Easter is just a hop and a skip away! Meaning it’s the optimal time to start jumping onto those Easter activities and planning out your long weekend with your family.

Your annual Easter egg hunt may keep the kids busy for an hour or so, but their sugar-rush will only last so long until you have to move onto the next groundbreaking activity.

We’ve pulled together a handful of simple, fun, easy-to-set-up games that are entertaining and will keep the kids (and adults) entertained!

Outdoor Easter Games

Set up a simple obstacle course at the local park or beach and give it a fun Easter theme! Another fantastic game that’s great for friends and family is the Bunny Hop Sack Race or the old-fashioned Egg/Spoon race, just be sure to clean up after yourself!

If it’s a warm, sunny day then there’s nothing stopping you from heading to a beach! The sheer number of beaches near Lake Macquarie makes us spoilt for choice!

One of our favourite beaches is Catherine Hill Bay Beach which is 2.9km from Raffertys Resort, and has been voted as one of the best beaches in Australia! Come see for yourself!


Rush into the long weekend with Watersports. Nothing screams “fun” more than jet skis and speed boats on a long weekend!

Not an adrenaline junkie? Canoeing, kayaking and paddle-boarding are perfect for those who want to enjoy Lake Macquarie in a more relaxing way.

JetBuzz WaterSports offers all these watersports activities and is the perfect choice to accommodate your needs!

Bring or hire your own boat with JetBuzz and explore the lake. All boat hires only require a car licence except for two boats which require a boat licence. Our personal favourite is jet boating which allows you to get to know Lake Macquarie up close and personal aboard the Jetbuzz jet boat. You won’t want to miss this one – it’s the only jet boat between Sydney and Gold Coast and the kids will absolutely love it! It’s action-packed and will get your adrenaline pumping.

Wind Down

Raffertys Resort’s private jetty on Cams Wharf is the perfect spot to wind down after a long day filled with activities and fun. Have a delicious Easter feast picnic or head to Saltwater Dining & Bar.

It’s Instagram-worthy and almost looks like it could be a Desktop Wallpaper!

Check out the virtual tour here: www.raffertysresort.com.au/virtual-tours/ 

Doing a road trip this year? Check out our best places to visit from Sydney to Brisbane in our two-part blog series!

Sydney to Brisbane Road Trip – Where to Stop: Part 1

Sydney to Brisbane Road Trip – Where to Stop: Part 2

Raffertys Resort is 90 min from Sydney, 40 min from Newcastle and a one-stop paradise with many options for your accommodation, food and drinks, and activities enjoyable for the whole family. Stay tuned for our Easter promotions and events! Last year’s 2019 Easter Egg Hunt was a memorable event for both the children and adults – don’t miss out this year!