It’s almost here! Four whole days off to indulge in some Easter fun. And, there is no better place to head for the break than the Sunshine Coast. With plenty of family fun to be had this Easter break it seems it’ll be a busy one. Therefore, you should get your car rental at Brisbane airport booked sharpish.
From food festivals to animal fun at Australia Zoo, here are the top things to do in the Sunshine Coast this Easter break.
Kenilworth Cheese, Wine & Food Fest, 31st March
The region will play host to the Kenilworth Cheese, Wine & Food Fest on Easter Saturday (31st March). An enjoyable free event which kicks off with a cheese rolling competition, as well as the great Cheester Egg Hunt for children. And, some gourmet cooking demonstrations showcasing produce from the Mary Valley for the adults.
Ocean Street World Festival, 1st April
It’s not only cheese and wine that will be on the menu over the Easter break. On Easter Sunday (1 April), Maroochydore will be transformed into a celebration of diversity at the Ocean Street World Festival. A free event featuring artists across four stages with acts from around the globe. Expect Salsa dancing, Bollywood workshops, choirs, djembe workshops and more.
Australia Zoo, 30th – 2nd April
Australia Zoo will be another hive of activity during the Easter break with an epic egg-pedition treasure hunt, pony trails, plus, meet their Easter Bilby and get a free chocolate egg. From the 30th – 2nd April, the Irwin family will be feeding the crocs (pictured) in the 12pm Wildlife Warrior show in the world-famous Crocoseum.
Pa and Ma Bendall Memorial Surfing Contest, 30th – 1st April
Surfers will be attracted by one of Australia’s oldest surfing competitions: the Pa and Ma Bendall Memorial Surfing Contest, held over the Easter break (30-1 April) at Caloundra’s Moffat Beach. The surfing contest began in 1974 and has attracted some big names over the years including Wayne (Rabbit) Bartholomew, Simon Anderson and Hawaiian legend Gerry Lopez.
Original Eumundi Markets, 14th March – 9th April
Children can enjoy the annual Easter egg treasure hunt at the Original Eumundi Markets on Easter Saturday (31st March). This will be another fun and free Easter break activity that includes a hunt with clues through the market with a chocolate surprise at the completion of the journey.
Other toddler activities on sunshine coast include: Magic with Nickleby at the Ginger Factory, mini medieval Olympics at Sunshine Castle or learn how to make robots dance, talk and move at Sunshine Coast Libraries.