Due to the lockdown in Victoria, events may be cancelled and businesses may temporarily close. Please check before attending and follow advice from the Victorian Government.
What's better than a three day weekend? That would be a four day weekend! Take your Easter break to the next level with the city's best comedy shows, exhibits, theatre and more. Check individual events and venues for exact opening hours.
Free things to do
The Story of the Moving Image
An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.
Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market
Discover wares by local makers and artisans at this weekly market.
Australian Music Vault
A celebration of Australian contemporary music – past, present and future.
Jurassic World by Brickman
An adventure 6 million LEGO® bricks in the making.
Worlds Immersive at Melbourne Museum
Art and science collide with mesmerising imagery and soundscapes in this 5-minute film.
An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.
An interactive 3D art gallery with optical illusions that visitors can touch and explore.
Riverslide Skate Park
The city's biggest skate park, overlooking the Yarra River and Birrarung Marr.
Theatre, shows and attractions
What's open for drinking and dining
Heaps of Melbourne's best restaurants are serving the goods all weekend long. Altered hours, menu offerings and public holiday surcharges may apply. Check with individual businesses before you visit.
Marameo is a fun, easy-going Italian eatery offering a range of pasta and mains.
Authentic, excellent and premium Naples-style pizza and loads of Italian classics.
Chef David fire up the barbecue with their Sichuan BBQ grill menu.
Hemingway's Wine Room
Brasserie and Wine Bar that is inspired by seasonality, with dishes based on European fundamentals
Open flames, hot coals and incredible local produce from Melbourne chef Scott Pickett.
Reimagining timeless charm this European style bistro is suited for any occasion.
Il Bacaro Cucina e Bar
A fine dining experience, offering modern Italian cuisine in an intimate and relaxed setting.
Pretzel Melbourne Central
Pretzel aim to spread the doughy joy of freshly-baked pretzels, with tasty toppings of choice.
Specialises in Japanese-inspired brunch dishes to entertain your senses and tickle your fancy.
JiYu Thai Hot Pot
JiYu brings together Thai soup dishes and the modern Chinese hot pot concept.
Accessible and affordable meals in a light-filled room with great views.
Transport Public Bar
Bustling pub in Federation Square with tasty pub meals and an impressive range of drinks.
Gotcha Fresh Tea
Each bubble tea order is made individually, using freshly brewed tea.
The Boatbuilders Yard
A large open space retaining the heritage and charm of Melbourne's maritime precinct.
Delicious Thai food from a bright and colourful restaurant on the banks of the Yarra.
Diner and takeaway joint serving burgers, steaks, and rotating daily specials.
Last updated on Tue 6 Apr 2021
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