Published 17 April 2019, updated 1 March 2021

Why should the kids have all the delicious treats this Easter? 

We’ve put together some sensational Easter taste experiences that will make the adults very happy! (And they are all just one hour from Melbourne.)

Four Pillars Gin Distillery, Healesville

OK so it’s not technically an Easter Egg but Four Pillars Gin Distillery have their own exclusive block of chocolate that is made with…wait for it… the aromatics from their own Rare Dry Gin. At $7.50 a block, you’ll probably buy two or many), and it’s hard to leave without a gin flight tasting or one of their gin-based cocktails.  All weekend.

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Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, Yarra Glen

It's an Easter Wonderland at the heartland of chocolate in the Yarra Valley, There will be a display of over 30,000 hand-crafted Easter products - from small to extra large eggs, fun freckled eggs, decedent truffles and whimsical chocolate figurines including bunnies, all using the finest quality courverture chocolate. And the Easter Bunnies will be on hand to join in the fun with photos and free Easter Eggs for little chocolate lovers who participate in the activities over the Easter weekend.

You can also enjoy a delicious decadent chocolate dessert in the newly renovated café, and wait for it, a glass or two of local Yarra Valley wine on the deck while the kids run off the sugar high on the lawn. All weekend. Phew!

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Easter Sunday Lunch at Fondata 1972

Fondata are excited to be hosting Easter Sunday lunch celebrations on Sunday April 4, with a delicious three course rustic Italian shared feast, it's perfect for the whole family.

Fondata is the contemporary revival of the iconic Weller’s, a place where city style meets country hospitality. The vista from the main dining room is across the stunning rolling hills of the Yarra Valley. The homestead was once a coaching inn and supply store, was the major stop for ‘’Cobb & Co’’ coaches bound for the goldfields of St Andrews (formally known as Queenstown). Now a much-loved destination for our warm hospitality, Italian inspired food, unique landscape and locally sourced wines and craft beers.

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