It’s time to hop on over to the east coast next weekend because Easter is here! There’s a million and one eggs-citing activities to do, but here we’ve narrowed down the list for some of the best ones that are super fun for the whole family.

  • Easter is a time when happiness runs and chocolate stains constantly grace the faces of young children and mischievous adults alike. Easter egg hunts, face-painting and balloons will become a staple part of the long weekend, so grab your bags, hire a car and come check out these eggs-travagant events!

The biggest ever Easter egg hunt in Mornington Peninsula

Sitting southeast of Melbourne in the state of Victoria is Mornington Peninsula. It’s a beautiful, picturesque destination for a sunny holiday, and it’s also home to Mornington’s BIGGEST Ever Easter Egg Hunt.

Harcourts Mornington and Mornington Chamber of Commerce have partnered up to provide everyone of all ages a fun Sunday filled with live music entertainment, sausage sizzles, face painting, balloon artists and of course, a Cadbury chocolate egg hunt.

The best thing about this event is that it is completely free, no strings attached. There are also carefully structured age groups so that the egg hunting is fair to even the littlest egg-enthusiast, with even a hunt round available for 0-3 year olds!

The Easter Bunny is scheduled to make a grand appearance to the delight of all the kids, so hire a car from Melbourne and make sure you’re registered for this fun event!

It’s happening this Sunday, March 20, so that you can save your Easter weekend for more festivities.

Babies that can't even crawl yet can participate in this hunt.
Babies that can’t even crawl yet can participate in this hunt.

The Sydney Royal Easter Show

It’s happening for almost half of March (17-30) and has been running since 1823. The Sydney Royal Easter Show is one you’ll not want to miss this year. There are over 14,000 animals to excite every child, and free entertainment, carnival rides and competitions to tickle the fancy of everyone in your family.

If a day full of fun events isn’t enough to tire you out, stay and enjoy the fireworks display at night starting from 8:50 p.m. It’s structured specifically to reflect the colours of the Australian Outback while enhanced with a didgeridoo performance to fully represent the culture of Down Under.

If you’re travelling into the state by plane, you can rent a vehicle straight from Sydney Airport.

 
 

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Join the Mad Hatter for tea in Brisbane

Oh, to be a child again! Bring your young ones to join in the fun at The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party when you’re travelling through Brisbane this Easter.

It’s held on March 26 and once again, is absolutely free! Booking are eggs-sential, so pick up the phone and enrol your child for three hours of interactive fun. They’ll learn how to make their own bunny-themed baskets and will be kept busy while you have an afternoon off from child-minding.

You can find this event in the Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre, where you may even spot the Easter Bunny himself hopping around with a basket of goodies.

The next day, Sunday, March 27, drive down to Victoria Park to have everyone’s face painted, greet some farm animals and jump around (your kids, not you unfortunately!) a bouncy castle. And as usual, the Easter Bunny will also come for a visit during this eggs-cellent day.

Easter in a park is an effort-free way to enjoy your holiday.

The East Coast is always a good place to hop over for Easter. There’s a million and one eggs-citing activities to do in each capital or city centre, but here we’ve given you a two for one with a narrowed down list of some of the best activities that are super fun for the whole family and an opportunity for you and your family to Snap & Win $500 CASH. Easter is a time when happiness runs rampant and chocolate stains constantly grace the faces of young children and mischievous adults alike and east coast just wants to add to this. Easter egg hunts, face-painting and balloons will become a staple part of the long weekend, so grab your bags, hire a car and camera come check out our list of  t eggs-travagant things to do over the Easter period

Melbourne

Why not enjoy your car hire with a scenic drive to the biggest ever Easter egg hunt in Mornington Peninsula Sitting southeast of Melbourne happening every year. Providing everyone of all ages a fun Sunday filled with live music, sausage sizzles, face painting, balloon artists and of course, a digital Cadbury chocolate egg hunt. The Easter Bunny is scheduled to make a grand appearance to the delight of all the kids, so hire a car from Melbourne and make sure you’re registered for this fun event!

Sydney

The Sydney Easter show has returned for another year brimming with family fun; what better way to spend your Easter weekend than the biggest Easter event in Sydney, offering everything from rides, face painting, Easter egg hunts and traditional fun fair for everyone to enjoy. Book a hire car from Sydney Airport to start your Easter fun

Sunshine Coast

Hiring from Maroochydore this Easter? Why not go for a quick drive to Australia Zoo which offers a plethora of activities such as a giant inflatable obstacle course suitable for most ages, and an educational treasure hunt-esque twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt that gives a grand tour of the zoo with the aim to find all the egg laying animals. If you’re looking for something a little more laid back why not make the most of the sunshine in the sunshine coast and spend the day by the beach and have your own Easter fun before winter kicks in!

Hobart

If Hobart is your rental destination do not worry there is no shortage of family fun, from adventuring up Mount Wellington only a 25-minute drive from our Hobart office offering incredible panoramic views that everyone in the family can enjoy to the Salamanca markets which run every Saturday with a great mix of kid friendly activities and a little something for the adults too, a great activity for the whole family.

Adelaide

A spectacular Easter fair for all ages is being held in Mawson Adelaide, about a half hour away from our Richmond location; so why not make the most of your rental and take the family on a mini road trip. Let the kids run loose and find the little treasures throughout the fair. And if you’re looking to extend the Easter fun through to the next day Para hills tavern is holding a lunch with the Easter bunny himself, end your Easter weekend festivities with a relaxing lunch and snap some beautiful photos of your family with the Easter bunny.

Brisbane

Spend your weekend filled with laughter and fun at Victoria park in Brisbane only 12 minutes away from our Hendra location Victoria park is the perfect place to spend your easter weekend, it offers the perfect mix of family fun with activities for the little and big kids alike with mini golf/ putt putt for the whole family, a kids playground which can be utilised for a family easter egg hunt.

Cairns

Cairns is THE outdoor city perfect for adults and children alike, with a plethora of outdoor activities perfect for adventure seekers, there are plenty of fantastic parks such as Centenary Lakes Nature Play Space just a 5-10 minute drive from away from our office it’s the perfect place to have your own DIY adventure Easter egg hunt that involves the whole family!