Easter In Your Camper Trailer

Thanks to Woolies and Coles stocking Easter eggs and hot cross buns super early, Aussies have known that Easter is close by for a while now. Now that it’s April, you should celebrate the long weekend the Easter Bunny has provided us with by going on a camping trip.

Everyone loves a long weekend, but most places are shut, especially on Good Friday, leaving you with nothing to do. I’m sure you’re well and truly sick of watching your Wiggles and Pokemon DVDs that your kids love for the millionth time, so why not make the best of the long weekend, and go camping somewhere? Mars Campers can recommend some top Easter festivities located near camping sites for you to enjoy Easter and enjoy staying in the bush at the same time.

Having said all that, the problem with going away on long weekends is that everyone else has the same idea. Easter is a hectic time of year for motels and resorts, and unfortunately campsites too, so try to book everything well in advance. But don’t let that put you off trying to enjoy your Easter.

girls enjoying beach view

New South Wales

The Adaminaby Easter Fair

Not too far from Canberra is the small town of Adaminaby, situated near Lake Eucumbene, the Snowy Mountains, and Mt Kosciuszko. With such scenic places nearby and the Big Trout sculpture in town, it makes sense that you’d want to check these places out. You can do some bushwalking and fishing while checking out the mountain scenery or do some skiing and snowboarding on Mt Kosciuszko itself or the Mount Selwyn Ski Fields.

As far as the town’s Easter fair goes, head along to Denison Street so you can have a look around the market and listen to the live music before and after the parade. To keep your kids entertained, get them onto the pie eating and tug-of-war contests, or interact with the animals at the petting zoo. Nearby camping sites:

Providence Holiday Park

Denison Camping Area

Anglers Reach Caravan Park

Thredbo Easter School Holidays Adventure Festival

Not too far from Adaminaby, and even closer to Mt Kosciuszko is Thredbo, a ski village known throughout Australia. Picture hundreds and thousands on fairy bread; the bread, in this case, is Thredbo, and once ski season starts, hundreds and thousands of wannabe skiers head their way.

Boy doing exercise by the beach

Speaking of children’s food, Thredbo’s Easter festival has an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday with over 5,000 eggs for the kiddies to find. There’s also a Golden Easter Egg Hunt for the grown-ups that day with a jackpot bunny that’s worth $5,000!

Besides looking for all those chockies, there are heaps of activities for you and the little ones to do. There are hiking trails around Mt Kosciuszko, where you can also bike around the mountain. Or if you want to see the scenery without making with less effort, there are chair lifts available too. Nearby camping sites:

Thredbo Diggings campground

Ngarigo campground

Discovery Park

NRMA Jindabyne Holiday Park

Blessing Of The Fleet Festival, Ulladulla

Along the NSW south coast is the town of Ulladulla; despite the word “dull” appearing in its name, there’s nothing dull about their Blessing of the Fleet Festival on Easter Sunday. There’s the Milton Ulladulla Ex Servo’s Parade along the Princes Highway and many market stalls, showbags, and rides around town. The Kids’ Zone is situated around the Ulladulla Civic Centre to give the little ones something to do.

girl and boy looking at mountains

The Bannisters Beach Games at the harbour foreshore give the whole family games to play together. Whether your lot are into three-legged races, spaghetti eating contests, tug-o-war, or egg-and-spoon races, you’ve got an exciting challenge ahead.

Besides the Easter fun, the Ulladulla area has plenty for you to check out. Swim in the beautiful waters around Burrill Lake, Mollymook Beach, Lake Conjola, or Tabourie Lake. Or if you’re more interested in seeing the local flora and fauna while having a stroll, check out the South Pacific Heathland Reserve.

Nearby camping sites:

Holiday Haven

BIG4 Bungalow Park

Holiday Haven Lake Tabourie

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Victoria

Easter Saturday Rotary Market In Bright

Bright is an inland alpine town in north-eastern Victoria this free open-air market. All the leaves that fall off the trees and onto the roads, making the town picturesque, therefore people come flocking here during the Easter long weekend when they can see this phenomenon for themselves.

Besides the Easter festivities, you can check out the Alpine National Park, which is Victoria’s largest national park that you can hike or cycle around, have a swim or go fishing, and observe the area’s animals, such as the endangered mountain pygmy-possum, the only hibernating marsupial in Australia. The park includes Mount Hotham, Mount Feathertop, and Mount Bogong for you and your family to explore.

Nearby camping sites:

.• Buckland Valley State Forest

Mount Buffalo National Park

Alpine National Park

Bright Pine Valley Tourist Park

Tarra Festival

The Tarra Festival is Yarram is Gippsland’s biggest event throughout the year, and they certainly go all out with it. The festival starts with an hour-long parade on the main street consisting of horses and carriages, vintage cars, school floats, and even tanks.

couple walking through green forest

After the parade, the kids can have all sorts of fun with at the Recreation Reserve. Here the kids can enjoy time with animals at the petting zoo or ride a pony, play tug-o-war or jump around in a jumping castle, or, of course, go on an Easter egg hunt! As for the adults, there’s some live music to dance to, and markets and art shows to check out.

Besides the festival, you can also explore the lush forest at Tarra-Bulga National Park or the Mullungdung Nature Conservation Reserve.

Nearby camping sites:

Yarram Holiday Park

Best Friend Holiday Retreat

Tarra Valley Caravan Park

Queensland

Roma

If you and your family want to experience a bit of the Aussie country lifestyle, then the Easter In The Country festival in the south-west Queensland town of Roma is as country as it gets. Celebrated over five days, this renown event greatly demonstrates the country lifestyle. Regardless of whether you’re craving a leisurely experience or to have a few thrills, this festival can offer you both of these extremes.

Bread and Coffee

Saturday morning starts with the Watpac Street Parade that goes down McDowall Street with all sorts of floats on show. But it wouldn’t be a proper bush getaway without some country music on Saturday and the Iron Jack Pro Rodeo on Sunday. Other animal shenanigans include the goat races on Sunday arvo.

Nearby camping sites:

Judd’s Lagoon Camping Area

Neil Turner Weir Campground

Fishermans Rest Campground

Australian Capital Territory

National Folk Festival

Being the capital city of Australia, it’s only fitting that Canberra goes all out with celebrating Easter. The National Folk Festival showcases over a hundred concerts, with both contemporary and traditional music playing, guaranteeing you’ll hearing some grouse tunes. There’ll also be plenty of tasty grub on offer, as there are over 30 food vendors and themed bars around.

In terms of the entertainment for the whole family, there are circus performers who’ll do some great tricks. There is also the KidzFest side of the festival that, as the name suggests, is designed to keep the little ones amused.

If you want to see what’s beyond Canberra’s city limits, then check out Cotter River or Gibraltar Creek that contains historical Aboriginal campsites. If you want to explore a bigger piece of this capital city’s territory, then Namadgi National Park is a top choice that borders Kosciuszko National Park.

Nearby camping sites:

Exhibition Park

Cotter Campground

Woods Reserve Campground

Tasmania

Launceston Alive

Tasmanians are lucky that they get Easter Tuesday off from work too, giving them an extra long weekend (might as well just call it the Easter week at this point).

In any case, the Holiday Isle’s second biggest city holds the Launceston Alive festival during Easter time.

With music, art, food, and other family friend entertainment on offer, everyone in your family will find something that will ensure that you all have a great time. If you find that you’d like to see more of Tasmania’s natural beauty instead, then make your way towards the likes of Cataract Gorge or Cradle Mountain.

Nearby camping sites:

Myrtle Park Campground

Glenford Farm

SKEMPS Private Forest Reserve

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Although like any weekend your Easter long weekend will seem to go too quickly, just remember that ANZAC Day is only a few days after Easter, so there’s another day off for you to look forward to! So dig into the Easter eggs and hot cross buns while you can, and have a bloody good Easter!

If you’re ever keen to see more of Australia, regardless of what time of year it is, give Mars Campers a call on 1300 667 868 for our wide range of camper trailers.

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