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11 Best Harry Potter Melbourne Experiences

Harry Potter fans rejoice! Explore many fun, unique and amazing Harry Potter Melbourne experiences.

Be quick though, some of these experiences will be gone quicker than you can say ‘Expelliarmus!’

And if you’re looking for Harry Potter costumes or Harry Potter toys then CostumeBox and Toy Universe can sort (or Sorting Hat) you out!

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1. Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

Join the wizarding world at The Briars, Mt Martha for Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience.

From April 6 2024, explore a captivating light trail that brings the magical creatures of Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ to life.

Families can wander through the forest, meet Hippogriffs, Unicorns, and Nifflers, and even try their hand at spellcasting. After the trail, enjoy Harry Potter themed food and drinks in the magical village, and pick up exclusive merchandise at the gift shop.

Perfect for both young wizards and seasoned Potterheads, this family-friendly adventure promises an unforgettable evening of fantasy and fun. Book your tickets now for a spellbinding experience under the stars!

With tickets starting at $41 for children, this enchanting Harry Potter experience is a must-do for families seeking a bit of magic.

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience, The Briars Community Park, Mt Martha – 450 Nepean Hwy Mount Martha VIC 3934

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2. The Wizards Potion Experience

Pre-register at the The Wizards Potion Experience where you’ll get to take part in an immersive potion making and spell casting experience. Guided by an expert Professor, you will be taught the needed spells, incantations and secrets of drinkable elixirs to brew the perfect cocktail concoction!

Included in this magical experience is a 60-minute mixology class, potion kit for 2 cocktails, a magic wand (must be returned) and Potion making guidance from the potion master.

The Wizards Potion Experience, Secret Location, Chapel Street, Melbourne

The Wizards Potion Experience

3. Harry Potter Mini Golf, Holey Moley Crown

Holey Moley mini golf in Crown Melbourne has a hole that is cleverly styled as Platform 9 3/4 and features Hogwarts Castle too!

Holey Moley, Crown Melbourne, Level 1 Metropol Precinct, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank

Open daily

Entry from $18

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4. Little Shop of Horrors Costumery

Little Shop of Horrors Costumery in Mornington holds regular Harry Potter themed workshops and classes on the weekends and over the school holidays, as well as selling Harry Potter costumes in store and online.

Monday to Thursday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sundays & Public Holidays Closed

Little Shop of Horrors Costumery, 6/1 Watt Rd, Mornington (03) 5977 1288

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5. Harry Potter Hogwarts Party Room

The Sun Theatre Yarraville has a Hogwarts Party Room where you can host your next wizard and witch birthday party or function.

Pre-book your preferred film and event $25 (2D films) $28 (3D film) for a minimum of 12 kids. Children will be assigned a party host and receive a mini popcorn and soft drink combo to enjoy whilst watching the film. The Hogwarts Party Room seats up to 24 and the party food includes, sausage rolls, party pies, fairy bread, potato crisps, soft drink and a lolly bag.

Sun Theatre, 8 Ballarat Street, Yarraville, VIC 3013 (03) 9362 0999

Harry Potter Party Room Sun Theatre

6. Harry Potter Inspired Escape Room

TRAPT has created a Harry Potter-inspired escape room for you to explore and escape, called The Wayward Wizard (and The Wayward Wizard II, which is identical).

The magical-themed room requires you to work out a series of riddles in order to investigate the disappearance of renowned wizard, Albertus Magnus.

Bookings are required for the TRAPT Melbourne ‘The Wayward Wizard‘ experience. If you’d like to stay afterwards for drinks, you’ll need to select the bar booking option and they’ll let you stay for as long as they have the capacity.

TRAPT, Basement, 377 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
From $43 per person

Trapt Melbourne Harry Potter Escape Room

7. Spellbox

Inside Royal Arcade (which could pass for a Melbourne twist on Diagon Alley) you’ll find Spellbox, an enchanting shop selling spells, charms and wands. They also hold bewitching workshops and tarot readings.

Spellbox, Royal Arcade, 17/331-339 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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8. Victorian Quidditch Association

Now known as Quad Ball, the Victorian Quidditch Association was founded in 2011 and The Victoria Cup competition began in October 2013.

While there are no flying bludgers or Golden Snitches, there are broomsticks, balls and hula hoops as goals in a sport that’s sort of a cross between rugby, dodgeball and hide-and-seek.

9. Old & Rare Books

Embrace your inner Hermione and get excited about this stunning Neo-Gothic bookshop in the heart of wizarding world Melbourne.

Kay Craddock Antiquarian Booksellers offers a range of second-hand books. With some books dating back to the 15th century, you’ll be sure to summon a treasure.

While there’s no restricted section… Visitors can seek out the many ornate owls hidden throughout the shelves, where wizarding world fans certainly will feel right at home.

Kay Craddock Antiquarian Booksellers, 156 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, (03) 9654 8506

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10. Harry Potter Trivia

Keep an eye out for Harry Potter Trivia nights and other Harry Potter-themed events on sites like Eventbrite, happening regularly at various locations across Melbourne.

11. Harry Potter Store at Myer

Did you know there is a Harry Potter store on the basement level of Myer in Bourke Street, Melbourne?

Well now you do! There you can find 500 square metres of Harry Potter themed toys, gifts, stationery, costumes, homewares and apparel.

You also have the opportunity to get a photo at Australia’s own iconic Platform 9 ¾.

Myer, 314/336 Bourke St, Melbourne, 1300 112 460

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Looking for Harry Potter costumes and props? CostumeBox.com.au Harry Potter range!

Click here for my review of the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour in London

Click here for my review of  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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