Don’t let Melbourne’s four seasons in one day get you down. So it’s a little wet outside, no problem, we’re used to the changes in weather here (it’s why we layer, it’s in our DNA), so to help with your rainy day plans, we’ve gathered our top 5 rainy day activities here in Melbourne, so you can still enjoy the day, AND stay dry. Enjoy…
1. Hit the Arcarde Games up at Bartronica Bar
This place will take you back to your teenage years on a rainy day, enjoy drinks from the bar whilst playing your favourite arcarde games from the 80’s and 90’s . Classic games on offer include the original Mortal Kombat, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and our favourite, the Simpsons. Wizards can also test their skills on the bar’s collection of pinball machines that date back to the seventies.
335 Flinders Ln, Melbourne
2. Go Indoor Rock Climbing
Not only will this activity keep you out of the elements, but it’s fun AND you’ll get fit at the same time. (Bonus) Bring a friend and put your freindship to the test by allowing them to be your harness operator and bring you safely back to the ground. There are multiple climbing walls staring from beginners to the experienced, so you don’t need to be an expert to give this a go. Try Hardrock Climbing – 4/8 Franklin St, Melbourne
3. Lock Your Mates in a Dark Room
Imagine being locked into a room, it’s up to you and your team to solve puzzles, riddles and conundrums to free yourself before time runs out. Sound fun? There are now quite a few places in Melbourne which offer Escape rooms with various themes, and most have food and drinks available from the bar, so you can make an afernoon out of it. Our favourite Escape Rooms are at Strike, QV.
Strike QV – 245 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
4. Get some Culture at the Museum
Melbourne Museum is located in the beautiful Carlton gardens next to IMAX theatre. it’s exhibitions include the history of the Victorian Gold Rush era , Bushranger escapades, (including Ned Kelly), walls of wildlife, flora, fauna and insect displays, and our favourite, the the most famous horse in the world, FARLAP who is on display. Our tip – check out his massive heart.
11 Nicholson Street, Carlton
5. Shop til you Drop in the city
Did you know you can move from Melbourne Central, through Emporium, and onto the Myer Centre and David Jones without getting wet due to the fabulous interconnectivity of these three shopping meccas. Your wallet may not love it, but you’ll while away hours getting retail therapy and staying dry. If you’re willing to brave the rain, pick up a bargain at Spencer Outlet shopping, or check out Harbourtown for the latest brands.
Melbourne Central – 211 La Trobe St, Melbourne
Spencer Outlet Shopping – 201 Spencer St, Melbourne
Harbour Town Shopping Centre – 440 Docklands Drive, Docklands