Best Things to do in Sydney over Easter

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March 23 Sydney Opera House at dusk

With warm autumn days, comfortable evenings and an abundance of Easter activities for all the family, now is the perfect time to make the most of Sydney. Get out and about in Australia’s biggest city with our what’s-on guide to Easter in Sydney.

Featured image by Robert Wallace; courtesy of Destination NSW

Royal Easter Show

26 March to 8 April 2015

Running for two weeks over Easter, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is a longstanding family favourite. See over 14,000 animals at this agricultural celebration, as well as a variety of carnival rides, endless exhibits, hours of entertainment and plenty of tasty food. Don’t miss the show’s famous Grande Parade spectacles, including Bareback Bronc Riding, the “Wimbledon of Woodchopping” and the Human Cannonball Lady thrown in for good measure. And remember to pick up a show bag or two – it’s everyone’s favourite Easter Show tradition.
Ferris Wheel at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
Image by Ethan Rohloff; courtesy of Destination NSW

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Live

Sunday 29 March 2015

Impress the whole family when you create an Easter dinner like no other after taking in a few tips from internationally-renowned chef, Jamie Oliver. The British culinary star will appear at Sydney Opera House on Sunday 29 March to entertain and educate crowds with live cooking demonstrations and advice from his Food Revolution movement.

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Aida – Sydney

27 March to 26 April 2015

Aida Sydney - Handa Opera Sydney Harbour
Image courtesy of Opera Australia

Step away from the chocolate eggs and giant bunnies for an unforgettable cultural experience at Verdi’s four act opera, Aida. Taking place on a purpose-built stage in the Royal Botanic Gardens, framed by the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge lit up in all their majestic finery, you’d be hard pushed to find a more memorable setting.

Sydney Easter Parade

Easter Monday, 6 April 2015

Work off those Easter goodies by following the Sydney Easter Parade through the city, or simply find a prime spot to watch all the action unfold. Starting at 11.30am on Easter Monday, marching bands, ministries and entertainers will take to the streets of Sydney’s CBD, delighting crowds with this traditional autumn spectacle as they march to Hyde Park.

Cronulla Easter Show

3 to 6 April 2015

Aerial view of Cronulla, Sydney
Image courtesy of Destination NSW

If you want to avoid the crowds of the Sydney Royal Easter Show but still have a hankering for pony rides, market stalls and show bags, head to Sydney’s southern suburbs for the Cronulla Easter Show. Known for its sun, surf and sand – nearly five kilometres of it to be exact – it’s not hard to find a patch of beach to call your own in Cronulla once you’ve had your fill of Easter family fun.

Nomanslanding, Darling Harbour

2 April to 3 May 2015

Aerial view of  Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour Sydney
Image courtesy of Destination NSW

Looking for an interesting and educational Easter activity? Visit the outstanding Nomanslanding experience in Darling Harbour. This free art installation commemorates the Anzac Centenary, with interactive interpretations of the experiences of Australia and New Zealand’s troops during the First World War. Traverse Cockle Bay on the floating pontoon bridges and reflect upon this pivotal historic moment in Australian history.

Easter “Feastival” at Sydney Fish Market

Monday to Thursday, 7am to 4pm; Friday to Sunday, 7am to 5pm; Restaurant dinner service until 11pm nightly.

Experience an Easter feast to remember with the Easter Feastival long weekend at Sydney Fish Market. Stock up on delicious seafood during the extended opening hours on Good Friday and sample a range of perfectly cooked delicacies at the Southern Hemisphere’s largest trading fish market. Plenty of on-site entertainment will be on offer for children as well, including a visit from – you guessed it – the Easter Bunny himself.

Fish on ice at the Sydney Fish Markets
Image by James Horan; courtesy of Destination NSW

Stay in the heart of some of Sydney’s best Easter events at PARKROYAL Darling Harbour Sydney hotel. Book our special Easter package and enjoy complimentary breakfast to get your stay in Sydney off to the right start.

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  • Cooper Patton says:

    For anyone who hasn’t visited, go to Cronulla. Pretty much Sydney at its finest. The Easter Show there is amazing…. spare yourself the stress of the Royal Easter show!

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