The 16th annual Easter egg hunt at the Katikati Bird Gardens at Aongatete 30 minutes north of Tauranga.
Dozens of coloured balls are hidden around the 10-acre gardens, and at noon the children set out to find one.
Different colours for different age groups the children return their ball to the cafe and swap it for a chocolate Easter Egg.
There is a secret number of lifelike rabbits also placed in the gardens which the children have to find and count. Those who have counted them all correctly entered into a draw for a giant chocolate Bunny Egg which is drawn later in the day.
Binky the Easter Egg Bunny will be on hand to help the little ones and for photos