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Easter long weekend for families from Melbourne

Easter is just round the corner which means it’s time to make the most of the public holiday and plan your perfect getaway this long weekend. Perfect for a few days away without breaking the bank the following destinations are definitely worth considering for you and your family.

Phillip Island

Phillip Island is a much loved family holiday destination and with so many activities for the children it’s the perfect holiday destination for families to relax and enjoy time together outdoors. From beautiful beaches, wildlife parks and amusement attractions, the penguin parade and walking and bike riding tracks there is plenty to do. Accommodation options can range from caravan parks to apartments and Air BNB accommodation so there is something to suit everybody’s budget.
Phillip Island is buzzing over the Easter long weekend and back by popular demand is the Easter Fun Festival at Churchill Island. Families and children will have plenty to keep them busy with lawn and garden games, Jenga, Noughts and Crosses, Table Tennis, Easter egg hunts and visits from Peppa and George Pig.

Phillip Island Nature Parks 2019 Easter holiday events
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Bright is located about 3.5 hours from Melbourne as is renowned for its cosy Alpine village feel. Bright offers an excellent choice of accommodation, from caravan parks to motels to Holiday Units, B&Bs to luxurious guest houses and cosy serviced apartments. There is a lot to love about this place because apart from river swimming, bike riding, camping, wildlife spotting and horseriding, there’s also fishing, golf, tennis, bowls, and heaps of markets and fun festivals for the children. A popular pastime when deciding what to do in Bright and surrounds is to enjoy tasty local produce and sample fine wines produced in the region.

Celebrate the Easter long weekend in Bright as you enjoy the open air markets, and many Easter activities. The Bright Rotary markets kick off on Easter Saturday and offers something for everyone, with food, homemade items, craft, skincare, clothing, and plenty more. There will be Easter egg hunts for the children and free live entertainment to keep the whole family happy.

Bright – Markets
Bright – Cycling
Bright – Mountain Biking & Mystic Park
Bright & Surrounds website

Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula is the perfect destination to spend the Easter long weekend as there is such a diverse array of activities which means there’s plenty to fill up your days. Accommodation in the region ranges from camping and caravan parks to more top of the range luxury apartments so there is something to suit everyone’s budget. Popular activities in the area include a flight on the Arthur’s Seat Sky Eagle for the superb views of the Bay, treating yourself to lunch in award-winning eateries and renowned wineries, indulging in a relaxing thermal spa at the Peninsula Hot Springs or simply just wandering the many shops in the coastal towns such as Sorrento.

Over Easter there is always quite a buzz in the region and Easter activities for the children include the Mornington Peninsula Easter Art Show, Rye Easter Carnival and kids beach festival and the Moonlight festival at Boneo Maze.

Visit Mornington Peninsula website
Moonlight festival at Boneo Maze

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