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Easter Long Weekend: Brisbane's Top 8 Things to do

Long weekend free and nothing to do? We’ve got just the thing. We’ve wrapped up Brisbane’s best long weekend activities.

Candyland Putt Putt
Candyland Putt Putt

Aside from devouring an inhuman amount of chocolate, there’s plenty to do around greater Brisbane this Easter long weekend! Whether you’re looking for a family getaway or something a little more lowkey, we’ll help you plan an egg-stra special itinerary. Sorry. We’ll try not to let the Easter Punny take over. 

Sunflower Fields
Sunflower Fields
Sunflower Fields

Sunflower fields forever. Pack a picnic, turn up the tunes and road trip out to a gorgeous sunflower field to top up your Instagram content catalogue! Being amongst nature, wide open spaces and fresh air is so rejuvenating for the soul and that’s something we can all use at the moment. There are a few fields easy to get to from Brisbane, but make sure to contact the farm or property owner in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Stradbroke Island
Stradbroke Island
Stradbroke Island

If you’re ready to pack up your bags and get out of Brisbane to soak up the last little bit of sunshine, Straddie might just be the perfect spot. Stunning Minjerribah country welcomes you with lush green vegetation and sparkling ocean water, perfect for wildlife spotting. Organise your ferry ticket and accommodation and switch off for the long, long weekend. 

Easter Candyland Putt Putt

Your Easter wonderland dreams are about to come true. The Victoria Park team are absolute professionals when it comes to putting events together and this Easter egg-stravaganza is no different. The entire Putt Putt course will be given a sugar-loaded makeover to become the ultimate candyland backdrop, so grab your caddy and head on down. 


Easter egg Hunt
Easter egg Hunt
Plan an Easter Egg Hunt

Whether it’s for your family, or just some big kids in your life, a good old fashioned egg hunt is a fun (and dare we say slightly competitive) way to get everyone into the Easter spirit! Make it an extra special event by organising a potluck lunch at New Farm Park or Roma Street Parklands and spread your egg hunt out a little. Just make sure to collect all of your eggs and don’t leave any litter behind, or the Easter Bunny won’t be back to visit you next year. 

Cylinder Beach
Cylinder Beach
Camping

Long weekends are made for camping. With so many glorious spots to stay so close to Brisbane, you’re really spoilt for choice when it comes to camping in Queensland. The weather is perfect with cooler evenings, but plenty of warm Autumnal sunshine to keep you feeling sunkissed and refreshed. You can find our favourite spots to camp here, all within three hours of Brisbane!

The Stamford
The Stamford
Easter Dining At The Stamford

Everyone loves a long lunch and no one does it better than the Stamford Hotel! Whether you opt for a breakfast buffet, a seafood bounty for lunch or Easter Sunday dinner, you’re guaranteed to enjoy delicious eats, an incredible view and immaculate service. The Stamford are renowned for their fresh seafood (think Moreton Bay bugs, Pacific oysters, mussels and more) and offer a drinks package so that you can truly wind down and indulge. 

Mrs Browns
Mrs Browns
Entertain At Home (Like A Pro)

The Easter long weekend is looking a little different these days, with lots of regular city events unable to run as usual. So why not host a special Easter party at home? Spend the first half of the weekend getting crafty and make some decorations to spruce up your entertaining area. You could even make your own chocolate eggs or sweet treats! Lots of our local restaurants and cafes are still open offering delivery or pick up dinners. Our pick of the bunch is Mrs Browns, offering delicious modern Australian eats and cocktail packages to take home. 

Roma Street Parklands
Roma Street Parklands
Soak Up Some Art & Culture

Want to use this downtime to get inspired? Spend some time slowly exploring GOMA, the Museum, or even the city streets! The Brisbane City Council Outdoor Gallery is currently spotted around the city, so if you keep an eye out you might just spot something special. We highly recommend checking out the Prehistoric Sea Creatures exhibit at the Museum, or head into GOMA to check out the Motorcycle & Gordon Bennett exhibitions. 


When Easter is over and your whole chocolate collection has been raided and demolished, take some time to get back to nature and walk off the chocolate all at once, with the best scenic walks around Brisbane!