Eggsperience Easter These School Holidays
Easter has appeared out of nowhere like chocolate eggs in the garden, and it’s time to get cracking!
Whether you want spend time with family, friends or just yourself, take your pick from our basketful of festive, flavoursome and fun events to INform, INdulge and INspire IN Noosa this Easter!
April is coming alive with festivities, activities and competitions kicking off across Noosa. Immerse yourself in live music, experience the arts and spoil yourself with a shopping spree – all while celebrating the Easter traditions we’ll always love no matter how old we are!
HERE’S WHAT THE EASTER WEEKEND HAS TO OFFER:
VILLAGE FLICKS – Peter Rabbit
When: Sunday 17 April from 6.30pm
Sit under the stars at the Peregian Village outdoor movie in Peregian Park. Grab your picnic rugs and some delicious local takeaway and enjoy a fun evening out. There will also be a jumping castle and live music before the movie!
When: Thursday 14 April from 3pm
Learn about the land we stand on with the Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi Bush Tucker Walk and Yarn with Lyndon Davis. Meet at the new tree sculpture in Peregian Park for the 1-hour session.
LIVE MUSIC & KIDS VIBES
When: Saturday 16 April from 12.30pm
Live music and kids arts & crafts in Peregian Square from 12.30 to 3.30pm. Jumping castle in Peregian Park from 12.30 to 3.30pm.
When: Sunday 17 April
Enjoy a jam-packed day of fun with the Peregian Beach Markets in the morning and a visit from the Easter Roo at 12pm. The kids can then enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt at Peregian Square and then live music, arts, crafts and face painting from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
As you stroll along Hastings Street this Easter, be on the hunt for hidden treasures. Meander in and out of your favourite retail stores and keep your eyes peeled for the unmistakeable glow of a glistening golden egg. Find all the eggs to enter the draw to win sensational Noosa prizes! All you have to do is scan the QR code next to each egg as you make your way up and down the street following the clues.
Crack the clues to find the Golden Eggs on Hastings Street! Here are the cryptic clues to help you along the way:
- Put your best foot forward
- Long live the island life
- A good read in the village
- An iconic Australian treat
- Shine bright like a diamond
- Hawaiian vibes in the heart of Noosa
- Hang 10 Noosa Style
- Open your _____, free your _____
- Live life to the fullest
- Choc full of art
- Udderly great
- Living by the mantra ‘Big Love. Big Life.’
You could WIN:
- A 2-night stay at @netanyanoosa, with a welcome hamper on arrival
- A Thalgo 1-hour specialised facial and deluxe manicure or pedicure, with complimentary use of the Aqua Therapy and steam room from Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort
- A $150 gift voucher from MilkBar Grocer
- A pair of Birkenstocks from Feet First Footwear
Get creative in the Peter Rabbit workshop and create your own Easter Basket to take home.
Times: 10am – 1pm daily
Dates: until Saturday 16 April (excluding Good Friday, 15 April) 2022
Easter Word Hunt
Spot the Easter Eggs hidden in store windows to spell our mystery word and receive a FREE furry bunny ear headband and certificate to take home while stocks last!
Times: 9am – 5pm
You can redeem your prize at the Easter Hunt Cart located near Woolworths between 10am – 1pm daily. Outside these hours you can redeem from Centre Management, located down the corridor near Red Rooster (weekdays only).
Peter Rabbit Colouring Competition
Pick up a copy in centre or download HERE for your chance to win a Peter Rabbit Prize Pack valued at over $100.
Competition closes Tuesday, 26 April. Winner announced Wednesday 27 April 2022. Terms and Conditions apply.
Easter Inspired Face Painting
Times: 10am – 1pm daily
Relaxation is your top priority these holidays, but your taste buds should be doing the exact opposite! From all-chocolate diets to perfection on a plate, egg-cite your palate with local ingredients and flavours from innovative menus. Noosa has never tasted better.
Need to satisfy your chocolate cravings? Fiona’s Fancies can make your holidays so much sweeter with their new range of Easter goodies. Get your orders in for Good Friday or hop into the store for Easter cupcakes, hot cross buns and chocolate eggs filled with rocky road! While you’re there, kids under 12 can pick up a colouring sheet and enter the colouring competition to win a Rocky Road Easter Egg or a 200g or 100g Lindt Gold Bunny. Entries close 12pm on Wednesday 13 April.
Pop into Happy Pops for happiness on a stick! Their all-natural artisanal gelato and sorbet pops are the perfect alternative Easter treats. Try the premium pops or create your own happiness by choosing a naked pop, dressing it up in chocolate and accessorising with any three toppings! Visit their store on Hastings Street or the newly opened dessert bar in Eumundi.
The state-of-the-art cooking school at ALBA Chef’s Kitchen will immerse you in the culinary experience. Learn the secrets of Sri Lankan cuisine with Peter Kuruvita at his hands-on Sri Lankan Curry Masterclass, where he teaches you his grandmother’s favourite recipes and shares his family background. On Thursday 14 April from 11am to 3pm, create healthy curries with fresh spices, aromas, coconut, curry leaves and lime while hearing tales of Peter’s homeland. Keep an eye on the ALBA Cooking School for future classes!
If you want true relaxation, Noosa Cartel has done all the cooking for you with restaurant-quality meals that are just a pot of boiling water away. Order their Easter specials such as the Vege Rendang, Pork Ramen and Fish Green Curry, all between 30% and 50% off. Fill your pantries and bellies while stocks last!
When faced with two whole weeks of free time, having fun is the only thing on a kid’s mind – and probably yours too! Whatever your idea of fun may be, you’ll find it in Noosa. Explore new worlds, find inspiration in local galleries and theatres and cultivate a bit of artistic talent yourself!
Embark on Wildflower Walks these holidays to discover artistic creations from the natural environment. With Dr Sue Davis as your guide, anyone can spend some time in nature and explore the blooming wildflowers at Hawthorn Park, Marcus Beach on Wednesday 13 April from 9am to 11am.
Australia Day opened last night at Noosa Arts Theatre! Directed by Jane Rivers, this play offers a satirical and intimate look at the often-thankless work of volunteers of the Australia Day Committee in the fictional town of Coriole. Grab a lamington and a stubbie, sit back, and find out if Coriole’s Australia Day will be a little ripper, or will it go off like a bucket of prawns in the sun! Catch evening performances at 7.30pm on 8, 14, 15 and 16 April, matinees at 2pm on 9, 10 and 16 April and the Zonta Charity Performance including a complimentary drink and supper at 7.30pm on 13 April. Book now!
Opening this Saturday 9 April, Arcadia Street Gallery presents Jacob Pedrana’s Hearts and Flowers exhibition. Jake’s colourful, flamboyant works with throwaway lines taken from things as diverse as movies to Marlboro cigarettes, hint at something deeper and more complex. Living the great Australian dream, Jake is a renaissance man doing his best to maintain that maverick spirit (once coined larrikin) which is sorely missed in contemporary Australia.
Frida’s Sip N’ Paint is a fantastic excuse to round up the girls, don your most sophisticated garb and enjoy a catch-up with a side of flair. Indulge your inner artist at a range of holiday sessions for friends and family. Paint Blossom Botanicals on 8 April from 6.30pm to 9pm, Spritz Up Your Life on 9 April from 6.30pm to 9pm or explore Kahlo’s World on 14 April from 6.30pm to 9pm. Over Easter, have a Family Day Out at Frida’s painting Freddy the Fox on 9 April from 10am to 12pm or Pippa the Polar Bear on 13 April from 10am to 12pm.
HOT TIPS FOR HOLIDAYS
- Book in early for dining experiences, performances and events. Tourists and locals alike will snatch up tickets before you even know they were on sale!
- Pack a picnic before a daytrip or snag some takeaway during. Noosa is scattered with stunning picnic spots like Gympie Terrace, Noosa Botanic Gardens and Lake Weyba – you might just get the urge to throw down a rug.
- Parking can equal pain in Noosa. Instead of travelling into Noosa Heads, park the car at Noosa Junction Station, Noosa AFL Grounds and Tewantin CBD and hop on a free bus with Go Noosa’s Park & Ride service! Skip the car queues and ride the FREE 065 Go Noosa Loop Bus. Go Noosa’s holiday service runs until 18 April, travelling Hastings Street, Noosa Drive, Weyba Road and Noosa Parade.
- During the Easter holidays, the Noosa Heads Lions Park will also be open for paid parking from 8.30am to 5.30pm.