There’s nothing quite like four days off! But with that much time on your hands, you might be wondering what to do this Easter long weekend. Here are our picks of the best ways to spend your time around Sydney over the 2019 Easter weekend!

Easter at The Grounds

This event is what Easter dreams are made of. Be there the moment the 500kg chocolate egg is cracked open for all to enjoy and indulge. Then wander down the rainbow laneway installation, preferably after you’ve sipped on a Salted Caramel Eggspresso Martini or two. Visit the website for a full run down of the Easter celebrations.

Easter at the Grounds

Perrys Lookdown Campground

What better way to spend the long weekend than deep inside the Blue Mountains National Park. Nestled amongst beautiful eucalyptus trees, this spot is for hardcore nature lovers, so you’ll find only the bare necessities. The perfect place to unwind on a city escape. If you’re looking for other places to camp in the Blue Mountains this weekend, here’s a list of our favourites.

Perry's lookdown

Fairfield Easter Fair

Not keen on the Easter Show? Head a little further west for a cheaper and less hectic alternative. Dodgem cars, dagwoods dogs, and animals – Fairfield Easter Fair has all the usual trimmings. There’s a venomous snake show and sheep shearing exhibition, plus fireworks every night and a jetpack and pyrotechnics show. Free entry for the entire long weekend! 

Fairfield Easter Fair

Palm Beach

Enjoy your long weekend at one of NSW’s most beautiful beaches. Pack the surfboards, snorkels, and maybe even a fishing line for an action-packed day at the beach. Or just relax and sunbake as you listen to the waves crashing in. If you feel like a stroll, take the easy trail up to the lighthouse & check out the view! 

Palm Beach

Tramsheds Growers Market

Inside the tramsheds you’ll find a first-class lineup of local favourites. Seasonal fruit and veggies, sustainable products and live musicians are guaranteed. You’ll even find workshops run by winemakers, cheesemakers, chefs, authors and artists. This Sunday from 8am – 2pm. Find out what will be featured this week.

Tramsheds growers markets

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Running from the 12th – 23rd of April and attracting nearly 900,000 people, this is Australia’s largest annual event. The train is the best way to get there.

Orange Camel Races

Yep, you read that right. Each year the Central West town of Orange hosts one of the most interesting race meets of the year, where everyone’s favourite humped back beasts sprint for the finish! While you’re in town, check out some of the best food and wine regions in the state with one of the GoGet cars on Kite Street!

Byron Bay Bluesfest

There’s still tickets available one of Australia’s premier music festivals in Byron Bay, although accomodation might be limited to camping! This year’s lineup includes Iggy Pop, Kurt Vile, George Clinton, Jack Johnson,  Hozier, and Mavis Staples.

Australian Billycart championships

Head down to Corowa in the Southern Highlands this Saturday for something special. The national Billy Cart Champs are on, and they’re a unique sight! It’s close enough for a day trip or a weekend away.

Griffith Easter Party

If you feel like a drive in the country, you could do worse than spend a few days in Griffith, a town that goes off over the Easter weekend! From one of the oldest fun runs in Australia, to the Olden Day Fair, to the egg hunt and Griffith Vintage Festival, there’s something for the young and old.

Yoga, Meditation & Essential Oils Class at The Sanctuary

Make your long weekend a relaxing one and learn about a range of wellness topics.

Ukulele for Noobs

You’ll be a pro in no time after learning basic patterns, progressions, and swing at this fun-filled music class!

About Tim Beau Bennett

Tim is an ex-journalist and radio presenter, and has been a professional writer for over a decade. He regularly writes about technology, lifestyle, and smart cities, and has written for news site including the ABC and SBS.