Grab that basket and get ready for an epic easter egg hunt. This year Easter in Australia delivers a four-day weekend from 7 – 10 April, with Australia-wide shows, chocolate egg hunts, markets and live events filling the calendar. Find out what’s on, where to go and some of the best ways to enjoy your Easter holidays in Australia, no matter where you plan to take a break.

Easter activities Sydney

Crowds enjoying carnival rides at the 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park.
The Sydney Easter Show is a place to make memories! Image from Visit NSW.

One of Australia’s biggest annual events, The Sydney Easter Show is a thrilling extravaganza, with rides for young and old, a bounty of showbags, hands-on farm and animal experiences, agricultural displays and live music. For a basket-full of fun (and chocolate) the Sydney Family Show Easter Basket Scramble hosts egg hunts, rides and kids stage shows in the Moore Park Entertainment Quarter.  

Where to stay

Enjoy Easter activities for kids, parents and the entire family with Sydney-wide accommodation close to the heart of the action – from boutique and historic hotels to apartments and hotels with home comforts.

Easter Activities Melbourne

Girl and grandmother celebrating Easter with Easter egg hunt and searching for eggs in garden
Head to the Melbourne Easter Show in Dromana for the Melbourne Easter Show! Image from Getty.

Melbourne Easter activities are brimming with delights this year, from epic egg hunts to live events. Enjoy a drive to the stunning Mornington Peninsula, where Dromama Estate hosts the Melbourne Easter Show’s biggest Easter egg hunt. You’ll find plenty more excitement at nearby Mornington Easter Race Day, with egg hunts, rides and races. Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Markets also promises a visit from the Easter Bunny alongside Easter workshops and kid activities. 

Where to stay

Melbourne has a great range of accommodation options throughout Melbourne’s CBD and surrounding areas – let the Easter egg hunt begin!

Easter activities Brisbane

Table at an Easter yard sale in a garden in the North East of England. There are hand made easter crafts on a table and chocolate snacks.
The Easter-themed Cleveland Markets is filled with activities for all! Image from Getty.

You’ll love the festive flavours at the Easter-themed Cleveland Markets as you browse stalls filled with treats, gifts and decorations. Kids will love meeting the Easter Bunny in Victoria Park on Saturday 8 April. Make the most of the long weekend by rolling out a picnic rug for the free outdoor Easter Weekend double feature with Zootopia followed by Alice in Wonderland, also in Victoria Park.

Where to stay

Explore your Brisbane accommodation attractions and enjoy Brisbane on your doorstep, with the city’s attractions and Easter events all within easy reach. 

Easter activities Perth

A young boy meets the Easter Bunny.
At the Easter Twilight Perth Makers Market, you can meet the Easter Bunny. Image from Getty.

Get into the Easter spirit on April 6 at the Easter Twilight Perth Makers Market, a vibrant event that brings together stalls, food, live music and a pop-up bar. You’ll even meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy a scavenger hunt. On Sunday 9 April, the annual Perth Easter Gathering brings together multi-denomination for prayer and celebration. For some mighty fine easter confectionary, don’t miss Perth’s own Sue Lewis Chocolatier.

Where to stay

Find comfortable and stylish Perth accommodation options next to parkland, beaches and coastline. Perth has you covered for Easter! 

Easter activities Canberra 

Immerse yourself in this cultural celebration of traditional and contemporary music, dance, poetry and storytelling staged over the Easter break.
National Folk Festival. Image from VisitCanberra.

Canberra’s Easter Sunday Markets promise plenty of fun this year, with an invigorating mix of chocolates, baked goods and some special market treasures. You’ll also enjoy a special visit from the Easter Bunny. While you’re in town, don’t miss the Easter Long Weekend National Folk Festival 2023, headlined by Billy Bragg and The Waifs.

Where to stay

For a great Easter stay book a getaway at Quality Hotel Dickson, surrounded by shops, cafes and restaurants.

Easter Activities Adelaide

Colorful painted Easter eggs at the traditional market
Adelaide has heaps of Easter activities for the whole family to enjoy. Image from Getty.

Base yourself in Adelaide and explore the gorgeous Adelaide Hills for some Easter fun. The annual Meadows 4 Day Easter Fair is home to a large treasure market and Easter treats. It’s also a beautiful drive to Mount Pleasant’s Easter Twilight Markets on 6 April, where you’ll find locally grown food, drinks and entertainment. Adelaide’s Glenelg Sunset Markets also traditionally join the Easter spirit. 

Where to stay

Find the perfect Easter holiday accommodation in Adelaide, from comfortable inns and suites to stylish and historic boutique hotels.

Easter Activities Darwin

Colorful handmade wooden Easter eggs sold in annual traditional crafts fair in Vilnius, Lithuania
The seasonal markets cannot be missed this easter! Image from Getty.

One of the best ways to enjoy Easter in Darwin is also by browsing the colourful and vibrant seasonal markets. Explore the Nightcliff Markets and find seasonal delights and delicacies alongside local artists and live entertainment. The Parap Village Market is another great place to find market treats, entertainment and cuisine from around the world.

Where to stay

Enjoy the tropical lifestyle, waterfront eateries and Easter markets at one of Darwin’s great accommodation options.

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