Looking to get out of the city over the Easter long weekend? Jump in the car and head over to Melbourne's Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. We've got you sorted with fun events, outdoor adventure and Easter egg hunts for the kids.

Discover a festival of Flowers 

KaBloom! Festival of Flowers will be an explosion of colour in nature, with over one million flowers in bloom across five acres of garden.

Themed weeks and weekends fill the schedule kicking off with delicious Chocomania (March 30 to April 2), Rock the Fields (April 7 and 8) and Colour Weekend (April 14 and 15), along with action packed family fun days during the school holidays (April 3 to 6 and April 9 to 13).

Tesselaar’s annual Garden and Plants Expo will be held on the last weekend of the Festival as part of Colour Weekend.

Live entertainment daily, delicious international and local food and children’s activities galore all contribute to this brand new carnival of colour.

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Address: Tesselaar Flower Farm 357 Monbulk Road, Silvan

Date: March 30 - April 2

Price: Adults $25 | Concession $22 | Children under 16 free

 

Visit an Outdoor Cinema 

Join in for a season of the latest blockbusters, alongside a series of retro favourites, in the natural splendour of Cameo's Outdoor Cinema.

A variety of local Victorian produce is on sale at the Cameo Outdoor bar, including craft beers, wines and ciders, and a selection of classic movie snacks! Beanbags, deckchairs and blankets are also available for hire.

See website for more information - including session times and movies showing.

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Address: 1628 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave VIC 3160

Date: March 30 - April 2

Price: Adults $19.50 | Concession $13.50 | Children under 14 $11.00

 

Check out an Exhibition

Spend the day visiting Tarra Warra Muesuem of Art and check out the Hilarie Mais Exhibition. This exhibition brings together and presents a range of key works by abstractionist Hilarie Mais made over the last decade.

Mais’ work brings together formal geometry with biological and cellular structures to generate subtle visual experiences that are broadened expressively through the highly personalised application of paint. As such, the apparent formality of her works is undercut by emotional truth and underpinned by an organic and intimate sensibility, whilst the handmade quality of the works functions to personalise, even ‘feminise’ abstraction.

The exhibition is co-curated by Blair French and Manya Sellers, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.Exhibition organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary art australia, supported by red energy.

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Address: 313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Tarrawarra VIC 3775

Date: March 30 - April 2

Price: Adults $10 | Seniors $8 | Pensioners $5 | Children (Under 12) Free

 

Enjoy a day with your Aussie (Wildlife) Mates

Head over to Healesville Sanctuary this Easter Weekend and discover jam-packed family fun programs including Kangaroo Country, Experience Wurundjeri Culture and Wild About Play! The sanctuary is a bushland haven for Australian wildlife - the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne this Easter weekend.

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Address: Badger Creek Rd, Healesville VIC 3777

Date: March 30 - April 2

Price: Kids (4-15) Free | Adults $36

 

Visit an outdoor Adventure hub

Experience the exhilaration of a 240 metre dual flying fox, slide down the tube run or join in a game of laser skirmish.

Explore the resort's track and trail network on foot or hire a mountain bike from the Lake Mountain cafe, open for refreshments and home to an indoor jumping castle.

Come on up to Lake Mountain Alpine Resort over the Easter break - a huge Easter egg hunt to be held on Easter Sunday, 1 April - there are three golden eggs to be found with prizes.

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Address: 1071 Lake Mountain Rd, Marysville VIC 3779

Date: March 30 - April 2

Price: $10 -  $50 (refer to website)

 

Spend a day in the Sky

SkyHigh Mount Dandenong will be open all Easter Weekend bringing you stunning picturesque views of Melbourne, great food and family activities including pony rides, face painting, mini golf and much more.

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Address: 26 Observatory Rd, Mount Dandenong VIC 3767

Date: March 30 - April 2

Price: $7 Car entry fee

Go on an Easter Egg Hunt

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery are thrilled to bring free family fun for the Easter weekend.

Easter Egg Hunts will take place four times a day on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm and 4:00pm (no bookings required) in the Chocolaterie’s picturesque grounds. Easter bunnies will help kids aged twelve and under search for a token to then claim their complementary Easter egg.

For the grown-ups, the Chocolaterie’s Cafe overlooking sweeping valley views will be offering Easter inspired cakes and tarts, as well as the usual all-day menu using ingredients from the Chocolaterie’s Cafe own kitchen garden. And for chocolate lovers of all ages, the showroom will be choc-filled with thousands of Easter inspired chocolate creations handcrafted by European chocolatiers and there’s always delicious house-made ice creams to enjoy.

A reminder, no bookings are required for the hunts and the Chocolaterie’s Cafe doesn’t take reservations for the all-day cafe.

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Address: 35 Old Healesville Rd, Yarra Glen VIC 3775

Date: March 30 - April 2

Price: Free

 

Combine your passion for Wine and Chocolate

Head down to Oakridge Wines in the Yarra Valley this Easter weekend for family-friendly dining and fun. Oakridge will be putting on a three-course a la carte lunch, easter egg hunt, bake sale, face painting, live music and wine!

Book Online Here

Address: 864 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream VIC 3770

Date: March 31 - April 2

Price: Free Entry

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