Easter Weekend in Auckland

There’s no denying that Easter is one of the best holidays on the calendar!

Not only do you get a phenomenal four-day weekend to spend doing whatever you please, but it’s completely acceptable to indulge in rich chocolate and buttery hot cross buns for those four days AND the weeks leading up to and following Easter weekend.

And while treating yourself is all well and good, you might want to seek a bit more balance (and burn a few more calories) by getting out and about and experiencing what the city of Auckland has to offer over Easter weekend. There are dozens of things to do in Auckland over Easter 2023, so we’ve summarised the best ones in the following handy list.

Attend the Easter Show

The Easter Show is back! Last held in 2020, this Easter event was always a bit of a highlight for Aucklanders. Held at the Auckland Showgrounds from the 7th to the 10th of April, there’s something here to attract people of all ages and interests. So, what’s on? There’s carnival rides, markets, a petting zoo, BMX demonstrations, face-painting, easter egg hunting, axe-throwing, medieval combat and more! Tickets are available online so hop on and grab yours now!

Shop the Easter Night Market

The Easter Night Market on Thursday the 6th of April is the perfect way to kick off your long weekend. Stroll around the stalls and food trucks at Victoria Park in Freeman’s Bay, grab yourself a spicy empanada or pick up some handmade jewellery that catches your eye. There will be dozens of stalls to explore and the live music by Lights on Project will add to the electric atmosphere.

Sing along with Rod Stewart

The legendary Sir Rod Stewart is set to rock Spark Arena on Easter Sunday – the 9th of April. And if that wasn’t already exciting enough, Cindy Lauper will be joining him! This is guaranteed to be a night of fun, dancing and stretching those vocal cords. And if you’re staying with us here at Auckland Rose Park Hotel in Parnell, Spark Arena is just a 15-20 minute walk away!

Cruise up to the Matakana Beer and Food Festival

On Saturday the 8th of April, hundreds will flock up to beautiful Matakana for the Beer and Food Festival. There will be many beers to sample, some incredible food trucks and a great line-up of live music acts to keep you entertained from 2 until 10pm. If the weather looks good, why not get a group of friends together and book yourselves a private shuttle? That way you can enjoy everything the festival has to offer.

See Wicked the Musical

If the weather’s looking questionable or you prefer to avoid the flurry of festivals, you might be interested in bagging yourswicelf some tickets to Wicked the Musical. Showing at SkyCity theatre from the 31st of March until the 22nd of April, Wicked tells the story of the three wicked witches from The Wizard of Oz fame. As the second-highest grossing musical in Broadway history, it’s one show not to miss!

Join EcoFest

EcoFest is all about celebrating sustainable living and Auckland’s precious natural environment. From the 18th of March until the 16th of April, there are dozens of events taking place in and around Auckland which you could be part of. So why not put your long weekend to good use and give back to our community? There are tree planting days, workshops, exhibitions, coastline clean-ups and many more worthwhile events on the agenda.

With all these great things to do in Auckland on Easter weekend, you might be wondering if it’s too late to look for accommodation near the city centre. We still have some availability at Auckland Rose Park Hotel and we would love to have you as our guest. and if you stay two or more consecutive nights, you’ll even get a special rate! For more information, visit the promotions page on our website.

Posted by Rose Park Hotel on March 21, 2023

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