Things to do on the Easter Weekend in Cairns

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Things to do on the Easter Weekend in Cairns



It’s Easter time and the long weekend awaits. There are plenty of things to do in Cairns during this Easter from chocolate egg hunts for the kids to festivals and beach parties.


Meet the Easter Bunny at Mt Sheridan Plaza

Head to the Sheridan Plaza to meet the Easter bunny and participate in fun activities like arts and crafts and more. Design and create your own bookmark which you can take home. This activity is available for one day only and will be in the Centre Court from 10am till 2pm on the 13th of April.


Easter in the Park

The countdown is on for the exciting Easter Event in Kuranda. Head to the Village in the Rainforest on April 15th when 14,000 chocolate Easter Eggs will rain down on Kuranda. It’s set to be a fun filled day for the whole family. There’s going to be jumping castles, games, street performers, horse and carriage rides plus more! It’s said the Easter bunny may show up!

The kids won’t want to miss this massive Easter egg drop from the top of a crane in Centenary park. There will also be plenty of FREE family entertainment including face painting, magic shows, buskers and more.

The Dream State Circus will be performing at Centenary Park at 12.15pm.

While you’re there you could also check out the other fantastic attraction of Karanda including:

  • The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Markets selling all sorts of arts, crafts and edible goodies.
  • Fun Mini Golf
  • Rainforest Bushwalks
  • Tree Top Cable Glide
  • Swimming, cable wakeboarding and fun at the nearby Cable Ski water park


Free Easter Activities at the Pier

Head to Pier to join in on some free fun activities like arts and crafts and more. Make your own air-dry clay charm which you can take home and participate in lots of other fun activites.. Available from the 10th to the 14th of April this activity location is at the Centre Court at The Pier from 10am - 2pm.


Visit the Cairns Night Markets

The night markets are a brilliant attraction and around Easter time they are going to be filled with plenty of Easter goodness. The various food stalls will be putting on Easter specials and themed foods and the rest of the stalls will be selling all kinds of Easter knick knacks and


The Jack Easter Sunday Beach Party

The Beach Party series returns Easter Sunday 2017 with a HUGE line-up of entertainment & fun! Starting at 6pm and heading late into the night and featuring Grand Theft Audio, DJ’s Ryan Toth and Todd Skipper, splash pools, a beach ball pit and much more. You can grab 2 Coronas and a large pizza for $20 all night. Entry is FREE!