Find a local Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Parade, Easter Brunch, etc.

Looking for a local Easter egg hunt for your children? Or an Easter parage, Easter brunch or breakfast or other Easter events in North Island of New Zealand?  Scroll down this page and you will see all of thoses in North Island of New Zealand, sorted by county. ALWAYS either see their website or call before you go to confirm the info, there are often last minute changes which they do not report to us!

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Updates for July 2020

Due to concerns about Coronavirus, many Easter egg hunts are being cancelled for 2020. As we get updates, we are revising them here. ALWAYS confirm directly with the sponsor (we provide links to their websites, email and phone numbers) to ensure they are still holding the event, as the situation is changing rapidly. A few are having drive-in Egg Hunts, most are simply canceling in 2020 to return in 2021, and holding an online service this year.
Easter Sunday will be April 12, 2020. Most Easter egg hunts are being held on the Saturday a week before Easter, or the day before Easter Sunday. ALWAYS click the links to check date and time with the event's own website, as there are often last minute cancellations, postponements or changes to locations due to weather (like heavy rains in the northeast) or logistical problems, just click on the link to the event's website and (in most cases), you want to click on the "events" link or "calendar" link on their website. Or use their site search for "Easter". Do let them know you found them here, so they will update us next year.  Since many egg hunts do not publish the current year's dates until the very last minute, or simply never respond to email, we may not get their current information, which is why we have links to their websites, facebook pages and calendars. Besides egg hunts, there are also Easter breakfasts and brunches and Easter parades to watch!
If you need to add your egg hunt or update your existing information, click on these links.

RELATED:You may also want to go to a local farm to Pick Your Own fruit and vegetables; strawberries start very soon in most areas! Farms will be open, and it's quite safe out in a field, where people are not close to each othger!
And if you are looking for local children's consignment sales, also often held by churches in the Spring and Fall, click here!

Easter Egg Hunt, Parade and Event Listings

North Island

Auckland

  • The Amazing Maze N Maize Giant Easter Eggstravaganza - Easter egg hunt and corn maze
    Amazing Maze, 833 Kingseat Road, Karaka 2580 Auckland, New Zealand. Phone: 09 2919002. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: Good Friday to Easter Monday daily from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The Biggest, Trickiest Easter Eggstravaganza in Auckland. Hundreds of chocolate Easter eggs to be found each day (Good Friday until Easter Monday) between 11am and 2pm

Bay of Plenty (Kawerau, Opotiki, Rotorua, Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty, Whakatane)

  • Katikati Bird Gardens Annual Great Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Katikati Bird Gardens, 263 Walker Road East, Katikati, Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, New Zealand. Phone: 07 549 0912. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed). Annual (over 15 years) Easter egg hunt at the Katikati Bird Gardens at Aongatete 30 minutes north of Tauranga.  Dozens of coloured balls are hidden around the 10-acre gardens, and at noon the children set out to find one. Different colours for different age groups the children return their ball to the cafe and swap it for a chocolate Easter Egg.  There is a secret number of life like rabbits also placed in the gardens which the children have to find and count. Those who have counted them all correctly enter into a draw for a giant chocolate Bunny Egg which is drawn later in the day. Binky the Easter Egg Bunny will be on hand to help the little ones and for photos

Gisborne

Hawke's Bay (Central Hawke's Bay, Hastings, Napier, eastern Taupo, Wairoa)

Northland (Far North, Kaipara, Whangarei)

Taranaki (New Plymouth, South Taranaki, Stratford)

Manawatu-Wanganui (Horowhenua, Manawatu, Palmerston North, Rangitikei, Ruapehu, Tararua, Wanganui)

  • Railway Land Reserve Giant Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Pitt Street and Church St, Palmerston North, 4410, New Zealand. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Good Friday, April 10, 2020 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed). Directions:  Click here for a map and directions. Hosted by Nightmare Containment and The Amazing Maze. An annual giant Easter egg hunt with 1000’s of eggs hidden every day. Come and help find all those eggs from that cheeky bunny and his friends. Our Easter bunny and friends have been busy building a giant Easter themed garden that will arrive at The Railway Land on Good Friday. A guided path will lead you through a series of mini mazes which have been designed with an Easter theme. Along the way, you will meet many characters, including the Easter bunny.

Waikato (Hamilton, Hauraki, Matamata-Piako, Otorohanga, southern Rotorua, South Waikato, Taupo, Thames-Coromandel, Waikato,Waipa, Waitomo)

Wellington (Carterton, Kapiti Coast, Lower Hutt, Masterton, Porirua, South Wairarapa, Upper Hutt)

  • Monster Easter Egg Hunt Kapiti -  Easter egg hunt
    Paraparaumu School, Raupehu St, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast, NZ. Phone: 022 353 8226. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed)  from 2 pm to 4 pm. EVERYONE WINS AT LEAST ONCE! Hunt starts at 2pm sharp! Once an egg is found, claim your prize then hunt again! Prizes include: One Monster Egg, lots of Chocolate bunnies, Marshmallow eggs, filled eggs & many more chocolaty goodies!! To purchase tickets call or txt Michelle on 022 353 8226 or email. All proceeds go to Kapiti All Star Victory Kittyhawk Cheerleading team fundraising to attend 3 Auckland Cheer Competitions.
  • Super Cable Car Easter Egg Hunt - Easter scavenger hunt
    Wellington Cable Car, 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand. Phone: +64 4 472 2199. Email: [email protected]blecar.co.nz. Pick up your Easter Egg Hunt Quiz questions with your tickets and enjoy working out the answers during your journey with us. On each day, the first 50 Easter Egg Hunters to return their completed quiz to our staff at Lambton Quay will receive an eggciting Easter Treat. All entries automatically go into a draw to win a prize pack!!!  The winner will be drawn and announced after Easter.

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Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)


Local Honey Sources:

North Island

Bay of Plenty (Kawerau, Opotiki,Rotorua, Western Bay of Plenty, Whakatane)

  • R n' Bees - Honey (retail), Raw honeys, Honey from hives on the farm
    132 Thornton Road, Whakatane, North Island 3192. Phone: 07 3080118. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday, 8am until 5:30pm during Berry season (from mid October until end of February); Monday to Saturday 8:30am until 5:30pm in off season. Directions: On the right, 1.3km from the Whakatane/Matata intersection heading towards Matata. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. R n' Bees (formerly R & B Berry Garden) is under new Ownership. We will bring you the same great tasting and value berries that R & B's were loved for. EFTPOS payment available during berry season. Home of 'Our Honey' - delicious spring Rewarewa honey -- loaded with Anti Oxidants, and multi-floral bush blend main crop from our bush sites, with Manuka. Our Honey is filtered, but not heat treated, and full of goodness.

Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Waikato (Hamilton, Hauraki, Matamata-Piako, Otorohanga, southern Rotorua, South Waikato, Taupo, Thames-Coromandel, Waikato,Waipa, Waitomo)

  • Monavale Blueberries Limited & Cafe Irresistiblue - Wedding Reception, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Other Private Parties, Restaurant onsite, Tables and chairs are Provided, Linens and table silverware are provided, Wine, Champagne, & Beer Only, Peach/Nectarine, Apricot, etc. Orchard, CD Player, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, children welcome, No smoking allowed, Vegetarian meals available, handicap accessible, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours
    Corner Turkington & Wallace Roads, Monavale,, Cambridge, North Island, New Zealand 3495. Phone: 07 827 9456. Fax: 07 827 9485. Email: [email protected]. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9am to 4;30pm Closed Monday and Tuesday Contact us if you would like to book your function for hours outside the standard. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Monavale Blueberries orchard and cafe is signposted off the Cambridge-Te Awamutu Road. Click here for a map and directions. Our organic blueberries are available October through to the end of March;. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa or MasterCard. Monavale Blueberries is a BioGro certifed organic orchard (BioGro number 511). Monavale Blueberries is the largest BioGro certified organic blueberry orchard in New Zealand with 50 acres of certified crop. We are a family owned and operated orchard and offer orchard tours from October through to March, and Pick Your Own from late December through to mid March. During our season we are at the Cambridge and Hamilton Farmers Markets as well. We have also recently opened an orchard cafe and shop - Cafe Irresistiblue.

Farm Bed and Breakfasts (Farm Stays)

North Island

Manawatu-Wanganui (Horowhenua, Manawatu, Palmerston North, Rangitikei, Ruapehu, Tararua, Wanganui)

  • Marahua Blueberry Farm -
    40 Owhango Road,, Owhango, NZ 3990. Phone: (07) 895 4410. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Marahua Blueberry Orchard in New Zealand was established in 1979, with the planting of five original American blueberry varieties: Atlanta, Burlington, Concord, Dixie and Jersey. The orchard has been organically run under the present ownership since 1993, and boasts of the tastiest blueberries in the world, with the original plantings still in place. It has become a community treasure. WHAT ELSE HAS IT GOT TO OFFER? Set back from but close to Highway 4, and right opposite a ski shop, Marahua has a quiet and peaceful small farm atmosphere, comfortable accommodation close to the Mount Ruapehu ski-fields, numerous walks, the Wanganui River adventures on the doorstep, hunting, mountain biking, trout fishing in the local Whakapapa River , the Wanganui River and Lake Taupo, 45 minutes away and much more. Refer to local attractions. Pick your own berries in the season (January to March) which can be chiller stored and/or frozen for your convenience.
    A visitor writes on July 19, 2013: "the best farm stay in the whole world, I mean it cause I have travelled. We have been there twice so far planning a trip in Oct as well"

New Zealand Crop Availability Calendar

New Zealand Pick-your-own calendar

October  
November  
December Raspberries, Strawberries
January Apples (early, starting mid-Jan), Blueberries, Melons,  Raspberries, Strawberries, Sweet corn
February  Apples (early), Blueberries, Melons, Sweet corn
March Apples, Some Blueberries (early March), Grapefruit, Lemons, Melons, Raspberries (Fall crop), Sweet corn
April Apples, Grapefruit, Lemons, Melons, Oranges, Raspberries (Fall crop), Sweet corn

May

Apples, Grapefruit, Lemons, Mandarins, Oranges, Raspberries (Fall crop)
June Apples, Mandarins, Oranges, Raspberries (Fall crop)

July

August

 

September

 


Picking Tips

[General picking tips and a guide to each fruit and vegetable] [How much do I need to pick? (Yields - how much raw makes how much cooked or frozen)] [Selecting the right varieties to pick] [All about apple varieties - which to pick and why!]  [Picking tips for Vegetables] [ Strawberry picking tips] [ Blueberries picking tips]

Illustrated Canning, Freezing, Jam Instructions and Recipes

All About Home Canning, Freezing and Making Jams, Pickles, Sauces, etc. ] [FAQs - Answers to common questions and problems] [Recommended books about home canning, jam making, drying and preserving!] [Free canning publications to download and print]

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Easter Egg Hunt, Parade and Event Listings