Wonderfully, the Easter school holidays commence on Friday April 15 and finish on May 1. Whether you’re a parent looking to keep the kids entertained or a group of singletons in need of a getaway…we’ve found an array of exciting things to do for Easter around Auckland.
1. Easter High Tea
The Cordis Hotel already offers one of the best High Tea experiences in Auckland. But from April 16 to 18, you can indulge on a limited edition Easter High Tea. It includes three tiers of sweet and savoury delights, from chocolate bunnies to chocolate cocktails.
📍83 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
2. Rainbow Machine
This stunning public art display is an excellent immersive experience to entertain both kids and adults alike. Work together to make rainbows working out as heaps of fun. Certainly, one of the best things to do this month.
📍291-297 Queen St, Auckland
3. Explore the North Island
The Easter holidays offers the perfect opportunity to explore the North Island, book a cosy getaway or take a staycation away from Auckland.
4. Eat hot cross buns
Indeed, Easter isn’t complete without indulging on some award-winning hot cross buns. Check out the best hot cross buns in Auckland here.
5. Easter Extravaganza
Howick Historical Village presents an Easter event on April 17. Expect egg hunts, arts and crafts, face painting for kids, hot cross bun making and plenty more. Indeed, an excellent family day out for Easter Sunday. Get tickets on the Eventfinda website.
📍75 Bells Rd, Pakuranga, Howick, Auckland
6. Gin Trees
The Fox is a new London-themed pub in Auckland making a serious impression on enthusiasts with their Instagrammable gin trees. Read all about them here.
📍85/87 Customs Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
7. Try loaded schnitzels
These OTT fully-loaded schnitzels which are available at The Bavarian until April 30. With a variety of options…you’ll be spoilt for choice. Think fried calamari, cheesy chicken and more.
📍 The Bavarian, Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
8. Live Jazz Sessions
On April 15, why not indulge on Spanish cuisine at the first live jazz series for a Good Friday special at Casita Miro vineyard on Waiheke Island? Tickets start at $125 per person. It’s the perfect blend of music and food. Certainly, a fantastic new date idea in Auckland.
📍3 Brown Road, Waiheke, Auckland 1081, New Zealand
9. Visit instagrammable cafés
Ever see those picturesque cafes on Instagram and wish you could visit one too? Well, we’ve located a few of the most instagrammable cafes in Auckland to snap the perfect pictures at.
10. Rainbows End
Get your adrenaline rushing at this unique theme park this Easter break. It will open 7 days a week for the Easter school holidays. With an array of thrilling rides…you’ll be entertained for hours no matter what age you are. Indeed, one of the best things to do this Easter.
📍 2 Clist Crescent, Manukau City Centre, Auckland 2104, New Zealand