Your fun-filled guide to the Easter long weekend & school holidays in Brisbane
Updated: 1 April 2022
Easter is just a hop away, and Brisbane is ready to go! If you’re on the hunt for amazing Brisbane experiences over Easter and the school holidays, we’ve got you covered. From luxe staycations to Candy Land Putt-Putt, floating picnics to animal encounters and adventure-filled school holiday workshops. Brisbane is the place to have an eggcellent adventure this Easter!
With a city this beautiful and lively, why not treat yourself to a Brisbane Easter escape in the heart of the CBD. Capri by Fraser is a rainforest inspired hotel fusing art, design and technology. Take advantage of their great Easter Weekend deals including 20% off if you stay two nights. More info and deals here.
Check out Hyatt Regency for an Easter stay and play in the centre of Brisbane. Enjoy a tasty Easter Sunday lunch buffet at Lennons Restaurant & Bar, featuring fresh Australian seafood, carvery mains, a variety of desserts and more. Plus your choice of laser tag, karaoke or an escape room experience at Strike Wintergarden. More info here.
Hot cross buns each morning fresh from the oven, toasted and slathered in butter, plus an unlimited breakfast menu. Got your attention now, right?! And this is just a teaser. Celebrate the four-day Easter long weekend at The Manor Apartment Hotel and indulge. More info here.
Novotel South Bank is all about making special moments for your family this Easter. Expect daily activities at the hotel, plus kid's toys for use on level 1. Enjoy a refined Easter lunch from the team at Spice Central Kitchen & Bar, and relax with family and friends in the bright and airy restaurant while gazing across leafy Musgrave Park. More info here.
FUN EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Sweet, savoury and absolutely sublime, there’s no better way to indulge in La Belle Époque delicacies than South Bank Emporium’s signature High Tea. They’ve also got options for the little ones. More details here.
Think three-tier platters featuring Yarra Valley Caviar Crumpet, Confit Duck Liver Pithivier and Chicken Brioche Rolls, plus traditional tea sandwiches with a twist. Oh, did we mention the sweet treats? Madeleines, Macarons and scones - oh, my! A great way to spend an Easter afternoon. More details here.
Get on down to Howard Smith Wharves this Easter school holidays and keep everyone happy with a range of family-friendly activities, dining options and live music. There’s face painting, balloon twisting, reptile shows and even small people friendly trivia at the Felons Barrel Hall every Wednesday from 6th April – all kids meals are half price! Cheers to that.
Prepare your sweet tooth for a rush this Easter at Candyland Putt Putt! Jump into a unique mini-golf adventure through a vibrant world covered in delectable treats. They’re bringing back classic feature holes like Fairy Floss Fairway, Ice-cream Court, Candy Shoppe, Bunny Hop and more! More info here.
Easter is looking HUGE at Brisbane Quarter with giant glowing rabbits by internationally renowned Australian artist, Amanda Parer. Hop over to George Street to snap some pictures with this magical installation. Then bounce on up for dinner and a cocktail upstairs at some of Brisbane’s swankiest restaurants. More info here.
This Easter holidays, take the kids to Lone Pine where they can be a Junior Keeper for a day! This amazing experience is available for kids aged 5-12, available Monday to Saturday during the QLD School Holidays. They’ll experience private, up-close animal encounters, a professional photo with a koala and more. Details here.
“Making Place” presents more than 100 views of the Brisbane region from their historical and contemporary collections. Come explore our ever-changing city through new eyes: from the past to the present and into the future. More info here.
QPAC is back and Frozen The Musical is melting hearts all over again. Don’t miss your chance this Easter holidays to take the kids to see what critics are calling “Disney at its best” (Courier Mail) and “Two hours of pure happiness” (Robin Bailey). Tickets from $49.50. More info here.
This Easter holidays, book the kids in for Adventure Ranger Camp - a series of workshops and programs for kids of all ages right here in Brisbane. They’ll experience kayaking, abseiling, rock-climbing, bike riding and laser tag. Morning tea and lunch are provided. More info here.
Book yourself and the kids an adrenaline-filled adventure with JetSki Brisbane! Choose from their guided jet ski safaris along the Brisbane River or even venture out to the stunning Moreton Bay – no license required!
Have a floating private picnic lunch this Easter with GoBoat. No boat licence required, the electric boats are super easy to drive, and have virtually no noise or fumes. Plus, if you use the code EASTERFUN between 2-18 April, you’ll receive a complimentary Captain's Hat (weekday bookings only). You can even bring your dog! More info here.
The Kids Collective free school holiday program returns to Roma Street Parkland this April with fun-filled activities for children aged 5-12. Book in for creative art experiences, fun fitness activities and plenty of opportunities to let loose with dance and music classes. Booking are essential.
Located at Northshore, just 15 min from the CBD, Eat Street has fast become one of Brisbane’s favourite foodie and entertainment hot spots. This Easter in Brisbane, take your pick from over 70 traders including 5 themed bars, eclectic shops and micro restaurants offering delicious dishes and tasty treats from all over the world. Yum! More info here.
Experience love, envy, betrayal and tragic redemption in the celebrated romantic ballet, Giselle. With luminous costumes, an enchanting score, and exquisite choreography, Giselle has held audiences spellbound since its Parisian première more than 150 years ago. Book here.
Regional Easter Activities
Just a bunny hop away from the city is the fun and excitement of the Brisbane regions. From bayside festivals to camel rides - there is something for every member of the family. Plan an adventure this Easter!
Kick-off your Easter bayside adventure with the Redcliffe Festival of Sails on Friday 15 April. Catch the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race on Friday morning - one of Australia’s biggest yacht races.
Also on the 15 April is Bluewater Festival at Shorncliffe. It’s jam-packed with entertainment throughout the day featuring live bands, kids workshops, rides, food and markets all culminating into a beach party and fireworks in the evening.
Easter Sunday, hop on over to the Sandstone Point Hotel for an Easter hunt Eggstravaganza. There are 6000 eggs to find! It’s free, but pre-registrations are essential. More info here.
On Wednesday, 6 April, bring the family to Summer Land Camels for the School Holidays Little Farmer Humpty Day. Book in for a camel experience your little ones won’t forget. Book here.
For the LEGO lovers, head to the Rail Museum for “Under Construction”, ideal for 3-10-year-olds. And don’t forget the miniature train rides. Heaps of fun for the whole family.
And if you want to get the adrenaline really pumping, get your GoKart on at Kingston Park Raceway. Exclusive Easter offers here.
Pack a picnic and enjoy beautiful gardens at Berrinba Wetlands, Daisy Hill Conservation Park and Koala Centre, Cedar Grove Environmental Centre.
Experience a serene view from above with Floating Images, Brisbane’s closest hot air balloon company. Soak up views of the heritage city of Ipswich, Great Dividing Range mountains, Brisbane city skyline, Scenic Rim and Somerset countryside.
Head out to Redland Art Gallery for a FREE School Holiday Workshop. Go for a dip at the Amity Park Jetty and Swimming Enclosure. Dolphins often visit the jetty and don’t forget to look up to spot the koalas.
The Komo is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner all Easter long weekend. And be sure to bring the kiddies for the Easter Sunday egg hunt that kicks off at 10am.
For a bit of adventure, book a spot on the BVRT Easter Explorer Ride (55 km) out at Somerset to experience the best MTV trail riding the region has to offer. Take in the beautiful lakes and wide-open spaces.
If you’re hunting for a fun day out with an adrenaline kick this Easter, Bayside Wake Park is the place. Enjoy artesian stalls, gourmet food trucks, a jumping castle and a spectacular Wakeboard Competition with some of Australia’s best.