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The Best NSW/ACT Easter Events in 2019!

Take your pick from the loads of egg-cellent Easter egg hunts and activities happening right across NSW and beyond, over the Easter long weekend. Who doesn’t love the thrill of chocolate-related fun and a fabulous location? Remember to tell the kids (and kidults) to keep their eyes peeled for the Easter Bunny!


The Great Garden Egg Hunt at the Royal Botanic Garden

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The Easter Bunny is making a stop-off at The Royal Botanic Garden! Where the kids use a trail map to complete a tonne of fun little challenges, collecting Cadbury eggs along the way and hunting for their favourite furry friends. There’s also a family photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny right at the end, so pack your cameras. For more info click HERE.

  • When: Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April, start times vary between 10am and 3pm.
  • Where: Children’s Tree Lawn, The Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
  • Cost: $18 per child

Where to Stay? Choose between Sydney Central YHA, Sydney Harbour YHA and Railway Square YHA – all within 15 minutes’ drive.


The Grounds of Alexandria’s Dazzling Easter Line up

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Get yourself prepped for a jam-packed, event filled Easter at the Grounds. Throughout the entire month of April, they have loads of egg-citing offerings, including: the annual Easter Egg Hunt with all proceeds going to the Sydney Children’s Hospital (limited tickets available), the Famous Giant Egg Cracking Event on Easter Sunday, the Rainbow Dessert Lane installation on display all throughout April and special offerings such as the ‘Salted Caramel Eggspresso Martini’ for the parents. There’s definitely something to please everyone! For more info click HERE.

  • When: the entire month of April
  • Where: The Ground of Alexandria
  • Cost: varies between events

Where to Stay? Take your pick from our Sydney properties HERE.


The Annual Egg Hunt at Coffs Central

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Calling all bunny rabbits! Coffs Central Shopping Centre is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt, with loads of chocolate goodies to be found around the shops and an energetic Easter Bunny to help you find them all. However, spots are limited so bookings are essential. 

Where to Stay? Coffs Harbour YHA – 6 minutes’ drive away.


Canberra’s Great Easter Egg Trail

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Hop along for the smartest, most historic Easter Egg Hunt in town at the Museum of Australian Democracy on Easter Sunday. This exciting adventure will see you on a journey through the iconic, Old Parliament House! Choose between one of four trails as you explore the exhibitions and heritage spaces, solving the riddles and following the clues. Not to mention, a tasty chocolate treat prize will be waiting for you at the end.

Where to Stay? Canberra City YHA – 5 minutes’ drive away


Easter Sunday Funday at Everglades

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Happening again at Everglades House and Gardens, we present the annual Monster Easter Egg Hunt! The lower garden comes alive with colour, yummy food, live entertainment, oodles of games for the kids and an Easter hat parade (bring your own, or make one on the day). For more info and the full-day schedule click HERE.

  • When: Sunday 21 April, 10am – 4pm
  • Where: Everglades House and Gardens, 37 Everglades Avenue, Leura
  • Cost: $10 per child, $30 for a family pass (2 adults, 2 children)

Where to Stay? Blue Mountains YHA – 10 minutes’ drive away


Hunter Valley Gardens, Giant Easter Egg Hunt

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Head over to the gorgeous Hunter Valley Gardens for a weekend full of fun, Easter activities and spectacular rides. Happening on Easter Saturday and Sunday, join in on the Giant Easter Egg Hunts, where every child will receive a gift at the completion of the hunt. Plus, there’s also a golden egg hunt to win a Family Annual Pass and Easter Egg Basket! For more info click HERE.

  • When: Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April
  • Where: Hunter Valley Gardens
  • Cost: $20.00 per child, $85 for a family pass (2 adults, 2 children)

Where to Stay? Hunter Valley YHA – 9 minutes’ drive away


Thredbo $10,000 Golden Easter Egg Hunt Supported by Lindt

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Last, but certainly not least, we have Thredbo’s $10,000 Golden Easter Egg Hunt supported by Lindt. Where six Lindt golden bunnies will be hidden, with the jackpot Bunny worth $5,000 and five other bunnies worth $1,000 each. Serving up six opportunities to take home the cash, this Easter could be egg’stra tasty! There will also be a Lindt Giant Kids Easter Egg Hunt from 10am at Friday Flat, with over 5000 Lindt chocolate eggs to be found! For more info click HERE.

  • When: Sunday 21 April, at 9:30am
  • Where: Friday Flat
  • Cost: FREE

Where to Stay? Thredbo YHA – 10 minutes’ walk away (walk I say)!


Easter is all about keeping yourself chocolate-fuelled and entertained, right? So, why not keep the good vibes a flowin' and stay at YHA whilst you’re at it!

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    Sydney Central YHA
    Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, is ideally positioned near the Sydney Airport Train line, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and the Powerhouse Museum.
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    Mid way between Sydney and Brisbane, the purpose-built Coffs Harbour YHA hostel makes a great stopover for those travelling the east coast.
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    Only a 90 min train trip to Katoomba from Sydney. While you're here check out the Blue Mountains National Park, Scenic World and Jenolan Caves.
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    Located in the heart of the Mount Kosciuszko National Park. Hit the slopes in winter and hike up Mt Kosciuszko in summer. An award-winning hostel with stunning mountain views.
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