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Glammed-up revellers kick off the Easter weekend in style with Sydney full of life

Glammed-up revellers kick off the Easter weekend in style with Sydney full of life 2

Australians have kicked off the four-day Easter weekend with a bang as glammed up revellers took to the town to let their hair down.

The streets of Sydney were full of life on Thursday night with many keen to celebrate the next four days away from the office.

The city’s CBD was packed with groups of mates ready to unwind with pubs and bars quickly filling up.

With rules around density limits and face masks having been scrapped for weeks now, celebrations on Thursday night mirrored a time before the world was struck with Covid.

Many Sydneysiders flocked to the CBD on Thursday night to celebrate the start of the Easter long weekend

Many Sydneysiders flocked to the CBD on Thursday night to celebrate the start of the Easter long weekend

A group of mates are seen in Sydney's CBD on Thursday night celebrating the start of the four-day weekend

A group of mates are seen in Sydney’s CBD on Thursday night celebrating the start of the four-day weekend

Police are seen speaking to one Sydneysider on Thursday evening after celebrations lasted late into the night

Police are seen speaking to one Sydneysider on Thursday evening after celebrations lasted late into the night

One loved up couple shared an intimate moment as many headed out for the Easter weekend

One loved up couple shared an intimate moment as many headed out for the Easter weekend

Glammed up Sydneysiders headed out to kick off the weekend in style

Glammed up Sydneysiders headed out to kick off the weekend in style

One happy reveller poses for a photo while celebrating with friends in Sydney on Thursday night

One happy reveller poses for a photo while celebrating with friends in Sydney on Thursday night

Photos captured some revellers taking some time out on the pavement while one loved up couple took the opportunity to share an intimate moment together. 

While most pubs and clubs will be open on Good Friday, many venues are expected to close at about 10pm, with some Aussies taking the chance to celebrate late into the night on Thursday.

Supermarkets, shopping centres and bottle shops will also not be open for trading. 

Coles, Woolworths and Aldi will have their doors sealed, yet many IGAs are staying open.

Bars and restaurants around Sydney were packed on Thursday night

Bars and restaurants around Sydney were packed on Thursday night

Celebrations lasted well into the night for some revellers in Sydney

Celebrations lasted well into the night for some revellers in Sydney

One reveller was a bit uneasy on her feet on Thursday evening

One reveller was a bit uneasy on her feet on Thursday evening

A group of friends are seen taking some down time after a night celebrating the Easter weekend

A group of friends are seen taking some down time after a night celebrating the Easter weekend

A smorgasbord of entertainment venues will remain open on Friday, with cinemas, zoos and aquariums open.

Major museums will have their doors unlatched, as well as the State Library of NSW, but the Art Gallery of NSW will be shut. 

Taronga Zoo, the Australian Reptile Park and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium will also be open – much to the relief of families with young kids.

The Royal Easter Show will bring cheer after the dogged two-year lockdowns with dog competitions, rides, rodeos, showbags and a variety of food up for grabs.

Meanwhile airports around the country are set to be completely packed over the next few days as Aussies use the chance to get away for the weekend.

One couple smiles for the camera as they enjoy a beer on Thursday night in Sydney

One couple smiles for the camera as they enjoy a beer on Thursday night in Sydney

Sydney was once again brimming with life on Thursday night as many took the chance to let their hair down

Sydney was once again brimming with life on Thursday night as many took the chance to let their hair down

A group of young women are seen out on the streets of Sydney on Thursday evening

A group of young women are seen out on the streets of Sydney on Thursday evening 

One man took the chance to dress up as the Easter bunny for a night of partying in Sydney

One man took the chance to dress up as the Easter bunny for a night of partying in Sydney

Dolled up ladies are seen strutting their stuff as they head into the city in Sydney on Thursday evening

Dolled up ladies are seen strutting their stuff as they head into the city in Sydney on Thursday evening 

Around 80,000 passengers are expected to depart Sydney on Good Friday and they are being advised to arrive two hours early for flights. 

It follows days of chaos at airports around the country with staff shortages due to Covid isolation rules a major factor in the delays.

For much of Thursday queues and wait times at Sydney Airport were hours long but eased later in the day.

Melbourne will handle 76,000 passengers each day over the Easter period while Adelaide is anticipating 25,000 on Friday.

Monday will be Hobart’s busiest-ever day for flights, with more than 81 planes coming and going.

With the relaxing of coronavirus restrictions, Australians are set to spend $7.1 billion this holiday season, according to research conducted by Roy Morgan.

More than four million Australians are planning a trip away this Easter, with 63 per cent travelling within their own state and more than one third heading interstate.

The popular Bungalow 8 bar in Barangaroo is seen brimming with customers on Thursday night

The popular Bungalow 8 bar in Barangaroo is seen brimming with customers on Thursday night

Pubs and restaurants were full of workers keen to kick up their heels after a four-day week

Pubs and restaurants were full of workers keen to kick up their heels after a four-day week

Office workers shared a few drinks with mates after heading out into the city on Thursday

Office workers shared a few drinks with mates after heading out into the city on Thursday

Revellers are seen waiting outside on Sydney pub on Thursday evening as the Easter weekend begins

Revellers are seen waiting outside on Sydney pub on Thursday evening as the Easter weekend begins

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