Top 32 Things To Do This Easter Break 2017

Looking for stuff to do in Brisbane over the Easter holidays? Look no further! We have collected a list of 32 awesome things to do during the Brisbane Easter Break, check it out below!
Easter Break 2017

Check out some local events:

There is plenty on over the Brisbane Easter break, check out some of the events below:

1. Towers of Tomorrow: 

Whether you’re a fan of LEGO® or just love architecture and art, you’ll want to check out the Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks exhibition happening at the Ipswich Art Gallery. 
The Victoria Park Bistro has a huge day of entertainment planned for the Easter weekend including jumping castles, giant slides, petting zoos and much more!
Check out the Live Large Festival at Southank – a free festival with music, food, entertainment and arts. There will be market stalls, activities for all ages and much more
Step inside the world’s greatest experiment and check out the Hadron Collider display at the Queensland Museum 


Make sure you keep an eye out on our Whats On Page fore more events that pop up!

Explore some of these amazing natural locations: 

South East Queensland has some truly stunning natural locations to explore, check out some of our favourites below during the Brisbane Easter break:

With its stunning rainforest scenery and tranquil paradise birds singing in the background, Natural Bridge truly is a relaxing getaway within a short drive from Brisbane. The walk also features glow worms which can be seen after dark!
Natural Bridge
Maiala National Park, which is located at Mt Glorious, is a great place for families with primary school aged kids. It features a wide open grassy hillside park with plenty of shade, seating areas, toilets and even a few wood barbeques. Just past the picnic area there are three stunning subtropical rainforest walks: Rainforest Circuit (Aprox. 2km, 1hr), Greenes Falls Track (Aprox. 4.3km return, 2hrs) and Westside Track (Approx. 6.4km return, 3hrs).
Greenes Falls Track
With its stunning views, walking tracks, wood barbecues, running creek and picnic areas, J C Slaughter Falls is sure to impress everyone and keep the kids entertained for hours.
J C Slaughter Falls
At O’Reilly’s you’ll find a magical rainforest treetop walk with amazing views, beautiful picnic areas and amazing interactive wildlife experiences such as the bird feeding area.
O'rielly's Rainforest
With its calm and peaceful ambience, spectacular views, winding walking and bike tracks, plethora of wildlife and various picnic areas, Toohey Forest Conservation Park is a great place to come for a picnic, to get some exercise, or even just a quiet stroll amongst the trees to clear your head.

Head over to some local parks & playgrounds: 

Get the kids out of the house and head on over to some of our favourite parks and playgrounds in and around Brisbane during this Brisbane Easter break: 

Frew Park is a 3.5 hectare inner city parkland and playground in Milton that features climbing walls, tunnels, basketball hoops and much more.
Frew Park Overview

Kidspace Playground is a massive fort playground located within the 7th Brigade Park, Chermside. As well as the huge fort, Kidspace also features a basketball half-court, a rebound wall, a cricket pitch, a bike track and much more.


Kidspace Playground, Chermside

Hidden World Playground is located in Fitzgibbon and features a large, extremely colorful, sand based playground. With plenty of seating areas, barbeque’s and even a dog park nearby, it’s not hard to tell why this playground is so popular with the locals.
Hidden World Playground
Lower Moora Park, located in Shorncliffe, is a beautiful park to take kids in Brisbane, featuring a huge timber playground for kids, a picturesque pier that is great for fishing, a beach that is perfect for kids to have a paddle, as well as plenty of BBQ’s and seating areas.  
Playground at Lower Moora Park - Shorncliffe
Robelle Domain is a huge parklands located in Springfield that features picnic areas, treetop walks, a water play area for kids and much more.
Robelle Domain

One of the oldest parks in Queensland, Queens Park in Ipswich features a large playground, plenty of shady picnic spots and a cafe.


Queens Park Ipswich

With its stunning ocean views, safe swimming areas for the kids, playgrounds and climbing trees galore, along with plenty of BBQ areas and even a restaurant, what more could you ask for?


With its nautical themed playground and waterpark, marked bike paths and beautiful scenery, Wynnum Wading Pool Park is a great place to take the kids for a day of fun, or for a quiet stroll by the beach and down the picturesque jetty.

Check out some local attractions:

If you’re looking for a fun day out, check out some of these local attractions in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast:

18. Timezone Arcade – Gold Coast:

Timezone on the Gold Coast is a massive game arcade, featuring over 350 games, dodgem cars, laser skirmish, bowling lanes and much, much more
Timezone Arcade

Located on the Gold Coast, iFly Indoor Skydiving is a state of the art facility that utilises a large, vertical wind tunnel to launch you into flight, promising to provide a safe experience that feels just like the real thing. 


Located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Underwater World is Queensland’s largest aquarium, featuring a diverse array of marine life such as sharks, seals, sawfish, turtles and tropical reef fish (amongst many more).
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is a museum located at Surfers Paradise that specialises in the bizarre, featuring strange artefacts, interactive displays, amazing illusions and much more.
Ripley's Believe It or Not storefront
With thousands of fish just waiting to be caught in the beautiful ponds within Ecopark Fishing World & Farm Stay, a huge range of animals to see up close and personal and the vibrant yet relaxing atmosphere, you are sure to have a good time during your visit here.
Featuring an entertaining and informative koala enclosure, a huge park with plenty of space to run around, barbecues and seating, walking tracks, bike tracks and horse tracks, Daisy Hill Koala Centre is a great family orientated place – you will never run out of things to explore here!

Have a picnic at one of these beautiful gardens: 

Check out some of our favourite beautiful locations to set up with a picnic: 

The Brisbane City Botanical Gardens provide a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of Brisbane’s CBD. There is plenty to see and do including beautiful ornamental ponds, walks through stunning fig trees and views out across the Brisbane River.
Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens are the perfect place to escape the crowds into nature. Featuring board walks over the beautiful lake, sensory gardens and a cafe with delicious organic coffee, what more could you ask for?
Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha are the perfect place to come and relax, with a huge range of beautiful plants from stunning rainforests, to cactuses. Throw in the beautiful lakes, the abundance of wildlife and the views from the lookout, and you are sure to be impressed.

Check out some of these amazing views: 

One of our favourite ways to spend time in Brisbane and the Gold Coast is looking out over some of its amazing views. Check out some of the best ones below: 

Mt Gravatt Lookout is famous for its amazing views of Brisbane’s CBD and surrounding mountain ranges. The lookout includes a cafe, plenty of picnic areas and for those who are feeling fit, it also features several bush tracks around the northern face of the mountain and down to the nearby Toohey Forest.
With its stunning panoramic views of Brisbane City and out to Moreton bay, the Summit Restaurant, the popular Kuta Cafe and plenty of surrounding bush walks, there is plenty to love about Mt Coot-tha lookout.
Burleigh Heads National Park, located on the Gold Coast is a stunning headland rainforest with two winding nature walks that twist up and around the rocky foreshore and over the hill, allowing breathtaking views of the beach, Tallebudgera Creek and the Gold Coast.

View from the Rainforest Circuit, Burleigh Heads National Park

Go for a swim: 

With the summer heat still lingering, what better time is there to go for a quick dip? Check out some of our favourite spots below: 

Orion Lagoon is a new world class swimming lagoon in Springfield made up of 3.5kms of swimming pools at depths varying from 0-1.5M. Combined with the fun from the nearby Robelle Domain Parklands makes it the perfect day out for the family.
Orion Lagoon
Burleigh Heads Beach is a very popular, family friendly beach located on the Gold Coast which truly does have something for everyone. In addition to sprawling golden beaches, it boasts a large park with a playground, plenty of picnic areas, takeaway food shops within walking distance, and winding forest nature walks right next door which lead into the Burleigh Heads National Park.
Views from the hill at Burleigh Heads Beach
Just a short 1.5 hour drive from Brisbane, Cabarita Beach has a lot to offer including pristine ocean views, delightful nature walks and stunning grassy hillsides. Whale watching is also a favourite local pastime so keep your eye out and you may be lucky enough to spot one!

Still not satisfied?

If that wasn’t enough to keep you entertained this easter break, check out our EXPLORE PAGE for many more awesome ideas!

BONUS: Want to meet the Easter Bunny this easter? Our friends over at Brisbane Kids have made a guide on the best places to meet the Easter Bunny in 2017

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