Sometimes it’s not all about hiking into gorges, climbing mountains and finding waterfalls when you are travelling or on holidays with kids.  Sometimes, the big smoke can offer up some amazing and FUN activities for the whole family. Here are some of our favourite unique family activities in Melbourne.

Have you heard of the Escape Hunt Experience?  If you are looking for something different, challenging & FUN for the whole family, then this is the place to go…it will freak you out, make your brains explode and have the older kids talking about it for many months.

The Escape Hunt Experience is a unique adventure based of the classic “escape the room” online games now popular in many countries around the world.  Originally these were online point and click flash computer games such as Myst and Crimson Room. Players are locked in a simple room with objects and little decoration and feel like being inside a real life puzzle while searching for clues and solving puzzles trying to escape.

Nelson from The Escape Hunt Experience said:

“This idea spread to other places and The Escape Hunt Experience is proud to take inspiration from these great games yet offer something totally unique.  We offer a true “experience” where you play the part of a detective with your family or colleagues trying to solve mystery’s.  As a team you play against the clock in one of our rooms to find the guilty suspect’s identity and thereby find your escape. The adventures last around 60 minutes and afterwards refreshments such as tea, biscuits and water is available”

Puzzle time in an Escape room….


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When was the last time you went to Luna Park? Have you taken the kids?  An iconic building and location in St Kilda, Melbourne where your family will be guaranteed to create some memories that will last a lifetime.  School Holidays are just around the corner, so add this one to your list.  Here is some very cool news from Colby from Luna Park…

“Spring School Holi-YAYS!

Holidays mean feature rides and unlimited fun! Leave the winter chill behind and ‘spring’ into Luna Park these September school holidays for the ultimate carnival experience!  With three new rides, spring will be carnival-tastic if you spend it at Luna Park!

OPEN: 23 September – 8 October, 2017

11am-11pm, Thursday-Saturday

11am-8pm, Sunday-Wednesday

Throughout the entire spring break, from 23rd September – 8th October, Melbourne’s most iconic amusement park will be the ultimate destination for endless fun, thrills and carnival entertainment!

Following a winter under wraps, the famous Scenic Railway is back, in time for the spring school holidays!  The 105-year-old rollercoaster will be the focus of the carnival fun, providing thrills and delighting riders with heart-pumping dips and turns as it speeds around the Park.  Breathe in the fresh spring air and enjoy the incredible view of Port Phillip Bay on Melbourne’s most loved roller-coaster!”

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You can’t miss The Melbourne Star when you enter Melbourne from the north.  It is spectacular and the views from the top are said you be INCREDIBLE.  Grandma took our girls last year and they are still talking about the experience and have begged us to take them so they can show us “how cool” it was. We are going to surprise them in a few weeks, so stay tuned for our full review soon…

What to expect:  “At its peak height of 120 metres – the equivalent of a 40 storey building – the Melbourne Star provides uninterrupted 360-degree panoramic views of Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay and the surrounding area, stretching up to 40 kms.   Our in-cabin audio commentary and “Tales of Melbourne” pre-boarding story display will reveal interesting stories about Melbourne past and present, together with the unique history of Giant Observation Wheels”

We can’t wait!!

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Two of our favourites just out of Melbourne:

Puffing Billy – one of the BEST family day outs we have ever had! Read all about it here:

Arthurs Seat Eagle – Spectacular views of the Peninsula in gorgeous open air, state of the art,  gondolas.  Read all about it here:

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