Eggcellent Easter Eggstravaganzas
Get eggcited! Okay okay enough with the egg jokes.
But seriously, Easter’s just around the corner and that means Melbourne’s a hot cross bun heaven and full to the brim of things to do with your crew.
Here’s a few ways to fill up your basket of fun, without straying too far from your comfy room here at Ink.
Hot cross bun crawl
Well, this isn’t an official Melbourne event, but it should be!
So here’s your way to Melbourne’s first and best hot cross bun crawl, letting you indulge in Easter’s finest whilst walking it off along the way.
Stop One- To Be Frank, ¼ Bedford st. Collingwood.
Stop two-Falco, 288 Smith st. Collingwood.
Stop three- Lune, not quite a hot cross bun, but definitely on theme and worth the stop. 16/161 Collins street.
Stop four- Lunch at South Melbourne Markets.
Stop five- Austro Bakery, 147-149 Cecil Street South Melbourne.
Stop six- Bread Club, 65 Cardigan Place, Albert Park.
Make a day of it, take your time and get stuffed one hot cross bun at a time.
Quick tip: Some bakeries might require pre-orders.
Go big with Big Bounce Australia
Only the biggest, most colorful bouncy parcourt you’ve ever seen is coming to Melbourne and just in time for Easter. So hold on to your choc filled bellies and get ready to bounce your way around this 300 meter long inflatable obstacle course.
Chip choc hooray!
Easter wouldn’t be complete without a good dose of chocolate and there’s one spot that was born for this day and that’s Mork Chocolate Brew House. Up in North Melbourne this place has it all, decadent smoked hot chocolates, gooey choc chip cookies and layers upon layers of chocolate to have there or take home.
And if you time it well, you might even get to Queen Vic markets in time to pick up a few more Easter treats.
Treat yourself to an Easter soak at SOS
Easter doesn’t just have to be about indulging the taste buds. It can also be the moment you’ve been looking for for a little R&R.
SOS, aka Sense of Self is a bath house located in Collingwood that lets you relax in a hot bath, sauna and plunge pool for two delicious hours. Phones aren’t allowed, so you’ll have no choice but to totally switch off and surrender to relaxation.
Book for you and a few friends or just take yourself and indulge in a little piece of paradise.
Easter treasure hunt at Melbourne Zoo
The Easter bunny is setting up a treasure hunt amongst Melbourne Zoo’s lions, tigers and lemurs oh my!
The self-led adventure lets Zoo members hunt for clues and answer questions for their chance to win great Easter prizes. The hunt is fun for kids of all ages and makes for a great new way to explore the Zoo.
Easter thrills at Luna Park
Set yourself up for a world of fun this Easter at Luna Park and take this iconic St.Kilda destination for a spin. Get a crew together and make it a challenge to see how many rides you can fit in a day, before walking off the adrenaline at the beach with a side of fish and chips.
Catch the last of Coco Chanel
Direct from Paris and closing at the end of April, NGV’s Gabrielle Chanel Fashion Manifesto is a must do this Easter whether you’re into fashion or not. As you wander you’ll discover just how much this lady influences fashion till this day and perhaps be surprised with the unconventional flair that got her to the top.
Look mum, I’m on a boat!
Just a few 1OO steps from Ink, you’ll find a series of boats up for hire for you to captain down the Yarra whilst you and your friends tuck into a picnic. Which sounds like a pretty nice way to spend a public holiday afternoon, don’t you think?!
Better yet, make a day of picking up your picnic the day before from one of the city’s favourite markets.
Sleep. Eat. Chill. Repeat.
And hey, if you’re keen on a quiet weekend making the most of Ink’s comfy beds and Southbank’s delicious food and bars, then that also sounds pretty damn good.
So take your pick of the lot or do it all and dive into a long-weekend that is sure to treat the senses and make this Easter break a winner.