So you’re new to Melbourne – you’ve probably done some Googling, looking for something awesome to do.
And you’ve probably noticed that literally every single list of things to do is 99% restaurants and bars. That’s awesome, I mean, everyone loves to eat, and most people like to go have a drink or 2.
The problem is, what about when you want to do something FUN?
When you want to get out of the house (or just out of sitting position) and actually DO something?
That’s where this comes in.
Here’s 8 things we’ve found around Melbourne that are simply awesome, and you need to check them out.
#1 / Bounce
Imagine a whole venue with every square inch of the floor as a trampoline. That’s what Bounce is. And it is amazing.
They do things like Trampoline fitness classes, wall running, slam dunk contests and much more.
#2 / Rap Jumping
Ok, this is not for the faint-of-heart. Imagine running down the side of building, face-first, with just a rope stopping you from dropping to your doom.
That’s what Rap-Jumping is. It. Is. Awesome.
#3 / Glow Golf
Grown up, glow-in-the-dark mini golf. Mini golf has never been so awesome. I mean, it’s actually heaps of fun!
If you’re super competitive, the completely randomly generated scoreboard is sure to get to you!
#4 / Escape Rooms
If you haven’t heard of Escape Rooms, you’ve been living under a rock. This phenomenon total fad has swept its way across Asia and is now firmly entrenched in Melbourne. Based off the line “Escape the Room” games, they took that concept and brought it to life, with a whole bunch of different themes (depending on where you go), from Horror Rooms, to Ancient Egyptian Rooms, to Rooms set in the 1920’s, to etc, etc, etc.
There are literally tons of Escape Rooms, but these guys are one of the best.
#5 / Bubble Soccer
Imagine playing soccer, wrapped in a giant inflatable ball that bounces you across the room whenever someone runs into you. It’s hot, it’s sweaty, it’s a little uncomfortable, but it is SO MUCH FUN.
There are more and more places offering bubble soccer, but these guys have built out a venue dedicated to it.
#6 / Indoor Glow Paintball
Ok, if you’re into getting shot with bloody hard paint bullets, you’ll love this. Completely indoor, and they even do glow-in-the-dark sessions.
If you’ve ever wanted to get you Jason Bourne on, this is totally for you.
# 7 / Trees Adventures
This one’s a little bit out of Melbourne, but it is seriously awesome. High ropes courses, set in the Dandenongs, with all sorts of obstacles and adventures for you to try out.
If you’re afraid of heights, this probably isn’t for you, but if you’re ok with them, you should seriously give it a crack.
# 8 / Swing City
What list (written by us at least) would not be complete without swing dance classes? Seriously, these are SO much fun, you meet a HEAP of new friends, and it happens every single week. And the best thing, when you can dance, you instantly become more sexy (there’s a study – it must be true).
There are a bunch of workshops and events you could come to, but we highly recommend you kick things off with one of our casual classes.