Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney, NSW © Destination NSW

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Merino Sheep at Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW © Destination New South Wales

Meet the animals

Ever wanted to milk a cow, hold a duckling or feed a baby lamb? For many, animals are the real stars of the Show. Follow the Animal Walk to see more than 14,000 animals – some of which are uniquely Australian – compete for a prized Sydney Royal ribbon. The animal pavilions feature demonstrations and shows every day, and the Farmyard Nursery offers a unique opportunity to get up close to more than 800 Australian farm animals. Get your hands dirty with a cup of animal feed. The ADVANCE Sydney Royal Dog Show sees thousands of dogs go paw-to-paw for the prestigious Best In Show title, and each afternoon you can see puppies flaunt their way around the ring.

Royal Easter Show, Sydney, NSW © Destination New South Wales

Get your thrills at australia’s largest carnival

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is home to Australia’s largest fairgrounds, including the Coca-Cola Carnival and Kids Carnival. Thrill-seekers can get their adrenaline racing on rides such as the Mega Drop, where you’ll experience a terrifying 45-metre (148-foot) free-fall, or Mayhem Manor, where zombies run rampant. There are also plenty of family-friendly rides for the young and young-at-heart, including the Super Slide and Sea Circus. Purchase your ride coupons at booths around the Carnival or online before you go.

Royal Easter Show, Sydney, NSW © Destination New South Wales

Sample Australia’s best produce

The Woolworths Fresh Food Dome is home to De Costi Oyster & Tyrrell’s Wine Bar where you can taste fresh prawns and Sydney rock oysters while sipping award-winning Tyrrell’s Wines from the Hunter Valley wine region. Foodies will have the chance to meet the producers, talk to experts and taste medal-winning produce at the ticketed Sydney Royal Talk & Taste sessions, which run daily throughout the Show. And a visit to the Sydney Royal Easter Show wouldn’t be complete without seeing the District Exhibits. These towering displays contain more than 10,000 pieces of the country's best fruit, vegetables and grains arranged in spectacular designs. 

Royal Easter Show, Sydney, NSW © Destination New South Wales

Stock up on showbags

Don't leave the Sydney Easter Show without stopping at the Showbag Hall. The showbag is an Australian invention, dating back to the early 1900s, and today Showbag Hall offers more than 350 different showbags. There’s something to suit every age, taste and budget, taking cue from movies (Star WarsFrozenHunger Games), television shows (Breaking BadAdventure Time) and Australian sports.  

Sydney Royal Easter Show highlights