Feel like putting your brain to the test? Melbourne is bursting with challenging and thrilling escape rooms that will keep you on your toes. Enter dreamy new worlds or be terrified by horrific scenarios. Whatever you choose, there are so many creative games out there with varying levels of difficulty. Here are some of the best escape rooms around Melbourne.
1. CityDays – Outdoor escape room-style games
Discover the secrets of Melbourne in these immersive escape room-style games. Work together to solve location-based clues as you’re led through unique and amazing places in Melbourne. This experience is just like an escape room, but outdoors. Receive clues on your phone, and find the answers on a route that showcases Melbourne’s secret sights and great locations. The routes are all walking distance, and there are recommended stops at top-rated pubs, cafes and bars, so you can indulge and find refreshments along the way.
Find the perfect challenge here. Happy hunting!
📍Melbourne, VIC 3000
2. Rush Escape Rooms
Are you ready for a thrilling adrenaline rush? There are currently 12 different escape rooms to choose from, split across three locations, so you’ll never get bored. Will you play a game in their Saw-inspired escape room? Enter the blue door or the red door in their Matrix-inspired challenge? Escape the monster world in Monsterz Ink? These rooms are all inspired by true and fictional stories, making a memorable experience for everyone. You have 60 minutes to escape. Your Rush adventure begins here.
📍Hawthorn, South Yarra, St Kilda
3. Ukiyo Melbourne
Head to Brunswick and immerse yourself in two of Ukiyo’s narrative-based escape rooms. In The Crumbling Prince, you’ll leave the real world behind and step into a Japanese-style garden. Solve puzzles and uncover the dark secret of the garden. This experience is perfect for fans of Legend of Zelda or Studio Ghibli.
Meanwhile, their other experience, Deep Space, will launch you into a thrilling survival experience. The fate of humanity lies in your hands and this story features multiple endings. Deep Space contains dynamic characters that will be affected by your decisions. Tread carefully, or you might live to regret your choices.
If you can’t be there in person, Ukiyo also has online adventures, set in the world of The Crumbling Prince and Deep Space, for you to play at home. Take the first step into Ukiyo’s new world here.
📍54 Moreland Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056
4. Escape Room Melbourne
Visit Australia’s first ever escape room in Flemington or head over to South Melbourne to try three other exciting games. These rooms were created by two designers with PhDs in psychology, so expect to be challenged! Each room takes six to twelve months to design and build, so expect some brilliant puzzles for you and your friends to sink your teeth into. Start your Escape Room adventure here.
📍9 Lee Street, Flemington, VIC, 3031 or 12-18 Yarra St, South Melbourne, VIC, 3205
5. The Mystery Rooms
The Mystery Rooms are split into two locations, with plenty of exciting rooms in each place. Feel transported to ancient lands and magical worlds, with rooms set in haunted houses, magical schools, ancient Egypt, medieval England and more. Stay closer to home and try out their location in Fitzroy, or head out to Geelong and try some of their newer rooms. What mysteries will you uncover?
📍303 Napier Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065 or 10 Essington Street, Grovedale VIC 3216
6. LOST in Melbourne
Horror fans, this one is for you. Each room is a carefully crafted nightmare, with terrifying special effects and immersive surroundings. End the evil curse of the blood-stained Annabelle doll, feel haunted by the ghost of an actress inside a film studio or survive a zombie apocalypse. Each room has a compelling story and a different level of scariness, so you can choose the room that fits your tastes best. It’s time to face your fears.
📍298 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
7. Trapt Bar & Escape Rooms
Get Trapt on Lonsdale Street and try their different escape rooms. There are currently six different experiences to choose from, and they all take 50 minutes to complete. The rooms range from easy to challenging, and feature rooms set in space, travelling circuses, gold mines and more. When you’ve escaped the game, head over to the bar and reward yourself with a cocktail inspired by the experience. On select days, you can also stick around and play some board games. Browse through the rooms here.
📍377 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
8. Escape Hunt
Escape Hunt has imaginative escape rooms all over the world. In Melbourne, there are currently four original games to choose from. Beat the cryptic Zodiac Thief at his own game, solve the disappearances of museum curators, track down a spy or work as an undercover detective. The pressure is on and the clock is ticking. Can you solve the puzzles before it’s too late?
📍Ground Floor 3, 190 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000
9. Woodbury Escape Rooms
Both escape room fans and video gamers put their heads together to create Woodbury Escape Rooms in South Melbourne. There are four imaginative rooms to choose from, ranging in difficulty and fear levels. The most terrifying and unique game is Leaper. A “leaper” is an investigator who “leaps” into the minds of criminals. Enter the mind of a convicted killer and find out where his final victim is before it’s too late. You have 60 minutes to solve the case.
Other games include an adventure into the wild frontier, a mysterious island tale and a journey as an abandoned childhood toy. What will you try first?
📍259 Park St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
10. Escape Or Die
Escape Or Die presents The Haunted House of Horror, a cinematic escape room experience. Gather a team of two to six, solve puzzles and find pieces of the story in the form of videos, photos and sound recordings. You’ll feel as though you’re the main character in a horror film, as you progress through this immersive narrative experience. There’s no need to rush, so take as long as you need to absorb the clues around you. The final challenge will test you and your team to the core. Will you escape… or die?
📍61 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057
11. Adventure Rooms
At Adventure Rooms, you’ll need to think outside the box. Try their original game, The Mad Scientist, which was designed in Switzerland and enjoyed in over 20 locations around the world. Enter the house of a mad man, finish his wild experiments and get inside his crazy head. Or, play The Black Queen and get trapped inside a castle. Find the key to escape before the queen finds you. Otherwise, think like a criminal and outsmart the warden in Gaol Break. Your adventure starts here.
📍Basement/306 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
12. Extreme Escape
Both beginners and experts are welcome at Extreme Escape. Warm up your brain by trying the first Hot Seat escape room in Australia. The Hot Seat is a one person escape room. Solve two puzzles within two minutes for the chance to win a prize.
After that, choose from three escape rooms with varying levels of difficulty. Will you take a trip to the heart of London, explore a peculiar circus or be spellbound inside a mystical bedroom? Find out more here.
📍36 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda VIC 3182