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Things to do this Easter Holidays in Victoria

Looking for things to do this Easter holidays in Victoria? Our jam-packed events guide has you covered.


Between the hot cross buns, four-day weekend and copious amounts of chocolate, it’s hard not to get excited for the first major holiday period of the year – and we don’t want you wasting a second of it.

Hop to a litany of unmissable food and drink events, comedy gigs, festivals and activations (plus a few Easter egg hunts) that’ll leave you on both a sugar and happiness high.

Here are the best things to do this Easter holidays in Victoria.

Easter Holidays Victoria: Eat & Drink


Indulge in Society's Golden Egg Dessert

This indulgent Easter dessert needs to be consumed to be believed! Jivara chocolate mousse, strawberry chocolate ganache, vanilla ice cream, marshmallows and crispy chocolate pearls are encased within Society's Golden egg, available exclusively at Society Dining Room for $26.50. 

It's the most exquisite way to end a special meal with your loved one this Easter. Run, don't walk. 

Book here

80 Collins Street, Melbourne

Yakimono 'Sip & Setto'

Yakimono 'Sip & Setto' Bottomless Session

Kick the Easter festivities into overdrive with Yakimono's beloved Sip & Setto bottomless session, available over the Easter long weekend in Melbourne. Sip on bottomless bevvies and Yakimono favourites and have yourself the happiest of Easters with your gal pals. 

With an extra session added exclusively for the Easter weekend, there's no better way to savour the holiday spirit.

From 12.00pm, $66.00 per person

Book here

South Melbourne Market

Easter at the South Melbourne Market

Easter is all about spending some quality time with loved ones, and what better way than with a backyard cook-up?

Lucky for you, everything you need for a fabulous brunch, lunch or dinner at home can be found under one roof at the bustling South Melbourne Market.

Open every day throughout the Easter long weekend (except Good Friday), make your way through stalls of fresh produce, flowers, fresh eggs and seafood and of course - perfectly fluffy hot cross buns!

Be sure to bring the kids along, too, because the Easter Bunny is expected to be hopping around on Saturday and Sunday, and the market's famous Easter egg hunt will run once more.

South Melbourne Market, Coventry Street, South Melbourne

Easter at Stokehouse 

The Stokehouse Precinct have got the four-day long weekend top of mind. This year, Stokehouse and Stokehouse Pasta & Bar are serving up spectacular seafood dishes, pasta specials, and everyone's favourite hot cross bun ice-cream sandwiches. 

Available from Monday 25th March, pastry chef Ash Smith's signature hot cross bun ice-cream sandwich consists of housemade vanilla ice cream and a generous serving of caramel ganache, sandwiched in between a freshly made hot cross bun. Our mouth's are watering just thinking about it. 

With signature set menus and sweeping bay views, the precinct promises a dining experience like no other, perfect for a fancy Easter lunch or dinner with the family. 

Lunch and dinner service, Friday March 29th to Monday April 1st

HCB Ice Cream Sandwich available from Monday March 25th 

30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda


Hazel's Easter Eggsperience

This limited-edition seasonal dessert by Hazel's Chef Aleksis Kalnins is a fun collaboration with local bean-to-bar chocolatier, Good Boy Chocolates. 

At first sight, a caramelised white chocolate egg sits cradled in a nest of crisp kataifi. But then it's time to smash the golden shell with your spoon. Upon collision, it reveals a snowy vanilla yogurt mousse and a passionfruit 'yolk' that spills out over the plate. 

For the month of March, you are invited to play with your food, which is why its so hard to look past this playful and tantalising dessert! Just note, that with only 10 available per day until Easter, it's a very limited dessert.

Guests who want to ensure their cracking egg experience must book in for the grand finale Easter lunches on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March. Indulge in Chef Aleksis's special menu, set to feature the Hazel Easter eggstravaganza. 

Book here

From Tuesday March 12th to Saturday 30th March

164 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Hawker Hall

Boozy Yum Cha at Hawker Hall

Over the Easter long weekend - and every weekend for that matter - Chapel Street's favourite restaurant Hawker Hall is dishing up an epic Boozy Yum Cha.

Packed with feasting favourites and a steady flow of cheers-worthy drink specials, all you need to do is gather as many friends as you can to help devour all of your Yum Cha favourites.

$66 per person

From 12.00pm on Saturday & Sunday

Pan Pacific Easter High Tea

A Chocolate Indulgence High Tea and Luxury Staycation Vibes at Pan Pacific Melbourne 

The Easter vibes are high at Pan Pacific Melbourne, which means the chocolate is flowing thanks to its annual Easter Chocolate Indulgence High tea. Best paired alongside some extra sweet accommodation savings, of course!

Renowned for their intricate and tantalising high tea offerings, this themed holiday special is no exception. Think Cointreau Easter eggs and bunny shaped tarts, spiced orange and chocolate chip scones and forest mushroom vol-au-vents. 

But why not make it an Easter holiday? Pan Pacific's Easter holiday accommodation deals not only come with sweeping views of Melbourne’s city skyline and the Yarra River, but also include a saving of 10% off the best available rate (25% off for Pan Pacific loyalty members). Daily buffet breakfast for two people is also included, as well as a special Easter themed amenity on arrival, including wine or chocolate for the adults, and chocolate eggs for the kids. It's truly the perfect opportunity to book in your next luxury staycation over the Easter period.

Book you high tea here

Every Saturday & Sunday throughout March, between 12.00pm and 4.00pm

Book a stay here

The exclusive Easter package is available to book from now through to March 31st, for stays between now and April 28th

Click here to become a Pan Pacific Discovery member 

2 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf

Indulge in a Hot Cross Cake or Quack Quack Adventure Cake from Le Yeahllow

In a playful change-up from the conventional cooler weather ambiance of toasted hot cross buns, Le Yeahllow has ushered in a breath of warm Easter air with their take on the ‘not cross bun’. These hyper realistic Hot Cross Cake's. are the stuff Easter dreams are made of, and feature a moist centre of hot cross bun sponge enriched with plump raisins, chocolate chips, and a decadent Valrhona chocolate cremeux.

Each slice is adorned with layers of allspice whipped ganache and detailed chocolate decorations. Available as a singular ‘bun’ or in a larger slab of 6, 9, 16, or 24, they make for the perfect treat for Easter gatherings, or as a delightful me-time indulgence. 

The little ones don't miss out either, with Le Yeahllow’s Quack Quack Duck Adventure cake a showcase of pure joy. A rich chocolate brownie sponge, crunchy chocolate streusel and smooth chocolate mousse are perfectly balanced with tangy passionfruit curd. It's all housed within a vibrant mango glaze, adding a burst of tropical excitement. To top it all off, playful fondant ducks swim atop it. How cute is that?! 

Prices vary, browse the range here

366 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Easter Holidays in Victoria: Family-Friendly

Stamford Plaza

Mad Hatter Easter High Tea at The Stamford

Hop into an eggcellent Mad Hatter's Easter High Tea in the heart of Melbourne, in a whimsical wonderland of fun for the whole family.

There will be face painting and Easter egg hunts, plus a spread of sweet and savoury treats alongside bottomless tea for sipping. Dress to impress with your most outrageous hat for a chance to win a special prize.

Looking for something a little more spicy? In the evening, grownups can enjoy an exclusive adults-only high tea with special cocktails and shots starting at 6pm.

Saturday, April 6th, 12.00pm to 2.00pm

Stamford Plaza, 111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Luna Park

The Great Luna Park Easter Egg Hunt

Hop in for some autumn fun with the best school holidays activities at Luna Park, where supernova highs and bunny fun collide.

The young and the young at heart alike are invited to hunt for over 30,000 eggs hidden throughout the grounds of Luna Park.

The Mad Hatter will be running the day’s proceedings, with Easter bunny acrobats providing extra entertainment.

And, one lucky hunter will spot the Golden Egg - which will give you a giant chocolate prize and a year pass to Luna Park, happy hunting!

March 30th to 31st 2024

Easter egg hunts from 12.00pm to 4.00pm

18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Vic Markets: Easter Bunny Tea Party & Easter Bunny Visits

Make a date and don't be late at one of Melbourne's most iconic markets this Easter holidays in Victoria. There's so much happening at Queen Vic Market, starting with Easter Bunny visits where you can snap a photo with the ol' sweet-toothed rabbit, and score a few tasty choccies along the way.

For something extra special, let the little ones enter a wonderland with a morning or afternoon tea party, hosted by the Easter Bunny himself and Trixie the Easter Pixie.

QVM Easter Bunny Visit - Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March 2024, 10am - 2pm

QVM Easter Bunny Tea Party - Sunday 31st March, 10am or 1pm, bookings essential.

Queen Victoria Market, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne


Interactive Marshmallow Laser Feast: ACMI

Take the kids - big and small - on an interactive journey this Easter in Victoria with Marshmallow Laser Feast: Works of Nature.

Delve into the interconnectedness of the universe through mesmerising digital artworks and immersive experiences. From Amazonian roots to cellular structures and celestial births, take a look at the history that binds all existence.

Guided meditations, large-scale screens, and interactive exhibits invite you to become part of the cosmic cycle.

Until April 14th, 2024

Book your ticket here

ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne

Easter Holidays Victoria: Arts & Culture

LUME Melbourne

LUME Melbourne - Leonardo Da Vinci

The LUME is known for putting on captivating exhibitions that celebrate the world's greatest artists - and their latest digital art gallery is doing exactly that. 

Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius will take over The LUME from the 16th of March, mesmerising audiences as his most famous and lesser-known works are projected across the open space, such as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

$49 per person, from March 16th 2024

Book here

THE LUME at The Convention Centre, South Wharf

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Australia’s largest comedy festival returns, taking over the city’s venues with dozens of shows to choose from every night. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking to see big names or discover fresh talent.

Over the long weekend, you can catch laugh-out-loud sets from Nazeem Hussain, Dave Thornton, Urzila Carlson, Dave Hughes and Peter Hellier, plus a whole lot more. 

27th March - 21st April 2024

Various venues



Broadway’s long-running sensation, WICKED, flies into Melbourne's Regent Theatre in March 2024, offering an alternate perspective on the Land of Oz.

This award-winning masterpiece explores the tale long before Dorothy's arrival, focusing on the misunderstood woman with emerald-green skin and her unlikely friendship with a bubbly blonde.

With over 100 major awards, including Grammys and Tonys, WICKED promises to delight. This original musical is perfect for the Easter holidays, blending laughter, tears, and profound reflection.

From March 2024

Tickets from $80, book here

Regent Theatre, Melbourne

Easter Holidays Victoria: Festivals & Fun

Electric Gardens

Electric Beach

Are the fast-paced beats, spicy drops and deep bass punches of house music your thing? Electric Beach at South Beach Reserve may be right up your alley over the Easter long weekend.

A day of high-intensity and electrifying DJ sets awaits, with Armand Van Helden, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Sasha and Roger Sanchez set to turn the foreshore into an epic day party.

It's been three years since the last festival, so we have a feeling this one is going to come back with a bang!

30th March, 2024

South Beach Reserve, St Kilda

Moonlight Cinema

Moonlight Cinema

Moonlight Cinema is sticking around a little longer, allowing you to bask under the light of its screen and a sea of stars above this Easter Holidays in Victoria, on the idyllic lawn at  Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens. 

Pack a picnic and find a comfy spot as you enjoy a charmed and relaxed evening out for a cute date or family night. 

Screening the latest blockbusters, kids' films, Christmas classics and nostalgic flicks, you can check out the schedule here.

Central Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

Easter Holidays Victoria: Relax & Unwind

Aurora Spa & Bathhouse. Image credit: Nikole Ramsey

Treat yourself to a much-needed spa session at Aurora Spa & Bathhouse

Sorrento's state-of-the-art bathhouse, Aurora Spa & Bathhouse, is high on our list of things to do this Easter holidays in Victoria. 

Open all long weekend, guests can explore the subterranean space at their leisure or follow Aurora’s Bathing Ritual – a 10-step immersive journey with a circuit of hot and cold experiences designed for optimal wellbeing – featuring hydro massage elements, and magnesium mineral-rich waters. The ultimate treat-yourself gift this Easter. 

Book here

23 Constitution Hill Road, Sorrento

W Melbourne

Dip & Sip: WET's Sun Chasers Poolside Recovery Sunday Sessions

Summer may technically be over, but if the sun is shining, you best believe we're heading straight for a swim. Poolside parties are back in style at W Melbourne with the return of WET's Poolside Recovery Sessions.

Considering the last Sunday of March may be the last session, it's only right to continue the Easter weekend fun here; with a rather snazzy recovery session involving signature Paloma's on arrival, roving canapés, a rotation of DJs on the decks, plus swimming with a view.

$95.00 per person, bookings here

Sunday, March 31st 2024, 12.30pm to 3pm

W Melbourne, 408 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 

Loving our list of the best things to do over the Easter holidays in Victoria? We've got plenty more where that came from with exciting adventures that will keep you going through the school holidays. Take a trip down the coast with Victoria's best road trips, or relax at one of the many hot springs and thermal pools around Victoria.

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