28 March 2024

Things to do in the Riverina this Easter long weekend

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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On the hunt for an egg-citing thing to do in the Riverina this Easter long weekend? There’s plenty to pick from, so check out these suggestions. Photo: ArtMarie.

Whether you’re young or older, or young at heart, here’s how you can spend your Easter long weekend with friends and family in the Riverina.

Make a day trip or spend the entire weekend in Griffith, with the Easter Party offering something for everyone.

Easter isn’t the same without chocolate, and Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory has you covered for all the best fare.

There are three new releases at Forum 6 Cinemas this week: Kung Fu Panda 4, Godzilla x Kong The New Empire and Easter weekend exclusive The Tiger’s Apprentice.

Nothing beats a chocolate and strawberry combination, and Bidgee Strawberries and Cream is hosting a Good Friday Easter egg hunt.

Keen for a memorable culinary experience? Why not head to Albury for a two- or three-course Easter dinner at the Yardbird restaurant?

Check out the Easter Miniature Trains Twilight Run and Character Run at the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens.

In addition, Tilly’s Wagga is bringing back the Easter Sunday Deck Party.

All Weekend

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The Griffith Easter Party has something for all ages. Photo: Visit Griffith.

Griffith Easter Party

When: Friday 29 to Sunday, 31 March
Where: Various locations
Cost: Various.

Griffith is inviting everyone to its Easter Party celebrations for the whole family this long weekend. Check out the local cuisine, wine and great program of events. Visit the Griffith Easter Party website for details of events, times and locations.

Easter sweets

Get your Easter chocolate fix at the Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory. Photo: Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory.

Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory

When: Friday 29 to Monday, 1 April, 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Junee Licorice Factory, 45 Lord Street
Cost: Various. Book your table at Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory.

Head out to the Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory to indulge in the best chocolate and food. Bookings are recommended for the long weekend.

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Catch the latest big-screen releases at Forum 6 Cinemas. Photo collage: Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

Forum 6 Cinemas

When: Various times between 10 am and 8:30 pm
Where: 77 Trail Street, Wagga
Cost: Various. Tickets can be purchased at Forum 6.

Po, aka The Dragon Master/The Dragon Warrior, returns in Kung Fu Panda 4. This time he must find and train the new Dragon Warrior but a wicked sorceress plans to re-summon all the master villains Po vanquished to the spirit realm.

The Tiger’s Apprentice is about Chinese-American boy Tom Lee, who, after his grandmother’s death, has to be apprenticed to the talking tiger Mr Hu and learn the time-honoured magic to become the new guardian of an ancient phoenix.

Two titans clash in an epic battle in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire as humans unravel their intertwined origins and connection to Skull Island mysteries.


Easter egg hunting at strawberry farm

Treat the kids to Easter egg hunting at Bidgee Strawberries. Photo: Bidgee Strawberries and Cream.

Bidgee Strawberries and Cream – Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt

When: Friday, 29 March, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Bidgee Strawberries and Cream, 4 Billagha Street, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Tickets are $15.

Take your kids to Bidgee Strawberries tomorrow (Good Friday) for a day filled with pony rides, face painting and, most importantly, Easter egg hunting through the strawberry patch.

Adults can enjoy the live music by Aaron Oldaker and Justine Hogan from 11 am to 3 pm.


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A delicious Easter dinner awaits at Albury’s Yardbird. Photo: Yardbird.

Easter With Family at Yardbird

When: Saturday, 30 March, 5 pm onwards
Where: Yardbird, 493 Townsend Street, Albury
Cost: Two courses $75, three courses $95. Bookings at Yardbird.

Book a two-course or a three-course dinner at Yardbird in Albury this long weekend. Yardbird is offering the best local seasonal produce in its special Easter menu.


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The Easter Sunday Miniature Trains Twilight Run at the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens is a fundraiser for the Specialist Medical Resources Foundation. Photo: Supplied.

Easter Miniature Trains Twilight Run and Character Hunt

When: Sunday, 31 March, 4 pm to 9 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, MacLeay Street, Turvey Park
Cost: $4.

Head to Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens for the Easter Miniature Trains Twilight Run and Character Hunt. From the train, track down your favourite Disney characters and superheroes. There will also be an early barbecue dinner and sweet treats.

Funds from the night will go to the Specialist Medical Resources Foundation.

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The Easter Sunday Deck Party is not to be missed, with a top array of DJs. Photo: Tilly’s Wagga.

KINDER – Easter Sunday Deck Party

When: Sunday, 31 March, 3 pm to 2 am
Where: Tilly’s Wagga, 109 Baylis St, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Oztix.

Did you go to last year’s Easter Deck Party and have a great time? Tilly’s is bringing back another great line-up of local DJs, featuring KINDER.

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