Easter Egg Hunts Around The World

27 March 2016

Has the Easter Bunny hippity-hopped his way into your home, leaving a mountain of chocolate behind? If too much chocolate is never enough, you’d better start making plans to get to these Easter Egg hunts around the world next year. From mountains to mansions, mazes to Magic Kingdoms, you’ll find goodies galore and exotic spots to explore. Hop to it!

Copper Mountain Egg Hunt, USA

 Copper Mountain has 65,000 eggs to find. Picture: Tripp Fay/Copper Mountain

Billed as the World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt, Colorado’s Copper Mountain ski resort has upped the ante from 50,000 to 65,000 eggs in recent years. There are special events for the littlies and all-ages events on the mountain, and the Easter Bunny himself just might make an appearance. Plus, you can win all sorts of prizes, from candy to season passes and gift certificates.

Imperial Easter Nest Hunt, Austria

 Vienna's Easter markets sell traditional decorations. Picture: Getty Images

Held in the baroque surroundings of Vienna’s Schonbrunn Palace, the Imperial Easter Nest Hunt is part of the annual Easter Market. More than 60 stalls sell tasty treats, Easter decorations and traditional handicrafts. Children can make marzipan bunnies while grown-ups get hip to the live jazz music. Hunt for eggs all over the grounds, and collapse into an eggshell-shaped seat when you’re done.


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Egg Hunt on Table Mountain, South Africa

 Catch the Easter Bunny and his fairy friend. Picture: Table Mountain Cableway

Ride the cableway to the summit of Cape Town’s Table Mountain for an Easter egg hunt with a view. The Easter Bunny and his magical fairy friend make an appearance at the Upper Cable Station for an egg hunt on the hour, every hour. And don’t worry – there will be buskers, magicians and puppeteers to keep you entertained while you’re waiting to board the cableway.

Easter Egg Extravaganza, Scotland

 An a-maze-ing time at Traquair House. Picture: Traquair House Charitable Trust

Fancy Traquair House in Innerleithen dates back to 1107, when it was a hunting lodge for the kings and queens of Scotland. These days, it is Scotland’s oldest inhabited house, complete with a hedged maze that becomes ground zero for avid egg hunters each year. More than 5,500 mini eggs are hidden in its tricky corridors, and kids can also help paint a giant Easter egg, make Easter bonnets and join in the Easter procession.

Disney Springtime Egg-Stravaganza, Hong Kong

 Join the hunt for Disney character eggs. Picture: HK Disneyland/Facebook

More than 100 specially themed Disney eggs are scattered around Hong Kong Disneyland as part of spring celebrations. Join in the Disney Character Egg Hunt, looking for eggs featuring Mickey and co throughout the seven lands – you’ll need a map to find them, and there’s a special surprise for those who do. Be warned, Tinkerbell is especially tricky to spot.


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Renae Spinks

Travel for me is about conversations and connections. There’s nothing like setting foot in a new land and meeting people a world apart. From talking to North Sea fishermen in Norway’s Lofoten Islands to breakfast chat at a B&B in my own back yard, there’s always a story to share and a tale to tell.