Easter Long Weekend Guide 2012

Easter is almost upon us and there's so much on in Adelaide, we've put together a guide with what's on over the long weekend!

We'll continue adding to this list so keep checking back and see if something takes your fancy!


Easter at the InterContinental Adelaide’s Riverside Restaurant

Where: InterContinental Adelaide

When: Sunday 8 April

Breakfast: From 6.30am till 11.00am, $34 per person

Head to the InterContinental Adelaide for a full buffet breakfast, live cooking station of pancakes and glass of Seppelt Fleur de Lys Pinot Noir Chardonnay.

Lunch: from 12.30pm till 3.30pm, $95 per person

Lunch at the InterContinental includes a buffet style lunch with a 3 hour beverage package. Children will be kept entertained by assisting with the decoration of cupcakes and biscuits, also expect a visit from the Easter bunny! *Beverage Package Includes: Seppelt Fleur de Lys Pinot Noir Chardonnay, Jamiesons Run Shiraz, Jamiesons Run Sauvignon Semillon Blanc, Pure Blonde, Coopers Pale Ale and Cascade Light.

DinnerFrom 6.00pm till late, $65 per person

At night relax at the Riverside restaurant with the InterContinental’s famous buffet with a glass of Seppelt Fleur de Lys Pinot Noir Chardonnay

Enquiries: 08 8238 2384

Email: [email protected]


Oakbank Easter Carnival

Where: Oakbank Racecourse, Adelaide Hills

When: Saturday 7 & Monday 9 April from 7.00am till 8.00pm

Cost: $30 per adult and $10 per child

Situated in the Adelaide Hills, Oakbank Racecourse hosts their annual Easter Carnival over 2 days. The Easter Carnival will feature both jumps and flat racing as Oakbank is the home of jumps racing in South Australia. This event attracts more than 100,000 visitors each year as it is family friendly with packages ranging from $130 to $200.


Easter Break Away Special – $1 Breakfast

Where: Stamford grand Adelaide, Stamford Plaza Adelaide

This Easter and throughout April you can escape to the Stamford and spoil yourself with their Easter Break Away Special from $155 per night plus a full buffet breakfast for $1 per person.

Enquiries: 1800 500 175

Email: [email protected]


TG’s Bountiful Brunch / Easter Buffet Brunch

Where: Stamford Plaza Adelaide
When: Sunday 8 April from 11.00 am

Cost: $35 per person and $20 per child (under 12 years)

Receive a glass of Australian sparkling wine on arrival, before enjoying TG’s famous brunch featuring enticing hot and cold selection of starters, mains, and sweet treats.

Enquiries: 08 8461 0849 bookings essential.


TG’s Easter Seafood Buffet Dinner

Where: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

When: Friday 6 & Saturday 7 April from 6.00 pm

Cost: $55 per person and $29 per child (under 12 years)

Enjoy the flavours that will make your tastebuds dance. TG’s famous seafood buffet features dishes from the seas, hot carvery and delectable selection of desserts.

Enquiries: 08 8461 0849 bookings essential.


Chocolate Lovers High Tea

Where: Swish on Terrace

When: Friday 6 to Monday 9 April from 2.30pm

Cost: From $20 per person

For the Lovers of chocolate be tempted by dark chocolate chip scones, chocolate tartlets, chocolate and pear torte, and chocolate truffles amongst French pastries, strawberry waffles and mini gourmet quiches.

Enquiries: 08 8461 0860 bookings essential.


Easter Chocolate High Tea

Where: The Promenade Restaurant

When: Saturday 31 March to Sunday 15 April from 12.30pm til 5.00pm

Cost: $28 per person (minimum 2 people)

The delicious high tea includes delicate finger sandwiches; chocolate chip scones; chocolate meringues; fresh fruit tartlet; chocolate tear drops; white and dark chocolate truffles and a warm chocolate fondant with marshmallow and strawberries.

Enquiries: 08 8375 0622 bookings essential.


Holdfast Bay- Dawn Princess Cruise Ship

Where: Jetty Road Precinct

When: Friday 6 April

April kicks off with an activity packed Easter. Good Friday, 6 April will see the arrival of the Dawn Princess cruise ship. With up to 1,000 passengers descending on Glenelg, most shops and restaurants will be open to welcome them with Retail trading continuing right through the weekend.


Good Friday at Jetty Road, Glenelg

Where: Jetty Road Precinct

When: Friday 6 April

Jetty road will offer a day of entertainment, vibrant shopping and dining experiences for visitors. Live bands will be provided in Moseley Square from 11.00am till 3.00pm. The Bay Discovery Centre, providing insight into the history of the area, renown local artist Robert Hannaford’s Open Studio art exhibition, visitor information services and more, will be open from 9.30am till 2.00pm. A wide range of Jetty Road shops and restaurants will be open throughout the day to tempt visitors to snap up some souvenirs, local products and wine and dine on some stunning South Australian food and wine. Talented local buskers will be around Glenelg throughout the day.


Easter Funday at the Bay!

Where: Glenelg foreshore, Moseley Square and Jetty Road Precinct

When: Sunday 8 April from 11.00am till 4.00pm

Cost: A range of FREE activities to enjoy

On the day children and families can enjoy activities such as crafts, decorating eggs, Easter bird puppets, bungee tramp, bouncy castle, face painting, native animals, giant games and field games that will start every 15 minutes such as egg and spoon race. In addition to the all day activities, there will be a variety of scheduled activities for parts of the day. These include:  book reading for children & drumming workshops for children The Easter bunny will be in attendance and handing out chocolate eggs to the children from 11am-4pm.


Easter Diva at Dusk @ Sinclair’s Gully

Where: Sinclair's Gully

When: Friday 6 April from 6.00pm

Cost: $25 per adult

This is an outdoor event with coloratura soprano Kathryn Snape performing songs from some favourite movies such as ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. Wine available from AUD5.00 glass/AUD20.00 bottle.

Enquiries: 8390 1995 bookings essential

Email: [email protected]


Easter Wine Woman & Song

Where: Sinclair's Gully

When: Sunday 8 + 9 April 2pm – 4pm

Cost: Adult $10

Sinclair's Gully, welcomes the return of the very talented and popular Kelly Pigot after sell out performances during this years Fringe.  Kelly will be setting the mood, as we crack open our award winning wine while enjoying her renditions of ‘Fields of Gold’, ‘Nothing Compares to You’ and ‘Halleluiah’. Try your hand at bush bocce or horseshoe throwing. Check out the art exhibition in the Rubida Room. BYO picnic or nibbles. Strictly No BYO Alcohol, wine from $5 a glass/$20 a bottle.

Enquiries: 8390 1995 

Email: [email protected]


Easter Sunday and Camp Quality Fundraiser

Where: Whistler Wines

When: Sunday 8 April from 11.00am till 5.00pm

Cost: free Entry (gold coin donation)

This Easter help raise money for a good cause with Whistler Wines opening their doors for a camp quality event. For adults there will be markets and live music and for the kids there will be a Cadbury Easter egg hunt, games, crafts, a bouncy castle and the Easter bunny arriving by horse and cart.

Enquiries: 08 8562 4942


Clare Valley Easter Races

Where: Clare Valley, Stanley Flat Road

When: Saturday 7 April from 12.00pm till 5.30pm

Cost: $20

The Clare Valley is surrounded tranquil scenery and is one of South Australia most beautiful wine regions. The races offer gourmet food as well as wine in contribution with Fashion at the Races with the option of packing your own picnic or booking a private marquee.

Email: [email protected]


Meadows 4-Day Easter Fair

Where: Meadows Hall and Grounds, Meadows, South Australia   

When: 6, 7, 8 + 9 April 9am – 5pm 

Cost: FREE

Market Type Fair with 90 plus stalls of Produce; Collectables; Food and Beverages; Bric-a-Brac; Quilting Display; Native Animals; Garden Orientated Stalls.

Phone: 0410 445 043 – Karen Parry

Email: [email protected]


Yorke Peninsula Easter Art Exhibition

Where: Ardrossan Town Hall, Ardrossan, South Australia  

When: 5, 6 + 7 April 9am – 4pm,  Satuyday 8 April 9am – 8:30pm

Cost: Free

Celebrate Easter by viewing beautiful works of local art. All the art works will be available for sale and have been extremely popular with art collectors and those that appreciate the Yorke Peninsula scenery.



Medlow Confectionery and FruChocs Showcase

Where: 203 Main Road, McLaren Vale

When: Everday except Good Friday, from 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Experience an interactive attraction showing working confectionery machinery. There will be a range of Robern Menz and Medlow Confectionery products sold.

Enquiries: 08 8323 9105

Easter in Rundle Mall

Where: Rundle Mall, Adelaide

When: Everyday except Good Friday, from 11am – 5pm

This Easter will make history in the City of Adelaide. For the first time, Rundle Mall will remain open on the Sunday and Monday of the long weekend with specials to be announced by car park facilities. The Mall will offer a variety of shops, live music, street theatre performances and buskers.


BBQ Maestro's

Where: The Lion Hotel, 161 Melbourne Street  North Adelaide SA 5006

When: Thursday 5 April, from 5pm

You will find Tim and Andrew under the verandah with their aprons and tongs for a BBQ featuring Barossa Fine Foods Gourmet Sausages.


Extra Long Sunday Session

Where: The Lion Hotel, 161 Melbourne Street  North Adelaide SA 5006

When: Sunday 8 April, from 2.30pm till 2am

On Easter Sunday the Lion Hotel will make the most of the long weekend with entertainment to begin at 2.30pm with Andrew Hayes and Josh Moore. Continuing the entertainment at 5.30pm with DJ Steve Reece then Happy Leonards at 7.30pm and a DJ until close.




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