8 things to do this Easter

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With the four day Easter weekend just around the corner, we’ve put together a list of ways to celebrate the holiday period.

High Tea

With sweet treats on the menu, what better way to celebrate Easter than a high-tea. Try our top selections of high tea in Brisbane, from the quaint country-style tea houses to ritzy hotels, or book your place at Stamford Plaza’s annual Mad Hatters Tea Party, featuring classics alongside ‘drink me’ potions, Queen of Hearts tarts and white rabbit cupcakes.

Shop the City

Use the long weekend to pay a visit to the City. With almost all major retailers open on Sunday, why not go on an all-day shopping adventure before treating yourself to a post-shopping tipple at a laneway bar. Don't forget you can park for the day from $5.

South Bank

Visit South Bank for the last chance to see GOMA’s Sugar Spin (until 17 April) and the Hadron Collider (until 25 April), take the kids to the Live Large Festival, or chow down at Neil Perry’s Burger Project before treating yourself to Brisbane’s very first Gelato Messina

Bluewater Festival

The Bluewater Festival attracts thousands of visitors to the Shorncliffe Pier and Sandgate’s Moora Park on Good Friday for the best waterfront views of Australia’s second-biggest Yacht Race, the Brisbane to Gladstone. Here, you’ll find live entertainment, markets, food and fireworks. 

New Eat Street Markets

Freshly relocated down the road, the new Eat Street Markets Northshore is open Easter Friday, Saturday and Sunday. With new private dining spaces, retailers and a new look featuring even more shipping containers and thousands of fairy lights, now is the perfect time to check it out.

Go Camping

Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, the Brisbane Region is home to national parks, beaches and lakes worth pitching a tent at. If you’re dreaming of a city escape this Easter, look no further. It also helps that the Easter forecast is looking bright and sunny.

Football Season

Show your colours this Easter long weekend, Brisbane is being treated to kick offs from four football codes over the course of the weekend. Starting with Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titans (14 April), followed by Reds v Kings (15 April), and Brisbane Lions v Richmond (15 April), with Roar v Wellington Phoenix (16 April) as the finale.    

Chocolate shopping

With Easter around the corner, chocolate is top of mind (and mouth). From chili ganache filled chocolates to gluten-free salted caramel brownies, read our list of Brisbane’s best chocolate shops.

Lone Pine

Hop into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary this weekend for their annual Easter event. Starting with a free outdoor screening of Big Hero 6, the kids will love everything from the jumping castle to the giant games and - of course - koala cuddling galore.