THE biggest local fundraiser for Vision Australia will be doubly so this year, with the Bendigo Easter Egg Hunt to be held over two days during the Easter festival.

Children will have the chance to search for a massive 178,000 chocolate eggs over Good Friday and Easter Saturday.

The event has also attracted new sponsorship for V/Line, who have jumped on board to support the 2018 hunt.

Event coordinator Deborah Gates said the demand for the hunt had led organisers to expand it.

“Each year what we’ve seen is quite a few kids miss out, the hunts are age specific so you can’t just book in to any one and what we find is particularly with the young kids we just seem to have more participants than spaces available,” she said.

“So we have been asked would we consider doing a second day and this year we felt we were able to do that.

“The hunt is the second most significant event for Vision Australia at a national level,” Ms Gates said.