Staying local this Easter long weekend? We’ve found five awesome activities to occupy your time in Sydney. So whether you’re interested in shopping, playing, eating, drinking, or doing, we’ve got something for you in the list below.
Shop at The Rocks Markets
If having a day without shopping on Good Friday has left you hankering for a visit to a busy shopping strip, then let us suggest to you a trip to The Rocks Market.
Sydney’s most popular artisan market is open on both the Saturday and Sunday of the Easter long weekend. Shop stalls from local makers and creatives, snack on tasty dishes from local chefs, and listen to live music throughout the bustling marketplace.
Drink cocktails at Nick & Nora’s
Take a trip to Paramatta and book yourself a table at Nick & Nora’s for a guaranteed good time. The team is opening Good Friday from 4pm–10pm, Easter Saturday from 4pm–12am, and Easter Sunday from 3pm–10pm.
Nick & Nora’s is a cocktail and champagne bar that brings the golden era of glamourous and decadent post-prohibition soirees to the modern-day - sky high over Parramatta.
With world-class bartenders on hand, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Feeling peckish? The team’s magnificent food menu compliments the extensive range of champagne and cocktails perfectly, featuring oysters, caviar, local and imported cheese and cured meats as well as substantial canapés.
Stretch your legs at The Cronulla Beach Walk
Looking to balance out your intake of hot cross buns and Easter eggs with a little fresh air and exercise? Sydney is spoilt for choice when it comes to free, scenic coastal walks.
Head to Cronulla Beach and wander the 4km trail that follows the Esplanade down the Shire’s coastline south from Wanda Surf Lifesaving Club to Bass and Flinders Point, where the Hacking River meets the Tasman Sea. The pathway passes stunning beaches, child-friendly rock pools, parks, playgrounds, cafes and period houses interspersed with lavish new homes and apartments overlooking the water.
Eat at XOPP
Located in Haymarket, XOPP is open on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday from 12pm–3pm and 5pm–late.
XOPP offers a modern and playful restaurant experience. Enjoy an innovative yet traditional Cantonese-focused menu in their beautifully designed dining room overlooking the greenery and water views of Darling Harbour.
Go on an empty stomach and you’ll be more than impressed.
Have fun at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
This weekend marks the first weekend of the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The Sydney Showgrounds will transform into a magical world of carnival rides and games, delicious places to eat, and lots of things to see (there’s even a petting zoo!).
So if you’re after a jam-packed day of family-friendly fun, the Sydney Royal Easter Show should be on your list.
Oh, and don’t forget to treat yourself to a showbag!