Easter is one of Australia’s most popular holiday seasons, with Good Friday and Easter Monday being public holidays in all states and territories. It also holds great significance for many people around the world, after COVID-19 impacted many activities since 2020. This year’s celebration is the perfect time to get together with family and friends to celebrate!
Planning Your Easter Holiday
1. PARTICIPATE IN AN EASTER EVENT NEAR YOU
Sydney / New South Wales
Sydney Royal Easter Show: Australia’s largest annual ticketed event; and with large funding from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, thus adding agricultural competitions and animal experiences to the event.
If you haven’t had enough carnival rides, games, and show bags, you can also head down to the Sydney Family Show in Moore Park.
Melbourne / Victoria
Victoria has its own Easter Show that involves an egg hunt, live entertainment, a petting zoo, monster trucks, and even camel riding!
Brisbane / Queensland
If you’re a music lover in the Brisbane area, you may drive down across the border to Byron Bay Bluesfest for the Easter-long weekend; or the Redcliffe Festival of Sails which gives you a front-row seat for Australia’s second-largest boat race, the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.
Perth / Western Australia
The Treasury Lounge and Bar in Perth CBD offers a Good Friday seafood lunch, a Good Friday dinner, and an autumn afternoon tea all weekend.
Adelaide / South Australia
In Adelaide, the Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival, held on Easter Saturday and Easter Monday, is a great place to spend the day with the family. Alongside the horse racing, you can keep the kids entertained with pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo, and of course, an Easter egg hunt.
2. GET SOME PEAS AND QUIET
Autumn is a great time to get started on that gardening idea! And with the long-weekend holiday break, you might find you’ve got the time (it’ll be a good bonding activity amongst family members as well). Whether you’ve got a home garden, a small plant box, or something in between, you can plant herbs like parsley and rosemary, vegetable seedlings and more. Check out Careerline Course’s short courses on Fruits and Vegetables, Medicinal Herbs, Gardening Skills, or Vertical Farming and Gardening to get some idea on what plants you can grow at home!
3. GO ON DIGITAL DETOX
Don’t forget to switch off and go old-school with a book, your course’s printed notes, or some exercise to keep your body and mind refreshed over Easter. Take this break as an opportunity to enjoy time to yourself or with your loved ones, without the interference that your phone and other devices create.