Let’s make the most of your long weekend! Discover how Australians celebrate Easter and check out the last-minute tips to celebrate Easter in Sydney like a real Aussie!
Enjoy some Hot Cross Buns
Easter time in Australia means it’s the time of year that Hot Cross Buns are available! Aussie supermarkets line their shelves with these sweet little delights weeks before Easter, but they’re only available for a limited time each year.
They’ve become somewhat of an Australian Easter tradition. The buns were originally crafted with a cross on their dough in honour of Good Friday in the 12th century and were traditionally enjoyed at the end of the season of lent when people could indulge in dairy again. Since then, the buns have moved away from just being a part of a religious tradition, and are now enjoyed by Australians from all different kinds of backgrounds.
Last year alone, over 10 million buns were sold! Aussie’s will surely be eating these all weekend long!
Events in Sydney
Sydney Royal Easter Show
Number one Easter event and Australia’s biggest show, you can’t miss it. At the Easter Show, you can find everything related to Australia’s country life: entertainment, animal shows, petting farms and other market stalls. There will be fresh produce, art and craft, fireworks and much more! The show is already on and it will last until 30 March.
Price: Buy your tickets here
Dates: 23 March – 3 April 2018
Location: 1 Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127
More info: www.eastershow.com.au
Cronulla Easter Show
If you have never been to Cronulla, that’s the perfect time to visit those wonderful beaches, only 1-hour train trip from Sydney CBD! Friday, Saturday and Sunday this lovely city will host the Cronulla Easter Show. There will be puppies to cuddle, performances, entertainment and much more!
Dates: 30 March – 2 April 2018
Location: Cronulla Street, Cronulla NSW 2230
Sydney Easter Parade
Join the Easter Parade in the heart of the city! It will start on Monday morning at 11:30 am in Hyde Park and there will be more than 3000 groups but also ministers from different churches. There will be a street party, kids entertainment, costumes, music and clowns. So much fun!
Dates: Easter Monday, 2 April 2018 – 10am-2pm
Location: Hyde Park, Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000
More info: sydneyeasterparade.com.au
Easter Sunday Cruise Lunch
If you are looking for something more stylish for your Sunday lunch, you should consider a cruise in Sydney harbour. The price includes a 3-hour cruise from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm, chocolate eggs, the typical Hot Cross Buns, a buffet lunch and jazz live music. On board, you’ll find a bar and a professional photographer (those services are not included in the price). Departure at King Street Wharf 8, Darling Harbour (Vagabond Cruises).
Price: Adults: $80, children (aged 5-14) $60, family of four: $260
Dates: Saturday 31 March & Sunday 1 April 2018 – 12:30pm – 3:30pm (Subject to availability)
Location: King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000