The Easter long weekend will be here before we know it, so there’s no better time to start making plans for you and your family to ensure it’s the best one yet.
The Sunshine Coast is the ultimate holiday destination this Easter with loads of epic events taking place across the region.
From quirky experiences and getting up close and personal with nature, to some super
special eggstravanganzas—there’s something for everyone this long weekend.
To help get your itinerary sorted, we’ve rounded up the best things to do this Easter on the
Hop to it, Nighquarter is throwing the ultimate Easter party on 16 April and trust us, you don’t want to miss out. Choc-o-block with delicious fun, you and your family can get competitive on the egg hunt, jam out to live music, take part in the kids craft workshop, try your luck at the Easter egg eating competition and check out the Easter stage show.
After all that chocolate, it’s time to stretch your legs at one of the most beautiful places
in Queensland, Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary. Located in Bli Bli, explore the lush rainforest, salt marsh, casuarina woodland and mangroves of this magical diverse area. Stroll along the new two metre-wide boardwalk (suitable for prams) as it meanders through the greenery, coming out at the Maroochy River. It’s the perfect wholesome family activity.
If you’re looking for something special for your little ones to do this Easter on the Sunshine Coast then make tracks to Aussie World who are throwing a Tiny Tots party. For just $20 per
ticket your little one will get to hang with roaming Easter characters, take part in an egg hunt and bonnet parade, plus gorge on loads of chocolate. There’s also face painting, food specials, plus they’ll have access to a bunch of toddler-friendly rides, and best of all there’s free coffee for parents.
Australia Zoo, Beerwah
Prefer animal encounters over theme parks? No worries, Australia Zoo is another unmissable Sunshine Coast attraction that you and your family will love this Easter. Running special Easter adventures from 2-18 April, the zoo is home to species from all around the world (think: cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, rhinos and crocs ). Plus there are loads of exciting presentations to watch and up-close feeding experiences that are truly bucket list-worthy. If you’re looking for one of the best places to visit on the Sunshine Coast, this is it.
Amaze World, Tanawha
Looking for something a bit different for the whole family to do together this Easter on the Sunshine Coast? Head straight to Amaze World for the ultimate brain challenge. There’s an 80m x 80m living hedge maze to tackle as well as a rope maze, timber maze and tyre maze that will surely get those competitive juices flowing. Post maze, you can wind down with the 18-hole mini golf course on site.
One of the best Queensland holiday destinations has to be the stunning Booloumba Creek Falls and what better time to check it out than at Easter with the whole family. Pack a picnic and your togs for a day soaking up mother nature’s best. Marvel at the waterfalls, check out the crystal-clear rock pools and go for a refreshing dip at the base of the falls.
Pro tip: if you’re having too much fun and don’t want to leave, you can camp overnight too.
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba
Take your Easter adventure underwater with one of the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast—a day spent at SEA LIFE. There’s a plethora of gorgeous and slightly scary animals to check out including sharks, seals, rays and turtles. Plus the exhibits here are next level. Waddle into Penguin World, go under the sea in the ocean tunnel and coo over the cuteness factor at Seal Island. To make things even more fun, until 17 July, Brickman Cities powered by LEGO® City will be at The Wharf, Mooloolaba. Marvel at landmarks from four iconic cities in an experience that took over 2,500 hours to create, using more than one million LEGO bricks.