Bjorn Turner scoops up at the opening event.
Photo: GARRY PATERSON

The Vision Australia Bendigo Easter Egg Hunt returns with a two day hunt that is sure to be the Easter egg-stravoganza of the year.

The hunt is one of the most loved attractions at the Bendigo Easter Festival.

To celebrate the tickets going on sale Vision Australia held an opening event at the Golden Dragon Museum on Tuesday.

This year, the hunt will be held on both Good Friday and Easter Saturday, giving even more children the chance to join in the fun in one of 44 hunts for a range of age groups.

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 service to offer to support people who are blind or have low vision to live the lives they choose.

The Easter egg hunt will run from 10am to 5pm 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.