There are so many exciting things happening around the Pyrenees this Easter! Whether you are planning on bringing the kids or you are after a more relaxing day out with friends indulging in food and wine, we have listed below some ideas on how you can celebrate Easter in the Pyrenees.
If you are coming to the Pyrenees for Easter and are looking for somewhere to stay, we still have accommodation available over the long weekend! Search accommodation here.
#1 Pair wine with vintage bikes
Wine can be paired with many things, even vintage motorcycles! Join us at Bigibila Cellar Door on Easter Saturday and Sunday for the Redbank, Barkly & Warrenmang CFA Motorcycle Show & Shine. Entry is a gold coin and proceeds are donated to the CFA crews. Visit the cellar door and sample a selection of Bigibila’s highly acclaimed wines, relax with a ploughmans platter on the deck and wander the collection of vintage motorcycles. The list of motorcycles available to be drooled over is enough to make a motoring enthusiast burst a valve!
#2 Easter the Wayward Way
Enjoy a sumptuous five course meal at Wayward Winery over the Easter weekend. Featuring the best seasonal and local produce. Complement your meal with a bottle of red or white W.O.W wine. Be seated for a delicious sensory experience overlooking vineyard views in a relaxed and welcoming ambiance. Think pulled pork empanadas, BBQ Prawns, woodfired duck breast and hot cross bun brownie with salted caramel semifreddo. Bookings are essential and can be made via our website.
#3 Rotundone Road Shiraz Adventure
The ultimate road trip for the wine lover. Rotundone Road Shiraz Adventure takes you on a journey through the Australian bush to visit three boutique wineries. You will drive through the canopy of eucalyptus trees, get close to the sights and sounds of the native wildlife, smell our spicy, peppery, cool climate Shiraz and taste some of the best wines in Victoria.
Less than one hour from Ballarat, you choose where your Shiraz Adventure begins.Visit the cellar doors of Mount Langi Ghiran, Mountainside Wines and Dog Rock Winery on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday who will all have several museum wines on offer for tasting and purchase for this weekend only.
#4 View the first glow in the dark artwork along the Australian Silo Art Trail
The Avoca Silo Art is a spectacular mural located in the village of Avoca, just an hour from Ballarat. A relatively new addition to the silo trail, the mural was painted in 2021 by renowned artist Jimmi Buscombe – Artist . The endangered Barking Owl was chosen to feature on the silo to build awareness about the rare and endangered species. The majestic birds eyes follow you as you wander around the silo. When visiting during the day, be sure to drop into Gallery 127 housed in the restored Railway station near by and then return at night to see the night time interactive element where you can see the barking owl glow under the night sky.
#5 Autumn has arrived and Easter holidays are on the way and there’s never been a better time to get out and explore nature.
Mount Cole, Mount Buangor and Pyrenees State Forest are peppered with inspired tracks celebrating the region’s beauty. The Regions State Parks and Forests have plenty to keep you on the go with an extensive network of bushwalking and Gravel Riding trails. The regions famous Beeripmo Walk guides you through the Mount Cole and Mount Buangor State Parks along winding bush tracks through towering rainforests to hidden waterfalls and fern-filled gullies. Ferntree Falls Nature Walk is an excellent shorter walk. Just 1km long it takes you to the upper reaches of middle creek and past the cascading Ferntree Falls. See the full list of walking tracks here.