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How to Spend your Easter Long Weekend in Melbourne

Four-day weekend? Check. Permission to eat chocolate? Granted. Social calendar? Sorted, once you check out the options below.

Melbourne Easter Show

For family and wallet friendly fun, look no further than the festivities at Melbourne’s Easter Show. Entry is free and there’s lots you can enjoy without spending a dime, such as the fireworks and live entertainment. Other options cost a cool $5, including the circus and magic shows, twilight cinema and Easter egg hunt. To top things off you can rub shoulders with a bunch of cute little critters at the animal farm, try your luck at sideshow alley and enjoy an array of delicious treats in Food Truck Park.

Easter carnival 🐣🐣 #GOODday

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Easter Cup Races

Head to Caulfield Racecourse on Easter Saturday for a race day with a particularly festive feel. In addition to the horses, there’ll be an Easter egg hunt, amusement rides, face painting, live music and a Pimm’s garden party featuring delicious cocktails and lawn games. How very English.


Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

If the most appealing part of the Easter Cup is the Easter egg hunt, make a beeline to Werribee instead where you can take part in Australia’s largest version of the festive tradition. As an added benefit, all proceeds from the day go to The Royal Children’s Hospital. Chocolate for charity? Count us in.


Melbourne Comedy Festival

This year’s festival will be in full swing over the Easter weekend with hundreds of events on offer at venues around the city. Catch Cal Wilson in Melbourne Town Hall, Stephen K Amos at the Athenaeum Theatre and Improv Against Humanity in The Tickle Pit.


Hot Cross Buns at Baker D. Chirico

This St Kilda bakery is popular all year-round but, come Easter, the queues become that little bit longer. Why? The fluffy, buttery hot cross buns spiced with orange and ginger. If you only eat one Easter treat while you’re in town this year, make it this one. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

#happyeaster from the hot cross buns 🐰

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Food Truck Carnivale

Easter weekend is the perfect time to take a little road trip down to the Mornington Peninsula. If the beautiful coastline, impressive galleries, spectacular hikes and collection of cellar doors weren’t enough to entice, the region is also hosting a food truck extravaganza. With 15 food trucks to choose from, live music, rides and a free outdoor cinema, it’ll keep you entertained well into the evening.


Book of Mormon

Ok, so this one’s not particularly Easter-y but Easter weekend is currently one of the few times tickets are still available. It’s one of the most popular, most hilarious musicals to ever grace the stage and – as long as you’re not easily offended – chances are you’ll love it.

Book of Mormon @princess_theatre 05-03-17

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