Featured image courtesy of Bendigo Tourism
You may have planned your Easter holiday weeks ago or you may be off to a traditional holiday spot you have grown up with, but if nothing appears on your horizon for the last long break for awhile, there’s still plenty to do around the towns in Central Victoria.
Bendigo has the iconic Easter Festival, Australia’s longest running fair that rolls on over the four days with new and old attractions to appeal to everyone. Bendigo also has the House of Mirrors attraction running at Rosalind Park in the heart of the CBD.
Around Ballarat, you won’t find any whiz bang, whistle blowing event, but there is still heaps to do around the town. Sovereign Hill, Kryal Castle, Ballarat Art Gallery and the Post Office Gallery with their exhibition of the works of the artists in the Guirguis New Art Prize 2017 are destinations to consider with
Ballarat’s wide streets, stunning buildings and Lake Wendouree providing a beautiful background for just wandering the town and soaking it all in.
You don’t need to target the larger centres, smaller towns like Creswick, Clunes, Talbot, Trentham, Woodend, Kyneton and
Macedon are all gorgeous places to visit, but especially beautiful with the colours of autumn creating a canvas to immerse the casual viewer. The now famous Talbot Farmers Market is on Sunday and we hear they have a few special things planned and when you’re in Talbot, you have to visit the new(ish) Talbot Provedore and Eatery, which is gaining a lot of kudos for its delicious dishes.
Just a word of warning, not all cafes are opening over the weekend, but you will have choices for that ubiquitous coffee and hot cross bun.