Easter treats hidden around Canberra

Posted 17 Apr 2019

Story by Visit Canberra

Spend your four days away in the capital this Easter (19-22 April, 2019), reconnecting as a family.

Take in the sights of the capital as a family these school holidays, where chocolate and wildlife themed adventures abound.

Enigma Fine Chocolates

Enigma Fine Chocolates has opened the doors of its first flagship store in the Ori Building, Braddon – a perfectly timed move for those craving quality and bespoke chocolates – for their kids or for themselves.

A Wild Night Out

There has never been a better time to experience Canberra’s iconic wildlife sanctuary than this April School Holidays with the ultimate family sleepover – A Wild Night Out at Tidbinbilla. More than just accommodation the Pop Up Wilderness Family Camp includes an overnight stay in glamping tents with real beds, 5 unique day & night ranger activities, dinner, campfire fun under the stars, breakfast as well as a day pass to explore Tidbinbilla after check out.

Explore this vast 54.5 square kilometre Nature Reserve with specially designed ranger-guided activities that offer new and exclusive ways to learn about the diversity of wildlife in this unique landscape. From Hi Tech Wildlife, Behind the Scenes at the Vet Centre to CSI Tidbinbilla we have created engaging workshop for kids ideally aged between 5 – 12 years. Younger kids are welcome by arrangement, this is a family camp with lights out at 10pm.

National Folk Festival

Join the celebration of traditional and contemporary folk life at the National Folk Festival with high-end entertainment and a program designed to inspire, enliven and entertain. With over 200 acts representing diverse styles such as acoustic, blues, roots, bluegrass, world, Celtic, traditional, gypsy and country in a program including music, dance, spoken word, film, circus and traditional crafts, there is something for everyone.

The Great Easter Egg Trail

Canberra’s much loved Easter event, The Great Easter Egg Trail, is back. Hop along to the Museum of Australian Democracy this Easter for an egg-citing adventure that will take you on a journey through iconic Old Parliament House. Choose one of four new trails and explore the exhibitions and heritage spaces as you follow the clues and solve the riddle. A yummy chocolate prize will be waiting for you at the end. Bring the whole family along to enjoy the Easter Trail as well as fun activities and games. Bookings are essential. Cost: $5.00 for adults, under 18s are free.

ONA Coffee’s ‘Easter Egg’ Coffee Blend

The team from ONA Coffee have announced the release of a new coffee blend for the upcoming Easter holidays: the ‘Easter Egg’. This special blend crafted by the ONA Coffee roasting team has been created using a mixture of single origin coffees from Africa, India and Papua New Guinea. The ‘Easter Egg’ blend has a sweet, milk chocolate flavour quality. When paired with milk, this quality transitions into a sweet, caramel chocolate similar to a Creme Egg. Try it for yourself as one of their cafes: HighroadThe Cupping RoomONA Manuka or ONA Coffee House.

Easter Egg Hunt at Corin Forest

The Easter Bunny will be visiting Corin at 10am, 12pm and 2pm every day from Good Friday to Easter Monday with a mountain of eggs. Each hunt will have limited spaces to ensure every egg-hunter has plenty to find. There are 150 spaces for each session, which are free to attend, so best to be like the Easter Bunny and hop in quick!

Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the TATE

Discover a stunning world of Love & Desire with the Tate’s pre-Raphaelite masterpieces before it leaves Australia on 28 April. Fall in love with John Everett Millais’ Ophelia and John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott, as the Tate’s most visited works of art leave the gallery together for the first time. Experience the breathtaking beauty of brilliant colour, meticulous detail and exquisite layering in paintings inspired by the great love stories of history and literature.

Portobello Road at Old Bus Depot Markets

While you enjoy the chocolate and freshly baked goodies, make sure you scavenge through an eclectic mix of quirky and interesting treasures on Sunday 21 April. The fun is in the hunt and you’re bound to find something you love and that has a story to tell – enjoy their latest and rarest finds at the Old Bus Depot Markets.

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