It’s been a couple of years since we’ve all been the office regularly, at least for extended periods. There have been any number of Zoom meetings (we won’t ask you whether you wore business attire below the camera line) but team-building is not quite the same when it’s not in person! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with the best options for team building in Melbourne once you are all back together.
We love escape rooms! For the uninitiated an escape room is an immersive puzzle game that contains a story, there is usually a time limit and the story sometimes requires you to “escape” thus the name.
There is a huge selection of venues these days to play your escape room, some of our favorites include: Trapt Bar & Escape Rooms who not only have 6 rooms over 5 different themes but also have a fully stocked cocktail bar. Adventure Rooms with three different themes and a “duel mode” and Escape Hunt Melbourne.
This writer is old enough to remember when you could bowl in the city at the Southern Cross Center – not the station- on the corner of Bourke St and Exhibition St. It was dark and dingy and overall not very cool.
The bowling world has changed dramatically since those days though and now 10 pin bowling at venues like Strike Bowling and Kingpin Crown provide a bright and energetic experience for a competitive team building day. Both of these venues also have other games surrounding them for those that have difficulty with the physical side of bowling.
Mini-golf is another activity that used to be pretty daggy, at least once you turned 18. This is no longer the case with a rebirth of mini-golf being led by the people at Holey Moley. Put your way around bright and fun courses then tie the day all together with a couple of cheeky cocktails and pizza. Be prepared to take some snaps of the team – these venues are perfect for your #instagram.
Melbourne is the food capital of Australia and has an amazing collection of restaurants to round of a day of successful team building. From affordable chinese restaurants in Chinatown to to tapas favorite Movida, or Hardware Lane staples like Rice Paper Scissors and Claypots Barbarossa close by to Trapt – there are options for every group size and budget.
While we have spent the last 2 years in front of the screen some have reveled in the immersion with technology. For those people we have Virtual Reality and Melbourne has a bunch of different options. From traveling through time at Virtual Room Melbourne to hunting zombies with Zero Latency there is a game that suits everyone.
There are many other options for team building but we hope you can take some ideas out of this list as you get your team back together again, hopefully, this time it will last.