Fun & games in Melbourne

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Fun Activities & Games in Melbourne

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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,836 contributions
    ACMI is known as the Australian Center for the Moving Image. In the age of the screen, it promotes a wide range of screen images that appeal to young and old. It also has several screening rooms that show classic films. ACMI is in Flinders Street, adjacent to Fed Square.
    Written 7 October 2023
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  • SOH KIEN PENG
    Singapore, Singapore6,629 contributions
    During our tours to Australia, we visited the Crown Casino in Melbourne and the Star Casino in Sydney.

    In my previous overseas tours, I had visited casinos in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Auckland, Macao, Genting and on board Star Cruise but have yet to visit the two casinos of my own country which are Marina Bay Sands and the Resorts World Sentosa casinos. I am discouraged by the entry fee of S$100/- to $150/- that was imposed on Singaporeans to deter compulsive gambling.

    Crown Casino is the largest casino complex in the southern hemisphere and one of the largest casinos in the world.

    The staff at Crown Casino were very courteous, confident and helpful. One staff cordially invited us to their gas brigade firework display at 8 pm from their towers along the Yarra River.

    I sought their advice on photo-taking. We are allowed to take photos of the casino as long as we do not take the photos of their staff and patrons.

    Star Casino, on the other hand, disallowed any photo-taking of their gaming area. But the harborview outside Star casino was stunning.

    The firework display at the towers were computerised and spectacular on a cold night. We felt the instant warmness once it was ignited followed by the strong petrol smell of the dark smoke.

    Some of my friends tried their luck on the pokie machines and had some fun. I wandered around to appreciate the enormous size of the Crown Casino and was tired after few rounds of walking.

    It was impressive but the casino is not my taste.
    Written 4 October 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,836 contributions
    The Melbourne Cup, Australia's premier thoroughbred race, is held on the second Tuesday of every November at Flemington Racecourse. The race is run over 2 miles. Horses come from all over the world to compete. In 2023, Without a Fight, with jockey Mark Zahra aboard, won handily. To win, a horse must be bred to stay. The Flemington Racecourse is a true test of stamina.
    Written 7 November 2023
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  • The Melbourne Food Critic
    Melbourne, Australia21 contributions
    Pros
    - Great views almost anywhere you sit
    - Nice green on white aesthetic
    - Good air/breeze
    - Clubhouse is great fun

    Cons
    - Have to show your ticket everytime you enter after going to the loo. Bit silly talking to the same staff who clearly remembers what I look like but asks for my ticket nontheless.
    Written 2 November 2022
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  • Riverina Mum
    Culcairn, Australia22 contributions
    We all had fun but it all adds up to a pricey activity but the smiles, laughter and fun somehow make it all worthwhile. And the kids definitely like to go back.

    From citylink to get there, to $16carparking across the road, tickets (online is $1 cheaper, we brought our own skates but they are $5 to hire/pair,$4 locker hire/3hrs, $4 spectator fee (free cuppa voucher)

    Cafe is reasonable. $3toastie, $4cuppa, $5fries. We also brought our own food and drinks, there are lots of seats around the rink.

    Annual memberships are on offer to bring down ticketing price (details online).

    Parent with <8yo child can have a heavily discounted tickets for them both on weekend mornings with a special fun program to increase confidence on ice.very handy.

    Inside the building is COLD. Warm clothing for spectators will make it comfortable for them. Layered clothing for skaters will be handy.

    You're allowed to step outside for an hour to have a break, just need your ticket timed and signed.

    $15/pair to resharpen blades at the shop. They have discount cards for repeat customers and as I had 3 pairs sharpened that day, they gave me a discount on the spot and I only paid $37. A nice surprise.

    Written 21 January 2020
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  • Sarah W
    1 contribution
    Great people and fun game would do again definitely!
    It was cool there were toilets and drinks to buy if needed.
    Written 4 September 2023
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  • Junior D
    4 contributions
    Absolutely fantastic! The puzzles were not as easy as other venues can be and the effort in decorating and utilizing the entire space was brilliant!
    Written 4 December 2023
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  • Savannah Arias
    1 contribution
    I went with my friends and family. This place is great for any ages from ages 4 all the way up to 70 it is eco-friendly, and all the kids love this place. It is an awesome place for tourists to visit. I highly recommend this playground to visit. I go here every year it is so good to see all the children laugher and having a great time. Epic place to go with your friends you can have picnics there, sit near the water and it always an ice cream van at the entry it is cheap and delicious. They have a wide variety of different play equipment. Usually playgrounds are just for little kids but this playground is very different. Like i said before I HIGHLY recommend this place as a stay, a day trip but it would take you at least 3 hours to go on everything. Great place this is why I rate it 5 stars I would rate it more if I could because of how safe and great this place is.
    Written 8 May 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,836 contributions
    This playground was awarded as the Best Australian Playground by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. It's an adventurous sort of playground, located near the new Royal Children's Hospital. It's fun for kids, who have many different activities to pursue.,
    Written 12 November 2023
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  • Melana U
    1 contribution
    I went to complete the Deep Space: Divinity story with the family for a birthday. The room was beautiful and immersive with really cool sets, lighting, and sound design, our 'AI companion' who helped us, Enkidu, was super sweet and helpful, and the puzzles were super cool and fun to complete. We though they balanced urgency and there being enough time to complete tasks perfectly as well, which was really important as we were completely new to any sort of escape room.

    We're definitely hoping to come back, although we can't decide if we want to do the next Deep Space adventure or The Crumbling Prince, as we were shown that room as well and it looks so gorgeous!
    Written 22 September 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,836 contributions
    Royal Park is a large inner park on the outskirts of the City of Melbourne. In fact, it's the most expansive park in the City. The park has a wide range of sporting facilities, and an up-to-date playground for children. The Royal Park Golf Course is a breeding place for champions, and it's only 3 km (2 miles) from the City. He best place to access the park is through Gatehouse St.
    Written 14 November 2023
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  • Charlotte
    3 contributions
    I held my child's 11th Birthday heya and it was great. Good value, great entertainment and great staff assisting.
    Written 16 September 2023
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  • emily d
    South Australia1 contribution
    I took my 10 and 8 year old to this virtual game experience and we had a ball - we will be back what a great place and awesome fun
    Written 27 April 2023
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  • Paul L
    Hallam, Australia940 contributions
    The Astor Theatre is a lovely old cinema that has been left as untouched as possible in terms of modern renovations. You won't find ridiculously oversized (and overpriced) chairs here to flop yourself into. Instead you'll find a very large old cinema complete with period movie posters and decor.

    Apart from general modern films the Astor usually participates in various festivals such as the German or Spanish Film Festival and will often screen old faves on specific dates such as the original black/white King Kong or similar older fimms. Movie marathons and also the occasional event such as a comedian will take place here.

    Parking can be a bit of a pain but it's usually OK.
    Written 8 July 2023
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  • Dreamer54078900964
    1 contribution
    This is a not to be missed opportunity. You are immersed in the world of a visually impaired person and get to experience first hand how to navigate your way around the city. A unique perspective shared in the most innovative and enjoyable way, your guide is someone with lived experience of the challenges and takes you on a journey you wont soon forget. Suitable for every age.
    Written 26 November 2019
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