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One of the sweetest holidays offers adventurous, delicious and creative events around town

Easter Saturday Chocolate Lovers tour


Set out on the Chocolate Lovers tour of Melbourne over the Easter long weekend and pick up some fun treats for the following day. The tour will include plenty of tastings, fun facts and history, exploring some of Melbourne's favourite confectionary and chocolate shops. Yum!

Easter at Melbourne Aquarium


Get the kids along to Melbourne Aquarium to celebrate Easter with some ocean dwelling friends. There will be a sit down breakfast followed by arts and craft activities and a chocolate egg hunt.

Bendigo Easter Festival


The Bendigo Easter Festival promises four days of roving entertainment, Easter treats and family fun from Good Friday to Easter Monday. The city streets will come alive with activities including Easter egg hunts, petting zoos, parades, markets, craft workshops and fireworks.

Adventure Park Open Season


Victoria's biggest theme park, Adventure, will be staying open all of the Easter long weekend. Try out their two brand spankin' new attractions – the thrilling Wave Swinger and the Barracuda Bay Cruise, alongside restored old favourites like the Grand Carousel.

North Melbourne vs. Collingwood


Easter isn’t only about chocolates and bunnies! Get to Etihad Stadium to catch this Easter Sunday game where North Melbourne take on Collingwood, with gates opening at 3pm and the game kicking off at 4.40pm.

Easter at Queen Victoria Market


Queen Victoria Market will be adapting opening hours for the Easter long weekend. Make sure you also keep your eyes peeled for the Easter Bunny who will be making an appearance on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Sunday from 10am-1pm.

Eucalypt Festival: An Easter celebration


The Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne is playing host to the Eucalypt Festival in a celebration of both Easter and Australia’s towering flora. It's a spectacular time to visit – in particular, the Australian Garden section, which has been developed over the last 20 years. Kids are well catered for, with many activities including an Easter bandicoot hunt, Dreamtime tales, face painting and the Marvelous Mini Beasts section.

Easter OVO Egg Painting

St Kilda

Luna Park will be getting into the spirit of Easter with a crafty activity inspired by Cirque du Soleil's OVO. In the lead up to Easter, get to the park to paint your own plaster Easter OVO (Portuguese for egg).

Fitzroy Gardens Easter Egg Hunt

East Melbourne

Explore the Fitzroy Gardens, hunting for the eggs at Cooks’ Cottage, bunny figurines at the Dolphin Fountain and little chicks at Sinclairs’ Cottage. The Easter Bunny will also be hopping along to make a special visit so make sure you pack your camera. Hunts will commence every half hour and bookings are essential.

Easter at the Country Races


Get the family together and hit up one of the country racing events this Easter long weekend. There are ten race meetings at towns across Victoria over the long weekend and $15,000 worth of prizes to be won. Each country racing course will have a $1,000 prize pack up for grabs as part of the great Country Racing Easter Egg Hunt. Check out the hospitality packages for each course and by booking online, you’ll have the chance to win a seven-day Britz Campervan Rental.

More Easter goodness

Chocolate Easter egg taste test

Updated on 2 Apr 2013.

By Jordan Kretchmer   |  


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