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5 Reasons to Spend Easter in Sydney

Looking for an egg-cellent way to celebrate Easter this year? Whether you’re bringing the whole family or simply stealing away on a trip for two, there’s still time to hatch a plan for the perfect weekend away.

Hop to it! The Harbour City’s most exciting Easter events are only a car hire away.

Embark on an Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Basket

Wandering Sydney’s Centennial Park is a joy all year round, but this stunning, 189-hectare sanctuary is egg-stra special during the Easter long weekend when The Great CP Egg Hunt takes centre stage. Choose from a variety of start times throughout the weekend and you and your little ones will soon be uncovering goodies of all kinds – all in the good company of the Easter Bunny himself.

Set Off on a Hot Cross Bun Crawl

Hot cross bun basket

Outgrown your inner child’s desires to forage for chocolate treats? Embark on a tour of the world-class bakeries and patisseries that reside amidst the city’s hot-cross-bun-loving ‘burbs. Start your trek in Balmain, where Adriano Zumbo’s inventive, spiced fruit macarons are stuffed with candied orange peel and crowned with a sugar-coated cross. Then, head south to Surry Hills, where Bourke Street Bakery serves up a loaf-sized take on the otherwise miniature classic. Rather tuck into the traditional version of this famed Easter fare? No problem. Travel a mere four kilometres west to Newtown and you’ll find Sydney institution Black Star Pastry baking fruit and spice laden buns by the dozen.

Get a Feel for Rural Life

Kids at petting zoo

Arguably the city’s biggest drawcard when it comes to long-established Easter traditions, The Sydney Royal Easter Show brings the best of rural living to the big city for fourteen days each year – but don’t let its humble origins fool you. The largest annual event in all of Australia, this spectacular carnival-cum-agricultural fair combines everything from animal shows to amusement park rides to deliver an immersive, country-themed experience in the heart of the city.

Go Gallery Hopping

White Rabbit Gallery

If you’ve already gotten your fill of the city’s Easter-themed festivities, get stuck into Sydney’s bourgeoning cultural scene during Art Month 2016. Keep with the spirit of the weekend with a trip to Chippendale’s White Rabbit Gallery – a teahouse-turned-dumpling bar with contemporary Chinese artworks on display – or check out one of the festival’s Art at Night exhibitions, which give patrons exclusive access to some of Sydney’s most esteemed galleries after dark.

Venture Down the Rabbit Hole

Bartender mixing a cocktail

Looking for a final spot to see out your long weekend? Dip below the hustle and bustle of Elizabeth Street to Rabbit Hole Bar & Dining, one of Sydney’s trendiest, subterranean small bars. While it may be a little less “Alice in Wonderland” than its name suggests, this hip watering hole is the perfect place to toast to an Easter weekend well spent, with plenty of hoppy brews, upscale bar snacks and an aptly named White Rabbit Ale on tap.

Ready to get cracking? Grab a luxury car hire in Sydney and celebrate Easter in style.

White Rabbit Gallery image by ErwinDoppler via Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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