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Puzzle Your Way Out Of The Best Escape Rooms Melbourne

There’s nothing quite like spending quality time with your family and friends and what better way to do it than by taking on a fun challenge that requires teamwork and creativity? 

One excellent way of doing that is by heading to an Escape Room challenge which is full of puzzles and challenges that are perfect for getting everyone working together while having a blast!

Melbourne is home to some of the best escape rooms in the country, so we’ve put together a list of our favourites that are perfect for a family adventure! From solving a mystery to escaping a zombie apocalypse, there’s an escape room experience for everyone in Melbourne. 

So round up the troops and see if you can beat the clock! If you are looking for the best escape room Melbourne has then look no further. Here are the best Melbourne Escape Rooms that include everything from family-friendly escape rooms to mystery, horror, or adventure based escape rooms and just a lot of fun.

Be mindful that some (but not all) of these experiences can be a bit scary for little ones so always check with the venue to discuss age appropriateness.

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1. Lost in Melbourne

If you’re looking for a scare, then you can’t go wrong with the escape room adventures (sometimes called mystery rooms Melbourne) created by Lost in Melbourne, which was founded by a group of fun-loving individuals who are passionate about escape rooms, gaming and adventure. 

Their truly immersive experience is so engaging and real that you might even forget that you’re in a game! The escape room features jaw-dropping special effects, entertaining storytelling and innovative gameplay ideas that will pleasantly surprise both newcomers and experienced escape room players.

Lost in Melbourne’s escape rooms are designed for a group of 2 – 8 players and are excellent for friend gatherings, work functions and team-building events so if you are looking for an escape room Melbourne CBD based then this is the one.

Though kids are allowed, do note that their rooms are horror based and can be quite scary, which is why children 12 and under must have an adult accompany them at all times.

Lost in Melbourne, 298 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, +61 3 9621 1374, contact@lostinmelbourne.com

2. The Mystery Rooms

Got a big team of sleuths looking to practise their deduction and puzzle-solving skills? Then the Immersive Escape Rooms from The Mystery Rooms are perfect for your squad!

The Mystery Rooms specialise in catering to large teams and offer eight amazing escape room games. For Harry Potter enthusiasts, check out the School of Magic Escape Room experience, where you will have to use your own form of sorcery to discover the secrets hidden in this adventure!

The Mystery Rooms also offer Escape Room Reward Points which you can earn as you are uncovering the mysteries in your chosen escape room adventure. Your Escape Room Reward Points will be used to increase your Membership Levels. Every time you level up, you’ll be gifted a free Coupon Code and free online puzzle content that’s coming soon.

The Mystery Rooms, 303 Napier Street Fitzroy, Melbourne, +61 3 9087 3223, melbourne@themysteryrooms.com.au

The Mystery Rooms, 10 Essington Street, Grovedale, +61 3 9087 3225, geelong@themysteryrooms.com.au 

3. Rush Escape Game

Home to one of the most imaginative selections of Melbourne’s Best Escape Rooms, Rush Escape Game offers a series of eight different themes where your wit will be pushed to its very limits and your imagination can run wild. 

Get your team of 6 to 12 players together and be ready to smash challenges and puzzles in one of their fantastic, most immersive escape rooms Melbourne wide. Each room has a different theme and is a nod to pop culture favourites such as Stranger Things, Monsters Inc, Jumanji and much more. 

Though there isn’t an age limit, note that kids under 16 years old must attend with an adult.

If it’s an escape room for kids you are after, Rush Escape Game also offers kid’s parties that will transport your child and their group of friends into a world of superheroes, secret agents, or brave mediaeval knights! The fun experience will surely be a unique and memorable celebration of your little one’s special day.

Rush Escape Game, 160 Toorak Road, South Yarra, +61 3 9972 8021, play@rushescapegame.com.au

4. Escape Room Melbourne

Put together your group of 2-6 players and get ready for a mind-boggling experience as you try to escape from Australia’s very first live puzzle game, Escape Room Melbourne. Or have an escape room family adventure for a fun way to fill a day.

The Independently owned escape room was created and designed by Ali Cheetham and Owen Spear, two puzzle-loving and passionate puzzle-makers who’ve spent 6-12 months designing and building each experience. They’ve made sure that their escape room offerings include a variety of quirky and inventive puzzles that blend together for a memorable storytelling experience!

Escape Room Melbourne is open in two locations with escape rooms in South Melbourne and Flemington, and offers four different escape room themes, each with a time limit of 70 minutes to solve.

Escape Room Melbourne, 12-18 Yarra St, South Melbourne, escaperoommelbourne@outlook.com, +61 455 661 777

Escape Room Melbourne, 9 Lee Street, Flemington, escaperoommelbourne@outlook.com, +61 455 661 777

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5.  Escape Hunt

For an hour of exhilarating fun, head to Escape Hunt Melbourne, home to some of Melbourne’s most action-packed escape rooms, where you and your teammates will feel as though you’ve leapt into a whole new world. 

Create a team of up to 5 players and be prepared to take on pulse-racing missions and challenges in an incredible entertainment experience against the clock. Escape Hunt Melbourne offers four different escape room experiences, along with some fun play-at-home mystery games that kids will love! 

Prices for the in-person escape rooms from Escape Hunt cost $39 per person for a group of five players. All in-person games are rated PG, which means kids ten and above are good to go. However, kids under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

Escape Hunt, Ground Floor, 190 Queen Street, Melbourne, +61 3 9600 1086,

melbourne@escapehunt.com

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6. Virtual Room

Ever been to a virtual escape room? If not, check out Virtual Room, an award-winning team virtual reality experience that combines the mystery of an escape room with a 3D cinematic experience. For families with kids aged ten and up, Virtual Room is a kid-friendly family adventure that will have you guys working as a team to complete your mission and conquer your chosen escape room. 

The immersive challenge offers themes where you guys will have to travel back into historical time periods, explore new worlds, visit ancient Egypt or be a part of the moon landing to solve the puzzles and challenges to save the world!

How does it work? Virtual Room is a little different from your usual escape room as each player will be placed in their own room and you’ll only join other team members in the virtual world. Once in the virtual world, you’ll be able to talk to each other, walk around, bend, throw objects and collaborate to solve the missions.

Virtual Room experiences are played in teams of 2, 3 or 4 and cost $59 per person during peak seasons, but if you book online, you can get a 10% discount on your total ticket.

Virtual Room, 75 Peel Street, West Melbourne, +61 3 8529 2908, melbourne@virtual-room.com 

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7. Escapism at Strike

Did you know that besides being a fantastic spot for bowling with buddies, Strike also offers an amazing escape room experience?

If you are looking for some family escape room excitement, Escapism at Strike is a fun, challenging escape room experience perfect for groups of 2 – 6 friends looking to test their teamwork and problem-solving skills during a 50-minute real-life puzzle experience. The location offers 13 themed escape rooms where you’ll have to work together to find hidden objects, solve riddles, crack clues and beat the clock to win the game!

Though some themes are suitable for kids eight and up, note that some escape rooms include adult themes. As such, kids are not allowed to participate in those rooms. In addition to this, because of the level of maturity needed to solve some of the puzzles, it is recommended that those under the age of 15 must have an adult in the room with them to help out when needed.

Escapism at Strike, Century City Walk, 285 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley, 1300 787 453, info@strikebowlingbar.com.au

Escapism at Strike, Eastland Shopping Centre, 171 – 175 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood, 1300 787 453, info@strikebowlingbar.com.au

Escapism at Strike, Highpoint Shopping Centre 120-200 Rosamond Rd, Maribyrnong, 1300 787 453, info@strikebowlingbar.com.au

Escapism at Strike, Shop 305, Level 3, 211 LaTrobe St, Melbourne, 1300 787 453, info@strikebowlingbar.com.au

Escapism at Strike, 245 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, 1300 787 453, info@strikebowlingbar.com.au

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8. escapeXperience

Think outside the box and work as a team to escape and conquer the challenges set up in one of escapeXperience’s three interactive escape rooms, which are a whole lot of fun for a family or friend group of 2 – 6 members.

Their enjoyable, intellectually stimulating and physically intriguing escape room experiences are great for a group bonding experience and are located just down the road from Chadstone Shopping Centre.

For those wanting to visit with kids, note that their escape rooms are designed for those ages 16 and older. For participants younger than 16, note that a paying adult must accompany them at all times. Kids under the age of five are not permitted to enter the rooms. Lastly, a facilitator can be provided by escapeXperience, but it will cost $80.00 + GST per room.

escapeXperience, Level 1, 38-40 Eaton Mall, Oakleigh, +61 3 9912 8162, bookings@escapeXperience.com.au

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9. Ukiyo

Fans of Legend of Zelda and Studio Ghibli films such as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Princess Mononoke rejoice! Ukiyo is a Japanese-themed escape room in Melbourne and their Crumbling Prince experience is an escape room inspired by the famous films and game series. 

The immersive, intriguing adventure can be played by a group of 2 to 4 players and is a family-friendly experience that even children under 12 can join in. But do note that kids under 12 can not participate on their own as parental supervision is still required.

Tickets to Ukiyo’s escape rooms cost $15 for a single-person ticket and $45 for a household of 3 or more people.

 Ukiyo, 54 Moreland Rd, Brunswick, ukiyoau@gmail.com

10. Escape or Die

Ready for a fright? Escape or Die is an immersive story-based Melbourne Escape Room experience that will feel like you’re a part of a horror film! 

The cinematic escape room experience features a unique set of puzzles that teams will have to solve in order to escape. But unlike other Escape Rooms in Melbourne, solving puzzles in Escape or Die will only give participants portions of the story in the form of videos and audio recordings, which they’ll then have to dissect and piece together to solve the mystery. The best part about this escape room experience is that there is no time limit, so you can take as long as you need to solve the mystery!

Do note that this experience is not suitable for kids under the age of 15 as it’s a bit scary and involves a lot of story elements which can be a bit confusing for younger audiences. Pricing starts at $156 for two people and up to $366 for a group of six.

Escape or Die, 61 Lygon St, Brunswick East, +61 432 615 354

11. Woodbury Escape Rooms

Put on your thinking cap and get ready to escape from one of the four themed rooms prepared by the escape room enthusiasts and the video-game-loving team of Woodbury Escape Rooms.

You’ll need to put together a team of 2 to 8 members and use each of your senses of sight, hearing, smell and touch in order to conquer your chosen escape rooms in just 60 minutes.

It’s the perfect activity to enjoy with a group of mystery-loving friends, and great for getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life by immersing yourselves in the games and, most importantly, having fun!

Woodbury Escape Rooms do not have an age limit, but adult supervision is required for children below the age of 16. It’s also good to note that some of their games have horror themes, so make sure to pick the one that is suitable for your group.

Woodbury Escape Rooms, 259 Park St, South Melbourne, +61 3 8529 9538, hello@woodburyescaperooms.com.au

12. Drop Bear Escape Room

Just under an hour from the city is Drop Bear Escape Room – a thrilling and exciting indoor puzzle escape room experience that will bring the whole family together for an unforgettable time.

Drop Bear Escape Room offers three different escape rooms to choose from called ‘Mission Failed’, ‘Pop’s Lolly Emporium’ and ‘Rain Forest Rescue’. Though each of the room’s stories connects, they can still be played in any order without ruining the story.

Due to demand, Drop Bear Escape Room only accepts online bookings and is open everyday except for Wednesdays and Sundays.\

Drop Bear Escape Room, Factory 18/18 Racecourse Road, Pakenham, 03 7009 8478, dropbearescapes@amy-gardner

Looking for an escape room experience you can enjoy in the comfort of your home? Check out ‘Escape the Crate’ – an at-home escape room adventure from Cratejoy!


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