Things to do in NSW over the Easter long weekend

17 April 2014

Lake Light Sculpture Jindabyne

There are a number of great events taking place around NSW over the Easter long weekend, from 18 to 21 April, 2014.

Fill your weekend with excitement the whole family will enjoy at these NSW Easter break highlights.

Thredbo Easter Carnival

Head to the mountains for this family-friendly event in Thredbo from 17 to 26 April.

Bring a basket for the children to collect chocolate treats during the Kids Giant Easter Egg Hunt at The Village Green from 10am on Easter Sunday. Keep the kids active on holidays with the free Mountain Bike Workshops open everyday throughout Easter from 12pm to 1pm. Join an experienced guide on the Kosciuszko Summit Walk and take in stunning views while standing on Australia’s highest mountain.

Four Winds Festival

Enjoy classical and world music in a parkland bush amphitheatre at this biannual Easter festival near Bermagui from 18 to 20 April.

Hear quality Australian and international musicians play throughout the weekend, including former Good News Week TV host and singer Paul McDermott, and world-renowned Australian violinist Richard Tognetti. Enjoy the free community concert ‘At The Wharf’, featuring local musicians and headlining act Michelle Nicolle Quartet at the Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf on Easter Friday. Catch the ‘Welcome to the Country’ show featuring a poetry reading, string quartet and dance by the Aboriginal Djaadjawan Dancers on 19 April.

La Festa

Celebrate Griffith‘s food, wine and cultural diversity during this annual festival held at the Griffith Community Gardens on 19 April.

Taste the great produce and premium wines that make Griffith stand out as the food bowl of NSW. Catch Lyndey Milan’s Flavours of Griffith cooking demonstration and check out the Food Alley’s wide range of gourmet food.  Enjoy a wide range of traditional dance performances and live music throughout the day across two entertainment stages.


Australia’s premier international blues and roots festival celebrates its 25th year in Byron Bay from 17 April to 21 April.

Enjoy live music playing on seven stages throughout the event grounds and catch world-famous acts such as Jack Johnson, the John Butler Trio, John Mayer and Joss Stone. Be among the first to enjoy the Sunset Club, Bluesfest’s new VIP venue featuring balcony seating and a private beer garden. A children’s program will keep kids entertained with a wide range of activities including tug-of-war, an obstacle course and a water balloon fight.

Lake Light Sculpture

Enjoy this free outdoor exhibition on the foreshores of Lake Jindabyne from 18 to 21 April.

Visit during the day to see beautiful sculptures from professional artists as well as community groups. Head down after dark to see the sculptures illuminated and watch them transform to reveal hidden elements.

McDonalds Corowa Australian Billy Cart Championships

Professionals and amateurs will take to Sanger Street, Corowa in their carts for this annual Easter event on 19 April.

Enter one of the six race categories for $10 ahead of the event, or $15 on the day. Get creative designing your own cart, or take part in the alternative activities during the day including a race simulator, jumping castle, face painting, and plaster painting.

Enjoy a safe and memorable weekend away in NSW this Easter!