April 10, 2022

5 Awesome Things to Do in Victoria This Easter

Kristina Roach
5 Awesome Things to Do in Victoria This Easter
If you're wondering what to do this Easter break, look no further!

Whether you celebrate Easter or not, there’s one thing most of us can get around (sorry shift workers), and that’s an extra-long weekend. Seriously folks, the chocolate eggs and hot cross buns aren’t the main event; they’re just a tasty bonus. The real gift is the four-day mini break that seems to creep up every year out of nowhere.

So, if you’re on the prowl for some fun activities to do in Victoria this Easter, we’ve rounded up a pretty sweet list.

Heading south for a well-deserved holiday? Visiting family for your first interstate trip in years? Perhaps you’re a local looking to make the most of your staycation. Whatever your reason to be in the cultural capital, here are five awesome activities worth your precious time.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

After a 2022 hiatus and a line-up that looked just a little different in 2021 (thanks COVID), the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is back in full swing this year. It might’ve kicked off in late March, but there are acts running up until April 24, which means there’s still plenty of time to catch a few laughs before it wraps.

From up-and-coming local performers like Ally Morgan to headline names including Ross Noble and Wil Anderson, this year’s line-up is set to delight, entertain, titillate, and offend… just a little. Plus, you’ll get to sit, in a room, with other people – and enjoy yourself! You might be a bit rusty, but we promise you’ll get the hang of it again soon.

To browse the show list or book tickets, head to the Comedy Festival website.

Pt Leo Wine Terrace

Does anything beat a smooth glass of vino on a Sunday afternoon before a day off? Not really – unless you can match that fine wine with panoramic views and a sumptuous grazing platter, which is exactly what Pt Leo Wine Terrace delivers.

Situated on an expansive nineteen-acre Sculpture Park, Pt Leo Wine Terrace offers a feast for the stomach and the eyes. Enjoy delicious produce from the Mornington Peninsula, locally brewed beers, and a diverse selection of wines from the award-winning Pt Leo Estate as well as neighbouring vineyards.

A scenic eighty-minute drive from Melbourne, the kitchen is open from noon Friday–Sunday, with live music on weekends. No bookings required.

Learn more at Pt Leo’s website here.

The Greatest Magic Show at the Spiegeltent

Who says magic’s just for kids? Not us! But if you’re searching for an activity the whole family can enjoy, this is child-friendly entertainment at its GREATEST. Yep, The Greatest Magic Show is returning once again to The Famous Spiegeltent, located within the forecourt of Melbourne’s exquisite Arts Centre.

Soak up the thrills, spills (prepare for a bit of slime), and some mind-boggling circus artistry as stars Sam, Justin, and an enchanting ringmaster take the stage with brand new illusions and magic mastery.

Oh! And every child who comes along will be handed a free wand on entry and be given a chance to have their photo taken with the star performers! What’s not to love?

Tickets are selling quickly – book yours over here.

St Andrews Beach Brewery

A former horse-training facility that once housed champions including Makybe Diva, Mummify, and Alinghi, St Andrews Beach Brewery is a must-visit for every beer lover out there. Positioned on a 92-acre property with sweeping views of the Mornington Peninsula, the brewery is surrounded by a number of the original stables.

Not a racing fan? No worries – there’s plenty of booze to marvel at, too. In fact, every drop of beer is brewed on-site, using only the finest hops, malt, and local water. From lager to pilsner, IPA and golden ale, there’s a sip to suit every palate – just be sure to have a designated driver in tow!

More info, please visit Andrews Beach Brewery’s website here.

Cactus Country

Who knew there was a piece of Mexico along the Murray River? Cactus Country is a 12-acre cacti wonderland, complete with an eatery serving cactus cakes, ice cream, and cider. Yes, truly!

Set against a desert landscape along the Goulburn Valley and Murray Valley Highways in Strathmerton, Cactus Country is unlike anything else in Victoria. Boasting eight sandy walking trails and more than 4,000 species of succulent, there’s something for all ages to behold.

And if you’re thinking of giving your garden a spiky glow up this Easter, stop by the on-site nursery and load up on cactus plants from around the world.

Tickets start from just $17.50 – get yours here.

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