6 Melbourne Activities That Might Actually Make It Out of the Group Chat

Planning hangouts with you and your friends can take serious energy. Often, even when you have something locked in, someone will cancel at the very last minute. One possible solution to combat this? Suggesting something so fun that the FOMO (fear of missing out) instantly kicks in.

Your best bet is a group activity or class. This’ll get everyone engaged and excited about the experience, with the potential to even take home something cool they’ve made themselves. Melbourne is full of activities and classes, but we’ve found a few of the best to bring up the next time someone sends a “What are we doing tonight? x” text.

Ahead, from thrift shopping to screaming your lungs out at karaoke clubs, we’re rounding up the best group activities in Melbourne for your next group chat catch-up.

The Funderdome

Gather up your most competitive mates and head to The Funderdome. Located 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, this venue is the home of unprofessional sport. You can hit up putt-putt golf, scream the words of your favourite songs in the karaoke lounge or battle it out with classic pub-style games. It’s got everything for a night of good times, all in one place.

When you spend $30, get $50 Funderbucks OR 1 hour of unlimited arcade gameplay. This offer is valid from June 23 until July 9, 2023.

Thrift Shopping

@laurancio.dimo here’s where to go for some second hand clothes got y’all ?IG: @lswaylsway #fyp #melbourne #thriftshop #aprilfools ♬ sonido original – Esteve

If you and your friends are fans of sustainable fashion pieces and shopping, Melbourne has some of the best thrift shops around. You can find fun and funky pieces in Fitzroy and local vintage shops in the CBD. Set yourselves a budget, shop for pieces for each other and put on a virtual fashion show — a cute bonding moment for all.

Tufting Class

@winniemaybe new hobby unlocked ? #melbourne #tufting ♬ pyramids – hearts2tyler ?

We’ve been seeing these interactive classes all over TikTok. Put your creativity hats on and head to a tufting class with your besties. This group activity is perfect for bigger groups with different tastes because you can choose your design and colour palette.

High Tea On The Sea

@melbfoodalbum genuinely rate this spot 10/10 – felt like a princess? #melbournefood #melbourne #hightea #melbournegirl ♬ Zou Bisou Bisou – Gillian Hills

Remake a scene out of “Bridgerton” or “The Great” and round up your girl gang for a high tea river cruise on the Yarra River. In this package, you’ll get two hours of delectable treats and great conversation as you sip tea, coffee and champagne. Or if someone is prone to getting a little bit seasick, you can try this bottomless experience at Mary Eats Cake.

Ring Making Workshop


This ring making workshop is another highly recommended group activity in Melbourne. You’ll learn to make a stack of silver rings to match your besties.

Go Karting

Auscarts Racing - Group Activities Melbourne
Auscarts Racing

Love versing your friends in Mario Kart? Show them who’s boss in a 30-lap race around the Auscarts stadium. Unfortunately, there are no magic boxes of power-ups but you can still make it a competition for the best of the best.


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