Melbourne Self-guided activities

Our most recommended Melbourne Self-guided activities

Melbourne: Ghost Hunt City Exploration Game

1. Melbourne: Ghost Hunt City Exploration Game

Discover Melbourne’s dark history and attractions as you explore the city by playing a quest game with your friends and family. Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. As you solve the problem and guess the answer, the secret story of that location is revealed to you. Discover the first train station built in Australia, learn about the story of the ghosts of the Princess Theatre and learn more about the infamous nude painting of Melbourne. Simply download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. The tour will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit that will allow you to go at your own pace. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller teams and compete against each other.

Melbourne:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

2. Melbourne:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

Discover the top sights in Melbourne with an immersive smartphone app tour. Stroll through the city and solve location-based riddles on this walking tour. Admire the traditional Latin cross architecture of St Paul's Cathedral and see the Aquarium on the waterfront. Reveal 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Uncover clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Have fun using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game.  Feel the thrill of completing each challenge. Have the freedom to start or stop whenever you want. See the city at your own pace. Learn interesting information and facts about the city. Snap pictures as you go. Complete a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction. Start your tour at St. Paul's Cathedral! Visit the historic Melbourne City Hall. Photograph the miraculous Church of St Francis and marvel at the fairytale State Library Victoria. The Old Melbourne Gaol leaves you speechless with its strange beauty, it was a prison that became a museum! Swim back in time and enjoy the architecture at these historic Public Baths! The Queen Victoria Market will captivate you, you've never seen anything busier, it's worth the time and space on your mobile memory. The relaxing Flagstaff Gardens will be your next step, do nothing, leave your mobile and relax! The Hellenic Museum will show you the importance of Hellenism in Australia as well. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium with its unique marine life!

Melbourne Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Melbourne Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download a vibrant MP3 self-guided audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Enjoy the modern and diverse city of Melbourne, a city famous for its culture and the arts. In this audio tour, you'll be captivated by Flinders Street Station, the largest market in the southern hemisphere, and the Old Melbourne Gaol where the infamous Ned Kelly was executed. You will also see St Paul's Cathedral, the seat of the Anglican Primate of Australia, built in 1891.  Other worthwhile haunts include; the Immigration Museum, the Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Centre, the Queen Victoria Market, the State Library of Victoria, the Royal Exhibition Building, the State Parliament Building, the Old Treasury and the Town Hall.

Melbourne: Street Art Scavenger Hunt Mobile Adventure Game

4. Melbourne: Street Art Scavenger Hunt Mobile Adventure Game

Get ready for your next Adventure. After booking, you will receive your play links via email or SMS. There is no need to meet a guide - You decide when you would like to play the adventure and head to the start location (Corner of Little Lonsdale Street and Elizabeth Street. Melbourne CBD. (just near Melbourne Central Station) Once at the start location - You and your team click on the play links on your mobile to begin your adventure (there is no app to download) & you'll start to solve the cryptic clues. Each clue once solved leads you to a secret location. Select this trail to discover Melbourne’s most creative and colourful streets. On this trail you will discover one of the most impressive and talked about street art lanes in the world. You will score points, use hints where necessary, and compete against others on the live leaderboard. You can ask for help at any time during the self-guided tour. Take in the dizzying array of colours and solve clues based on the colourful art you will encounter. There are over 260 lanes and alleyways in Melbourne, all of which have a unique bustling hive of activity. Get your camera at the ready and go ahead with the Melbourne Street Art Adventure Clues challenge. Start Location - Corner of Little Lonsdale Street and Elizabeth Street. Melbourne CBD. (just near Melbourne Central Station) Finish Location - You’ll finish a short walk away from where you started (Melbourne Central Station). There are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby. If you want some tips on where to eat afterward then get in touch or check the ultimate guide you will see at the end of the trail. Duration - 2-3 hours (may vary depending on how much time you spend at rest breaks) Go solo or play as a team - We recommend up to 4 players per team. If you want to play against another team then stagger your start times by 5 minutes, which is a great idea for large parties and team building. Play links are valid for 6 months after purchase making it a super flexible option

Melbourne: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

5. Melbourne: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at St. Paul's Cathedral! Visit the historic Melbourne City Hall. Photograph the miraculous Church of St Francis and marvel at the fairytale State Library Victoria. The Old Melbourne Gaol leaves you speechless with its strange beauty, it was a prison that became a museum! Swim back in time and enjoy the architecture at these historic Public Baths! The Queen Victoria Market will captivate you, you've never seen anything busier, it's worth the time and space on your mobile memory. The relaxing Flagstaff Gardens will be your next step, do nothing, leave your mobile and relax! The Hellenic Museum will show you the importance of Hellenism in Australia as well. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium with its unique marine life!

Melbourne: Street Art City Exploration Game

6. Melbourne: Street Art City Exploration Game

Embark on a quest to discover the impressive street art of Melbourne on this exploration game played on an app. Solve clues to unlock stories on your phone as you learn about well-known and underground artists and explore hidden corners of the city. The story begins with you as an orphaned, runaway teen. You’ve escaped your foster home to track down your godmother who always encouraged your art, but lost touch after your dying mother pushed everyone away. Solve challenges to see the rest of the story unfold. Start at Hosier Lane. From there, simply follow the game route and instructions. Explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from any location where you paused it. As you solve challenges, directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Walk to Melbourne’s famous works of street art such as the never enough mural, sovereignty mural, and more. Learn about the iconic murals of the CBD, Fitzroy, and Collingwood. Choose to play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups to compete against each other and race to the final stop of the game. Enjoy an experience that’s the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. The entire game will take around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.

Frequently asked questions about Melbourne

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Melbourne?

The best day trips and excursions from Melbourne are:

Great Ocean Road

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 1 reviews

This was a great activity for me and my son. We found that a lot of things to do in Melbourne appear to be closed on mondays and Tuesdays so we were not sure what to do. This was our 1st visit to Melbourne and navigating round was very daunting. This tour gave us an hour and a half of fun whilst visiting lots of great landmarks. There was also the opportunity to have a sneaky beer along the way. Would definitely recommend and the price is less then a schooner. Will definitely use the app again.

Loved the great views from the 88th level at Sky Deck. You really get a good impression of how vast Melbourne is. It is interesting to view all the familiar landmarks. The virtual reality tour of Victoria is a must whether you are a tourist or a local. Great experience.

Great fun, kept the kids on the move around Melbourne for 4 hours. Minor errors at left turn at art society (should be a block earlier) and the eagle has gone. Good fun, worth doing and getting into lame ways of mlb. Same program around criminal world could be cool.

Great way to see Melbourne. Loved the interesting story - wished there was audio but understand may be a safety issue (ie when crossing roads).

Great value tour of Melbourne, very well arranged.