Your guide to the Easter long weekend & school holidays in Brisbane
Brisbane is good to go and Easter is only a hop, skip and a jump away! If you’re looking for things to do in and around Brisbane over the Easter long weekend and school holidays, we’ve got you covered – from luxe dining experiences and accommodation to putt putt, scavenger hunts and animal encounters for the kids, Brisbane is the place to have an eggcellent adventure.
Easter holiday festivities
Anyone for high tea? Brisbane is replete with Easter-themed high teas, including the Mad Hatter’s High Tea at Stamford Plaza Brisbane (2-18 April) with grinning Cheshire Cat cookies, Queen of Hearts jam tarts, Tick Tock pocket watch macarons and more; Treasury’s indulgent Easter High Tea (3-4 April) and Moët & Chandon High Tea (22 March to 30 April); and chocolate-filled high teas at Emporium Hotel South Bank (3-4 April) and W Brisbane (19 March to 18 April). Bookings are required, so don't be late to make a very important date!
You can also make like Monet and show off your artistic ability with a cocktail in hand and cheese platter at the ready at the Cork, Culinary & Colour event in the open-air Treasury Hotel Courtyard on Sunday 18 April.
To bask in Brisbane’s glorious Autumn afternoons with live music, seafood specials and a range of seltzers, spritzers and sangrias, head to Will & Flow. The new overwater bar on the north bank of the Brisbane River is serving up stunning views and sumptuous seafood at its Sundaze sessions every Sunday from 7 March to 25 April.
If you're up for a road trip, head to Flavours of Ipswich from 7-24 April to sample an array of specially curated menus from some of Ipswich’s favourite restaurants.
Indulge in epic burgers, delicious slow-cooked meats, succulent seafood and more.
Looking to get the kids out of the house these holidays? Riverlife Adventure Rangers Day Camps offer an all-day program of outdoor adventures in the heart of Brisbane. From abseiling the Kangaroo Point Cliffs to kayaking the Brisbane River, every day is packed with fun, adventurous and safe outdoor experiences from 6-16 April.
For the ultimate sugar hit, head to Victoria Park’s Easter Candyland Putt Putt. For the first time ever, their mini-golf course will be dressed up as a magical Candyland, where you can play amongst giant ice creams, Easter eggs and lollipops. With special themed holes like the Fairy Floss Fairway, Bunny’s Burrow and Easter Eggstravaganza, it’s sure to be fun for every bunny from 19 March to 18 April.
The ever-popular Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary will be hosting an Easter Scavenger Hunt every day over the Easter long weekend (2-5 April) – follow the clues to discover all of Lone Pine’s egg-laying animals, with a special Easter treat at the end!
For something a little different, bring the kids to Summer Land Camels in Harrisville – just 45 minutes west of Brisbane’s CBD – to feed camels, go for a camel ride and even enjoy a Camel Milk Gelato. Throughout the holidays, kids get 50 percent off their farm tour and picnic lunch with the code EASTER2021.
You can also fill up your esky while you're in the Scenic Rim! On April 3, Destination Scenic Rim invites you to meet the farmers, shop local and fill your esky with delicious local produce.
Just 30 minutes from Brisbane City, Ipswich is also loaded with kid-friendly experiences for the Easter holidays. They can play with the train simulator and see restored locomotives and carriages at The Workshops Rail Museum; step back in time and ride the Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway; cool off with a dip in Orion Lagoon and the water play park at Robelle Domain; discover the great outdoors with camping trips and animal experiences; and much more.
You would be hopping mad not to turn the Easter long weekend into a staycation!
Emporium Hotel South Bank has you covered with their 48 HR Getaway offer! From just *$309.00 per room per night plus FREE valet parking you could be enjoying some of the best service, food and luxury surrounds that Brisbane has to offer in this urban retreat nestled in South Bank and the cultural precinct of Brisbane. Three lucky guests will score a $500 credit simply by selecting a golden egg upon check in OR some other offers including free upgrade, food and drinks. Book here.
At Arise Brisbane Skytower, one of the stars of the Brisbane skyline, you’ll receive 20% off when you stay for two or more nights – and if you book direct, you’ll also be gifted a bottle of wine, a kids activity pack, and a 10% discount code for Experience Oz! Offer valid now until April 30. Travel Dates 1 April - 30 September 2021.
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