Budget-friendly Easter Weekend Activities with NZ Compare
Mar 19, 2024

Want to make the most of the long weekend but also want to stick to low-cost or free activities? We have gathered a list of budget-friendly activities to get you started.

The Easter long weekend is a great time to get stuck into some activities that make your heart happy. Luckily, New Zealand is an enormous playground with a plethora of activities that are either free or budget-friendly. 

If you are stuck for what to do, we have put together 5 budget-friendly or free activities to dive into this Easter weekend.

1. Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

The all-time Easter classic. Hide some Easter eggs around your garden, or in the nooks and crannies of your local park, and have the kids go ahead and hunt them down. You could make the hunt a bit more challenging by creating clues for your kids to follow such as riddles or puzzles to solve. A great way to get those brains spinning and keep everyone busy and it only costs the price of the Easter eggs. 

2. Picnic in the Park

Pack your favourite lunch and snacks into a cooler bag, chilly bin, or picnic basket and make your way to your local park. Whether that be one flanked by bush or overlooking a stunning New Zealand beach. You could enjoy a picnic with the kids, or just with your group of friends.

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3. Have a Movie Day

This is an especially cosy activity if the weather turns for the worst this Easter weekend. Grab your blankets, put the popcorn in the microwave, and snuggle up for a day or an afternoon of switching off your brain, and taking an adventure in the shoes of another character. Don’t forget to compare broadband plans to see if there is a better deal out there to suit your streaming needs. You never know, if you switch to a new broadband plan, you may get to enjoy joining perks such as a free year subscription to a streaming service. How good?

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4. Easter Arts and Crafts

Grab your pens, pencils, glue and paper, and get stuck into some fun craft activities. There are many projects you can embark on that are both Easter-themed and fun for everyone in the family. Connect with your inner artists and create something for the home Easter decor, or something that you can gift loved ones. 

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5. Compare your Bills

This Easter weekend is a great time to compare your utilities bills. NZ Compare’s range of websites makes it easy to compare broadband, power, mobile, and money-related bills. Did you know that comparing your bills is one of the most effective ways to save money? That’s right! You can save hundreds of dollars over a year. Here at NZ Compare, we are all about helping Kiwis make fully informed choices about where they are putting their money, so that they can make better decisions and find plans, providers and policies that are right for them and their unique preferences and needs. 

Are you an avid gamer that needs an ultra-fast broadband plan but wants to stick to a budget? Broadband Compare has you covered! 

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Or are you a large household looking for a standard user power bill that won’t charge you more than you need? 

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Or are you a student or professional constantly on-the-go and need an unlimited mobile data plan that doesn’t break the bank? Mobile Compare can match you with the perfect plan!

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Are you a first-time home buyer looking for the best home loan rates? Or are you wanting to find the cheapest deals on health insurance? Money Compare can help! 

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And for those who wish to spend Easter weekend enjoying some online shopping, be sure to check out PriceMe so that you can find the best deals on thousands of products across a range of New Zealand retailers. 

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