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What’s open Easter weekend on the Gold Coast 2019?

A complete guide to the Easter opening hours for the best eats and shops on the Gold Coast.

You have four days off for a much-deserved Easter break and with so much time on your hands, you might be wondering what you can get up to on the Gold Coast.

We don't need to tell you twice that the answer is plenty.

Whether you're up for a long lady's lunch or an overdue splurge at the shops, these venues aren't taking time off this Easter long weekend. Remember to thank them on the day.

What would you like to do this Easter long weekend in the Gold Coast?


Easter trading hours for shops on the Gold Coast

Shopping centre
Good Friday
Saturday
Easter Sunday
Easter Monday
Australia Fair Shopping Centre
Closed
9am-5:30pm
10:30am-4pm 10:30am-4pm
Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre
  • Coles: Closed
  • Selected Specialty stores: 10:30am–4:30pm
  • Selected Cafes & Restaurants: 8am-late
  • Coles: 7am-9pm
  • Specialty Stores: 10:30am-4:30pm
  • Cafes & Restaurants: 8am-late
  • Coles: 7am-9pm
  • Specialty Stores: 10:30am-4:30pm
  • Cafes & Restaurants: 8am-late
  • Coles: 7am-9pm
  • Specialty Stores: 10:30am-4:30pm
  • Cafes & Restaurants: 8am-late
Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre
Closed
9:30am-5:30pm
10am-5pm
10am-5pm
Marina Mirage
Closed
10am-6pm
10am-6pm
10am-6pm
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Event Cinemas, iPlay and some restaurants are open
9am-7pm
9am-7pm
9am-7pm
Paradise Centre
Open, check specific shop times
Open, check specific shop times
Open, check specific shop times
Open, check specific shop times
Robina Town Centre
Closed 9am-5:30pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
Runaway Bay Centre
Closed
9am-4pm
10am-4pm
10am-4pm
Soul Boardwalk
10am-9pm 10am-9pm 10am-7pm 10am-9pm
Southport Park Shopping Centre
Closed
9am-5pm
10:30am-4-m 9am-5:30pm
Westfield Helensvale
Closed 10am-4pm
10am-4pm
10am-4pm

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Gold Coast restaurants, cafes and bars that are open over Easter

Our top 5 hit picks for where to eat over the Easter break:

  1. Terraces Restaurant: Treat yourself to a breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet at the luxurious Terraces Restaurant this weekend.
  2. Glass Dining and Lounge Bar: For an ultra fancy night out, make dinner plans at Glass Dining and Lounge Bar.
  3. The Glenelg Public House: Open daily from 7pm, Glenelg Public House is a gastro pub a stone's throw away from the beach.
  4. Salt Meats Cheese: High quality Italian for Easter? Yes, please. Salts Meats Cheese aims to please with its pizza and pasta dishes. It's open Friday-Sunday from 11am or Monday from 5pm.
  5. Bavarian Bier Cafe: The ultimate people pleaser, Bavarian Bier Cafe has hearty dishes and great beers. You can expect some Easter themed dishes to make their way out of the weeds over the weekend, including an Easter egg hunt on the Sunday.
  6. Main Street Burger Bar: Tuck into the good stuff on your day off in Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach. Go on, you know you want to.
  7. Yum Cha Cuisine: Harbour Town and Pacific Fair's Yum Cha cuisines will be serving dumplings from 10am to late over the Easter break.
  8. Vanitas: This hatted Italian joint is where you go to impress. Or fuel your foodie cravings.
  9. Saffron Indian Gourmet: Tantalise those tastebuds with this fusion of traditional and modern Indian cuisine in Broadbeach.
  10. McDonalds and KFC: Pining for fast food? Popular chains like McDonalds and KFC are open all Easter weekend, however smaller stores may be closed on select days.

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Gold Coast theme park opening hours over Easter

Theme park Good Friday Saturday Easter Sunday Easter Monday
Dreamworld 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm
Sea World 9:30am-5pm 9:30am-5pm 9:30am-5pm 9:30am-5pm
Warner Bros. Movie World 9:30am-5pm 9:30am-5pm 9:30am-5pm 9:30am-5pm
Wet'n'Wild 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm
Whitewater World 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm

What to do over Easter on the Gold Coast:

Hot activities and experiences to get stuck into on the Gold Coast over the Easter long weekend.

Beach Festival Image: Daniel James Grant/Supplied

  • Bleach Festival. Art and community meet in this annual multi-arts festival that's become a staple on the Gold Coast calendar. 17-28 April 2019 Currumbin Waters
  • Broadbeach Beachfront Markets - Easter Monday. Spend the day scoping out the best in local arts and crafts with the sun high and the beach calling nearby. 21 April 2019.
  • The Village Markets - Easter Monday. For a more boutique affair, head to The Village Markets at Burleigh Heads High School and check out the makers and creaters of beautiful clothing and homewares. 21 April 2019.
  • Live Music at Sanctuary Cove. Let them entertain you. Long lunches, shopping opportunities and live music will play at Sanctuary Cove from 20 April until 28 April 2019.
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SkyPoint twilight climb from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • About ninety-minutes climb experience
  • Includes climb wear, group photograph and an entry to the SkyPoint Observation Deck
  • Price: $95

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Indoor skydiving from Adrenaline

Highlights:

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  • Includes pre-flight training session, flight suit, helmet and safety goggles
  • Child price: $99

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Sailing for two from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • Two-hour sailing cruise
  • Includes glass of champagne, platter of fresh fruit, seafood, cheese and crackers
  • Price: $79 (per person)

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3-day theme park pass

3-day theme park pass from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • Unlimited entry to Warner. Bros Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast for 3 consecutive days
  • Child price: $129

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Jet ski hire

Jet ski hire from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • Experience the thrill of riding a jet ski with this thirty-minute hire for two person.
  • Price: $52.50 (per person)

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39% off Event Cinemas movie ticket

39% off Event Cinemas movie ticket from Groupon

  • Catch the latest movie with this general entry movie ticket.
  • Price: $13.50

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Top Gold Coast travel and activity deals

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