The 2023 Easter school holidays Gold Coast will be here before you know it and here’s what to plan for the Easter holidays. The Gold Coast has plenty to offer for a family holiday with Surfers Paradise accommodation in the heart of the action. Here are 5 events and activities to watch out for during Easter school holidays on the Gold Coast.

#1: Easter in the Laneway

Celebrate Easter with laneway sounds of world-class Dub Friday by special guest Andy V, Uplifting Folk Saturday with the Lisa Maps Duo and Reggae Sunday with the trio from Satisvibes from 6-8pm.

Check out a special appearance and treat give-away by the Easter Bunny & listen to the majestic sounds of up & comer Bella Paton on Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 of April 12pm – 2pm!

Venue: Cavill Lane – Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise


Friday 7 April 20223 from 6 – 8pm

Saturday 8 April 20223 from 12 to 2pm and 6 – 8pm

Sunday 9 April 20223 from 12 to 2pm and 6 – 8pm

Coast: Free

#2: Sweet As Easter

EASTER egg-citement is taking over Paradise Centre from 1 – 16 April 2023. With free entertainment, tasty giveaways, bunnies and birds, all wrapped up as one Sweet As Easter.

1-2 April and 7-9 April: “Every bunny dance now!” DJ Kylie Fisher is back on the decks in the Paradise Centre beachfront precinct. Her cracking tracks will have you singing and dancing your way through the Easter long weekend.

3-8 April: Roller-skating rabbits delivering free bunny biscuits. Follow them down the rabbit hole from 11am-2pm daily. Their sleek moves will put the ol’ Easter bonnet parade to shame.

3-5 April: Hip and Hop, the breakdancing bunnies, will have you saying “I wanna dance with some bunny”. As you watch them flip, pop and drop their way through Paradise Centre from 11am-2pm daily.

6-9 April: Release your inner bunny and head to the beachfront dining precinct from 11am-2pm where the kids will go hopping mad for FREE face painting.

10-16 April: Paradise Centre loveable mascots Beau the Budgie and Chip the Seagull will be wandering the centre from 11am-2pm.

11-15 April: Roving acrobats will be weaving through the crowds.

Spin and Win will sweeten the deal for shoppers from Saturday 8 April – Sunday 16 April 2023. Because Paradise Centre is giving away hundreds of sweet prizes.* Take your receipt of $50 or more to centre court from 11am-2pm daily to spin the giant wheel to win sweet as prizes. These include gift cards, Bluetooth speakers, bucket hats, keep cups, cricket sets, tote bags and more!

Dates: 1 – 16 April 2023

Venue: Paradise Centre, 2 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise

Cost: Free

#3: Fun for Kids At Circle on Cavill

Circle on Cavill is hosting a FREE Easter egg decorating workshop in association with SanChurro.

The workshop will take place everyday between March 31st and April 6th at 9.30am to 10.30am outside SanChurro. All materials needed for the egg decorating will be provided by SanChurro, so you don’t need to worry about bringing anything along. The best part about this event is that it’s completely free! So why not hop on down to Circle on Cavill and join in the fun?

Dates: 31 March 2023 to 6 April 2023

9.30am to 10.30am

Venue: San Churro, Circle on Cavill, 9 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise

#4: Easter on the Esplanade

The Easter bunny will be coming out of its burrow for the Easter on the Esplanade event, at the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets, which will be held on Saturday 16 April, from 4pm-9pm. Come experience themed decorations, local handmade gifts, Easter beats, treats and activities for the little ones with over 100 stalls to choose from.


Friday 7 April 20223

Saturday 8 April 20223

Sunday 9 April 20223

Time: 4pm to 9pm

Coast: Free

#5: Other Activities

There are outdoor activities such as Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Tamborine which are great to get the kids out and about to experience nature with fantastic interactive wildlife encounters.

The famous Gold Coast theme parks are always a favourite with kids when visiting with 3 Day ticket passes available through our office and we can assist you with booking hotel transfers for an easy commute.

Where to park:

2 hours free parking at Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, or stay at one of Holiday Holiday’s Surfers Paradise accommodation which provides a complimentary car parking space for our guests. Alternatively, here are some other selection of paid and free parking in Surfers Paradise.

When it comes to accommodation, self-contained apartments are an excellent choice during Easter School Holidays on the Gold Coast. Holiday Holiday apartments in Circle on CavillChevron Renaissance, H Residences and Soul Surfers Paradise are in the heart of Surfers Paradise and convenient for all your needs while on holiday. All Surfers Paradise holiday apartments are facing the ocean or river, so you can enjoy the best views of the Gold Coast from your apartment and be within minutes walk to the beach for some fun in the sun.