There are so many things to do in Melbourne for a family. It’s what one would expect from Australia’s playground for the young and old. If you haven’t already packed your itinerary with KKDay’s list of attractions, you’ll want to pay attention to this list of fun!
Put on your racing suits, helmet, and strap in cause you are going racing! Fly around Auscarts’s indoor race track and try to beat the rest of your family! Race around a 450 meter track in professional karts which travel up to 55km/h. This activity is perfect for a family with teenagers as they will love the freedom and the driving! So be quick and pop down to Auscart Racing for one of the most adrenaline pumping things to do in Melbourne!
Fees: Tickets start from AUD $47 for 15 minutes round the track. Please note that the minimum age is 13 and drivers must be 150cm and above.
Are your kids tired of seeing the sights? And are you sick of hearing “are we there yet”? Looking for things to do in Melbourne that’s actually in the city? Located smack in the middle of Melbourne city, Escape Hunt is probably a hop, skip, and jump away from your hotel. Choosing from 4 exciting games, you can live out your detective fantasies and track down a spy, or catch a thief, amongst others.
The games are rated PG and kids as young as 10 can participate. Solve the mysteries in groups of 2 to 5, thus ensuring the family can play together. Engage in a truly bonding experience while being immersed into the enigmatic world of Escape Hunt.
Fees: Book in a time to give your brains and wits a workout from AUD $88 for 2 people.
Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour
Do you need to get the kids moving? Perhaps you need an activity to burn off some of the good Melbourne food you’ve been indulging in? Here is an example of active things to do in Melbourne, which combines, fresh air and checking sight-seeing off the tourist checklist.
The tour begins and ends at Boathouse Drive and will take you down the Yarra River in single or double kayaks. Starting with a short briefing and kayak lesson, the ninety minute tour takes you from the Princess Bridge, then past Flinders Station and Polly Woodside, followed by Yarra’s Edge Marina. Once you’ve had a break, the tour continues past Crown Casino and South Bank and finishes back at Boathouse Drive.
The City Sights Kayak Tour is a great way to explore the vibrant Melbourne city and burn off some energy.
Fees: Pick up a paddle and kayak through Melbourne for AUD $81 per person (aged 10 and up).
ArtVo 3D Art Gallery
Hidden in the middle of Docklands Melbourne, step into a fantasy world. Be immersed into a wonderland of optical illusions which will make fantastic Instagram fodder. Take the family to ArtVo Gallery for one of the more unique things to do in Melbourne. They will love the unusual exhibits and posing in all manners to get the best photograph. Make your day more interesting and spend an afternoon at the ArtVo Gallery.
Fees: General admission is AUD $27 for adult and AUD $17.50 for child.
Kyral Castle takes being at a renaissance fair to another level. If you have a fairy-tale crazed princess, or a Dangeons and Dragons aficionado within your tribe, make Kyral Castle one of your must-go things to do in Melbourne. Located just outside Ballarat, the fourteenth century is a mere hour plus from Melbourne.
Cheer for your favourite knight in the jousting competition, learn how to brew potions, or try your hand at axe throwing. The opportunity to live out ye olde dreams are endless. You can also choose to get lost in their brick maze or immerse yourself in the pantomime of your favourite fairytales. If you’re lucky, you might come across a wizard or two.
They fun never ends at Kyral Castle, after which, yuu might even consider spending a night in their Castle Suites!
Fees: General admission to Kyral Castle is from AUD $21 for child and AUD $34 for adult.
Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens
Are you a fan of puzzle and mazes? Love getting lost and letting your instinct guide you? If so, you definitely should head to Ashcombe Maze and Gardens to experience one of the most “maze-ical” things to do in Melbourne (pardon the pun)! You do not have to be a nature lover to enjoy your time at Ashcombe, with three different labyrinths to tickle your interest.
First, find the four mosaic flags in the evergreen Hedge Maze, then move on to the circular Rose Maze. Subsequently, try to get to the central arbour while remembering the way as you’ll need it to exit! Lastly, attempt the Lavender Labyrinth and be submerged into 3000 square meters of lush Lavender plants. You’ll never be this relaxed in any other maze.
Before you leave, sample some calamari and brew at The Flying Calamari Brothers, a festival favourite, now based in Ashcombe Gardens.
Fees: General Admission to Ashcombe Maze and Gardens start from AUD $9 for child and AUD $16.50 for adult.
A Maze’N Things
If you are ever in the way of Phillip Island, plan to make a stop at A Maze’N Things before taking in the Penguin Parade. The whole family will enjoy the crazy attractions offered. Take a peek into Magic Manor where the interactive exhibits make baffles explanation! Follow that with running around Puzzle Island leaving you confused and tickled. You can attempt the giant maze, next and remember to find the flags! Finish up with a round of mini golf, where the course might be tricky but not if luck’s on your side.
You’ll have an A-Maze’N (sorry, can’t help it!) time at A Maze’N Things, so make a trip down quick!
Fees: General admission to A Maze’N Things starts from AUD $26 for child and AUD $39 for adult or AUD $118 for family (2A + 2C).
There are so many things to do in Melbourne which will thill each member of your family. Check out other attractions at KKDay to plan your trip to today.