News | 28 March 2024
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Your Wellington Easter Weekend sorted

Wondering what to do this Easter weekend other than eating chocolate? Here's a list of five things you and the whānau can do in the capital.

Hot cross buns in a row from Shelly Bay Baker.
Image from Shelly Bay Baker.

1. Get your hands on some buns

How good is a toasted hot cross bun dripping in butter? Why not go on a hunt for the best hot cross buns in Wellington?

WellingtonNZ has done the ground work and put together a list of places to check out in the city.

2. Wander through galleries, museums and exhibitions

Spend a day browsing the halls of City Gallery Wellington and taking in the art exhibitions on show. Over Easter weekend, the gallery will be open every day from 4pm to 7.30pm on weekdays and 10am to 5pm during the weekends.

Or why not check out Marvel: Earth’s Mightiest Exhibition at Tākina, where you can explore the Marvel Universe in-depth, and discover the origins and evolution of your favourite Super Heroes and Villains. There is an exclusive Easter promo, with family pack tickets starting at just $45. Use the code "EXPERIENCE" via Ticketmaster. This deal ends on April 12. While you're in the area, you can also stop by the Dinosaurs of Patagonia exhibition across the road at Te Papa! 

If you’re wanting to keep exploring the city, you can also head to the Wellington Museum daily from 10am to 5pm and the Cable Car Museum from 9am to 5pm throughout Easter.

3. Join the Easter Egg hunt at Karori Pool

Come along to the Easter Egg hunt at Karori Pool on Saturday 30 March at 1pm! There will be lots of goodies to be found, and time to enjoy a swim. There will be plenty of spaces for toddlers, kids and older kids to come along. Find out more on the Facebook event.

If you're looking for more to do in the area, you can also take part in the Great Karori Easter egg hunt. This starts at 9am on Friday 29 March until midday on Monday 1 April.

People swimming at Lyall Bay Beach.
Brave a dip in the ocean at Lyall Bay beach.

4. Discover something new in the city

Wellington is jam-packed with lots of nature, epic views, and places to explore. With a few days up your sleeve, why not head out on a new adventure around the capital? Check out our top picnic spots, and the great walks and beaches on offer in Pōneke.

5. Go on an adventure at the Cable Car

The Easter Bunny has lost his eggs at the Cable Car while showing around new lemur friends including A-lister King Julien. With prizes up for grabs from Wellington Zoo, you can join the team at the Cable Car to find these lost eggs. 

This is a free event to participate in for any Cable Car ticket holder. The Easter Egg hunt runs from Good Friday (29 March) through to Easter Monday (1 April). Winners of prizes will be contacted via email on Wednesday 3 April. 

Take note of changes to services and facilities over the Easter weekend

Our services and facilities change slightly on public holidays, so just a reminder that: 

  • There will be no rubbish and recycling collected on Good Friday (29 March), so please put it out on Saturday 30 March instead. Collections will happen as per normal on Easter Monday (1 April). 
  • On street metered Parking is free around Wellington on public holidays: Good Friday (29 March) and Easter Monday (1 April).
  • Some facilities and services may have reduced hours or may be closed, you can find these out on our holiday hours webpage.  

Watch out each Friday for a fun list of five great activities to do, places to explore, or things to discover in our awesome city.