Many destinations around Australia have unique ways of celebrating the holiday. Various locations provide differing options for enjoying the holiday weekend. Find fun for all ages and interests in some of the most popular events occurring through Easter.
Sydney Royal Easter Show
The event occurs annually at the Sydney Olympic Park during the holidays and offers fun for the entire family. The festival attracts rural and urban farm residents who gather and celebrate cultural heritage while exhibiting home grown products and crafts. The entertainment continues with the Sydney Royal Rodeo that offers exhilarating fun and thrills. Venture to the local galleries that commemorate the holiday with a vast array of gifts and souvenirs.
The Tasmania Three Peaks Race
This popular event held during the Easter season features a biathlon that combines sailing and running. Thousands cheer their favourite teams onward, as the sailing competition gets underway at Beauty Point on the Tamar River. Vessels race to the finish at Hobart on the Derwent River. Runners compete while venturing across an east coast Tasmanian course that includes scaling Mount Freycinet, Mount Strzelecki and Mount Wellington. The media sponsored event additionally provides spectators with a glimpse of Flinders Island and Freycinet Peninsula. Easter holiday makers have the option of viewing the popular competition live or becoming one of the participants.
Established by Steve Irwin’s family, the Australia Zoo offers a variety of family fun activities around Easter. On Good Friday morning, families enjoy a free breakfast comprised of numerous delicious, healthy options that include bacon, eggs and sausages. On Easter Sunday, the facility sponsors an Easter egg hunt where children not only find hidden eggs, but additionally have the chance to win prizes. During the holiday season, the venue also awards guests with free chocolate Easter eggs and hot cross buns.
Fremantle Street Arts Festival
When contemplating a unique way of celebrating the holiday, journey to Fremantle, Over Easter weekend, the community hosts the largest street arts event in the country. The festival attracts hundreds of performers from around the world who entertain visitors on 10 different stages located throughout the community. Fun for the entire family, live performances include everything from puppet shows to death defying acrobatic feats.
The holiday weekend begins as friends and families gather on Good Friday night with blankets, lawn chairs and snacks to enjoy the outdoor movie. On Saturday night, the fun continues with a rock-n-roll concert provided by the Memphis Movers. On Easter Monday, the community hosts the Woodgate Beach Easter Fair, which features hundreds of vendor stalls and live entertainment that begins at 7:30 A.M. and continues throughout the day.