7 Fun Team Activities in Melbourne

January 9, 2020

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Team building activities are vital for transforming a group of individual employees into a cohesive team. It helps increase productivity by promoting factors like motivation, creativity and communication.

Team building activities entail communication, problem-solving, teamwork, delegation and motivation. With the festive season no over and the New Year commences, it is an important time for employees to bond. Outside the walls of the office, a team can greatly benefit from these 7 team building activities in Melbourne.


Bowling is an excellent team-building event that inspires competition under a warm, friendly and laughable atmosphere. A group of employees can be divided into subgroups that tee-up against each other. As various teams try and aim to win, interpersonal relationships are fostered and communication flow is promoted among team members. 

Some great bowling alleys in Melbourne that light up team spirit include Kingpin Bowling crown, Strike Bowling Melbourne, Strike Bowling QV, Strike Highpoint. These places have earned raving reviews from customers. 


Karaoke is a popular form of entertainment that is fun but also challenges individuals and groups of friends. Employees get to take turns in a club or bar to lip-sync along with popular music tracks. Songs can be chosen by the team for an individual or a subgroup to sing and could be repeated in the same manner in the team. MUI karaoke bar is a good karaoke choice and party destination that opens from 5 pm every day, with over 300,000+ popular songs offered on demand. KBOX Karaoke, FM Karaoke bar, and party world are also good recommendable karaoke bars for any team. These spots are all strategically located across Melbourne.


An escape room induces team members to foster healthy collaboration and competition. A team of players cooperate in an Escape Game to discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in one or more rooms within a limited amount of time. The main goal is often to escape from the site of the game. Escape rooms in Melbourne city include Ukiyo Melbourne, Rush Escape Game, Escape Room Melbourne (ERM), LOST In Melbourne or Woodbury Escape Rooms. The games can only be solved or won with great teamwork, understanding, and a high level of communication amongst the team.


Improvisation, or improv, is a game geared towards amping up creativity, persuasive skills, and problem-solving skills. Here, team members gather in a live theatre to spin a fictional plot with characters, and dialogues, and story scenes. Most times improvisers will take cues from the audience, or draw on some other source of improvisation to get started. Improv provides an escape route from the rigors of the real world and drops the team in imaginary scenes of high energy and spontaneous person-to-person interactions. Also, by inducing sudden response to surprises, improv teaches a team to heighten awareness in a laid-back atmosphere. You can find out more by contact the Beyond the Boardroom team.


Canoeing and kayaking are also very popular in Melbourne as team-building recreational activities. Canoeing and kayaking are paddle sports quite similar to each other, involving kneeling or sitting facing forward in an open or closed-decked canoe, and propelling the watercraft with a single-bladed paddle through manual efforts. But kayaking differs a bit from canoeing in that a kayak is a boat where the paddler faces forward, with their legs in front, and uses a double-bladed paddle. Various type of boats exist with increase in the amount of paddler for boat varying from boat to boat, most boats accommodate 2 paddlers a time, which allows for the team to be split into subgroups that paddle each other. It can also be made into a friendly competition with the competing teams rowing the boats with collective efforts to win. This makes the sports ideal for fortifying cordial relationships in a team. 


In this team-building event, team members get to sharpen their critical thinking and capacity to work under pressure. Typically played in an extensive outdoor area, the game requires participants to collect several miscellaneous objects hidden across secret spots across the designated landscape. The participants work in small teams, although sometimes individuality during participation can be allowed. During city scavenging, participants can choose different paths to search for the game’s items within the same city, and the locations and clues may vary for different teams. Team members work together to uncover, decipher, and decode complex, complicated riddles, clues, and hints. The game is designed to engage individuals to have fun in an interactive environment. 


In this game, a group of folks from various teams converges at a particular location or a dinner theatre at night to play a murder mystery, with the diners elected to solve the mystery as they dine and watch the play. In this event, the eating area also doubles as the stage, and the actors are mixed with the diners to create a highly immersive atmosphere. At the Lime & Tonic murder mystery spot, the secret dinner location is revealed 24 hours before the event to participants, followed by a three-course dinner for starters, and then the main course follows with the dessert. There is also a three-hour beverage package including wine, beer, and soft drinks.  Murder Mystery nights are available Australia wide.


You can enhance your team’s cooperative spirit through team building events in fun locations that we’ve recommended. Up the ante of understanding, unity, and a warm working environment in your place of work by turning to these team building events. Beyond the Boardroom has a broad range of activities to suit all group sizes.

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