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

Easter bunny
Photograph: Graham Denholm

The bunny is back! There's no shortage of cracking events over the long weekend (March 30-April 2). 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.

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 ice cream and gelato in Melbourne
Restaurants

The best ice cream and gelato in Melbourne

The past was uncomplicated: decisions such as cone or cup, vanilla or chocolate, and Flake or no Flake were as flamboyant as things got. Now we have choices like ice cream brioche or tacos, fairy floss clouds or candied bacon, and Charcoal, sea salt or ube. No matter how you roll, here are the super-duper scoopers serving Melbourne’s best ice cream, gelato and soft serve. 

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.

The best road trips from Melbourne
Travel

The best road trips from Melbourne

Don't just read about Melbourne getaways... get out and try one! These day trips from Melbourne are paved with cool things to see and do, and driving means you won't miss a thing along the way. Just choose your direction and hit the road. For more holiday inspo, check out these national parks within driving distance or the best quirky getaways from Melbourne.