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What To Do For Easter In Brisbane & The Gold Coast

What To Do For Easter in Brisbane and the Gold Coast

Who else is egg-cited for Easter?! From traditional egg-hunts and laid-back picnics, to festive markets and family-friendly festivals, Brisbane and the Gold Coast offer a variety of ways to celebrate the holiday. With Easter only a few weeks away, you better hop to it and start planning your Easter activities.

Let the egg-stra special times roll with these Easter activities in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.


What To Do For Easter in Brisbane

Easter Markets (23 March)

Before the Easter long weekend, head along to the Murrumba Easter Market for a cracking good time. You can take a leisurely evening stroll through the markets featuring stalls selling handmade treasures and homemade goodies. There will also be food trucks, live local music, Easter bunny meet-and-greets and a free Easter egg hunt!

Easter Sunday Games and Candyland Putt Putt (March/April)

Victoria Park Golf Club will be celebrating Easter with a special sugar-coated themed 18-hole mini golf course to mark the season. Easter Candyland Putt Putt is a family-friendly Easter activity with epic views of Brisbane city and challenging terrain. For an Easter Sunday treat, there will also be giant games and live music.

Bluewater Festival (28 and 29 March)

The famous Bluewater Festival held at Shorncliffe Pier has been held annually over Easter since 1949. It provides the best waterfront views for the start of Australia’s second biggest yacht race, the 75th Brisbane to Gladstone. The festival is jam packed with live bands, kids’ workshops, rides, food and markets. On the Friday evening there is also a beach party and fireworks.

Easter picnic along the river

For a laid-back Easter celebration, pack a picnic and a blanket for a riverside Easter picnic. With a range of beautiful parklands and scenic spots to choose from across the city, you can relax on the grass while enjoying some tasty Easter treats. Our favourite riverside picnic spots for Easter in Brisbane include South Bank Parklands, Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park and New Farm Park.


What To Do For Easter on the Gold Coast

Easter in the Laneway (29 – 31 March)

Hop into Cavill Lane for Easter in the Laneway, a local Gold Coast Easter weekend tradition delivering live music, entertainment, food and free face painting. From 12–2pm on Saturday and Sunday you can capture a memory with the Easter bunny when he makes a special appearance!

Easter Yoga & Meditation Retreat (28 March – 1 April)

If you are looking to escape the chaos of the Easter holiday period and bring more peace and calm into your life, the long weekend is the perfect opportunity to do it. Holistic Yoga & Meditation is holding its annual Easter Yoga & Meditation Retreat. This Easter long weekend, escape to the tranquillity of the lush Gold Coast Hinterland rainforest to relax, rejuvenate and immerse yourself in the healing arts of yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

Easter Extravaganza (31 March)

Discover a world of pastel-coloured delights and fun at the Easter Extravaganza. This family-friendly event held at Gold Coast Holiday Park is packed with Easter crafts and games, an egg hunt and an appearance by the Easter Bunny to spread the joy and cheer.

Sunday Sounds – Easter Edition (31 March)

On Easter Sunday the monthly Sunday Sounds at Paradise Point Parklands will host a special Easter edition. Enjoy an unforgettable afternoon of sweet soul music in the sunshine as you – and be sure to bring your camp chair, snacks and good company!


Travelling to your Easter activities

Make Airtrain part of your journey this Easter in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Our services run express from Brisbane Airport and stop at Fortitude Valley, Central, Roma Street and South Brisbane stations. You can then continue on to the Gold Coast and access buses or trams from Helensvale station.

If you’re travelling through Brisbane Airport this Easter, Airtrain can help you bypass unexpected delays to help ensure you get to your destination on time and in comfort.

For your Easter activities you can easily get around with a go card – just touch on at your station of departure and touch off when you arrive at your destination. The go card is accepted on all Translink transport throughout Greater Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

Translink’s Smart Ticketing system offers more ways to pay, for a more convenient journey. Smart Ticketing allows you to pay with your Visa, Mastercard and American Express debit and credit cards at any South East Queensland train station, including Brisbane Domestic and International Airports.