Most Sydneysiders have four days off in a row coming up and many will escape out of town. But for those staying Sydneyside or those with visitors coming, what fun activities are on offer in the harbour city? We’ve found 10 things that should make this Easter weekend in Sydney a great one:
Easter weekend Sydney activity #1: The Sydney Royal Easter Show
Although it is not just an Easter long weekend event (running from Thursday April 6th to Wednesday April 19th), the days of the Easter long weekend are by far the biggest days of the show. The show moved from Moore Park to Sydney Olympic Park in Homebush just before the 2000 Olympics. Every year it keeps getting bigger and better. We’ve put together a list of things that are new and a must for this year’s show here. For info and tickets, head to www.eastershow.com.au.
Easter weekend Sydney activity #2: The Races
The Autumn Racing Carnival is growing in popularity in Sydney and this Easter weekend you can head to the Schweppes All Aged Stakes Day at Randwick Racecourse on Easter Saturday, while our local track of Canterbury will have a meeting on Easter Monday. For All Aged Stakes Day tickets head to www.australianturfclub.com.au. Entry for Canterbury on Easter Monday is free (general admission only).
Easter weekend Sydney activity #3: The Great Centennial Park Egg Hunt – Moore Park
This event claims to be Sydney’s largest and most popular Easter egg hunt, as Centennial Park is transformed into one big treasure trove. Kids can follow the trail map and complete activities and be rewarded with yummy chocolate. More than 1,000 kids participated last year and the event sold out, so reserve your tickets now at www.centennialparklands.com.au.
Easter weekend Sydney activity #4: The Sydney Easter Parade
For those who want to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Sydney Easter Parade is the perfect event. The parade was previously known as the Jesus March, and the official website declares it to be ‘a time of celebration, where people from all different denominations, different ethnic heritage, and different age groups come together to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’. It kicks off on Easter Monday at 10am in Hyde Park.
Easter weekend Sydney activity #5: NRL
For the lovers of footy in Sydney, there are few better weekends than Easter. The two traditional matches are both played at ANZ Stadium with the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs playing on Good Friday. The Parramatta Eels line up against western Sydney rivals Wests Tigers on Easter Monday. Get your tickets here.
Easter weekend Sydney activity #6: Soccer (or football, if you prefer)
If your football love is of the round ball kind, the hot-running Sydney FC will play against the Newcastle Jets at Allianz Stadium (Moore Park) on Easter Saturday at 5:35pm. It’s a big game of the sky blues who will look to end the season on a high, heading into the semi finals on top of the table. For tickets, click here.
Easter weekend Sydney activity #7: Egyptian mummy exhibit
For something completely different and educational, the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney is hosting an ancient Egyptian experience. Using the latest CT scanning technology, get a look underneath the wrappings of mummies and learn more about the person inside. The six mummies were transported from the British Museum and are believed to have lived and died in Egypt between 1800 and 3000 years ago. In addition, there are 200 Egyptian artefacts to be in awe of, that tell us more about the everyday life and death of an ancient Egyptian. Get your tickets here.
Easter weekend Sydney activity #8: Titanic – The Exhibition
Another one for the history buffs, an exhibition of the famous ship the Titanic is at Entertainment Quarter, Sydney. It commemorates the passing of 105 years since the Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors all receive a boarding pass containing the details of an actual passenger and experience spectacular recreations. Memorabilia from the blockbuster film will also be on display. In the Memorial Gallery, visitors learn if their chosen passenger survived the disaster. For more info and tickets head to Ticketek.com.au.
Easter weekend Sydney activity #9: Carlos Santana
Arguably one of the best guitar players ever is playing in Sydney this Easter weekend. The multi Grammy Award winner and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is bringing his Transmogrify Tour to Australia, and will be playing with special guests, the Doobie Brothers. They’ll play at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney Olympic Park on Thursday April 13th. Whether or not he’ll head across the road to the Easter Show to jump on some rides and eat chips on a stick is unconfirmed. Get your tickets here.
Easter weekend Sydney activity #10: Eat at MàZi Restaurant
Like with most special holidays, Easter is based around enjoying food with family and friends. At MàZi Restaurant, we’ll be serving up some amazing dishes, especially for the Easter long weekend. Save yourself on the hassle (not to mention the dish washing) by booking a table and bringing your family in for an Easter feast. You can find the menu here. To book a table call (02) 8037 8200.