Sisters Aurie and Arlo had an early start to Easter.

With tickets selling fast, now’s the time to make sure you have your tickets to the Vision Australia Easter Egg Hunt.

The Easter egg hunt, one of Vision Australia’s biggest single fundraisers, is one of the most loved attractions at the Bendigo Easter Festival.

This year, the Easter egg hunt will be held on both Good Friday and Easter Saturday, giving even more children the chance to join in the fun and hunt for a total of 178,000 Cadbury chocolate Easter eggs in one of 40 hunts for a range of age groups.

“We have sold out many of the hunts for Good Friday but tickets are still available for both Friday and Saturday,” Vision Australia Easter Egg Hunt event coordinator Deborah Gates says.

“Tickets are still available online and through our office or the Bendigo Visitor Centre, and we will have limited tickets and eftPOS facilities at the hunt for any people who decide on the day to come and join us.”

Along with Carols by Candlelight, the Bendigo Easter egg hunt is one of the largest fundraisers nationally for Vision Australia.

All proceeds go to the services offered to support people who are blind or have low vision to live the lives they choose.

A large team of volunteers including the State Emergency Service and Vision Australia staff support the hunt each year.

The Vision Australia Easter Egg Hunt will run from 9am to 3pm on Good Friday and Easter Saturday near the rotunda at Rosalind Park, Bendigo – right in the heart of the colour and action of the Bendigo Easter Festival.

For details and to buy tickets, go to the Bendigo Visitor Centre in Pall Mall, phone 1800 813 153, go to www.bendigotourism.com or call into the Vision Australia office at 20 Bridge Street, Bendigo.