There’s nothing quite like four days off! But with that much time on your hands, you might be wondering what to do this Easter long weekend. Here are our picks of the best ways to spend your time around Melbourne over the 2019 Easter long weekend!

Easter Egg Hunt

Whether you’re heading east or west of the city, there are free Easter egg hunts happening at the Yarra Valleyand Great Ocean RoadChocolateries all Easter weekend! Grab the kids, a GoGet, and a BIG basket and go get some chocolate!

Easter Egg Hunt

Bendigo Easter Festival

If you fancy an Easter weekend getaway, historic Bendigo hosts the longest-running and best Easter community festival in Australia. The festivities include markets, music, free workshops and Bendigo’s famous Chinese dragon parade. See the huge Easter Festival program here, and start planning your trip!

Bendigo Easter Festival

Yoga in the Park

If you’re looking to find some zen in-between finding chocolate, head to Edinburgh Gardens on Saturday or Sunday at 10am for a group yoga session, for all levels. The sessions run on ‘pay as you feel’ donation basis; you’ll just need to bring a water bottle, yoga mat or a towel (some spare mats available). Learn more about this great weekend wind down initiative here.

Yoga in the Park

Flinders Easter Market

Just over an hour’s drive around the bay, you’ll find over 100 market stalls full of artisan crafts, foods and coffee at the annual Flinders Easter Market. Head down this weekend to enjoy the shopping, relaxed atmosphere and beautiful views! Learn more here before booking a GoGet to Flinders on Easter Sunday.

Flinders Easter Market

Enchanted Adventure Garden

Like a fairy tale come to life, the Enchanted Adventure Garden at Arthur’s Seat provides hours of entertainment wandering through the hedge maze, labyrinth maze with a giant topiary dragon, children’s maze with fairies, and an indoor maze… just try not to get too lost! Learn everything about the garden here, and start planning your adventure!

Rip Curl Pro

The second event of this year’s World Surf League Pro World Tour is happening this Easter weekend at Bells beach! The best male and female surfers in the world will hit the waves and show us what they can do! Adult tickets are just $10, and kids under 16 are free!

Hank Marvin Markets

The Hank Marvin Markets are always an awesome way to spend the weekend, and they’re still happening this Easter! With community and craft stalls, fresh food and produce, street food and drinks, there’s something you’ll love. The markets are on in St Kilda on Saturday, and in Sandringham on Sunday.

Prahran Markets 

PrahRAN Markets are Melbourne’s #1 foodie markets, with plenty of Easter related special offers, events and activities happening all week.

KaBloom Festival of Flowers 

This festival is all about fabulous farm fields filled with hundreds of thousands of colourful flowers, as well as plenty of colourful entertainment, activities, and delicious food.

The Bellarine Railway 

The team at the Bellarine Railway has plenty of fun activities planned for the whole family over the Easter weekend. Lock in your visit today!

About Tim Beau Bennett

Tim is an ex-journalist and radio presenter, and has been a professional writer for over a decade. He regularly writes about technology, lifestyle, and smart cities, and has written for news site including the ABC and SBS.