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Plan Easter now! 5 great Aussie destinations

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Easter is a time of year when most Aussies plan to go away for a few days. It’s worth starting to plan the holiday now, as many places book out well advance for the holidays.

Hire a campervan and hit up one of these great destinations to greet the bunny this Easter!

Easter in Bendigo

It’s a vibrant city with trendy cafes, museums and nightlife. Head just on the outskirts of town and you’ll understand why Bendigo is known for its goldmines. Major attractions include the Central Deborah Gold Mine and the Golden Dragon Museum. Bendigo also puts on a show for the holiday. The 4-day Bendigo Easter Festival attracts thousands of people every year. It offers live music, an incredible parade and a family Easter Egg Hunt.

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is a perfect holiday destination at any time of the year. There’s the iconic Surfers Paradise, where you could easily spend every day if you like the beach scene. You can also seek some peace and quiet somewhere along the green hinterland. Thrill seekers can flock to the famous theme parks for an adventurous ride. No matter what you want to do, there’s something for everyone.

Byron Bay (pictured)

Most people head to Byron Bay to soak up the sun along the region’s beautiful beaches. That alone would be enough to convince any ordinary person to travel to the area for a getaway. But every year on the Easter Weekend is Bluesfest. Get ready for five days of non-stop music from nearly 200 acts. If you’re a music lover then you won’t want to miss this event. Some of the world’s best blues musicians come to Byron Bay to feature in the line-up.

Airlie Beach

Travel to the heart of the Whitsundays for Easter. Airlie offers vibrant nightlife along with quiet corners of crystal clear waters and plenty of underwater adventures. Go snorkelling, diving or simply laze on the white, sandy beaches with family and friends. There’s also a lovely restaurant, bar and café scene that caters for every need.

Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is a magical place to escape the hustle and bustle of Melbourne or Adelaide. You’ll find a range of Easter activities, such as an Easter Egg Hunt, throughout towns scattered along this rugged coastline. You’ll also encounter many tranquil sections of beach and rainforest, which you may get to have all to yourself over the Easter long weekend. Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Fairy are some of the most popular places to stay.

BRIANNA PIAZZA

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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