The best Easter egg hunts near you in 2023

Great Easter egg hunts

Easter is all about warm hot cross buns, family feasts, and the bounty of a successful egg hunt. The holiday is around the corner, and we’ve unearthed some of the most terrific Easter egg hunts for families around the country over the next few weeks.  

Our pick of Easter egg hunts in Sydney, Melbourne, Redcliffe, and beyond 

Sydney Family Show’s Easter Basket Scramble  

Location: The Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park NSW 2021 

Date: Thursday 6 April to Sunday 23 April 2023 

Time: 10am to 5pm daily (except 6 April, closes at 3pm) 

Cost: Admission to the show: $13 (AUD) per child, $25 (AUD) per adult, and $65 (AUD) for a family of four; Easter egg hunt: $12 (AUD) per child 

Get ready to scramble and have a fun-filled family day out in the city at Sydney Family Shows Easter Basket Scramble – one of the city’s best Easter scavenger hunts – which returns to The Grand Pavilion at The Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park after two successful years. With their tickets, Easter egg hunters receive an Easter egg basket and chocolate eggs and toys, and can collect treats from the Egg-stations located within the show ring. Visitors who aren’t doing the egg hunt can choose to participate in carnival games and rides, such as dodgem cars and spinning teacups, visit the animal nursery, and much more. 

Glenworth Valley’s Giant Easter Egg Show 

Location: Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, 69 Cooks Road, Glenworth Valley NSW 2250 

Date: Sunday 9 April 2023 

Session times: 8am, 9am, 10am, and 11am 

Cost: $11.10 (AUD) per child (ages 1 to 16) and entrance for adults is complimentary    

Prepare for a family-friendly day of fun at Glenworth Valley’s Giant Easter Egg Show, a scenic one-hour drive from Sydney. Children up to 16 years can take part in the search for their share of 25,000 chocolate Easter eggs. Keep an eye out for the Easter bunny who’ll be hopping around the picturesque grounds keeping kids entertained. There’ll also be lead horse riding, an onsite bouncy castle, and plenty of activities for older kids to enjoy on the day. While the young Easter egg hunt participants are looking for their chocolate treasures, you can treat yourself to food and drinks from the food-truck vendors.  

Vision Australia Easter Egg Hunt at Bendigo Easter Festival  

Location: Rosalind Park, 30 Gaol Road, Bendigo VIC 3550 

Date: Friday 7 April 2023 

Time: 9.30 to 5pm 

Accessibility: This year will see an additional all-accessible Easter egg hunt held for children with disabilities at 9.40am before the park gets too busy. The festival will also have fully accessible toilets and parking and a sensory-friendly quiet space.  

Cost: $13 (AUD) per person  

This Easter egg hunt is a great excuse to have fun and give back as it’s a major fundraiser for Vision Australia. Bendigo’s sprawling Rosalind Park will host an Easter egg hunt with 80,000 eggs hidden in non-allergenic and wood-wool, to be found by an estimated 3,000 children. The hunt will be organised for separate age groups at various time slots throughout the day, so everyone will get a chance to participate in the search.

Visitors above the age of 18 will have a chance to participate in a blindfolded Easter egg hunt from 5pm. While you wait for your turn to collect some eggs, you can take in the sights and sounds of the festival, including carnival rides, shopping at the Rotary market, live entertainment, and many more activities. 

Melbourne’s Biggest Easter Hunt at Melbourne Easter Show  

Location: Dromana Estate Winery, 555 Old Moorooduc Road, Tuerong, VIC 3915 

Date: Friday 7 April to Sunday 9 April 2023 

Time: 10.20am to 5pm daily 

Cost: $22.08 (AUD) per child and entrance for adults is complimentary    

If you’re in Melbourne this Easter weekend and looking for an epic Easter egg hunt and exciting activities for everyone, why not take a short drive to Dromana Estate Winery for a spectacular day at the Melbourne Easter Show? Touted as the biggest in Melbourne, this Easter egg hunt’s title isn’t an exaggeration, with more than 50,000 hollow plastic eggs waiting to be discovered. What’s more, children that find a specially marked egg will receive an additional prize from the Easter bunny.

Once the Easter egg hunt is finished, each child will swap their collected eggs to receive a pre-packaged bag of Easter eggs. The Easter egg hunt will be split up into several sessions per day based on children’s age groups. 

Redcliffe Markets Easter pop up 2023  

Location: Redcliffe Markets, Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe, QLD 4020 

Date: Friday 7 April and Saturday 9 April 2023

Time: 8am to 3pm and 8am to 2pm 

Cost: Free of charge 

Easter egg hunting fun comes to the Redcliffe Peninsula just 40 minutes north of Brisbane at the Redcliffe Market on Good Friday. Each Easter egg hunter will receive a basket to collect their eggs and other prizes found along the way. Expect a visit from the Easter bunny, an abundance of chocolate, holiday craft activities, and local live entertainment. The 75th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race will be taking place at the same time, so you can watch the boats take off from the foreshore in between bites of hot cross buns, shopping, and hunting for eggs. 

The Big Bunny Hop Easter Egg Hunt  

Location: Floreat Forum, The Boulevard Floreat, WA 6014 

Date: Saturday 1 April 2023 

Time: 10am to 2pm  

Cost: Free of charge 

Unlike many of the others on this list, this family-friendly Easter egg hunt will be held the weekend before Easter, rather than on the long weekend, at the Floreat Forum shopping centre just 15 minutes from central Perth. It’s a wonderful opportunity for children to enjoy an Easter egg hunt, face painting, and meeting the Easter bunny with friends. Although this event is free of charge, space is limited, and booking is essential. As this is for children only, you’ll only need to book your child’s spot. On the day of the Easter egg hunt, they’ll get to take home a 100g chocolate egg and an activity pack to keep the fun going. 

aMAZEing Easter Egg Hunt  

Location: Ubertas Wines, 790 Research Road, Nuriootpa, SA 5355 

Date: Saturday 8 April 2023 

Time: 10am to 2pm 

Cost: $5 (AUD) per child and entrance for adults is complimentary 

As far as Easter egg hunt locations go, few things are as refreshing as time spent in wine country, and the aMAZEing Easter Egg Hunt at Ubertas Wines, an hour outside Adelaide, is the ideal excuse for a day trip to the Barossa Valley. One of the most exciting things about this hunt is that it’ll take place in the famous Barossa Maze. Up for grabs, there’ll also be a golden egg representing a special bonus prize hidden somewhere in the maze.

This event brings relaxation and fun to the forefront, with visitors encouraged to bring their own picnic rugs and snacks or to purchase wine and sharing platters from the cellar and sit in the garden while visitors under 10 hunt down their spoils.    

Other Easter events and activities for families worth mentioning   

Lightning Ridge Easter Festival 

Location: Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge NSW 2834 

Date: Friday 7 April to Sunday 9 April 2023 

Time: 10am to 2pm 

Cost: TBC 

If you’re looking to spend the long weekend out of town, a trip to Lightning Ridge, a small mining town in the northern part of New South Wales may be in order. The town’s Easter Festival features a wide range of exciting activities including carnival rides and fireworks, but the festival is mainly known for the rodeo-style Black Opal Bull and Bronc Ride and Lightning Ridge Race Club Horse Races. You can also expect thrilling helicopter rides, live music, market stalls, and a townwide treasure hunt.  

National Folk Festival 

Location: Exhibition Park in Canberra, Corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue 

Mitchell, ACT 2911 

Date: Thursday 6 April to Monday 10 April 2023 

Time: 10am to 2pm 

Accessibility: Companion Card-holders, guide dogs, hearing dogs, and registered assistance animals are welcome. There’ll also be a charging station in the Entertainment Zone to allow for battery charging of wheelchairs and communication devices. The festival will also have fully accessible toilets and parking.  

Cost: From $14.50 (AUD) for children and $46.94 (AUD) for adults 

Folk music lovers will flock to EPIC, Canberra over the Easter weekend to watch big name artists such as Billy Bragg, Charm of Finches, and The Waifs at the National Folk Festival. The festival is one of the longest running in the country and showcases amazing folk music and culture packed into the five days. Kids will have their own festival activities, from percussion and singing classes, songwriting and jam sessions, to parades and dance parties in the evening for the older children.

The National Folk Festival acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, the Traditional Custodians where the festival is held, and the Ngunnawal people, and recognises their continuing connection and contribution to the land, waters, and communities.

How to do an Easter egg hunt?

  • Arrive early to avoid the crowds  
  • We suggest planning the day in advance and getting to the venue well before the Easter egg hunt begins.   
  • Bring your own egg basket or bag   
  • Most Easter egg hunts now provide a container, but using a unique basket or bag is a good way to keep track of your little egg hunter’s progress as they walk around.  
  • Dress for the occasion   
  • Comfortable walking shoes, a hat, and a light jacket are Easter egg hunting fashion staples. Some events encourage visitors to come in fancy dress or Easter-related costumes and we say, why not?  
  • Check the weather forecast   
  • Generally mid-autumn is crisp with no rain, except for Sydney, but we suggest checking the weather forecast on the morning of your Easter egg hunt.  
  • Stay hydrated and bring snacks 
  • Although, in theory, we love the idea of a chocolate-only diet, we also suggest packing or purchasing some water and a nutritious snack. 

No matter where you are in the country, there are plenty of Easter egg hunts and activities to choose from, but if being out and about doesn’t appeal to you, you can always celebrate at home and create an egg hunt of your own. The most important part about Easter is the time you get to spend with friends and loved ones. So, whether it’s an Easter egg extravaganza among vines, meandering through a market, or a cup of tea and hot cross buns on the couch, have a happy Easter.  

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Chengeto Magwada

After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America, Zimbabwe-born Chenge spent a few years cutting her teeth in the food industry. But several coincidences and chance encounters she couldn't ignore led to her trying food writing and content creation eight years ago – and she hasn't looked back. She uses her expertise as a chef to write about what she enjoys most: dining and travel.

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