The Ultimate Easter Long Weekend Event Guide

With the Easter Long Weekend fast approaching, we thought that we would share a list of the special things that are happening here in the Hunter Valley. Whether you're a visitor or a local looking for things to do, there are almost too many amazing things to choose from! Mark your calendars for the weekend of 30th & 31st of March. We LOVE Easter here in the Hunter!


Cocoa Nib has to be up the top of our Hunter Valley Easter list! Every year the team here surprise us with their colourful (and delicious) creations. If you are able to make it in store before they sell out of their ultra popular Easter range - run, don't walk! If you aren't able to visit them in person, here is a link to their online store:

(note: the cover picture for this blog post shows some of the amazing hand painted Easter eggs Cocoa Nib have available)


These markets usually run every Saturday at Sobels Wines however they will be running an extra market day on Easter Sunday. The organisers make sure that no two stalls are the same which provides you with an array of unique goods from a community of diverse locals. These markets will be running from 9am-2pm on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. 


Stonehurst vineyard at Cedar Creek are running an 'Easter Picnic in the Grove' on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. A family friendly Easter celebration, you are able to either pack your own picnic hamper or pre-order a Binnorie Dairy cheese platter. Both days are running from 11am - 4pm with bottles of wine available to purchase from the Stonehurst Cellar Door, who just so happen to be running their annual wine sale this weekend. There will be live music from 11am-2pm and lawn games on both days, a petting zoo on Easter Saturday and an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday. Tickets to this event are available for purchase via the Stonehurst website and are $10 per adult and free entry for children.


Tatler Wines are holding their annual celebration on Easter Saturday where you will find an animal petting zoo, face painting and an Easter Egg Hunt! Tickets are $20 each. For more information here is a link to their website:


Hunter Valley Gardens are renowned for their epic Easter Egg Hunts. Kids can search for thousands of brightly coloured plastic eggs around the gardens.
Every child receives an Easter chocolate at the completion of the hunt. These are being held in age group categories on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st March. There will be special appearances from the Easter Bunny each day and amusement rides running. For more information on pricing and tickets, here is a link to their website:


On Easter Sunday, Rydges are hosting an extravagant Easter Sunday Lunch Seafood Buffet from 12pm - 3pm. There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt on their activities lawn. For more information and bookings please visit their website:


Twine are having an Easter Sunday breakfast buffet from 7:30am with an appearance from the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt. Later on in the day, there will be a Long Lunch Buffet with live music from local talent Anna Weatherup. The Easter Bunny will be around for another appearance and there will also be another big Easter Egg Hunt. For more information and bookings please visit their website:


There will be a lot happening at Chateau Elan over the Easter weekend! There is a petting zoo running from 2pm-5pm on Good Friday. On Easter Sunday, there will be a petting zoo, face painting, live music and a Seafood and Semillon Event. For details, here is a link to their website:


Harrigan's will be open as usual for the long weekend. On Easter Sunday, they will be opening from 7am till late. There will be Easter Bunny Face Painting and Balloon Animals on Sunday from 12pm to 2pm and live music from 1pm-4pm and 6pm-9pm. For more information:


 I hope this list has given you lots of inspiration on what to do in the Hunter Valley during the Easter Long Weekend!

Of course if you're in the area we would love to welcome you in store. See opening hours below.

Friday 29 March CLOSED, Saturday 30 March 10am - 4pm, Sunday 31 March 10am - 3pm, Monday 1 April 10am - 3pm. 

Lots of love, Brooke xo