April is usually holiday month in Australia when Easter and Anzac Day meet the first term break resulting in lots of people having time off work.
Temperatures continue to decrease and rain is not unusual. We have stopped camping at this time of year because we have been rained out so often.
For locals, it’s the perfect time to plan a getaway but start early if you are considering easter weekend. If you are visiting fro out of town then either book early or avoid that week entirely.
Average Temperatures: 23-15°C ( 63-43°F)
While each year varies the last April was unusually dry with only 2 days of rain.
New events and updated content are added to these pages as it becomes available.
- Royal Easter Show
- Australian Heritage Festival
- Autumn Racing Carnival
- Sydney Comedy Festival
- Anzac Day
The Royal Easter Show
Since 1823 farmers have been bringing the country to town for the Royal Agricultural Show is a two-week agricultural affair held at the Sydney Olympic Park.
The show awards over 15,000 trophies for everything from livestock and farm skills to photography and cake decorating.
Enjoy seeing the baby farm animals, sample produce from around the state, play all the old school sideshow games and then head to the stadium for precision driving and the nightly fireworks show.
Where: Sydney Olympic Park
When: 3-14 April 2020
Cost: $37 approx. (Tickets usually go on sale from Mid-Feb)
More: Find out everything about the show here.
The Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival
The biggest event on Sydney’s racing calendar the Autumn Racing Carnival is made up of six spectacular days of racing at Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick.
A feature is the world’s richest race for 2-year-old’s the Longines Golden Slipper and the grand finals of Australian Racing The Championships.
Where: Rosehill and Randwick Racecourses
When: TBC – Late March to Mid April
More: Find out about all the events on the Australian Turf Club site.
Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand to commemorate Australians and New Zealanders service people who have served their county in any way.
Dawn Services are held in every town across the country with the biggest one is in Martin Place. If you get the opportunity to attend I highly recommend it.
The service is followed by breakfast and a parade through the city streets. Once the official ceremony is complete everyone hit the pub to try their luck at Two-Up.
Where: Martin Place and George St Sydney
When: 25th April
More: Find out more about Anzac Day here
Australian Heritage Festival
Where: Across the country
When: Dates TBC but approx 2 weeks mid-April.
More: Check their Facebook Page for updates
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