20+ Fun Activities and Games Around Melbourne


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Escape Room Melbourne

Fun & Games, Room Escape Games
Address: 9 Lee St | 12-18 Yarra Street, South MelbourneMelbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
Great fun, nice staff!

Just two of us, yet it was super fun, got a lot of laughs and makes you use your mind. The guy that worked that day definitely fit the theme, cool and cruisy

Great fun

It was a really fun experience for a group of 6. It was for my mother who is in her 80's and enjoys games and it got everyone interested. Thoroughly recommend for something a bit different.

Thank you Lenny!

We did this together as part of our wedding anniversary weekend trip and had an absolute ball! We didn't know what to expect, this being our first escape room experience. The puzzles/problems were interesting and varied, the welcome warm, and the hints helpful

First timer

I'm glad that my first escape room experience was with ERM! The staff were more than friendly and the room was progressively difficult. I really enjoyed the "Keller's magician" room. If you're looking for a puzzle then grab a few friends.


Viri VR

Fun & Games, Game & Entertainment Centers

Address555 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Phone+61 3 9080 5745

Awesome experience

My kids (10 and 8) love this place. The adults do too. Kids recommend job simulator and the car racing and walk the plank.

Had so much fun

Went here with my brother and his wife twice, had heaps of fun and the staff were extremely nice and helpful! Definitely will be coming back.

Very immersive and can feel so real

The variety of experiences were really surprisingly engaging and immersive. It was like I was really there. Very edgy, engaging and immersive with the plank, driving, the horror, piloting and archery, with other fun little games too. This is so worth it!

Very much fun time

The vr headset is all like "Wait what? " at first but then it's all lile "Pow psaaaarrr bang bang". The staff were really nice and helpful too.


The Astor Theatre

Fun & Games, Concerts & Shows
Address1 Chapel St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9510 1414
Beautiful Art Deco theatre. A true Melbourne gem.

Highly recommend a trip to the classic Astor Theatre. The tickets are very cheap and the theatre itself is beautifully decorated. It also has its own resident cat! Architecture and theatre buffs can not afford to miss an Astor visit.

Great selection of films.

Look at the schedule well in advance as they have a range of movies. It's like stepping back in time. The seats could be more comfortable but it's an amazing experience. Melbourne is lucky to have the Astor.

Step back in time

A grand olde cinema. It still has the original seats and fixtures. The only downside is parking can be a challenge but it's worth the hassle, just allow extra time and if you have time have a drink in the adjoining cafe/bar.

Movie Magic

No better place to watch a movie. Yippee Ki-ay Mother******! (As Bruce Willis AKA John McClane might say in any of his Die Hard films!)



Fun & Games, Sports Complexes

AddressOlympic Blvd, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Phone:  +61 3 9286 1600

Melbourne Storm game

State of the art sports arena holding 30,000 spectators. Comfortable seating & not squashed in. Great view from seating anywhere in stadium. Excellent gym with pool. Cafe outside and members bar. Many food stands available. Expensive if buying for a family.


Really great ground for rugby, im from adelaide so its never going to be better the adelaide oval, but was really good, feel close to the action seats a bit close together though but good atmosphere

More modern than the MCG

I thought AAMI Park was quite more modern than the MCG, better snack stands and the quality of the surrounding grounds. Although the layout is a tad different from the MCG, it was a nice stadium. 

Amazing looking stadium

Had the pleasure of going to see a few Melbourne Storm games here, including the one against New Zealand on ANZAC day - well worth it if you can get tickets. The stadium itself looks state of the art.


Woodbury Escape Rooms - Melbourne

Fun & Games, Room Escape Games
Address259 Park St, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia
Work escape

Everyone loved it! Staff made it very easy to organise and were very friendly. We booked 3 escape rooms for our 3 teams and everyone left with a huge smile on their face and we were laughing/talking about it for days

Excellent Escape Room For Team Building

A great friendly venue that was perfect for our corporate team building event. A great balance of problem solving and team fun!!! Thanks Woodbury - keep it up!

Awesome experience

Was in Melbourne for a holiday and decided to check out escape rooms. We tried the 'leaper' room and it was... unexpected. harder than we thought but fun and a little scary. Would definately recommend for something out of the ordinary!

Curse of KIDD Island Room

My friends and I are all escape room beginners and even though we failed, we had a fantastic time! The host allowed us an extra 5 mins at the end to finish up so was great to complete the room.


Escape Hunt Melbourne

Fun & Games, Room Escape Games

Address3/190 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Phone+61 3 9600 1086

Exciting day out

Excellent place to go for a co69f hours of fun. The staff were lovely and really helpful for a couple of people in their first Escape room, and even gave us a little extra time to figure it all out!!! Thanks for a great day.

Great fun - better than expected

This was a really enjoyable birthday present. Just two of us went and it was much harder and more interesting than expected. First time in an escape room and I’d do it again.

A fun hour (and a bit)

I don't think I would make a good detective. Thank goodness for the helpful hints over the walkie talkie or I think we would still be in there. It was quite challenging and a lot of fun

Team Event

Was here today, tried twice before, this time round a bit harder, if you like to excercise your brain be locked in a room and find your way out with clues you will love it.


Dialogue House

Fun & Games, Room Escape Games
AddressAlter Wandrahm 4, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +61 1300 411 881
Great experience

A must do experience when in Melbourne. The staff are fantastic,professional and friendly. You learn so much from this experience,the guide helps you to enjoy your hour with knowledge and humour.

Challenge in the dark!!

Just visited dialogue in the dark as a work group activity... was very enlightening and awesome experience. Absolutely loved it... definately recommend it to all!!

What an experience

To take a sense away and cope in complete darkness was challenging but greatly rewarding. Support the vision impaired and understand a little about there daily lives

Everyone needs to experience this!

This was an overwhelming experience. I have a new appreciation for visually impaired people. I will definitely be back to do it again. Thank you to Lauren, our guide who did an awesome job guiding us through the maze.


The Mystery Rooms Melbourne

Fun & Games, Sights & Landmarks,

Address303 Napier St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

Phone+61 420 566 128

Loads of fun

Took a group of nine 13-year-olds, who had an absolute blast doing the Medieval challenge. Terrific, well-run venue, with great atmosphere for kids and adults. Highly recommended. We will definitely be back.

Simply Awesome

We did the tomb escape room as a group of 6 friends and had an absolutely phenomenal time. Most of us had never done an escape room before, but we all had a fantastic experience.

Great time!

We wen't here for a birthday and were not dissapointed. The staff if friendly and accomodating. The puzzles are fit for any age and will definetly leave you satisfied.

Best escape room ever!

Had an awesome time in the outlaw room! The stuff is super friendly and that makes the whole experience very unique. Great level of details put into puzzles and decor. Definitely recommend!


Zero Latency

Fun & Games, Game & Entertainment Centers

Address: 22-32 Steel StMelbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia

Website: https://zerolatencyvr.com/

Awesome time with excellent staff

Look, easily one of the best experiences of virtual reality I’ve had, went with friends for something to do... more than satisfied. Staff (georgio) are very friendly, super inclusive, truly made it a memorable experience! Definitely coming back✌️


Absolutely fantastic, the host Georgio was lovely and made the whole experience so easy and really loved his job and helping us have the most amazing and fun experience!! 😍 must do! Would do it again and again

Amazing experience!

Last night was my second time at Zero Latency and it just keeps getting better. You can't stop talking about it once you're done - it's completely immersive and like nothing else I've experienced before. Will be back again.

Absolutely amazing.

Been here twice now and every time is a memorable experience, and really gets you pumped up! Only minor criticism is that the resolution in the VR goggles is slightly grainy (because the technology is still relatively new) but overall an awesome experience.


Crown Casino

Fun & Games, Casinos & Gambling

Address8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

Phone+61 3 9292 8888

Great Sports Bar

A great bar that will he showing the sport you desire. It is as you can imagine very tactically placed beside a number of tables that catch your eye. That’s casinos. Bar is good, tables are good. Be careful

A Fantastic Stay and a Great Experience

We stayed for 3 nights whilst touring around the Melbourne and coastal area from London. We had a lovely suite the service was excellent and the amount of choice eating out and along the riverside was awesome. So central close to the city centre which we also enjoyed. 
Thank You

All that glitters

Walking through Crown Casino, the word opulence comes to mind.

Everything seems to glitter and gleam, poker machines ring, displays sparkle and it all seems so opulent. Even when people walk in with casual jeans and shoes.

There’s just something about Crown that sucks you in and has you admiring all the interior design and ker-ching of the place.

Admire it yes - pull out your wallet and throw some money in the slots? Maybe (not me).

A huge entertainment complex

This complex is not just about separating people from their money it is also about entertainment. There is a large number of food outlets ranging from a large food court through middle of the road cafes and restaurants up to fine dining. There is also the casino as well as a number of bars.


IMAX Melbourne Museum

Fun & Games, Movie Theaters

AddressMelbourne Museum Precinct, Rathdowne St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

Phone+61 3 9663 5454

Get the premium seats if you have the chance

Saw Solo, a Star Wars story 3D in imax. The premium seats were great. Loads of leg roombut you could also put the leg rest of your seat up -brilliant, venue really clean, not like usual cinema experience. Service at food and drink bar excellent, easy to get to.

Cool and inspiring.

IMAX Melbourne now is the biggest screen of its kind before Sydneys will come online after rebuild. Most of the time deserted but jampacked on blockbuster nights and delivering a massive educational punch (in conjunction with Melbourne Museum)...
Membership deal is simply amazing. The one that no commercial joints would ever match. So cool. So relaxed...

A great BIG Screen!

We went to watch a movie here, it was a must do on our recent visit to Melbourne, as we had heard of the size of the screen! We were not disappointed, it is HUGE, even sitting at the back row, we still found our heads moving in order to watch the whole screen! We watched in 3D, the glasses were clean and comfortable, the seats clean, comfortable, and well sized. 
The only downfall, which was to be expected, was the prices, we paid over $100 for two seats and some popcorn and drinks. However, it is a must do for any cinema fan!

Expensive but worth it

Would not pay the extra for the Premium seats wherever they were.We picked really good seats in the middle about 3 rows from the back.The sounds & images are amazing you really feel you are part of the film!!
Great outing for kids & families but quite expesive was $55.00 for a film that barely laster the 45 minutes it was supposed to run for.


LXM Escape Room

Fun & Games, Room Escape Games

Address179 Park St, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia

Phone+61 424 670 690

Great family fun

We took our 7 & 9 into the Watson Conspiracy Room. We didn't what to expect as we were new to escape rooms. 
I though the boys would get frustrated and bored and not contribute to the escape. But they absolutely loved it and both paid a part in getting us 'almost' all the way through. We didn't rely on the walkie talkie assistance very much as we wanted to figure it al out ourselves.
Now that the know what to expect we can't wait to do a different room... and smash it!

A good hour of fun

Had a great time with family and friends. Our first time in an escape room. The puzzles were challenging enough and the suspense as the clock ticks down is palpable. They need to ensure the room is cleaned up, torches work and new or uncrumpled clues are provided. That said it was a great experience and I would certainly revisit.

This was so much fun!!!

I've been dubious about these since they hit the scene a while back but we went on the weekend with friends and we had a great time. 

They have 3 or 4 different rooms you can try all with a different theme and a bit of a storyline (that is relevant). The clues are straightforward enough that anyone can take part and hard enough to be a real challenge. It's one of those slightly daggy, but really good fun activities.

I can't wait to go back and try another room and hopefully not die next time!

Different and fun

I'd heard a lot about escape rooms but wasn't sure what to expect. We did the Mason Kidnapping and it didn't disappoint. It was challenging, different and took all of our concentration. Whilst we did make it out, we did need every minute of the time allocated to us. Now for the next room.


Adventure Rooms Melbourne

Fun & Games, Room Escape Games

Address306 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Phone+61 3 9650 0423

A great way to get the brain working!

This was my first Adventure Room experience and loved it! The staff were helpful and friendly. Even received a discount because I said I was visiting from South Australia! Bonus! I went with a friend who is has done a few around Melbourne and he said it was one of the best he had done. We did the Mad Scientist's Lab and managed to complete it in time . If you have an hour to spare and want to get the brain working, then give this a go. You will need to book, but it's worth it.

a challenging fun

The first challenge was to find the place and we liked that. very friendly receptionist. we did many Escape rooms before. this one was more fun and more challenging as use techniques we never seen before and had very clever ideas. we are going to go again to do the other rooms . we loved it.

The best fun!

I’d heard if escape rooms before but the idea kind of scared me! A group of friends all decided to have a go and it was genuinely one of the most fun things I’ve ever done! We all loved it! Got two groups and did two rooms at once, competing who could escape first which made it even more competitive! Really loved it

Awesome fun night out!

Decided to take my husband & 2 children (17 & 14) here for my hubby's birthday. None of us had been in an escape room before. From the minute we walked in the door we were impressed. So professional and SO much fun. We did Goal Break unfortunately we didn't get out but had bucket loads of fun trying. We want to go back and try and get out of mad scientist. I must say with Goal break we got quite far, the way it was done was perfect. Thanks heaps for a great night Adventure Rooms Melbourne!


Palace Cinema Como

Fun & Games, Movie Theaters

AddressToorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

Phone+61 3 9827 7533


Classy Flicks

Palace Como is a great venue to see a film. Either mainstream or one of the many arthouse movies shown amongst the many festivals. We saw a beautiful film during the British Film Festival. The decor is luxurious and the bar is well stocked with many wine choices, coffee, snacks, baguettes and pastries. Very comfortable and clean cinemas with new seats.


What a lovely theatre! Beautifully decorated foyer - all black with glamorous French style furniture. There is bar and café service. The theatre itself has lovely comfy seating. Situated in local mall not far from the South Yarra Railway station, it's very convenient and I think there are six cinemas in the complex.

Great cinemaes

The como cinema is a great place to take in a film its like watching one at home very clean and very comfortable also u con take a glass of wine in or coffee and they always have such good films on

Excellent venue

You can't just not love the Como. A little bit too classic and boutique-like, hence why it attracts the elderly who usually get there on week specials and weekends. 
Don't hesitate to have a drink at their relaxing piano bar with a nice ambiance of low red lighting while browsing movies to watch. 
I take everyone there. And I get a small crowd when I play on their piano occasionally 😉 
5 étoiles 🙂

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Bird's Basement

Nightlife, Fun & Games, Concerts & Shows

Address11 Singers Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Phone+61 1300 225 299

Somewhere for us oldies to go to enjoy music

Had a great evening seeing Jeff Duff performing the hits of David Bowie. Great night with family for husbands 60th. All patrons were our age and all enjoyed the concert. Took me back many year, but atmosphere was lacking the smokey haze, but it certainly smelt better without it! Look forward to coming again.

A lovely night

Went on a Sunday - quiet atmosphere but very enjoyable. We booked it last minute, but for a quiet evening we should have just showed up and avoided the booking fee. We arrived 45 minutes before the advertised start time and got an excellent seat. Good acoustics and quality performer. Food was surprisingly good - better than you’d expect. But it was very expensive for Melbourne, especially considering you’ve already bought a ticket. They’re definitely trying to copy the Blue Note in NYC. Same feel, and you sort of sit on top of the people next to you 😉 Overall a really nice evening.


Wow! My wife and I were impressed with the meal and service.
We had booked a two course dinner show. You can also have three courses or just come for the show only. The beef was very tender and tiramisu excellent.
We had a bottle of French Beaujolais.
A bit pricey for a night out but worth it to see/hear the James Morrison Quartet! 
An exceptional concert.

the music

On Sunday night we had a blast - beautiful sophisticated club - the expresso martinis were fantastic - we just drank and ate and listened to live music - it was so much fun - was relaxing -just what I needed - Wow wow wow !


St Kilda Adventure Playground

Fun & Games, Nature & Parks, Playgrounds

AddressNeptune St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

Phone+61 3 9209 6348

One of our favorites!

This is a park that lets kids be kids - explore, run, challenge themselves & enjoy themselves .. & who would know your in the heart of St Kilda!... & what make it even better is that whilst the kids are playing, parents can sit, relax, read the paper & enjoy Melbourne! A MUST for all kids (big & small!)

great place to spend a couple of hours with the kids

This well shaded, very well designed and made park has some great rides for the kids including; a tree house you need to rope climb to get in, a zip line(my 7 year olds favourite), a billy cart track and many many other items to climb up and in.

Boho Brilliance

Something for everyone! 

I believe they are often changing their equipment but what was there a year ago was awesome. Our three kids (aged 2, 5 and 7) all had a lot of fun.

Lots of interesting activities with a difference- a giant horse made from barrels and floating on old tires, rope ladders into cubby houses, a giant slide that looks like a skate ramp but it's for people to slide down on their bottoms...



Totally love this place. Just wish it opened longer each day than it does (school hols it doesnt open till 11am). Most of the equipment is from recycled material - it looks like treasure island to me!!!! Not for those who like shiny, new, plastic stuff or looney tunes themes!!!!

Also - I've never seen a 'junkie' anywhere near the place!!


Moonlight Cinema

Fun & Games, Movie Theaters

Address: Birdwood Avenue | Central Lawn, Royal Botanic GardensMelbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia

Phone:  +61 2 9373 6000


First outdoor cinema experience - loved it!!

We watched the greatest showman which was amazing, plus the fact we were outside in the beautiful botanical gardens with snacks and bubbly....what more could a girl want?! 
Recommend taking your own beanbag as the ones to hire sold out quickly. Also pack a jumper and blanket.

BYO outdoor cinema with atmosphere and comfort

We were given gold grass tickets for christmas and watched Murder on the Orient Express (the new version) lounging on bean bags sipping wine and beer on a balmy december evening. We brought our own but also purchased some there.
Lovely atmosphere and views for everyone of the giant blow up screen. Ask dusk fell the bats flew over and the screen inflated. SImple things bring such great pleasure and make things memorable. Sound was good as was projection. Walking out of the botanical gardens late that evening reminded me of secret nightime trips out as a child.

Great Movie in a park.

We went for my daughters 18th birthday to see Hidden Figures.
The atmosphere was great,the weather was good,and the general movie area was good.
We had no issue with finding the entry to the cinema area 
The only complaint I have was the use of elelectronic devices during the movie.

Great setting for an outdoor cinema

The bats that fly overhead are worth the attendance themselves. It is in a lovely location and a fun way to watch a film and spend an evening. Trick is to come prepared - bring a picnic, warm clothes and blankets. We didnt buy a beanbag but I think we would next time as they looked comfy.


Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre

Fun & Games, Sports Complexes

Address30 Aughtie Dr, Melbourne VIC 3206, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9926 1555


MSAC was a great place to visit with my friends. We can't wait to go again and will be recommending this pool to everyone. The staff are lovely and very helpful and the waterslide was a "splash" the only complaint was the wave pool. The waves were great while they lasted but they didn't last more than five minutes, next time it would be great if they had the waves for longer than five minutes

Lovely outdoor pool - not everyone is an Olympian

Great center. Good service. Lockers let you take things in and out. Good store to buy swim kit. The outdoor pool is *unique* insofar as it's covered, but outdoors. Stayed near there to swim there - and was glad I did.

Great space for kids

We paid AUS$21 for a family of 3 people, my kid is 3 years old and was able to enjoy all including waves pool and mainly the slide.. was his first and he really loved it. We will sure come back again.. The only down side is that we didn't take any snacks for him and the bar was closed.. the pass only allow for a 1 time entrance.

Fun place to play

This center offers all kinds of sports for the whole family. We use the pool and swim facilities most often. You an buy a day pass for the pools if you aren't a member. During school holidays they have camps and extra activities on the weekends. 
There are onsite sport associations as well as outside companies that rent the facilities (tennis for example). The swim lessons are great and affordable


Playtime Crown

Fun & Games, Game & Entertainment Centers

AddressCrown Entertainment Complex, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

Phone+61 1300 421 567

Expensive but can fill time and have fun

Playtime at the Crown Casino is a great place to fill in time for the kids or young at heart. It can be quite expensive if you choose games you are not so good at that end. I suggest you look around, watch other play and learn by watching before jumping in. If you don't know what or how a game is played it can end quite quickly creating frustrating. However when you get the hang of or find your favourite games your visit can turn from frustration to pure pleasure.
All the games going are quite loud. If your light or sound sensitive this won't be suitable for you.
We had a great time and have visited this a few times now.
Located under the food area. Take the lift to the right down the back of the food court.

Fun place to hang out

If you have time to kill. Check out playtime at ground floor of the crown. Packed full of arcade games that appeal to all ages. Buy a game card and get playing. Minimum game cards are $15 which included $5 free value. Most games are $2-2.50 in price. Some games gives you chance to win tickets which can be used in the adjoint shop to spend your tickets on goodies.

Loads of fun!

The kids loved the arcade games, especially the ghostbusters, transformers and basketball shooting game

Welcome to the new Playtime

Playtime has undergone a massive renovation and is now a world class entertainment centre. We have more than 170 brand new games, a totally revamped laser arena, the biggest Winners Vault in the southern hemispshere and brand new Playtime food. The team can't wait to see you 'enter the unreality'
Liam MacGilp General Manager

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