Find a local Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Parade, Easter Brunch, etc.

Did you miss Easter egg hunts this year? PLAN B: hold your own, see this page!

Looking for a local Easter egg hunt for your children? Or an Easter parade, Easter brunch or breakfast or other Easter events in North Island of New Zealand?  Scroll down this page and you will see all of those in North 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 have missed the Easter egg hunts in your area (or they were canceled), see this page about how to easily have your own backyard or local park Easter egg hunt.

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.  

Updates for May 2024

Easter egg hunts are back! We've started updating the info for this year. Unfortunately MOST wait until the last minute (often just a week before) to publish their dates, times and details. We're updating their information daily as it comes in. We expect pages to be up to date by mid-March.

  1. When we CONFIRM an event for 2024, the date will be highlighted in pink, like this passage to make them easy to find as you scroll down the page.
  2. Hunts that were held in the past year or 2 but not yet confirmed for this year are in orange.
  3. The ones NOT in either orange or pink are more dubious - held in the past but not confirmed in the past few years, so just our best guess! These you must call or email to confirm before you go.


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 Since many egg hunts do not publish the current year's dates until the very last minute, or simply never respond to email, we may not get their current information, which is why we have links to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


Easter Egg Hunt, Parade and Event Listings

North Island


  • The Amazing Maze N Maize Giant Easter Eggstravaganza - Easter egg hunt and corn maze
    Amazing Maze, 833 Kingseat Road, Karaka  Auckland, North Island 2580. Phone: 09 291 9002. Email: Event date and time: No update yet for 2024, if they DO hold it, based on past years, it would likely be on a week before Easter, on Good Friday to Easter Monday daily from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The Biggest, Trickiest Easter Eggstravaganza in Auckland. Hundreds of chocolate Easter eggs to be found each day (Good Friday until Easter Monday) between 11am and 2pm

Bay of Plenty (Kawerau, Opotiki, Rotorua, Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty, Whakatane)

  • Katikati Bird Gardens Annual Great Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    263 Walker Road East, Katikati Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, North Island. Phone: 07 549 0912. Event date and time: In previous years, it was held on Easter Sunday or the day before, so it may be held on Saturday, March 30, 2024. Annual (over 15 years) Easter egg hunt at the Katikati Bird Gardens at Aongatete 30 minutes north of Tauranga.  Dozens of coloured balls are hidden around the 10-acre gardens, and at noon the children set out to find one. Different colours for different age groups the children return their ball to the cafe and swap it for a chocolate Easter Egg.  There is a secret number of life like rabbits also placed in the gardens which the children have to find and count. Those who have counted them all correctly enter into a draw for a giant chocolate Bunny Egg which is drawn later in the day. Binky the Easter Egg Bunny will be on hand to help the little ones and for photos


Hawke's Bay (Central Hawke's Bay, Hastings, Napier, eastern Taupo, Wairoa)

Northland (Far North, Kaipara, Whangarei)

Taranaki (New Plymouth, South Taranaki, Stratford)

Manawatu-Wanganui (Horowhenua, Manawatu, Palmerston North, Rangitikei, Ruapehu, Tararua, Wanganui)

  • Railway Land Reserve Giant Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Pitt Street and Church St, Palmerston North, North Island 4410. Event date and time: In previous years, it was held on Friday before Easter Sunday, so it may be held on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. Directions:  Click here for a map and directions. Hosted by Nightmare Containment and The Amazing Maze. An annual giant Easter egg hunt with 1000’s of eggs hidden every day. Come and help find all those eggs from that cheeky bunny and his friends. Our Easter bunny and friends have been busy building a giant Easter themed garden that will arrive at The Railway Land on Good Friday. A guided path will lead you through a series of mini mazes which have been designed with an Easter theme. Along the way, you will meet many characters, including the Easter bunny.

Waikato (Hamilton, Hauraki, Matamata-Piako, Otorohanga, southern Rotorua, South Waikato, Taupo, Thames-Coromandel, Waikato,Waipa, Waitomo)

Wellington (Carterton, Kapiti Coast, Lower Hutt, Masterton, Porirua, South Wairarapa, Upper Hutt)

  • Monster Easter Egg Hunt Kapiti -  Easter egg hunt
    Paraparaumu School Raupehu St, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast, North Island. Phone: 022 353 8226. Email: Event date and time: In previous years, it was held on Easter Sunday or the day before, so it may be held on Saturday, March 30, 2024  from 2 pm to 4 pm. EVERYONE WINS AT LEAST ONCE! Hunt starts at 2pm sharp! Once an egg is found, claim your prize then hunt again! Prizes include: One Monster Egg, lots of Chocolate bunnies, Marshmallow eggs, filled eggs & many more chocolaty goodies!! To purchase tickets call or txt Michelle on 022 353 8226 or email. All proceeds go to Kapiti All Star Victory Kittyhawk Cheerleading team fundraising to attend 3 Auckland Cheer Competitions.
  • Super Cable Car Easter Egg Hunt - Easter scavenger hunt
    Wellington Cable Car, 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington, North Island. Phone: +64 4 472 2199. Email: Pick up your Easter Egg Hunt Quiz questions with your tickets and enjoy working out the answers during your journey with us. On each day, the first 50 Easter Egg Hunters to return their completed quiz to our staff at Lambton Quay will receive an eggciting Easter Treat. All entries automatically go into a draw to win a prize pack!!!  The winner will be drawn and announced after Easter.

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