Time Out’s guide to the best things to do with those extra days off
Stuff your face with stuff on sticks
If the alpacas and baby chicks aren't enough to sway you, there'll be showbags, woodchopping comps and fairground rides from thrill seekers to tea cups.
Whose buns have the juicy raisins?
Get out and eat the best hot cross buns in town. Read Time Out's list of the best five sweet, buttery, spiced buns – and, more importantly – where to get ‘em.
Get out and play some wall ball
Saturday's championship will see 160 men and women from across Australia compete for the coveted Golden Hand trophy. Join the crowd at Red Bull’s headquarters in Alexandria.
Make your own homemade bacon in time for brekky next weekend
Chris Grant from the Flying Pig Providore will give you a taste of their signature maple and sea salt rashers, before taking you through the dry curing process so that you can make your own.
Get the lowdown on the best supermarket offerings
Cure a hangover with brightly packaged chocolate eggs. Before you do so, read our tasted and rated list of the best that pocket money can buy.
Take a stickybeak at a new farmyard installation – a two-metre-tall chocolate egg
Want something weightier? The team at the Grounds have worked with local chocolatiers to create Australia’s biggest chocolate egg, which will be cracked on site on Easter Sunday.
It’s the fanciest egg in town
Not to be outdone, Messina has gone and created a gelato Easter egg. A white chocolate shell encases milk chocolate gelato and a yolk of chocolate that pours out when you cut into it.
Keep 'em busy with these ten long weekend ideas
Chocolaty egg hunts, fairground rides and real life bunnies. We’ve got Easter sorted for little ones (and their adorable grown-ups, too).
So many parties, so little time
Get ship faced with Touch Sensitive, farewell the CBD home of Spice Cellar, or party like it's 1999 at Goodgod. Here’s where to let loose this long weekend.
Catch up on some culture
Use the extra days off to see the AGNSW’s new exhibition, which features more than 400 photographs looking at the public and private lives of Aussies from 1840 to now.
Four times the fun
A four-day weekend means a lot of opportunities for coffee and cooked brekkys. Here's where to get 'em from Good Friday through to Easter Monday.
Take a trip to Byron
The Easter long weekend festival returns to Tyagarah Tea Tree farm with Train and the Alabama Shakes, plus Bluesfest alumni Xavier Rudd, Michael Franti and Spearhead.
Golden eggs befitting any Willy Wonka enthusiast
Go on a shopping spree of Sydney’s best chocolatiers. See our updated list to find gooey marshmallow and salted caramel flavours, as well as raw gluten-free options.
Empty fridge? No worries
NSW has strict laws on alcohol sales on Good Friday. But, good news: breweries are covered by a handy producers’ exemption that means a take-home brew is A-OK.
Who's open and when
With four full days at your disposal, here are some excellent restaurants you should visit over the Easter long weekend – complete with handy opening hours.