Egg-cellent Easter egg hunts in Melbourne for kids and adults

A pile of milk and white chocolate eggs surrounded by colourful pails

Nicola Dowse

Posted April 08, 2022

Leave the hiding to the egg-sperts this year by booking your family into one of these Melbourne Easter egg hunts.

No one could question the Easter Bunny’s work ethic, but even they sometimes run out of Easter egg hunt ideas, or sometimes just runs out of time in the lead up to the big day.

Never fear – if the Easter Bunny isn’t feeling up to hiding eggs at your house this year, you can always book in for one of the organised Easter egg hunts happening around Melbourne.

There are hunts available for children of all ages, plus they’re designed to make sure every child goes home with a smile and a stomach full of chocolate.  

Easter Egg hunts happening in Melbourne 

Luna Park  
Suitable for babies through children 13 and older. 

More than 30,000 eggs will be hidden at Luna Park over Easter as part of the Great Luna Park Easter egg hunt. This is something of an annual tradition where families head down to the St Kilda theme park over Easter Saturday and Sunday to hunt for eggs and even meet the Easter Bunny.  

There’s a special area designated for egg hunting, and sessions are timed to ensure everyone has the chance to score some delicious treats. The theme park operates as normal over Easter too, meaning you can hop on the rides or enjoy some carnival games after loading up on chocolate.  

Warratina lavender farm 
Suitable for children aged 11 and under. 

Warratina Lavender Farm sits roughly an hour east of Melbourne, in the verdant Yarra Valley. It’s the perfect location for growing lavender - as well as finding Easter eggs.  

Families are invited to Warratina on April 16 and 17 to take part in the lavender farm’s Easter egg hunt. Instead of hunting for chocolate eggs hidden throughout the property, participating children will be given a map on arrival and tasked with finding four egg tokens.  

Once they find all four tokens, kids will be rewarded with a bunch of chocolate Easter eggs. Parents and carers can relax afterwards with some lavender scones or ice cream in the tea house. 

Dogs are also welcome, so long as they remain on a leash and stay away from the chocolate! 


The sculpture garden and restaurant at Pt Leo Estate

An Easter egg hunt and community market is happening at Pt Leo Estate on the Mornington Peninsula. Image: Anson Smart

Pt Leo estate 
Suitable for children 12 and under. 

Pt Leo Estate is hosting an Easter egg hunt and community market on April 17. The Mornington Peninsula winery has teamed up with Melbourne-based chocolatiers Koko Black for the event, with kids aged 12 and under invited to hunt for chocolate eggs hidden throughout Pt Leo’s sculpture garden. 

Entry price gives children access to the egg hunt, plus a tote bag and sausage sizzle (the proceeds from which go to the Balnarring CFA).

If they’re not too tired after the hunt, kids can also enjoy a disco, face painting and a visit from the Easter bunny.

For adults, Pt Leo is also bringing together local producers and artisans for a community market selling everything from fresh food through to giftware. Pt Leo Restaurant, Laura and the wine terrace will all be open throughout the day too.  

Geelong Gaol 
Suitable for children aged 16 and under. 

Easter just not spooky enough for you? Twisted History tours is hosting an easter egg hunt at Geelong Gaol where kids have 45 minutes to search the prison cells for as many eggs as possible, without being scared by any of the former guests that supposedly never left the prison. 

The eerie Easter egg hunt isn’t just for kids either. A second, adults-only Easter egg hunt is happening where you’ll have to scope all three levels of the 19th century building to find the eggs, so bring your comfy shoes and a brave disposition.


A woman dressed as a fairy interacting with two young children in a vibrant field of flowers

KaBloom's egg hunt has sold out, but you can still visit over Easter. Image: Supplied

Yarra Valley and Great Ocean Road chocolateries 
Suitable for children 12 and under

Easter and chocolate go hand in hand, so it makes sense that one of Victoria’s major chocolateries is hosting not one, but two Easter egg hunts this April.  

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery and its sister venue on the Great Ocean Road are hosting Easter egg hunts for kids on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday.

The hunts have children exploring the chocolateries’ grounds for tokens hidden under brightly-coloured buckets. These tokens can be brought back to the Easter Bunny who’ll exchange them for a gift box filled with chocolate eggs and bunnies.  

The annual hunt is hotly anticipated each year, and tickets for the Yarra Valley event have sold out, while a few tickets for the Great Ocean Road hunt are still available at the time of writing. 

Suitable for children aged three to 17.

The team behind the Tesselaar Tulip Festival are back this April with KaBloom – an autumn flower festival running April 2 to 25.  

You can visit the family-friendly flower festival any time during those dates, but for Easter, KaBloom is getting into the spirit by hosting an egg hunt. The Eggsellent Egg Hunts asks kids to find five unbreakable eggs, for which they’ll be rewarded with a bag of chocolate. 

A special golden egg will even be hidden, and those who find this egg will earn an extra prize. KaBloom’s egg hunts are currently sold out, but you can sign up for the waitlist or simply visit the festival to enjoy the autumnal blooms.