16 Best Harry Potter Melbourne Experiences
Harry Potter fans rejoice! Explore many fun, unique and amazing Harry Potter Melbourne experiences, starting with the premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child outside of the West End and Broadway and exclusive to Melbourne in Australia.
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 Play – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The original two-part show has been reimagined into a one day theatrical spectacular! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the hottest tickets in town and Melbourne is the first location outside of London and New York to show the much-lauded play.
At this stage there are tickets throughout 2022 but it's expected to play at the Princess Theatre for several years. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child review.
The tickets are not cheap, so every week you can join the ‘Friday Forty’ lottery.
Every week 40 tickets for every performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the following week are released via TodayTix for some of the very best seats in the theatre at $40.
To enter The Friday Forty, click here or download the TodayTix app.
You can enter The Friday Forty at any time from Monday at 12.01AM (AEDT) until 1.00PM (AEDT) every Friday, for performances the following week. At 1PM every Friday the lottery will close, and the winners will be notified between 1.00pm (AEDT) and 5.00pm (AEDT) the same day. You must claim your tickets within 1 hour of notification.
Winners pay $40 per ticket and are only able to purchase a maximum of two tickets in one transaction. Ticket winners can pick up their tickets at the Box Office on the day of their performance.
Klook is offering a special deal for tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with Melbourne Tullamarine Airport Skybus transfers.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Princess Theatre, Spring St Melbourne
2. Wizardry High Tea – Melbourne
If you're a lover of High Tea and all things Harry Potter, the Wizardry High Tea experience is definitely one to check out!
Grab your wands and step into Harry Potter world Melbourne. Bring a friend as you journey through this wizarding high tea event where you will interact with magical roaming characters, enjoy spellbinding activities and for those visiting at twilight, wickedly Cursed Cocktails!
You can catch this experience at Malvern Town Hall in November! Make sure to book your spot to avoid missing out!
Wizardry High Tea, 1300385838, firstname.lastname@example.org
3. The Wizard's Suite – The Windsor Hotel
Stay in the only Harry Potter hotel Melbourne has, with its very own Harry Potter-themed hotel room, The Hotel Windsor's Wizard's Suite! Created with The Store of Requirement, the suite is the only one of its kind.
The Wizard's Suite is filled with officially licensed merchandise from a certain magical world, including wands, officially licensed artwork and magical items. Guests will receive a special lolly pack and stationery kit to take home! The Wizard's Suite Review.
The Wizard's Suite, The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street Melbourne 03 9633 6001
From $599 per night
4. 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 who will teach you 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
5. The Wizards High Tea Party
Dust off your broomsticks and don your best robes as you are invited to a secret location for a wicked afternoon high tea experience! Enjoy indulging in delicious Wizard’s Brews, magical sweets and sumptuous high tea favourites like scones with jam and cream.
To make this an even more immersive experience, The Wizards High Tea Party encourages guests to dress in your most enchanting outfits!
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6. The Wizards Den Semester II
The Wizards Den Semester II is an escape room like experience that will take you on an adventure into a world of fantasy, magic, riddles, science and boozy potions!
Each ticket includes a 90 minute 5 star rated experience, wand, welcome drink, and two magical and mystical cocktails to create by solving challenges.
Note that though this is an 18+ experience, The Wizards Den Semester II also offers family friendly sessions which can be booked for anyone under 18 who is accompanied by an adult.
The Wizards Den Semester II, The Motley Bauhaus, 118 Elgin St, Carlton,
7. The Wizards Boat Cruise: Melbourne
Popping up on the 14 January 2023 in the Melbourne Docklands is a magical wizarding-themed boat cruise that will take you around the iconic sights of the city as you learn spells, drink magic potions and enjoy a buzzing brunch fit for witches and warlocks!
The enchanting event is set in a spellbinding atmosphere that's fit for wizards of all ages. Tickets for this bewitching event cost $99 per person and include a wizards-themed roast, a side and a “magical beer” on arrival!
If you're looking to indulge in other boozy delights, a full-themed cocktail and drinks menu is also available on board and features famous wizard drinks such as butterscotch beers, bloody unicorns, magic mocktails and more!
8. 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
Entry from $18
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9. 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.
Little Shop of Horrors Costumery, 6/1 Watt Rd, Mornington (03) 5977 1288
Monday to Thursday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sundays & Public Holidays Closed.
10. Harry Potter Hogwarts Party Room
The Sun Theatre Yarraville has a Hogwarts Party Room where you can host your next wizardy 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
11. 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
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.
From the 11th of October 2022, visit their pop-up store for 20% off while their main store in the royal arcade is closed for renovations.
Spellbox, Royal Arcade, 17/331-339 Bourke Street, Melbourne
13. Victorian Quidditch Association
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.
14. Harry Potter Trivia
Keep an eye out for Harry Potter Trivia nights and other Harry Potter-themed events on sites like Eventbrite.
15. Harry Potter's Birthday
Did you know that Harry Potter's Birthday is 31 July? It's a fun excuse to dress up and eat cake! Many local libraries and bookshops run special events for Harry Potter's Birthday – check Eventbrite or your local news to find out what's happening.
We dressed up as the Golden Snitch and Hogwarts Express and travelled to The Younger Sun bookshop for their Harry Potter Party!
16. 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'll 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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