterfalls, hikes and so much more you need to know about. We’ve included a map so you can visually see where everywhere is in this guide!


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This article is written by Londoner In Sydney team member, Amii Freeman.

Hi I’m Amii! I’m from Darlington in the North East of England. I moved from London to Sydney in 2019 for a slower pace and to be by the coast, without having to give up my love of cities. My passion is in film and TV, I screen-write and act as much as I can. In my spare time I love trying new food, exploring new places, kayaking, hiking and cycling. Follow me on Instagram @amiifreeman!

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