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 South Island of New Zealand?  Scroll down this page and you will see all of thoses in South 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!

If you know of one we missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.  There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

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  Since many egg hunts do not publish the current year's dates until the very last minute, or simply never respond to email, we may not get their current information, which is why we have links to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

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

This page provide listings and links to pick- your- own (PYO, U-pick, upickem, pick-it-yourself) farms in New Zealand, organised by Region and District. Or click here for Farm Markets in New Zealand.

If you have any to suggest or have any feedback about any you have visited, or want to suggest a farm, please email me via the feedback form or suggest a farm form!  And if you own a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!

And if you want simple illustrated, instructions on making and canning (preserving, bottling, freezing, etc.) many common items, like how to make jam, applesauce, apple butter, spaghetti sauce, salsa, fruit pies, freezing vegetables, putting up peaches, green beans, etc., just click here. For tips on picking click here!

Harvest time calendar (tells when crops are available)

South Island

Canterbury (Ashburton, Dunedin, Hurunui, Kaikoura, Mackenzie, Selwyn, Timaru, Waimakariri, Waimate, Waitaki)

  • The Great New Zealand Easter Egg Hunt at Ferrymead Heritage Park - Easter egg hunt
    Ferrymead Heritage Park, 50 Ferrymead Park Drive, Ferrymead, Christchurch, 8022 New Zealand. Phone: 03 384 1970. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: Easter Sunday. Unlimited Steam Train, Diesel Train and Tram rides included in your admission price. \Come dressed up as an Easter Bunny or Easter Character and take part in our Dress-Up Competition. There will be prizes for the best dressed. More details to come on our The Great New Zealand Easter Egg Hunt fb page. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Lots of other entertainment available also, some have a small fee: Bouncy Castle, face painting, and Pony rides. There will be a small amount of food vendors there and our cafe in the admission office will be selling espresso coffee, pies and slices. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

Marlborough

Nelson

Otago (Central Otago, Clutha, Queenstown-Lakes, Waitaki(eastern half) )

Southland (Gore, Invercargill, Southland)

Tasman

West Coast (Buller, Grey, Westland / Western)


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

Wholesale Foods

Nelson

  • Tasman Bay Berries - Local sales at our farm, Preserves, jams, jellies, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, black), strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, events at your location (call for info)
    37 Mcshane Rd Appleby, Richmond, South Island 7081. Phone: 035440534. Email: [email protected]. Open: Season runs from late November until February approx; Please see our website or Facebook page for current hours; 7 days a week from 9am until 6pm. Directions: Tasman Bay Berries is located at 37 McShane Road From Richmond, follow Queen Street (the main street) out of town until it becomes Lower Queen Street Turn left onto McShane Road We are opposite Eyebright. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. Our girls make the best real fruit waffle cone icecreams and frozen yoghurts! Your choice of raspberry, boysenberry, strawberry, black raspberry or mixed berry. We also stock beautiful homemade jam, with no additives or preservatives. Sujon black currant powder is also in store and offers a 100% natural superfood rich in antioxidants, flavnoids and 14 different nutrients. Excellent for boosting energy in smoothies and shakes. Sujon black currant powder capsules also help boost immunity, increase muscle recovery time and sporting performance. (ADDED: October 30, 2015)

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