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Fun Things to do in Sydney This Easter Long Weekend

From limited-edition cocktails to long lunches, here is our round-up of the best things to do in Sydney this Easter long weekend.

Sydney Fish Market

The Easter long weekend is fast approaching, and when there are chocolates and hot cross buns to be devoured, it’s best to have something planned to direct your sugar-high energy. From Easter roasts to all the chocolate-themed cocktails you can fathom, there is an activity to suit every long weekend vibe. Read on for our edits of what's on this Easter long weekend. 

Forrester's Easter Dog Show

Forrester's Easter Dog Show 

Long weekends mean more time to indulge in a bit of quality time with furry friends. Dog-friendly pub Forrester's is amping up the Easter vibes with an Easter Dog Show and it's going to be a ball! There will be a best-dressed doggo comp (winner scores a $50 Forrester's voucher!), an adult easter egg hunt, a doggie treat hunt and more. 

Saturday 30th March 

336 Riley Street, Surry Hills 

Secolo (Image Credit: Vaida Savickaite)

Indulge in a Whole Lobster at Secolo 

Deserve a little treat this Easter? Head into Secolo for a whole lobster! This perfectly shareable dish features a sustainably caught whole lobster with spaghetti drizzled in garlic, chilli, cherry tomatoes, herbs and bisque. The ideal dish to kick off your long weekend! 


Tuesday 19th March to Thursday 28th March 

94 Beattie Street, Balmain 

Fratelli Fresh

Devour an Easter Roast at Fratelli Fresh

If you’re not so keen on getting in the kitchen this Easter but still want to tuck into an epic roast, pop on down to Fratelli Fresh. For $120 (serves 3-4) you can score 12-hour, slow-cooked lamb shoulder with mint salsa verde, crisp rosemary roast potatoes, creamy cauliflower gratin, house salad and focaccia. Be sure to pre-order before 10am on March 27th when making your reservation.

Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 

Fratelli Fresh Darling Harbour, Entertainment Quarter, Manly, Miranda, and Westfield Sydney

Photo Credits: Cole Bennetts and Steven Woodburn

Elevate Your Weekend with Aria's Limited-edition Seafood Menu

Soak in iconic Sydney harbour views and chow down on seafood with Aria’s limited edition Easter long lunch tasting menu. The six-course feast, $300 per person, highlights the freshest seasonal produce Australia has to offer. 

Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April

1 Macquarie Street, Sydney

Book a Staycation 

Sydney is a delight at any time of the year but this Autumn the Sydney event scene is really popping off. Whether it's an Easter long weekend staycation or an April sojourn, consider booking a night in the city and exploring all that's on offer. Need some inspo? We recommend scoring one of the last tickets to Handa Opera's phenomenal harbourfront performance of West Side Story followed by a viewing of Louise Bourgeois' iconic exhibition 'Has The Day Invaded the Night of Has the Night Invaded the Day?'. Need somewhere to stay? The Sebel Sydney Martin Place is located walking distance from most of the city's best attractions this season.

Lap up Some Luxury at Lou Lou 

Fancy something elegant this Easter? Pop into Lou Lou for a French bistro experience. Lou Lou will be open all Easter long serving up their Autumn a la carte menu. But if you're channelling some serious opulence, book in for their Rosé à Volonté Provence bottomless lunch available on both Saturday and Sunday. Sip on bottomless French Rosé and indulge in delicacies of liver parfait and snapper en papillote amongst others. 

61 Lavender Street, Milsons Point 


Enjoy Harbour Views with Penelope's Lost Summer Session

This long weekend you've got four days to enjoy so make sure one of them is spent out and about! Circular Quay's newest venue Penelope's is just the ticket. DJ Mo'funk will be on the decks from 1pm to 4pm on Good Friday with a lineup of DJs continuing through to 10pm.  Indulge in some drinks and nibbles or score the $113 family meal set menu and add a bottomless pack add on of summer wines and spritzes. 

Friday 29th March, 12pm to 10pm

Shop R1001 50 Bridge Street, Sydney 

Score an Archie Brothers Fun Bundle for Just $35 

Embrace your inner 8-year-old and head over to Archie Brothers where you can enjoy an hour of unlimited games plus any two of the following: 8 holes of mini golf, bowling or laser tag. It's a bit of a bargain! 

75 O'Riordan Street, Alexandria 

Feast Alfresco

Whether you’re looking to score some brownie points or you just love a first-rate alfresco spread, Sydney has no shortage of locations to roll out the picnic rug. Grab the girls or pamper your partner – check out our article on the prettiest picnic spots in Sydney, for a lunch date with a difference.  

Sydney Royal Easter Show

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a ritual of sorts for kids and kids-at-heart across the state, who pore over showbags catalogues, event schedules and show maps for weeks leading up to their visit. The baby animals pavilion, rides quarter and the evening shows in the Spotless Stadium are consistent favourites for families looking for a day of constant excitement. PS. if pluto pups and corn on the cob isn’t your thing, take advantage of the samples in the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome. 

Friday 22nd March to Tuesday 2nd April

Adults from $43, children from $26

1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park

Catering Project

Enjoy an Easter Spread at Home Without the Fuss

We've said it before and we'll say it again - seasonal treats are always a good idea. If you fancy hosting Easter lunch without the hassle, consider outsourcing your catering so you've got even more time to relax and reset. Our pick? Catering Project's Easter offering is covering all bases when it comes to sweet treats.

Stock up on Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns, whether you’re a spiced and fluffy traditionalist or into more modern variations, come Easter Sunday you'll want your kitchen to be well-stocked with these delicious baked bundles of goodness. Hot, buttery, rich and flavourful the only bad thing about these seasonal treats is that you can only buy them once a year. To make this Easter the best ever, check out our article on the very best hot cross buns on offer.

QT Sydney

QT's Decadent Easter High Tea 

This Easter the QT is playing host to a special High Tea takeover by Adriano Zumbo. Look forward to a decadent offering including the caramelised white chocolate Luv Sum Bunny cake, The Great Egg Hunt tart and limited edition Zumbarons.

Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March

49 Market Street, Sydney

Easter at Sydney Fish Markets

To stock up for the long weekend, take a trip to the Fish Markets. There will be extended trading hours on Good Friday from 5am to 5pm (regular hours for the remainder of the long weekend: 7am-4pm). With hot cross buns, gourmet deli goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, premium meat, and naturally the best seafood available in Sydney, the Fish Markets are a veritable one-stop-Easter-shop.

Corner of Bank Street & Pyrmont Bridge Road, Pyrmont

Hyde Hacienda Sydney (Image Credit: Esteban La Tessa)

Down Choctails With A View

The seasonal delights keep coming and we're sure not mad. Hop into HYDE Hacienda Sydney this Easter and sip limited edition cocktails with a view. Opt for a chocolate espresso martini, the brandy Alexander or the Easter surprise. 

Tuesday 26th March to Monday 1st April 

Level 3, 61 Macquarie Street, Sydney

Kangaroo Valley

Hit the Road

While there’s no denying our harbour city is a visual feast for the senses, sometimes you just need to escape the city, even for just a few hours. If you’re keen to swap gridlock traffic for the big open road, take your pick of our favourite NSW road trips.

Loved our edit of the best things to do this Easter long weekend in Sydney? Well, you definitely have to check out our monthly event calendar, to keep the FOMO at bay and your social calendar satisfied. Plan your weekends week to week? Catch our Sydney weekend guide here

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