The Best of Outdoors in April - things to do
There is something really magical about autumn - the warm, bright days coupled with cool mornings and evenings. It’s the perfect time of year to get outdoors. With all the extra public holidays this month and the last remaining evening light we will be heading out to exercise our minds and bodies as much as possible…. and also indulging in some tasty Easter Eats.
Take a look at our list of outdoor fun and tasty Easter eats to get you out and about enjoying your town and doing your bit for economic recovery.
Exercise your mind and Body.
Catch a little culture
Keen for some culture over the long weekend? There are a few awesome exhibitions happening around town and in Canberra if you’re an art aficionado.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) are coming together to showcase 39 new and commissioned works by Australian artists. The National 2021: New Australian Art is a free exhibition at all three venues.
Hit the open road and visit the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra for a hit of the Greats. For the first time, Renoir, Cézanne, Monet, Rembrandt, Goya and more are visiting from the London National Gallery. The Exhibition titled; Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery is here until June 14, 2021.
Dust off the dancing shoes, dancing is back!
We have missed the live music scene so much. I mean what kind of rule is no dancing! 🤷♂️ Our friends at Merivale are putting on a series of Free Live Music across some of their venues over easter weekend. Catch Winston Surfshirt amongst other at the Coogee Rooftop or see some free local live music at The Vic, The Royal and The Newport.
Ten of Sydney’s best small bars are holding a 6 week long block party starting April 7. YCK Laneways is the new city precinct containing ten small bars all clustered around York, Clarence and Kent Streets (YCK). To celebrate the inauguration of this exciting entertainment zone, a six-week program of events will take place across the bars and laneways.
Rodeos, Rides and Rural living at the Easter Show
If you have needed some rodeo, rides and rural living in your life, then be sure to take yourself to the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Who doesn’t love chips on sticks, alpacas and show bags?
Lace up your boots and hit a hike
And when you’ve filled your boots with all the eating ideas below and chocolate eggs, be sure to lace those walking shoes up and hit some of Sydney’s best walks while the weather is a little cooler and days still long. Our favourite’s are The Spit to Manly and the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk. Happy hiking.
$1 dumplings and eggciting desserts
Holy Duck in Chippendale is dedicated to the Chinese tradition of roast duck but on Monday’s until the end of April you can grab yourself some duck dumplings for just $1 with your main. They even have some surprise desserts over Easter Long weekend.
Sustainable Seafood Guide for Fish on Good Friday
Fish is a Good Friday favourite, so why not make a trip to Sydney Fish Market to snap up some fresh sustainable eats for dinner. For Good Friday only, they are open for 12 hours from 5am to 5pm. Make sure you check out this list of sustainable seafood to ensure you’re eating a species that will be around in the future.
And if cooking up a fishy feast isn’t your jam, then try the new North Bondi diner Fishop. This gem is no greasy Fish shop takeaway, Joel Bennetts (formerly of Bistrode CBD and Peppes) heads up the kitchen, shining a light on sustainable seafood and cuts that aren't so widely available.
Vegan lasagne and tiramisu, I’m in.
Celebrate nature’s flavours with gluten free plant-based Italian dining at BIO. Bio by D.O.C. pop-up is in town for a (very) limited time. Until April 10, stop by for tiramisu with cashew cream and spinach and lentil lasagne.
Out of town Foodies Festival
Keen on a Foodie Holiday, then head to Tamworth between April 14 and 18 for their annual Foodie Festival. The premier events include the Pop-up Bar, Taste in the Park, High Tea in the Gardens and the Long Lunch.