Looking at what to do in the Hunter Valley this easter? From sunrise Hot Air Balloon rides to family Easter events, chocolate and wine tasting, weekend markets, spa dates and more. There is plenty to get you egg-cited.

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Yes, the Easter Bunny is coming so pack your bags and hop into the Hunter! Visit Harrigans Hunter Valley on Easter Sunday for a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny along with face painting and balloon animals. Bring the family along to Hunter Valley Gardens for an extended weekend of excitement, complete with an abundance of spectacular rides and Easter activities including a Giant Easter Egg Hunt spanning across the four days. Twine Restaurant will be hosting their annual luxurious Easter Sunday breakfast which includes an Easter Egg hunt for the kids. Looking to meet some furry friends? Gather the whole family at Tatler Wines as Penny’s Ponies & Pets will bring adorable baby animals, offering children the opportunity to frolic and play. Join the family fun festivities at Chateau Elan at The Vintage for a delightful day featuring a Petting Zoo (Easter Friday & Sunday), Live Music, Face Painting, and Seafood and Semillon lunch (Easter Sunday only). Plus, check out the Hunter Valley Wildlife Park who are offering an incredible 30% off all Easter weekend long to make this Easter egg-stra memorable. For just $84 for a family of 4, you can get up close and personal with giraffes, lions, kangaroos and an adorable capybara! And for kids who love a fun-filled adventure, their Easter Wildlife Adventure Trail is the perfect way to explore the parks and win a fabulous Easter show bag valued at over $60. With a variety of free goodies included, like a plush toy, an official wildlife park tote bag, and a return ticket to visit one of their wildlife parks, this is one Easter experience your kids will never forget.


Appreciate Australia's oldest wine region from a peaceful perspective, from a hot air balloon! Go above and beyond the horizon this Easter long weekend and experience the Hunter Valley in all its glory at sunrise, we promise the early start is worth it. Check out Balloon Aloft, Beyond Ballooning and Hunter Valley Ballooning and be sure to book in advance.

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There is no age limit when it comes to chocolate, so treat yourself to a wine and chocolate pairing experience this Easter in the Hunter Valley. With more than 100 award-winning wineries, there are plenty of vino options on offer to be carefully paired and matched with a range of local, decadent chocolates. Book in for your wine and chocolate experience at Tulloch Wines, Glandore Wines, Wild Ren Wines (also offering kids tastings), Greenway Wines, Saltire Estate, Wine House Hunter Valley, Stomp! Wines and McGuigan Wines this Easter. If you are looking to stay in and enjoy your accommodation, check out the Gourmet Wine Tastings by Stay N' Sip who bring all the fun of wine tasting directly to you.

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Who doesn't love a country market? If you're visiting over the Easter weekend, be sure to check out Handmade in the Hunter Markets located at Sobel's Wines on Hall Road, open on Saturday & Sunday for some decadent homemade goodies. 


Immerse yourselves in a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation as you indulge in a variety of spa treatments in the Hunter Valley. From invigorating massages to pampering facials and hydrotherapy sessions, every moment is crafted to nurture your bond and ignite your senses. Visit one of our many award winning spas including the Spa at Chateau Elan, Ubika Spa at Rydges Resort, or Elysia Wellness Retreat located within Cypress Lakes. Or, book with Heavenly Hunter Massage or Heart of the Hunter for a personalised treatment in the comfort of your own accommodation.


Indulge in fresh seafood over the Easter long weekend. Experience the ultimate Easter Sunday long lunch at Twine Restaurant, starting at 12:30pm, where you'll feast on the mouth watering menu featuring market-fresh local hot & cold seafood, slow-cooked succulent meats including smoked brisket and pork hock, fresh salads, vegetables and desserts. Take the whole family for lunch or dinner on Good Friday at eRemo’s Seafood Avido Menu. Avido means greedy in Italian so this is your opportunity to get greedy on seafood and enjoy oysters, clams, whole snapper and scallops Italian style. This menu is on offer for lunch and dinner with their everyday menus also available. For something more family friendly, celebrate Easter in style at Rydges Resort Hunter Valley with their Easter Sunday Seafood Buffet Lunch. Dive into an abundance of ocean delights, from plump prawns to succulent oysters, expertly prepared and served with finesse.

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Exploring the Hunter Valley this Easter wouldn't be complete without experiencing the exceptional wines at our award-winning wineries. With so many cellar doors scattered across the region, you're spoiled for choice. From intimate boutique producers to renowned multigenerational brands, there's a diverse range of wineries and wines to discover and enjoy throughout your long weekend visit. Click to discover all of our cellar doors and wineries.

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