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12 amazing birthday activities in Melbourne
Time to celebrate in style with our roundup of the most EPIC things to do in Melbourne on your special day.
Whether you're looking for a thrilling VR escape room adventure or a relaxing time at a spa and even a ghost tour, we've got you covered.
Keep reading for our top picks…
Search for clues on a mystery picnic
We start off with a completely unique way to mark your big day - a combination of a picnic and a scavenger hunt.
If you haven’t heard of these before, the basic idea of a mystery picnic is that you start out with an empty picnic basket and a clue.
The clue leads you to the first location - typically a shop - where you get your first item and a clue pointing to the next location.
Yep, you can think of it as your very The Amazing Race - Picnic Version.
As you proceed further into the picnic, not only is your basket filling up with foods ranging from fruits and meats to cheeses and wines and even the odd gift from local artisans…
But you’re also gaining quite an insight into the various neighbourhoods and communities that make up our city.
Finally, with all the clues solved and your basket bulging with goodies, you settle down at the picnic spot to enjoy the birthday dinner you just collected!
If you’re looking for an outdoor birthday event but one that isn’t too demanding physically, go for a mystery picnic!
Team up for thrilling adventures at Entermission
Ever wanted to be the star in your own movie? Want that wish to come true on your birthday?
Head for the Bourke Street-Russell Street intersection in the CBD and ask around for Entermission VR Escape Room.
You’re familiar with the basic escape room concept - solving mysteries inside a locked room - right?
We use the magic of virtual reality to transform the basic escape room adventure into a multisensory experience that screams “immersion”.
So, are we just another VR arcade?
We are Melbourne’s ONLY escape room party venue with VR Hand Tracking and utilising real-life special effects.
What does that mean?
On the one hand, no controller gripping your hands and cutting into the experience.
Our games have hand-tracking technology; your headset will track your hands and run the experience accordingly.
And on the other hand, you can expect to feel the heat, smell the gunpowder, and even see the smoke as you step inside your VR adventure world!
And as for game selection, we have a specially curated games library offering adventures based on diverse themes - everything from a magical adventure through Alice’s Wonderland to a chilling mystery inside a haunted house and even a terror attack-themed mission!
Do we have a birthday party package? Yes, we do. Our birthday party package includes an hourlong VR escape room adventure, celebrations in the Party Arcade Area (including VR games), snacks, and party decor. Please refer to our birthday party page for more details.
Nearby places for your birthday dinner
- White Tomato, a Korean BBQ restaurant.
- Encore Restaurant & Bar, which is known for its Australian fare.
- Seamstress Restaurant and Bar, which is known for its pan-Asian cuisine and wall art.
- Nando’s on Bourke Street, which is known for its chicken dishes.
- Nana Thai, which is known for hot pot dishes and Thai BBQ.
If you’re looking for a Melbourne birthday party you’ll NEVER forget, hit us up!
Want more escape room choices? Here are the top 10 escape rooms in Melbourne for you to choose from!
Go on a hot air balloon ride over the city
Birthday ideas are a dime a dozen, but how many of them involve floating majestically over one of the most beautiful cities in the world?
A hot air balloon ride over Melbourne is the perfect way to celebrate your special day.
You'll be treated to sweeping views of the cityscape as you glide gracefully through the skies.
And when you land, you can raise a glass to another year well lived with a celebratory champagne toast.
It's an experience you'll never forget - and one that your friends and family will be jealous of.
So if you're looking for a birthday celebration that's truly out of this world, book a hot air balloon ride over Melbourne.
Feel the thrill of a skydive
Searching for something to do on your birthday that’s as close to literally breathtaking as can get? Make skydiving a part of your birthday party!
There's nothing like freefalling from a plane at 10,000 feet to give you a sense of exhilaration and adventure.
And what could be more breathtaking than taking in the stunning views of Melbourne as you float back down to earth?
Whether you're a thrill seeker or simply looking for an unforgettable way to celebrate your birthday, skydiving is the perfect activity for you.
Take a dive at the SEA LIFE Aquarium
Thinking of another kind of diving? One that’ll “land” you amongst some of Australia’s most unique and beautiful marine life?
Sign up for a Shark Dive at SEA LIFE Aquarium.
Get up close and personal with various kinds of predators of the deep!
From Leopard Sharks to stingrays - expect to meet all kinds of fascinating creatures in person, with no cage cutting into the experience.
With zero scuba diving experience necessary and a minimum age of 14, this is a great birthday event idea for teenagers and adults alike!
Unwind at the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs
Finding your zen can be an extremely satisfying and memorable birthday party indeed. And the best place for that is the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs.
Just a short drive from Melbourne, the hot springs are the perfect place to relax and unwind.
With its natural setting and calming atmosphere, the hot springs are ideal for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
And what could be more zen than celebrating your birthday surrounded by nature?
Between the plunge pool, cave pool, foot baths, sauna, clay treatment, and an ice cave, you’ll have options galore to make your birthday party a fulfilling, relaxing, and unforgettable experience!
Sing your heart out at a Karaoke Bar
Do you often wonder whether you could’ve had a stellar singing career? Then may we suggest including a Karaoke Bar in your birthday party plan?
There's something about belting out your favourite tunes with your mates that just can't be beaten.
And Melbourne has no shortage of great karaoke bars to choose from.
So whether you're a diva in training or just looking to have some fun, karaoke is a great way to celebrate your birthday.
A Karaoke party is a great option if you’re planning a celebration for a teenager. Here are some other birthday party ideas for teenagers,
Celebrate big-time inside a tiny house
Looking to go glamping on your birthday? Then this is an idea you should really consider - spending the special day in a tiny house.
Melbourne has plenty of these beautiful little homes and what better way to celebrate your birthday than by cozying up in one?
You can find tiny houses to rent all over, so whether you're looking for something close to the action or out in nature, there's bound to be a perfect fit for you.
And if you're worried about fitting all your friends in, don't worry - despite the name, most tiny houses have sufficient space to accommodate a decent number of people.
Plus, they have large open spaces to enjoy the surroundings.
So if you're looking for a birthday idea that's a little different, give a tiny house a try. You might just fall in love with it.
See if there are any ghosties lurking about some of Melbourne’s most haunted places
Fancy yourself as an intrepid soul? Prefer horror movies for the weekend movie binge?
Then you should definitely opt for a Melbourne ghost tour to be part of your birthday celebration.
Led by experienced guides, these tours take you to some of the most haunted spots in the city, and you never know what you might see or hear.
Your guide will regale you with stories of ghosts, murders, and other chilling tales as they guide you through eerie old cemeteries to abandoned buildings.
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, there's something thrilling about exploring Melbourne's dark past.
While most tours focus on historical buildings and sites, some also venture into more modern haunted locations.
And who knows, you might even spot a real ghost!
So if you're feeling brave, why not give a Melbourne ghost tour a try? It might just be the best birthday you've ever had.
Making a difference in someone else’s life - especially the poor and disempowered - can be a birthday party with a difference!
There are many organisations in Melbourne that would love to have your help on their special day.
Not only will you make a difference, but you'll also get to meet new people and have a great time.
Birthday volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and make someone's day a little bit brighter.
Check out the cuisine in the Yarra Valley
If you're looking for a birthday idea that will tantalize your taste buds, then look no further than the Yarra Valley in Melbourne.
Here you can enjoy some of the best cuisines in Australia, with a wide range of restaurants to choose from.
Whether you're in the mood for fine dining or a more casual meal, you're sure to find something to your liking.
And if you're looking to truly indulge, why not book a wine-tasting tour - there's no better way to celebrate your birthday than by enjoying some of the world's finest wines.
Drive a V8 Supercar down Sandown Raceway
If you're looking for an adrenaline-pumping, heart-racing experience, then why not try driving a V8 Supercar down Sandown Raceway in Melbourne?
This is the perfect activity for car enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. Not only will you get to experience the power and speed of a V8 Supercar, but you'll also get to take in the scenic views of Sandown Raceway.
And what's more, you can share the experience with your friends and family.
So if you're looking for a birthday idea that's sure to be a hit, then look no further than driving a V8 Supercar down Sandown Raceway.
For more information, please visit their website.
The top Melbourne birthday celebration ideas - a final word
Birthdays are a once-a-year opportunity to do something really special with the people you care about.
And with so many fun things to do in Melbourne, it's never been easier to celebrate your special day like a true Aussie!
Our list of the top 12 things to do on your birthday should help you plan an unforgettable celebration.
Now, over to you.
Which of these activities are YOU thinking of including in your birthday event?
What other things are you planning to include in your itinerary?
Let us know in a comment below!