Are you all about the chocolate eggs and the Easter egg hunting? Or maybe a fresh produce market is more your style? What about giving a little back by supporting a charity? Whatever you like, Easter in Melbourne has got egg-sactly what you’re looking for.
Chocolate Walking Tour
Oh boy, do we have the perfect Easter tour for you. A chocolate walking tour! Located in the heart of the CBD, Foodi will open your eyes to the sweetest side of Melbourne. Pick up new facts about the city, immerse yourself in the world of chocolate, and uncover a few new places to stock up on your chocolate favourites! A great experience for locals and visitors alike!
This tour is not for the faint-hearted! Be prepared for an overload of chocolately goodness on the day!
Escape The City For Free Chocolate
Hot foot it down to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie anytime Good Friday til Easter Sunday and treat your taste buds. There’ll be Easter egg hunts for the kids at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm and samples of their chocolate creations in the showrooms for everyone.
The Zoo is open all long weekend, plus admission is free for kids on weekends and the school holidays – so what’s stopping you from hanging out with the orangutans, elephants, butterflies, lions and reptiles?
Easter at the South Melbourne Market
Prepare for the Easter holiday in Melbroune and head to the Market. From fresh fish and local lamb, Easter eggs and chocolate, specialty cakes and pastries, Easter gifts and seasonal fruit & veg, it’s all here.
The Market will be closed on Good Friday however they will have an extra trading day on Thursday 18 March to pick up all your Easter treats.
One for the big kiddies during Easter. If you can’t make Bluesfest in Byron Bay this year, fear not. A slew of the most popular artists will be playing sideshows right here in Melbourne. Be your thing blues, roots, funk, soul, rock or a good old singer-songwriter, there’s a gig happening to sate your musical appetite.
Running from April 14 – 28, and at various venues scattered throughout the Melbourne CBD, you’re spoilt for choice! Catch the full line up and ticket sales at their website.
Good Friday Appeal Kids Day Out at MCEC
The annual Good Friday Appeal first and foremost a charity appeal to raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital.
However, it is also a fun-filled family festival!
The day, starting around 8am, showcases sports clinics, the popular Teddy Bear Hospital, Woolworths Fair, kids cooking classes, rides, music, dancing and more.
Sugar.Republic are returning to Bourke Street Mall this year, and they are bigger and better than last year! There will be a giant rainbow ball pit, a cookie house to relax in, a licorice playroom, a big gum bubble and candy-filled swing, a confetti shower and plenty of lollies to enjoy as you wander through (including some old-school favourites including Wizz Fizz, Hubba Bubba and Arnott’s biccies).
This time around, the Sugar Republic team have introduced after dark adults-only sessions which kick off at 6.30pm on Thursday and Friday nights.
Where to buy your holiday beverages, come Good Friday
The Exford Hotel, Russel St.
The Exford’s history is colourful, to say the least. In 1914 the Chinatown pub was reported for running a prostitution racket. A couple of decades earlier, a tenant tried to murder the barmaid for not loving him. These days, it’s known to most young ‘uns as the only late-night bottle shop in Melbourne’s CBD.
Heartbreaker, Russel St.
The city’s most notorious late-night bar will be selling pre-batched cocktails such as negronis, martinis and hanky pankys from The Everleigh Bottling Co. until 11pm, but you can party inside until 3am.
Atlas Vinifera, Richmond
Atlas Vinifera gives you over 400 wines to choose from, as well as a clever selection of craft beers and some local spirits, with an option to drink-in.