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News | 1 April 2021

Friday Five: Your Easter weekend in Welly sorted

Stuck for something to do this Easter weekend other than eating chocolate? There's lots of going on. Here's a list of five fun things you and the whānau can do in the capital.

A basket of Easter eggs on a ledge with the iconic red cable car on its tracks with Wellington city and harbour in background.

1. Easter at the Cable Car 
The Super Cable Car Easter Egg Hunt | Friday 2-Monday 5 April | 9am-5pm
Pick up your Easter quiz from the Lambton Quay ticket office and enjoy an egg-citing journey on the Cable Car while hunting for your answers! On each day of The Super Cable Car Easter Egg Hunt, the first 50 Easter egg hunters to return their completed quiz to staff at Lambton Quay will receive an Easter treat!

Easter Party at the Cable Car | Saturday 3 April | 2-3.30pm 
Dress up and enjoy family activities, including storytelling, Easter craft and games, face painting, and an Easter Egg Hunt with Fairy Trina at the Easter Party at the Cable Car. *UPDATE: The Easter Party at the Cable Car event is now SOLD OUT*

2. Zealandia’s Egg-cellent Adventure  
Friday 2-Tuesday 6 April | 9am-4pm
Kids go free at the sanctuary during Easter weekend and can participate in a special Easter event. Zealandia has partnered with Whittaker's to offer some extra tasty treats – you’ll need to pick up an Easter map and join the search for a series of 'eggs’ for Zealandia's Egg-cellent Adventure. Return your map for a free chocolate treat and go in the draw to win some cool prizes!

Two children, holding a map, pointing and looking for wildlife at Zealandia.

3. Peachy Keen 
Basin Reserve | Saturday 3 April | 12pm
In this brand-new festival, Peachy Keen is bringing some of the most iconic and well-known female artists in New Zealand music, alongside some of the coolest up-and-comers, to the Basin Reserve! Musicians include Ladyhawke, Gin Wigmore, Benee, and more.

4. Module 2.0 
Wellington Museum | Saturday 3 April | 8pm 
Experience the lush sounds of Module’s electronica and digital rock. Upgraded and updated, Module (Jeramiah Ross) and guests deliver an immersive music experience. Joined by Liz Kirkman and Duncan McCann, Module 2.0 promises otherworldly songs and dreamy visuals.

5. Chill out at home
Take time out this Easter weekend by streaming or reading any of the thousands of movies, documentaries, book and magazines from the Wellington City Libraries elibrary for free! Don’t forget all libraries will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, and open as usual on the Saturday. Johnsonville Library and the rest of the Waitohi Community Hub will be closed from 7.30pm, Thursday until 7.30am Tuesday 6 April for maintenance and resealing work.