Women run down a vineyard looking for Easter eggs.

What’s on this Easter in Geelong and The Bellarine

From special themed heritage train rides for the kids to an adults wine hunt among the vines, here’s what’s on this Easter long weekend (29 March to 1 April).

Bounce for the kids

Friday 29 March

Let the kids bounce to their heart’s content while raising funds for a good cause. On Good Friday, all ticket sales at BOUNCE Geelong will go towards raising funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

For more info and to book head here.

Two workers at Bounce stand next to a trampoline holding Good Friday tins.

Easter craft at Museum of Play and Art (MoPA)

Monday 25 and Sunday 31 March

Hop into MoPA this long weekend for some magically fluffy Easter celebrations!

They’ve also built an epic booklist full of Easter magic, and the chicken dance might even make an appearance at MoPA’s famous dance parties.

All the activities at MoPA are included in the ticket prices, but the Museum does sell out so be sure to jump online to book ahead!

For more info and to book head here.

Two young children sit at a table making Easter craft at MoPA.

Easter at Austin’s Wines

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend with egg hunts, wine hunts and the Easter Bunny at Austin’s Wines. Delicious street food by Nama, along with some fun fare food, while the family entertainment is sure to bring lots of laughter and joy.

Don’t forget to grab your tickets before they’re gone – this is one Easter event you won’t want to miss!

Easter Egg hunt for the children – 1:00pm.
Wine hunt for the adults – 2:00pm.
Food available from 11:00am-3:00pm.

For more info and to book head here.

A family stand next to the vineyards and Easter Bunny at Austin's Wines
Easter at Austin's Wines

Good Friday Appeal train rides

Friday 29 March

Take a scenic trip along Swan Bay for a fun way to donate to The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

The Bellarine Railway will donate the proceeds collected on the day to the Good Friday Appeal.

Tickets may be purchased online or at the booking office on the day unless sold out prior. Trains depart Queenscliff 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Easter special train rides with Bellarine Railway

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

Also from the team at Bellarine Railway, take an Easter-themed train ride from Queenscliff Station, along picturesque Swan Bay to Lakers Siding for a 30-minute stopover. The Easter Bunny will be waiting to greet patrons, offering photo opportunities and a small treat for children.

There will be three sessions each day at 10:30am, 12pm, 1:45pm and 3:15pm. Book early to avoid missing out as this event does sell out.

For more info and to book head here. 

Two children pose infront of the Easter themed train at Bellarine Railway.
Bellarine Railway

Easter Fun at Mini Railway

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

Bring the family down to the Portarlington Miniature Railway on Easter Saturday and Sunday for fun for the whole family.

On the Saturday, everything will be at a bargain price of $2.00 – that’s train rides, food, drinks and ice creams.

And on the Sunday, you can expect lots of train rides, an hourly lucky draw and, of course, Easter eggs. Prices will be at normal rates this day.

For more info head here.

A family sit on a mini train at Portarlington Miniature Railway.
Portarlington Miniature Railway

Easter Sunday buffet lunch at Tempo

Sunday 31 March

Celebrate Easter with your family and loved ones at Tempo Kitchen & Bar on Geelong’s waterfront.

Tempo Kitchen & Bar is hosting a special Easter Sunday buffet lunch with all the holiday favourites with seafood, roast chicken, a carving station, cakes, slices and more plus plenty of Easter eggs and bunnies to enjoy!

Find out more and book here.

A waitress drops off a dish for two people dining at Tempo Kitchen and Bar.
Tempo Kitchen and Bar

Grab your Hot Cross Buns from Ket Baker

Indulge this Easter and head to Ket Baker for some of the best hot cross buns in the region! Is there anything better than waking up to the smell of delicious hot cross buns on Easter morning?

Did we mention they’re vegan?


Other events worth checking out:

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023 – Until 19 May

Barwon Heads Makers Market – Saturday 30 March

Portarlington Makers Market – Sunday 31 March

Enjoy your road trip this weekend – stay safe and pause often. Take a break at one of the TAC Visitor Information Centres, grab a coffee or a pie.

For a Pause Stop here

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