Easter is almost here, and we can taste chocolate in the air. If you’re over hunting for chocolate in your pantry, and you’d like to mix things up a little, there’s heaps of wonderful Easter egg hunts happening across both Melbourne and Victoria. Take your family, and go exploring around some iconic theme parks, or through some gorgeous farms. Some of these are free to attend, but others require a booking. Let’s hop to it!
1. Luna Park
The Annual Great Easter Egg Hunt is returning to Luna Park this year, and “great” might be underselling the event a little bit. A whopping 30, 000 eggs will be hidden around the park, with back-to-back hunts happening across Saturday April 8 and Sunday April 9. The egg hunts are split into age groups of 0-3, 4-7, 8-12 and 13 plus, with limited spots in each section.
After the hunt, check out the Easter bunny acrobats, bouncing their way around the park, as well as the cool rides and carnival treats. Easter egg hunt tickets must be purchased in advance. Learn more here.
📍18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182
2. Dromana Estate Winery
The Melbourne Easter Show is taking over Dromana Estate Winery over the Easter long weekend. From April 7 to 9, the whole family will find plenty of fun, with carnival rides and food to try. The highlight is the massive Easter egg hunt, which over 50, 000 chocolate eggs to discover. Suitable for children up to 12 years old, these Easter egg hunts will take place daily across the festival. Tickets for the hunt are $20 per child for one session time. Find out more here.
📍555 Old Moorooduc Rd, Tuerong VIC 3915
This flower festival in the Dandenong Ranges are doing an Easter Hunt for the first time. Running from April 7 to 10, you’ll hunt rabbits instead of Easter eggs. This scavenger hunt will take you all across the farm to find rabbits. Once you’ve written down all their names on the clue sheet, take your answers to the shop to claim the prize, which includes a cuddly bunny, and eight Cadbury eggs. The Easter Hunt costs $10 per person and is suitable for all ages. There’s only 250 hunt spots available each day, so if you’d like to participate, it’s best to arrive early. Find out more here.
📍357 Monbulk Rd, Silvan VIC 3795
4. Preston Market
The annual Easter egg hunt is back at Preston Market. Start at the management office, and find plenty of yummy mini chocolate eggs to fill your basket. During this event, there will also be a free activities and colouring station for the kids. This Easter egg hunt will take place on Saturday April 8, from 11am to 1pm. See more here.
📍30A The Centreway, Preston VIC 3072
5. Balgownie Yarra Valley
Head to Balgownie Estate in the Yarra Valley and treat yourself to a delicious lunch buffet. You’ll find plenty of sweets, including hot cross buns, bunny cookies and spiced carrot cupcakes, as well as savoury options like slow cooked lamb and roast turkey. This tasty buffet is great for the whole family, but the kids will have an extra dose of fun with the annual Easter egg hunt. Lunch starts from 12pm on Sunday April 9, and the Easter egg hunt will start at 2:45pm. Bookings are available now.
📍1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen VIC 3775
6. Eynesbury Homestead
Excited for Easter? Want to start eating chocolate early? Get your chocolate fix by taking part in the Pre-Easter Funday at Eynesbury Homestead on Sunday April 2. There’s 10, 000 eggs to discover, and it’s free to participate. The Easter egg hunt will start at 1pm.
While you’re there, check out other activities like egg and spoon races and a screening of the movie Hop. Find out more here.
📍487 Eynesbury Rd, Eynesbury VIC 3338
Escape to Blue Lotus Water Garden this Easter, and go on a hunt while surrounded by magical garden views. From Saturday April 8 to Monday April 10, the Easter Bunny and his friends will be in the Flower Fairy Garden, conducting their egg hunts. Children will search for artificial eggs to give to the Easter Bunny, who will then swap them for four hen-sized chocolate eggs.
Once the Easter egg hunts are finished, children are invited to take part in a roving pantomime, featuring characters like Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland.
Bookings to the Easter events are essential. For more details, click here.
📍2628 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction VIC 3797
8. Yarra Valley or Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Head to either of these gorgeous chocolateries around the state, and take part in their famous Easter egg hunts. Search four clues, and bring them to the Easter Bunny. Each participating child will then receive a special Easter Gift Box, filled with tasty chocolate eggs and mini bunnies. Spots are limited, and will take place at select times on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. Tickets are $6.50 per child. See more here.
📍35 Old Healesville Rd, Yarra Glen VIC 3775 or 1200 Great Ocean Rd, Bellbrae VIC 3228
Escape to this beautiful lavender farm and take part in their annual Easter Egg Hunt. Each child will be handed a map of the farm, and there are six egg tokens to discover. Once all the tokens are found, the child will receive a bunch of delicious chocolate eggs. This event is suited for those aged 11 and under.
Adults can enjoy their day at the farm by trying some delicious lavender scones and ice cream. Dogs are welcome to come too, as long as they are on a lead. These Easter egg hunts will run on April 8 and 9.
Bookings are required. Click here for more information.
📍105 Quayle Rd, Wandin North VIC 3139
10. Mt Buller
Going on a road trip over the long weekend? Why don’t you head over to Mt Buller for their massive Easter celebration? They’re hiding 10, 000 eggs on Easter Sunday, and the hunt is completely free to attend.
Meanwhile, Mt Buller Village Square is turning into a massive Easter market on Sunday, with local produce, games and more. Find out more here.
📍 Mount Buller VIC 3723