Looking for something different to do this weekend with your friends, family or colleagues? Why not get everyone together and visit one of the best escape rooms in Melbourne?
The idea is you'll be locked in a room together with a series of clues or guidance on how to escape. It's up to you to find your way out!
These adrenaline filled, action packed games are spread out around the city, with different escape rooms offering different rooms to work your way out of.
But don't worry, this isn't as scary as a Saw movie, and you'll have to use your teamwork and problem solving skills to get out.
Plus as an added incentive, the team that gets out the quickest will end up on the hall of fame. So put your phones away (for an hour or two), is it possible?
So take a look at the 5 best escape rooms Melbourne has to offer.
1. Escape Room Melbourne
A thrilling and enthralling, challenging experience that can be shared between friends, family and even work teams; Escape Room Melbourne offers the original escape room experience in the area.
Two Doctors of Psychology were the brains behind these escape rooms, which provide an enthralling experience that tests all areas of brain strength and problem solving.
The original escape room in Melbourne can be found in Flemington, where players must find the origins and way out of a mysterious and deserted room in 70 minutes.
Between two and six players can participate in Escape Room Melbourne’s live puzzle experience, providing a perfect experience for bonding and excitement to thrive between you and your loved ones.
Hanna Roderick left this facebook review:
“Did the original Flemington room as a group of four. Easily the best escape room we've done - puzzles were challenging, interesting and engaging. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed!”
Address: 12-18 Yarra St, South Melbourne VIC 3025
Phone: 0455 661 777
Disappearance, mini escape, kellar’s magic emporium and fractured rooms.
2. The Mystery Rooms
If you’re looking for an escape room provider with internationally recognised success, look to The Mystery Rooms in Melbourne.
They are a multi award-winning puzzle and escape room centre, offering four different escape rooms that span from settings in ancient Egypt to an enchanted forest.
What’s more, Mystery Rooms offers birthday parties, gift vouchers and team building games. These games are what Mystery Rooms is best known for, offering a fantastic way to bond with teams of workmates, friends or family.
You will surely enjoy your time at Mystery Rooms, having been voted the best escape room in Melbourne, Australia and in the top 100 of the world.
Brigid Tennyson left this review on Facebook:
-“Brilliant night, great staff, great set up, great puzzles, our whole family loved it!”
Address: 303 Napier St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Phone: 0420 566 128
Birthday parties, team bonding experiences, gift vouchers, lost tomb, medieval quest, last stand and grimm finale escape rooms.
3. Rush Escape Game
If you’re looking for variety and choice in your search for an escape and puzzle room, look no further than Rush Escape game.
Rush pride themselves on being the most exciting escape room in Melbourne, while also offering one of the most diverse and creative selections of escape rooms with six themes to choose from.
Rush sees the experience it offers as more than a challenge, but an opportunity to bond and exercise the mind.
During this exciting and enthralling adventure, you can experience more than just fun, but also a rewarding way to communicate with those close to you.
Make sure to visit Rush Escape Game for their Next Generation escape rooms and try out their well-loved experience!
Bree Davis left this Facebook review:
-“Lovely staff and fantastic rooms.. we finished one room and straight away did a second - so much fun.”
Address: 160 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
Phone: 03 9972 8021
Corporate functions and team building exercises, kids parties, hens and bucks nights, marathons and hardcore mode, general group bookings.
4. Adventure Rooms
For an escape room experience that caters for up to 42 people, Adventure Rooms in Melbourne is the perfect choice.
A physicist in Switzerland was the original creator of Adventure Rooms, which now finds itself in Bourke Street Mall, granting you easy access to a thrilling experience!
Adventure Rooms’ Mad Scientist room, featured in 20 locations across the world, is one of their specialty experiences.
Adventure rooms sees the enthralling experience on offer as suited to family and friends, coworkers, game enthusiasts and tourists, highlighting that it can be fun for anyone.
With only 30 percent of participants having completed and escaped their live escape game, using the objects and puzzles in these rooms will give you the best of any fun challenge you are looking for.
Reg Stott left this Facebook review:
“First time doing an escape room.Great staff and fantastic challenges. Overall an excellent experience! Will definitely be back to do more!”
Address: Basement/306 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9650 0423
Sporting team, tourist group, corporate team building, high school excursion group bookings, standard game with 2-7 players, dual adventure with 8-14 players, real-life escape the room game with up to 42 players.
5. Red Herring Escape Rooms
Feel like the only way an escape room experience could get better is with cocktails? Well, Red Herring Escape Rooms will be perfect for you.
Red Herring offers a unique and extra-fun briefing period where alcohol and beginning puzzles are available for 30 minutes prior to the escape room game.
After the experience, described by the Red Herring team as thrilling, fun and frustrating, a report is available for players to evaluate their performance.
A fun night with friends could not be better spent than at Red Herring Escape Rooms!
Beth Scrivener left this google review:
“Great experience! Some great warm up puzzles to get your brain in gear and then the room itself was suitably challenging, with a variety of puzzles. Excellent staff. Had an awesome time would 100% recommend.”
Address: Level 1, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
Phone: 1300 043 774
Alien invaders, old haunt and shutdown rooms, warm up puzzles and alcohol provided.
How Much Do Escape Rooms Cost?
After looking at many different providers throughout the Melbourne region, the average price per adult was around $30 - $50 per hour.
What is the best escape room in Melbourne?
According to our research and Google reviews, the best-rated escape room in Melbourne is Escape Room, which is based in South Yarra.
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