All posts tagged: things to do

Escape Hunt Melbourne

Grab your friends and go on a unique adventure with the Escape Hunt experience. You will voyage back 100 years in time and play the part of a famous London detective, Shylock Barnes (or Charlotte Barnes), solving challenging mysteries set in old Siam. Find your way out of the locked room through solving clues and puzzles before your time is up! There’s five different games rooms to choose from with three different adventures – abduction in the graveyard; secrets of the brewery; and the train bomb heist. Suitable for all ages, the experience is one of the most fun ways you can spend 90 minutes of your time with your friends or a partner. Visit the website here.

Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Challenge your way of thinking at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. This pop up festival is presented by the Sydney Opera House in partnership with the Melbourne Writer’s Festival and their line-up of 5 leading thinkers and culture creators includes: Tariq Ali – The Twilight of Democracy Jon Ronson – Shame Culture Naomi Klein – Capitalism & the Climate Marc Lewis – Learning Addiction Eric Schlosser – Nuclear Delusions Tickets go on sale from 12pm, 24 July from Melbourne Writers Festival. Festival: 29 – 30 August 2015 Read more about this event and other events at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival here.

Bounce

Bounce

Bounce is an amazing indoor wonderland of trampolines, foam pits and bouncing. It may seem like child’s play jumping on a trampoline for an hour, but this place isn’t for the faint-hearted. Over 100 trampolines line the floors and wall of the warehouse style play center, and there is plenty of padding and foam too, so that you can safely live out your jumping dreams. Bounce Inc. is a place not only for children, but also teenagers, and adults who are young at heart. It’s also for adults who think themselves mature and without that inner child – although believe me, once you’re done with Bounce you will have changed your mind! It’s a wonderful family outing for the school holidays or the weekends, and this one is NOT just for the kids. I arrived with my posse of excited jumpers on a Friday afternoon at the reception of Bounce, where the place was packed with kids and parents alike eating, watching others bounce around or just chatting. We received special socks to jump with …

Summersalt Festival

Summersalt Festival

Launching this year, the Summersalt Festival will celebrate the arts over five extraordinary summer weekends. This outdoor arts festival will take place across various locations from the city laneways and courtyards through to the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and Malthouse Theatre. The event includes some of Melbourne’s leading arts organisations such as Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Victorian College of Arts, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and many more. Highlights include: GENTLE IS THE POWER “Choreographed by Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk, gentle is the power is an exploration of contained power. Created specifically for, and with, dancers James Vu Anh Pham and Niharika Senapati, gentle is the power merges Van Dijk’s physically challenging movement language with Pham and Senapati’s refined virtuosity.” NGV SUMMER SUNDAYS “Spend Sunday afternoons soaking up the sun in Melbourne’s best backyard – the NGV Garden.” Acts include British India DJs, I Oh You Djs, World’s End Press, Clubfeet DJs, Alpine and many more. THE GIANT OPERA DRESS UP BOX Dress yourself up in Opera Australia’s elaborate collection of costumes and take to the …

Aquarium

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Written by guest blogger, Gastrology. Since opening to the public back in 2000, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium (then known as Melbourne Aquarium) has become one of the top attractions in Melbourne. We were taken on an awe-inspiring journey through 12 amazing zones of discovery at the newly revamped SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium which is conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Home to thousands of aquatic animals, including one of the world’s largest Saltwater Crocodiles and the world’s largest collection of seahorses and seadragons, visitors are given the opportunity to discover an interactive adventure from the depths of the ocean to the icy waters of Antarctica. At the Croc Lair, we met Pinjarra, one of the biggest Saltwater Crocodiles in the world! Home to the world’s only display of Elephant Sharks, we encountered some of these graceful marine creatures that ordinarily reside well out of eye-sight, 200 metres below sea level. The crawl-through heads up display provides the perfect opportunity for kids to peek into the fascinating underwater world of Port Phillip Bay. We got our hands wet and …