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Easter in Melbourne

For a truly eggcellent Easter break, follow our guide to the best things to do, eat and drink over the four-day break

Photograph: Graham Denholm

The bunny is back! There's no shortage of cracking events over the long weekend. Kids are well catered for, and on the other end of the spectrum, we've pinned down the bottle shops that are open on Good Friday so you don't have to. Naturally, we've eaten our way through the city's chocolate shops and hot cross buns to bring you our top picks.

Oh, and have you heard about the website that pairs you to your perfect hot cross bun? You're welcome. 

Plan your Easter in Melbourne

Events over the Easter break
Things to do

Events over the Easter break

Easter egg hunts, stunning art installations and lots more.

Cafés and restaurants open over the Easter long weekend
Restaurants

Cafés and restaurants open over the Easter long weekend

We've got your Easter long weekend dining plans sorted.

Eating and drinking over Easter

The best hot cross buns in Melbourne
Restaurants

The best hot cross buns in Melbourne

What’s not to love about a doughy, spicy, fruity, buttery ball of joy, warmed to perfection?

Melbourne's best chocolate shops
Shopping

Melbourne's best chocolate shops

If you're going to eat it, you may as well treat yourself to the best – these are our favourites.

Where to buy alcohol on Good Friday
Shopping

Where to buy alcohol on Good Friday

The big guys can't play, but these little heroes are soldiering on for all your day-off wine and beer needs.

The best hot chocolate in Melbourne
Restaurants

The best hot chocolate in Melbourne

The humble hot chocolate has come a long way from the days of Nestle powder. Use your eyes to guide you to the best. 

Last-minute getaways

The best Victorian campsites near Melbourne
Travel

The best Victorian campsites near Melbourne

There are plenty of places a stone's throw from the CBD where you can lawfully pitch a tent.

Fifteen epic road trips from Melbourne
Travel

Fifteen epic road trips from Melbourne

The road is paved with cool things to see and do, and driving it means you won't miss a thing.