20 Fun Activities Around Melbourne with Clients


Rush Escape Game

Fun & Games, Room Escape Games

Address : 160 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

Phone : +61 3 9972 8021

Website: https://www.rushescapegame.com.au/

About: Inspired by true and fictional stories our aim is to create a memorable live escape game experience for everyone. We all love a great challenge so to achieve this you and your friends are locked in an immersive environment with only 60 minutes to find your way out.

What a great experience.

This was our 3rd time at an Escape room, and the first at this venue. It's located near South Yarra Train station, and behind a restaurant. Incredibly friendly and helpful staff. We chose the Bond room, and with our great skills and some good guesses, oh, and some guidance from ' HQ at MI5 ', managed to diffuse the nuclear bomb and exit the room. The room was very atmospheric, and clues very clever. Moving parts and impressive sound effects. We were a team of 4, of which 2 were new to the whole concept. We all had a blast! 
I am very confident in recommending this venue to everyone. 
Money well spent and we're still smiling, days later.
Top marks to the Game Master/s who really oozed enthusiasm and clearly enjoy their time at work.


First experience of an escape room for most of our group (two families of 4). We booked the Matrix Room which was was one of their newest rooms. The hour past so quickly and required all of us to work as a team to escape. It was brilliant. Would definitely go again and try another room. Staff are wonderful and very helpful.

Loved our first experience

I surprised my husband for his birthday and took him to the Bond room. This was our first experience at an escape room and we thoroughly enjoyed it -even if we weren’t that good. We didn’t know what to expect and what to do. Took a while for us to figure things out but it certainly was fun. The staff member was great, friendly and very cryptic with his hints. Now that we have gone one we will come back with our 7 year old. Loved it.

Great fun. Will be going back

I am relatively new to escape rooms but it waa clear to me that this was quality. The atmosphere in the two rooms we completed was awesome and the puzzles were challenging. We got through both rooms with just a few minutes to spare (a few hints certainly helped). The staff are friendly and did a great job switching in to character when offering clues etc. I walked in with my 10 year old son expecting to do one room, we are now looking to book our third and bringing my 8 year old. 


Escape Room Melbourne (ERM)

Fun & Games, Room Escape Games

Address: 9 Lee St | 12-18 Yarra Street, South MelbourneMelbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia

Website: http://www.escaperoom.com.au/

About: Escape Room Melbourne is Melbourne's original live room escape game! Working in a team of 2-6 people, you have 70 minutes to unravel the mystery of a hidden room, working together to solve a variety of quirky and inventive puzzles to escape. We have three rooms available - Melbourne's original Escape Room, Mine Escape , and Kellar's Magic Emporium. We can't give away too many secrets here, but to get an idea of what to expect you can check out our website for reviews and articles by Broadsheet, Timeout, The Age, and others, as well as features by SBS, Channel 10, ABC radio, and Fox FM (warning: may contain some spoilers!) Bookings are essential and can be made through our website. Please note we are a small independent business that is not affiliated with any of the Escape Room franchises operating in Melbourne, however we are happy to try and accommodate corporate bookings and larger groups where we can. Please feel free to contact us via email if you have any questions about availability, bookings, or the rooms themselves.


We did the new Fractured room and we will avoid spoilers for future visitors. Suffice to say that it was really engaging, done in a different way to other experiences we had had before. Innovative and engaging story and well thought and story related puzzles.
Max and Lenny were our game masters and did a wonderful job. Super friendly and helpful, made our experience there 10/10.


We did Kellar’s Magic Emporium and loved it. Not an exceedingly hard room but some brilliant and creative puzzles. The ‘aha!’ moment was very satisfying for some of the cleverer puzzles. Fabulous staff with very good clues when needed, nudging us without giving the answer. 

Highly recommend!

Amazing and fantastic

My friends and I did the mine one - so much fun. The rooms were well set up and a good variety of puzzles. We managed to finished relatively quickly and didn't need to use any hints. The props were all great as well. Such an entertaining experience, would definitely love to do another one here.

Excellent rooms!

I’ve played both rooms in the south location and loved it! 
The puzzles are very well thought out and the staff should be commended on their brilliant service! 
Can’t wait to play some more of your rooms, thank you for having us!
(A very rare thing to happen, but I had played an identical room! Either from the same company, or the puzzles had been sold and duplicated under a different name. Perhaps a warning before booking? A small thing I know, it was still great to play again, see a different take on the same room, but disappointing when expecting something else)


Viri VR

Fun & Games, Game & Entertainment Centres

Address555 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Phone+61 3 9080 5745

Website: http://www.virivr.com.au/

About: VIRI is short for "Virtual Reality Immersion"; we provide an avenue for you to live out your imagination in a virtual experience that is so immersive, it is second only to the real thing. Viri is a virtual reality entertainment centre centrally located in Melbourne CBD. Open 10am - 10pm Tuesday - Sunday. Walk the plank, car racing, archery, multiplayer games, zombie shooters, and much more!

Team Event

I booked VIRI for a leadership event to encourage some team bonding and have fun. It was absolutely fantastic we all we able to relax and have a laugh, and the games were incredible! 
Additionally it was very inexpensive and such great value for money. The staff were friendly and helpful, and let us have our run of the place. Would highly recommend for team events of parties.

Great Family fun!

Such a fun family activity! The games where great and the venue was clean and tidy. The hosts were awesome and even went out of their way to make sure we had a go on everything. Definitely recommend.

Great for something different with the kids

I've taken both my teenage niece and nephew to do the 50 minute VR experience and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were very clear and patient in their explanations and the setup is done well. If we'd had more time we'd have extended our visit but instead I've had to promise to take them both there again!

Exceptionally Well Done

Really helpful and friendly staff. They even managed to explain the controls to my dad. We were so impressed we came back for another hour.


The Astor Theatre

Fun & Games, Concerts & Shows

Address1 Chapel St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

Website: http://www.astortheatre.net.au/

About: The Astor is one of the last single screen movie palaces left in the world, showing movies continuously since being built in 1936, and transporting you to a time when going to the movies was an event.

Beautiful, heritage cinema experience

It’s not the modern cinema going experience, it’s way better. The cinema has character and style that you don’t get in a regular cinema. It’s a highly decorative interior and whilst the seats are old (but restored) they are comfortable. Order a glass of wine and enjoy your movie!

Newly Renovated - Looks Great!

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Astor has been renovated, and looks great! Having said that, it's not been over-restored, so some things haven't changed. For example, it still has the original seats, which were built when people were smaller and shorter.
Don't get me wrong: personally I would rather go to the Astor for a movie than anywhere else. But you go there for the whole experience, not for comfy chairs or best range of snacks (the beers are good though!)

Art Deco gorgeousness

If only The Astor Theatre was my local, however it’s well worth a trip to attend. Each time I fall in love all over again with the faded sumptuous Art Deco glamour, warm welcome and community vibe. The Astor proved to be the perfect venue for The Bikes of Wrath through Demand Films. Queueing up for Maltesers was never so much fun. Move into the theatre early if you are choosy about your seats and opt for front and centre downstairs or the dress circle. Take note that you need to consider parking but go early and grab the opportunity to promenade along the always fascinating Chapel Street.

The Silver Screen

Wanting a place out of the modern sun - Come to the Astor to escape. This magnificent gem of the past will transport you back into the a time when life was simpler with a splash of old school glamour. Popcorn included.



Fun & Games, Sports Complexes

AddressOlympic Blvd, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Phone+61 3 9286 1600

Website: http://www.aamipark.com.au/

Great A-League Experience

Decided to try to attend an A-League match as part of our anniversary trip to Melbourne. We went to watch Melbourne City vs Central Coast Mariners.

I really love the outer beauty of the stadium. It has blinking lights all over thr stadium. The atmosphere around it did gave me a peace of mind. I could just hang out and relax around the vicinity.

Friendly people and officials around. The vibe was fantastic. We had a great experience. Thank you A-League.

Fantastic sports stadium

Was there to watch Melbourne rebels rugby mach on Friday. I was disappointed that we lost however the stadium was amazing. What a wonderful venue. Every thing about it was nothing but excellent. Friendly staff too.

Rugby Meal

We follow Melbourne Storm Rugby League team and always grab a bite at the game. There is a bar/food next to the Storm shop which has really good food far better than what you can buy inside. Pizzaz, Fish and chips etc Great atmosphere berfore the game big screens showing most sports.Even if you dont follow Rugby go anyway to expereince the theartre that goes with each game fireworks sometimes things for the kids always fun.

Phil Collins live in concert

Have been to AAMI Park on a number of occasions for NRL matches but never a concert. What a venue for a brilliant show. Great sound and lighting and fantastic facilities. Would not hesitate to see a show here again.


Woodbury Escape Rooms - Melbourne

Fun & Games, Room Escape Games

Address259 Park St, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia

Phone+61 3 8529 9538

Websit: http://www.woodburyescaperooms.com.au/

About: Woodbury Escape Rooms is created by escape room enthusiasts and video gamers who have taken their love for gaming a bit too far. At Woodbury Escape Rooms we want to provide you, our guinea pigs, we mean guests, the chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, immerse yourself in our games and most importantly, have fun! Collaboration is key, so pick your team carefully. Then choose your challenge and immerse yourself in 60 minutes of exciting entertainment. But beware – it’s addictive and once you’ve solved one puzzle you’ll want to do them all.

Awesome fun

Great rooms. The staff are very fun and friendly. We did a fairly tough room. (Thanks for the extra few minutes guys!!). It was heaps of fun. Looking forward to going back and doing the Leaper room.

Great first Escape room experience

With our plans quashed by rain, we decided to try an Escape room. We chose a low difficulty and low fear factor room in Kidd Island to ease ourselves into the concept which was a good move. The staff member was very friendly, very kind to us as newbies and after we'd escaped, talked to us about other possible solutions to the physical puzzles so we'd have ideas for next time. We really enjoyed the experience and will try other Escape rooms in the future.

A tricky conundrum...but heaps of fun!

This was our first experience with an Escape Room, and it was excellent. Pyper looked after us extremely well, and made the experience even better. We didn't quite get to the end of Leaper, and as we were just visiting Melbourne, we'll have to come back in try to crack it on our next visit down South!! Thanks to the Woodbury team.

Awesome Experience!!

My partner and I decided it might be fun to try our luck in an escape room for a date night. We were accommodated by the amazing staff at Woodbury and squeezed in as we didn’t make a booking. 

It was so much fun! The staff get right into the stories to help you along your journey, hinting but not giving anything away too easily. 

Thank you so much for the amazing experience! I’m sure we will be back soon!!


Escape Hunt Melbourne

Fun & Games, Room Escape Games

Address3/190 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Phone+61 3 9600 1086

Website: https://escapehunt.com/au/melbourne/

About: The Escape Hunt Experience is ranked as the No. 1 Attraction on TripAdvisor in Bangkok and we have brought this new and amazing concept to Melbourne! Like us on Facebook or sign up to our newsletter to keep informed of our ongoing special offers and promotions!

First escape room experience!

My wife and I tried our first escape room! It was a little tricky at the start but after we found some clues and solved some puzzles things started to flow smoothly. Next time i will take my reading glassess as a dark room small torch and bad eyes made things even more challenging. Overall had a great time!!

Fun hour!

Booked via internet for time/date and paid in full. Arrived at allocated time and taken to room. Lots of fun, a good adventure and made you think harder than usual trying to figure out all the puzzles and riddles to achieve goals. Thoroughly enjoyed - some extra time allowed by our host to get through it! Would go again. Same cost as in other cities.

Must do activity

What a way to spend a couple of hours. Awesome fun. Such friendly and helpful staff especially for us first timers. Very much enjoyed and recommended.

Lots of fun

There was 8 of us so we did two rooms at the same time and had a lot of fun. Both made it out and we were both very competitive which the staff dealt with well. Escape room with a twist of crime solving. We had a great time


Dialogue in the Dark

Fun & Games, Room Escape Games

Address: 29 _ 31 Star Crescent | Level 1, The District DocklandsMelbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia

Website: http://www.dialogueinthedark.com.au/

About: Dialogue in the Dark™ is a sensory journey through Melbourne. A fun and immersive experience in total darkness, you will be led by guides who are blind or have low vision, and learn to interact and communicate by relying on other senses. Come and experience this highly acclaimed international tour now here in Melbourne.

An experience for everybody.

Love love love this experience. A most do for everyone and an eye opening to the world of the darkness. Highly recommend for kids as well. The guide is friendly and keeps you safe and comfortable. They are also happy to answer all your questions.

A Unique Experience

At first, my partner was reluctant to join after learning that we’d be in total darkness during this tour but she conquered her fear and we got on a private tour instead of joining another group at a later time. This experience was an eye-opener for both of us. It was also nice to have a little chat at the end of the tour with our guide. And yes, I also have to mention that my partner thoroughly enjoyed the experience and so if you are just like her, afraid of the dark, I’ll say don’t let that stop you. It’s not scary, I promise.

A unique experience

Being fully sighted I had no conception of what it is to be blind. We were guided around for an hour in total darkness by a blind person. A week later I am still thinking of the experience and the hundreds of things that I take for granted every day because I have sight. I recommend this experience to everyone from 8 to 80. Excuse the pun but it really is an eye opener.


The guide Catherine made us feel very welcomed . Took us through and talking to make sure that we knew where she was and we followed her voice. I cant express how good she was. Totally the best. Three cheers to her. I felt all the emotions excitement scary daunting and relief. I felt all the senses smell hearing and touch. It gave a sense of how it must feel for a person always in darkness. So thankyou to all the staff.


The Mystery Rooms Melbourne

Sights & Landmarks, Fun & Games

Address303 Napier St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

Phone+61 420 566 128

Website: https://themysteryrooms.com.au/

About: The Mystery Rooms offers a unique and interactive escape room experience where players fully immerse themselves in the 'mystery'. Themed Escape Room in Melbourne the adventures will plunge you to new places, times and experiences. Throw yourself into the Escape Room and work together to reveal the answers. Located in Fitzroy at The Mystery Rooms you work with your team to find clues, complete puzzles and solve the mystery before your time runs out. Perfect for families and corporate team building. Great for birthday parties and school groups.


These escape rooms are excellent! Having done other escape rooms in other countries this is the best we have done yet. Absolutely brilliant form the moment you go inside to leaving. The staff are fabulous and are in character from the moment you arrive. The actual room(we did the Tomb Raider) was awesome, great puzzles and being in all the sand just added to the experience. Highly recommend to anyone!

Good Family Activity

Had this as a Christmas gift with family. Had never thought of doing one before but was fun. Did the medieval rooms and staff were great and helpful. Thank goodness we had teenagers to work through puzzles although I didn’t do much as they bounced from one puzzle to the next while I was still figuring them out. Would certainly consider going back to try other rooms. 
Highly recommend.

Fun times with friends

We did the ned Kelly room! 
Very well thought out! Very entertaining! Deffinetly made you think! One of the better escape rooms we have done across Melbourne! Everything is themed and staff are very friendly! Well run venue! Deffinetly going back to complete the other room!

Awesome alternative to an afternoon of work!!

It was challenging but so much fun! Thankfully we are all still talking to each other at the end!! Thank you to the helpful and very generous staff!


Zero Latency

Fun & Games, Game & Entertainment Centres

Address22-32 Steel St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia

Website: https://zerolatencyvr.com/

About: Play virtual reality in over 400 square metres. Multi-player combat where your body is the controller, world first right here in Melbourne!

Great experience!

Can I just start this by saying Speedy is awesome! Not only she is funny but also very helpful. It was my very first time there and I absolutely loved it, definitely coming back. I just wish it was in HD.

Excellent host.

We were a large group of guys celebrating a bucks weekend. We had a fun time and the gamemaster, Regina provided excellent service and gave us a clear explanation of what to do. The games were immersive and realistic.

Awesome experience!!

Played a game at Dandenong on the weekend and I was blown away! My friends were equally impressed! I've never experienced anything like it! The staff were great and super helpful too which made for an enjoyable game!

Gaming to a new level!

Good fun experience, bringing gaming to a whole new level. The Game Master Renee rocks! She was very helpful and enthusiastic, great energy vibes. It got really chaotic during the game with all the yelling and screaming (which makes it even more fun) but thanks to GM, we were all taken care of. Also, the gears are getting upgraded real soon so will surely be back for that.


Crown Casino

Casinos & Gambling, Fun & Games

Address8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

Phone+61 3 9292 8888

Website: https://www.crownmelbourne.com.au/general/parking/information

About: More than 500,000 square meters of gaming and entertainment space features an exceptional variety of choices: shopping, fine dining, luxurious accommodations, dazzling casino and gaming center and live entertainment.

True review of Crown Casino

We called into the downstairs bar for few drinks one afternoon.The staff were very friendly and they had some great drink promotions on several beers. These two things will most definitely tempt us to return in near future. Well done.

Crown best in Melbourne

I am coming to crown after 3 years .

This place is awesome and the employees are out of the world. They are ready to help you in anyway they can and make the time at crown memorable. 

Get a crown membership card I did.

Sunday morning is less crowded.

The biggest casino ever

Visited while in Melbourne. Huge casino, I mean really big, at least two floors. The food in the food court was amazing. We opted to eat Asian, the place we chose offered small plates that consisted of rice or noodles and two entrees. Delicious and plentiful, we could have shared a plate.

Clean and bright. Lots of fun.


We stayed in heart of melbourne for the easter weekend. Obviously food and drinks had surcharges which made dining expensive. After visiting numerous bars we found that alcohol was ridiculously priced and unless you love craft beers,which I do not,then crown casino is the best option for drinks. Tip is to join the rewards club when you enter for the 1st time which gives you enormous discounts.I paid $10.50 for a schooner of VB and a Sav blanc all weekend. We were paying $25 for same in bars and restaurants on the promenade. We did not gamble which is the temptation. No need to as the casino is massive and plenty of live music,sports on screens to keep you from gambling. If your on a budget and wanting to have drinks then the casino is the best option if you do not gamble. Food is good as well and priced within a tight budget.


IMAX Melbourne Museum

Fun & Games, Movie Theatres

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

Phone+61 3 9663 5454

Website: https://imaxmelbourne.com.au/

About: Featuring the World's (3rd) Largest Screen, IMAX Melbourne offers one of the most exciting and immersive cinema experiences on offer.Let the power of IMAX 3D transport you to exotic and amazing locations around the globe, under the sea and out of this world or see the latest Hollywood Blockbusters on a giant screen wrapped in 15,000 Watts of digital surround sound!

Fun experience

I saw the Turtle odyssey today with my 4 year old daughter. The documentary was about the life of a turtle, from hatching to laying her own eggs. It ran for 45mins and kept my daughter interested for the whole time and was very interesting for me. My daughter loved the novelty of the glasses and kept trying to touch the fish! The only thing is that it was quiet loud for her and she got a little bit scared/overwhelmed at times, but she was fine


Visited to watch aqua man in 3D and the experience was amazing. Very comfortable seats and great easy viewing . Quite a queue at the end of the movie for a bathroom but otherwise a great experience. Was also cool in the extremely hot weather.

" Is that the whole screen ", she said.. lol

My daughter has never been to Imax. She loved it ( as did i ), massive screen, comfy seating and friendly staff. We booked tickets and car parking on - line the day before to save time. All went well and had a great experience.

Great screen size and comfy seats

Last week we went to see Bohemian Rhapsody at IMAX Melbourne Museum. We have only seen documentaries there before and the first time we saw a film that wasn’t 3D. It was a fantastic venue to watch such a great film. We booked into the premium seats in the back row. We are now sold on this venue for great films.


LXM Escape Room

Fun & Games, Room Escape Games

Address179 Park St, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia

Phone+61 424 670 690

Website: http://www.lxmescape.com/

About: “Escape Rooms” are designed with a theme and a set storyline in every room; they will test your wits and challenge your ability to work effectively in a team environment, under the pressure of a time limit, to uncover the plot and escape. Each room will contain a set of riddles and puzzles that will stimulate your mind to think visually, quantitatively, spatially, linguistically and practically.

Great room.

We've done a number of rooms before and to compare LXM we'd have to say excellence isn't far away if not already. The friendly staff were great and helpful when needed and provided well worded hints and nothing more to spoil it.
The puzzles were challenging and required you to think logically and sometimes abstractly. The only critical point I could make is some of them didn't 'flow' as well as some others, leading to some unnecessary confusion. 
That aside, this is how great rooms are done. Very worth it.

First time visitor

A great hour out with friends. Frustrating but exhilarating. For a first timer I now know that you need to think outside the square, just wish there was a little more time for first timers, but understand that would blow the timings out. Will have to go back to the same room to make sure we get out alive this time. Loved it.

Great fun and Great Staff.

Great fun and Great Staff. Really helpful with little clues when needed that didn't give you the answer, just nudged you. We went there with our 2 kids 12 and 16, and every one contributed to solving the clues with their own areas of expertise. Got out with a minute to spare after thinking we were gone with 10 minutes to go.

Heaps of fun

We went in a group of 4 and had a ball. First time, no expectations apart from trip advisor reviews and I already want to go back to try another room. Great staff, friendly and engaged. Get ready to book us in again guys!


Adventure Rooms Melbourne

Fun & Games, Room Escape Games

Address306 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Phone+61 3 9650 0423

Website: https://adventurerooms.com.au/

About: Melbourne's real-life Escape the Room Game. A fun and engaging live escape the room experience, suitable for groups of 2-14 people. Your team is locked in a room with hidden and mysterious objects. With only these objects as clues, you have 60 minutes to escape. What was once so obvious, is no longer as it seems. In Adventure Rooms you must think outside the square. Only 30% escape...will you?!


my boyfriend and I have done over 15 escape rooms and are always seeking out for more. 
all of these rooms are by far the best ones we have yet to find. 
Props are very well themed and well placed
Rooms are challenging but if you get stuck staff are right there to give you clues when you need them and only then. They don’t force you through the rooms and give them to you only when they see you need them. 
Staff are incredibly helpful and friendly
Puzzles were great fun and often gave you that satisfying ‘aha’ moment. 10/10 would definitely recommend 
I wish there were more we could do !!!

Great fun

We went for a friend's birthday, the five of us had great a lot of fun doing the mad scientist room and we escaped with 20mins to spare. The puzzles were challenging and kept you on your toes but the laughter and friendship bonding was the best part. 
The game hosts were very friendly and I am looking forward to trying out the other two rooms. Loved it.

We broke out of gaol!!

My husband and I had previously done one escape room in Spain and absolutely loved it! Another couple travelling with us hadn't heard of them before and came along with us toe the Adventure Rooms. We did the gaol room, as we'd just visited the Old Melbourne Gaol so we thought it'd be quite fitting. We all escaped with just under 2 mins to go! It was so exciting, we had a blast and we're definitely keen to participate as a group of 4 in the Cairns escape rooms when we're next there! I'd definitely recommend this Adventure Rooms to anyone!!

The ultimate brain workout whilst having a blast

I’ve been wanting to do an Escape Room after hearing about it fom my physiotherapist over a year ago. Being an adult activity and not having local family or friends, it’s been difficult. Often these places make the minimum age limit 18 although some it’s 16 and others, the minimum age is 12 if accompanied by an adult (it’s not somewhere for young children; many adults struggle with it.) I convinced my Dad to come with me (there’s a 2 player minimum) after winning a voucher as a prize in a competition.

We did the Black Queen Room (the other choices were the Mad Scientist and some other one) because I liked the sound of the Medieval theme. If one ever wanted a brain workout, this was definitely one. For this particular room, you start handcuffed to each other and work together to work out firstly, how to find the key to unlock the cuffs and then how to find a way out of the room. It’s no simple treasure hunt; it’s a mix of logical thinking, reading beyond what’s directly in front of you and attention to detail. If you get stuck along the way, though, there is a game master operating the control room who throws you some small clues.

We completed about 75% of it within the allocated hour (there’s an hour time limit) and apparently did well as it’s the most complicated of the three rooms. Both Dad and I thought it was great fun and I enjoyed the sensory aspect of it as it was a great break from sitting in front of a screen.


Palace Cinema Como

Fun & Games, Movie Theatres

AddressToorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

Phone+61 3 9827 7533

As filmgoing should be.

One gets a sense of a real day out at the Como,the theatrical atmosphere of reception and ticket area,the plethora of leaflets of upcoming festivals,the excellent coffee and wine available. Always a good choice of quality films to enchant and take you away for a couple of hours.Highly recommended.Also close to vibrant Chapel St and great choice of restaurants.

Great place to enjoy a movie

A treat in itself to go to the cinema, super comfortable chairs, gorgeous rich arty decor, great films (great quality international and mainstream films)and nice food you can eat inside the cinema. Great for special film festivals.

Great place to enjoy the movies

On line booking is very easy and we bypass the pesky queue with our electronic ticket on our phone. Seats are clean and very comfortable and it is nice to be able to grab a glass of wine to take in with you. Palace Como supports film festivals and we have accessed the Scandinavian Film Festival there several times. They tend to have a good selection of movies. access from Sth Yarra Train Station just a few hundred metres away saves on parking and makes getting there a breeze given the frequency of trains. There is an excellent Japaneses Restaurant just across the road and all in all, it makes for a very pleasant evening/afternoon.

Really good cinema experience. Convivial and convenient.

Easy to get to by tram or by driving. The theatres themselves are small and comfortable. 
Booking online is a good idea in order to get your favorite seat.
Como has a bar with an excellent selection of wines, spirits, and beers. Snacks also. If you want a full meal there are restaurants in the building or in Toorak Rd or Chapel St.
Palace Cinema caters for group functions, charity events etc.


Bird's Basement

Nightlife, Concerts & Shows, Fun & Games

Address11 Singers Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Phone+61 1300 225 299

Website: https://birdsbasement.com/

About: Birdland in Melbourne is called Bird's Basement. After 32 years of operations, for the first time Birdland extends it’s banner outside New York to Melbourne. Melbourne is very proud to be the host of Bird’s legacy. Since it opening its doors, this venue has been the host of music legends. Here music comes first, but the quality of food and service are close second. Ticket price varies.

Cosy basement good place for a jazz gig

We went to Bird's Basement for a jazz-blues gig. It's a tight fit, but the sound is good. Instead of Freddy Cole we had Lionel Cole, son of Freddy,and nephew of Nat KIng Cole. It was a jazz-blues compliation. Food is available; there are two bars, drinks are reasonably priced. Lionel Cole is a showman, he performs in a kilt. Bird's Basement is in Singers Lane, which runs off La Trobe St, near the corner of William St. Tickets are not exorbitantly priced, the cost appears to vary according to who is playing.

Good Music Venue

We came here for jazz, but were happy with the rock/blues performance. Very nice intimate venue and we had no trouble with the table service. Very nice and fun.

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.


TRAPT Bar & Escape RoomsRush Escape Game

Fun & Games, Room Escape Games

Address377 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Phone+61 3 9077 7941

Website: https://www.traptmelbourne.com.au/

About: TRAPT is the first bar and escape room venue located in the heart of Melbourne's central business district. Designed for groups of 2 – 5, 2 – 6 or 6 – 10 people, your team has 50 minutes to find clues and solve puzzles to escape our TRAPT rooms before time runs out! Themed adventures will transport you to a world you could previously only imagine. Your team has 50 minutes to solve a series of puzzles guaranteed to challenge your thinking. You will need intuition, logic and teamwork to succeed. Can you escape?

Loved it!

It was a fun night out. The themed cocktails are a nice touch and while the room was tricky and we needed some help it was exciting trying out and guessing the clues in the rooms. I've been a few times, and twice we've actually gotten through the whole room!

Great Room, Friendly Staff

We had a group of 6 visit TRAPT Bar and Escape Rooms.
The staff are brilliant, fun and interactive for each game, however can also make a cocktail and help with board games. 
The foyer is a great vibe to hang out and the room clue structure and puzzles all make sense and add up.
We played Alchemy, Prohibition and Oz.
Oz is definitely for experienced players as the clue progression is all over the room (each clue could be for any lock in the room and there is a lot.)
Every clue has logic and makes sense though which is great.
If you are in Melbourne, TRAPT is a must do on any trip.
They also have a new room opening soon that I will be back for.

Awesome Escape Room! Loved it!

My friends and myself loved all the rooms at trapt! We came to melbourne literally to do escape rooms, and booked two rooms initially at trapt (Alchemy and Espionage). Wow! They were super fun, engaging and challenging. Plus having the room themed cocktails afterwards is super cool. Once completed both, we decided to book the third room Prohibition, to which the amazing staff offered us a disocunt for doing 3 rooms in one day. The staff at this place are fantastic people. They were super attentive and are a credit to the business. We ended up doing the wizard of oz room as well before our trip ended and the theming of this room is insane! Be warned though- this room is not for rookies! Such challenging and fun puzzles! Prohibition and alchemy are more suited towards beginners and small groups. Trapt is a must visit 🙂

Loved it all

TRAPT was an absolutely awesome experience, the rooms were a lot of fun to go through with Oz being a personal favourite with great themeing and challenge. 
The staff were great with a brilliant atmosphere to the entire place.
In the end we did all the rooms and loved the entire experience.


St Kilda Adventure Playground

Nature & Parks, Fun & Games, Playgrounds

AddressNeptune St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

Phone+61 3 9209 6348

Website: http://bit.ly/2Hdaqbh

Awesome hidden playground

This adventure playground had great reviews and I thought I should check it out with my family.I really love it and its clean, lots of equipment for young and older kids.My kids are 3 and 5 years of age and they had so much fun, and mum and dad can relax.The only thing is you need to plan your day due too opening times during the week is from 3pm-5 and weekends is from 10am-4pm.

Fun for the Kids

My 6 year old Grand Daughter enjoyed her 1-1/2 hours at the Adventure Playground last weekend. Lots of great things to climb on, and swing off or jump on!! There were a lot of families there - parents chatted whilst kids played. A really nice atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend this free Playground if you are coming to Melbourne for a couple of days and are at a loss as to where to take the children.

Awesome playground

Plenty for kids from 1-13 to do. Loved the almost secret space we discovered with flying fox and timed trampoline it was a great way to spend an afternoon with the family.

Excellent playground

The trampoline is one of the most popular game here. We came at 3:30pm and my kid had to queue to "GO" and get a chance to jump on the trampoline. Other attractions are very interesting too. Do take note that they close the place at 4:30pm. Weekend can be crowded and do cater time to find a parking lot.


Moonlight Cinema

Fun & Games, Movie Theatres

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

Website: https://www.moonlight.com.au/

About: Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite and largest outdoor cinema. Watch advance screenings, summer blockbusters and cult classics under the stars in Australia’s most iconic inner-city green spaces all summer long. For session times and movies showing, see the Moonlight Cinema website

Lovely experience $$$

Absolutely love an outdoor cinema in the summer and Moonlight does it well! The screen is at the bottom of the hill so even if you’re at the back you have a great view! Pretty expensive though. Where I’m from GA to outdoor movies is free and you only pay for the premium packages.

More like Thousands of Stars.

Have to say this was a special night and one I would gladly do again. Not too expensive and a really enjoyable night. I liked the simplicity of taking all our own stuff. Make sure to take a waterproof picnic blanket as the grass got damp in the evening and it really protected us. Take blankets too coz it can get a bit chilly. Personally I would stay away from the Bean bags as they looked crusty and not washed for a very long time. Coupled to the fact that we watched them unload them out the back of a truck and thrown straight onto the ground and dragged along said ground. Try to get there early to get a prime spot as a line starts half an hour before they open the gates.

Beautiful Night

We had a beautiful evening in ‘Gold Grass’ where the bean beds were included along with waiter service. This was a gift, we really enjoyed it and I’d take my teenage sons next time. The setting is very relaxing. Due to ‘total fire ban’ they had a reduced menu with nothing fried. This was. No big deal, we enjoyed pizza and nachos. It was BYO food and drink if preferred. We took a blanket, which was needed, even though it was a very hot day. The evening was delightful, cool breeze and good food with a movie. Lovely staff. Very clean bean beds. Highly recommended.

Gold grass fun

Myself and my 2 daughters recently went to the Moonlight Cinema for the first time. The setting of the cinema is really beautiful and we had a great time. The fact that you can bring your food and drinks is a real bonus. Only issue we encountered was due to it being a total fire ban there was limited food offering for the night. I think if there is any opportunity to improve the cinema it would be the food and beverage area. The food vans could have more range and better quality food.


Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre

Fun & Games, Sports Complexes

Address30 Aughtie Dr, Melbourne VIC 3206, Australia

Website: http://www.msac.com.au/

Wish we’d come here before.

Decided to try an open air pool as the weather has been so great in Melbourne this Easter holiday. Looked online and saw that the Aquatic centre was recommended. Took a while to get through the traffic as trains are currently not running but it was worth it. 
Arrived about 6pm and tried the wave pool, 25m indoor pool and the 50m outdoor pool. We were so impressed. It was cheap to get in with a family Discount. At one point we were the only ones in the wave pool. The lane swimming was a bit busier but nothing was an issue. Pools were clean. Changing rooms and showers were clean. Lockers are available with credit card only and easy to use. Staff were super friendly and helpful too. 
Can’t believe we’ve not been before. We’ll definitely come back in our next trip to Melbourne.
Car park is free for first hour and then $5.20Aus for every hour after that.

Great day for kids

It had waterslide, diving pool, wave pool, outdoor pool, big pool, good cafe, nice staff. I found it a little slippery underfoot and had to walk very carefully in parts. The people of south melbourne and Albert Park are spoilt with this facility.

Fun afternoon table tennis hire 🏓

Would reccomend!

Reasonable pricing for hire which made for a fun afternoon activity while we’ve got family down visiting from East Gippsland!

$8 for 30mins / $16 for 1hr table hire
Balls complimentary 
Bat hire approx $4.20 

Parking first hr free then $5.20 each hour after

Could do with new bats as the rubber was peeling back off some bats, not all. To be fair the customer service staff didn’t make us pay for the 2x bat hire as the rubber was peeling off. 
Air con or fans could have been on in the area as it heats up in there!

Took Granddaughter Swimming

Visiting family in Melbourne and took my 2yr old granddaughter for her swimming lessons to this place.
Now this leaves anything else I have ever seen in the shade, it is a magnificent complex full of 50 mt laned pools, training, water polo, and recreation pools as well as a water slide.
All areas patrolled with instructors and lifeguards.
A cafe on site as well.
A really great venue and if you are in the area a must to enjoy. take your swimming gear.

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