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15 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. Wizardy High Tea – Melbourne

If you're a lover of High Tea and all things Harry Potter, the Wizardry High Tea experience is defenitly one to check out!

Grab your wands and bring a long a friend as you journey through this wizarding high tea event that will Interact with magical romaning characters, spellbinding activities and for those visiting on a twiight, wickedly Cursed Cocktails!

You can catch this experience at Malvern Town Hall in May, Melbourne University in July and Malvern Town Hall in November! Make sure to book your spot to avoid missing out!

Wizardry High Tea, 1300385838, info@amaconnect.com.au

Wizardry High Tea

3. The Wizard's Suite – The Windsor Hotel

Stay in a Harry Potter-themed hotel room at 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 yopu'll get to take part in an immersive potion making and spell casting experience guided by the 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

The Wizards Potion Experience

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!

Book The Wizards High Tea Party

The Wizards High Tea Party

6. The Wizards Den Semester II

The Wizards Den Semester II is an escape room like experience that will take you on 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,

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7. The Wizards Boat Cruise: Melbourne

Popping up on the 3rd of September on 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 a 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!

wizarding themed boat cruise

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

Open daily

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 and use your crea in order to investigate the disappearance of renowned wizard, Albertus Mag nus.

Bookings are required for the 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 they have the capacity.

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

12. Spellbox

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

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!


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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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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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