Easter long weekend in Brisbane: What’s open and things to do
Figuring out your long weekend itinerary in Brisbane just got a whole lot easier.
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Sort out your plans for the Easter weekend this year with our handy guide.
From bridge climbs, zoo entries, sunset cruises and rainforest tours, we've listed all the activities currently available over the Easter period, what's open in Brisbane and the events you won't want to miss.
Things to do over the Easter long weekend in Brisbane
High Ropes and Flying Fox Adventure from RedBalloon
Get amongst the treetops this Easter long weekend with over 5 courses spanning 10 hectares of Aussie rainforest. Once everyone receives their safety briefing, you’ll have a whole day of hanging out in the canopies.
- Location: Tamborine Mountain
- Cost: $69 per person
Brisbane’s Story Bridge Climb from RedBalloon
Climb to new heights in the heart of Brisbane with the Story Bridge Climb. Enjoy a deluxe daytime climb, 360-degree views of the skyline and photos to capture your memorable day.
- Location: Brisbane CBD
- Cost: $129 per person
Australia Zoo Entry with Koala Cuddle and Photo from RedBalloon
There's fun for the whole family on this day out with Australia’s cuddliest creatures. Enjoy pick-up and drop-off from Brisbane, a stop over at the picturesque Glass House Mountains Scenic Lookout and entry to Australia Zoo with a koala cuddle included.
- Location: Beerwah
- Cost: $159 per person
Hot Air Ballooning over Greater Brisbane with Breakfast from RedBalloon
Soar across the Greater Brisbane region as you watch the sun come up from your hot air balloon. Expect to catch views of the Scenic Rim, Somerset and the beautiful heritage city of Ipswich. It doesn’t stop there with a full breakfast post flight.
- Location: Brisbane
- Cost: $360 per person
Moreton Bay Cruise with Dolphin Feeding and Marine Discovery from RedBalloon
If it’s a once in a lifetime experience that you’re after, look no further than this Moreton Bay cruise. It features a wild dolphin feeding as the sun goes down, a return cruise from Brisbane, a day pass to Tangalooma Island Resort, a free drink on the boat transfer and lunch vouchers.
- Location: Moreton Bay
- Cost: $199 per person
Scenic Biplane Flight with Aerobatics from Adrenaline
Get flying again with a scenic domestic flight over Cape Moreton, the Tangalooma shipwrecks and endless strips of coastline. You also have the option to have some aerobatics included in your flight experience.
- Location: Moreton Island
- Cost: $840 per person
Home Delivered Laser Tag from Adrenaline
Keeping the kids entertained over the long weekend just got a whole lot easier. Get them up and moving with an at-home game of laser tag. With up to eight players allowed, invite some friends over and make a day of it.
- Location: Brisbane
- Cost: $284 per person
Sunset River Cruise from Adrenaline
Bring Easter Saturday to a close with a 1.5 hour cruise of the Brisbane River. Relax as the skyline passes you by and the sun makes it way down for the day. Expect to pass attractions such as Storey Bridge and the Powerhouse.
- Location: South Brisbane
- Cost: From $35 per person
Springbrook And Tamborine Rainforest Tour including Natural Bridge and Glow Worm Cave from Viator
Find out where the wild things are this Easter long weekend with a trip to the incredible Springbrook plateau, Numinbah Valley and Mount Tamborine. Enjoy stopovers at Story Bridge and see the illuminated glow worm caves along the way.
- Location: Greater Brisbane region
- Cost: From $169 per person
Brisbane Kayak Tour from Viator
If the sun is out, why not make the most of it with a tour of Brisbane via kayak. The 90-minute experience sees you passing Storey Bridge and the Southbank Parklands. Take your pick of a daytime or nighttime adventure (and just so you know, night tours include illuminated kayaks).
- Location: Kangaroo Point
- Cost: From $65 per person
Stradbroke Island 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane from Viator
Escape the city for a day with a getaway to Stradbroke Island. This experience includes lunch, morning tea, hotel transfers, off-roading with a 4WD and visits to beaches, lakes and viewing points.
- Location: Stradbroke Island
- Cost: From $262 per person
Road trips over the Easter long weekend in Brisbane
Moreton Island is located just off the coast of Brisbane and is accessible via scenic ferry. Once on the island, travellers can expect off-roading adventures, sailing across the waterways and a ton of fun in the sun via jet ski.
Moreton Bay Sailing Trip with Island Stop and Lunch
Full-Day Moreton Island
Jet Ski Ride
If an unforgettable experience is what you're after this long weekend, Bribie Island is where to be. Just 1.5 hours north of Brisbane, spend your days in the sun immersed in water sports or touring the island's historic gems.
Bribie Island Jet Ski Blast
Bribie Island WWII Bunker tour
Bribie Island Adventure Tour
Situated just 40 minutes south of Brisbane, Mount Cotton is home to national parks and wine country. Take the weekend to explore the different flavours amongst the reds at Sirromet Wines or get a quick game of golf in.
Classic Mustang Cruise with Wine Tasting at Sirromet
Winery Tour and Tasting with Gourmet Cheese Platter
Mount Cotton SupaGolf One Day Unlimited Play
Shops open over the Easter long weekend in Brisbane
|Shopping centre||Good Friday||Saturday||Easter Sunday||Easter Monday|
|Queen Street Mall||Store dependent||Store dependent||Store dependent||Store dependent|
|Westfield Garden City||9am-5:30pm||9am-5pm||10am-5pm||9am-5:30pm|
Attractions open over the Easter long weekend in Brisbane
|Attraction||Good Friday||Saturday||Easter Sunday||Easter Monday||Where to book|
|Trevena Glen Farm||Open||Open||Closed||Open||Adrenaline|
|North Stradbroke Island Tour||Closed||Open||Open||Open||Finder|
|The Wheel of Brisbane||Open||Open||Open||Closed||Direct|
Restaurants, cafes and bars are open over the Easter long weekend in Brisbane
|Name||Address||Opening hours||Cuisine||Where to book|
|Sassy Spoon||43 Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba||Friday-Monday|
|Il Baretto Espresso Bar||13/700 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek||Friday-Monday|
|Galaxy Seafood & Mediterranean Restaurant||Shop 6/50 Marine Parade, Southport||Friday-Monday|
|Curry n Cask||5/670 Oxley Road, Corinda||Friday-Monday|
|Maple Cafe||10A Minimine Street, Stafford||Friday-Monday|
|At Mr & Mrs Jones||39 Hercules Street, Hamilton||Friday|
|Belvedere Bar n Grill||1/39 Hercules Street, Hamilton||Friday-Saturday|
|The Balfour Kitchen & Bar||37 Balfour Street, New Farm||Friday-Sunday|
|City Winery||11 Wandoo Street, Fortitude Valley||Friday-Saturday|
|Donna Chang||3/171 George Street, Brisbane City||Friday-Sunday|
|Electric Avenue||23 Logan Road, Woolloongabba||Friday-Sunday|
|Farm House||9 Somerset Road, Kedron||Friday|
Closed Saturday 8am-2pm Sunday Closed Monday 8am-2pm
|Gusto Da Gianni||Remora Road, Hamilton||Friday-Monday|
|Happy Boy||East Street, Fortitude Valley||Friday-Sunday|
|Industry Beans||18 Proe Street, Newstead||Friday - Monday 8AM-3PM||Cafe|
|La Lune Wine Co||44 Fish Lane, South Brisbane||Friday|
|Les Bubbles||144 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley||Monday Closed Friday-Sunday 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-8:30pm||Steakhouse|
|Mons Thai||12A Martha Street, Camp Hill||Friday-Saturday|
|Morning After||Cambridge Street, West End||Friday-Monday|
|Pawpaw Cafe||898 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba||Friday 8am-4pm Saturday-Sunday 7am-3pm||Cafe, Asian|
|Proof BBQ & Booze||14/104 Newmarket Road, Windsor||Friday-Sunday|
|Mr Percival's||Howard Smith Wharves, 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane||Friday - Monday 5pm-late||Bar|
|Tetto Rooftop Bar||1/807 Stafford Road, Everton Park||Friday Closed Saturday - Sunday|
12pm-late Monday Closed
|Stone & Wood||99 Bridge Street, Fortitude Valley||Friday-Saturday|
|Catchment Brewing Co.||150 Boundary Street, West End||Friday-Saturday|
- Note: The above is accurate as of 22 March 2021. Public holidays may affect normal trading hours. Contact the venue before visiting to confirm their trading hours for 2 - 5 April 2021.
Events happening in Brisbane over the Easter long weekend
- Redcliffe Festivals of Sails: The annual Good Friday festival is back for another year of celebration. Enjoy a full day of Easter entertainment, including an egg hunt for the little ones, live music and a plethora of market stalls. Runs on 2 April. Free entry.
- Sandgate Bluewater Festival: Spend a day by the beach this long weekend at the Sandgate Bluewater Festival. The event is set to feature market stalls, rides, plenty of food options, fireworks and entertainment for the whole family. Runs on 2 April. Free entry.
- Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race: Get the best seat in the house for the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race. Climb aboard at 9am and enjoy a guaranteed window table in the main cabin, full access to all the viewing decks, mixed cakes for morning tea, a gourmet picnic lunch and a bar for your beverages purchases. Runs on 2 April. Tickets from $119 per person.
- Fernvale Country Markets: Keep it simple on Easter Sunday with the Fernvale Country Markets. Explore the countless stalls on offer, from local produce to handmade gifts. Runs on 4 April.
- Bauhaus Now: If you're keen on getting amongst the art scene this Easter long weekend, you can't look past the Bauhaus Now exhibition on at the Museum of Brisbane. Showcasing the refugee and migrant contribution to Australia, the exhibition offers a take-home activity kit and a colourful light installation. Runs on 5 April. Free entry.
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