10 Things to Do in Preston That You Shouldn't Miss

August 24, 2017 Dorsey Hagwood

Discover the best top things to do in Preston, Australia including Xcapade Escape Rooms, Small Time Criminals, City Circle Tram, Islamic Museum of Australia, Sea Kayak Australia, CERES Community Environment Park, Coburg Lake Reserve, Edwardes Lake Park, Bundoora Park, Preston Market.
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1. Xcapade Escape Rooms

15A Railway Pl, Fairfield, Yarra, Victoria 3078, Australia +61 3 9410 9870
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5 based on 104 reviews

Xcapade Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms are an exciting & challenging real life experience that enable small groups of people to use clues within and sometimes beyond the room to solve puzzles that allow them to escape the room.

Reviewed By afamlonga - Melbourne, Australia

We had such a great time trying to decipher the riddles and clues. The clues themselves were very well thought out, and I am surprised we actually cracked all of them, as they were so clever! Great thing to do with a family, an hour...MoreHi Afamlonga, Thanks for taking time and reviewed us!! We glad to hear you all had an amazing time in our escape room and we hope to see you again soon. Nick and Benson

2. Small Time Criminals

641 Plenty Rd, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3072, Australia +(61)94786205
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5 based on 39 reviews

Small Time Criminals

Small Time Criminals is a game for up to six players. It uses live actors, clues and puzzles to simulate a bank heist. The game is played in a two-storey building that used to be a real bank. You'll be figuring out where valuables are hidden, how to access them and which ones might be worth the most. Decide what's most valuable and steal as much as you can. Small Time Criminals is rated M15+ for content. Bookings are essential.

Reviewed By Jaxter86

Walked into the briefing with a couple of friends expecting it to be like an escape room... we were wrong!
We were briefed on the heist, given some gear and off we went... into the bank to make the biggest score of our lives! However it's safe to say that we are the worst crooks ever... If it we're a movie, it'd be more of a comedy than a crime flick... not the clever kind... the stupid kind... I think we stole someone's old teeth...
Great experience! The concept is well executed and the roaming security guard adds to the adrenaline rush. We will definitely be back to redeem ourselves!

3. City Circle Tram

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia +61 1800 800 007
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

City Circle Tram

The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne and the Docklands while experiencing a ride on one of the city's much loved heritage trams.An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.The City Circle Tram also links with other tram, train and bus routes around Melbourne.To catch the City Circle Tram, simply wait at any tram stop along the City Circle Tram route. These tram stops are specially marked with a City Circle sign.Trams operate in both directions every 12 minutes between 10am and 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday and between 10am and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.City Circle Trams do not run on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Reviewed By Lisa K

Great way to get around Melbourne. You can hop on and off all day. They run every 15-20 minutes in both directions. The tram also has a voiceover service providing historical context to various stops along the route. Often there is also a customer service officer on board to help you with any questions you may have.

4. Islamic Museum of Australia

15 Anderson Rd, Thornbury, Darebin, Victoria 3071, Australia +61 1300 915 171
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Islamic Museum of Australia

Specialty Museum The Islamic Museum of Australia has 5 permanent galleries: Islamic Faith, Contributions to Civilisation, Islamic Art, Architecture and Australian Muslim History. There is a visiting exhibtion and the Modern Middle Eastern Restaurant & Cafe is run by Masterchef Australia 2013 finalist Samira.

Reviewed By perkinsy - Sydney, Australia

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Highlights were the Islamic Faith exhibit and the Islamic Contributions to Civilisation. The contribution of Islam to our understanding of maths, science and technology today is conveyed in captivating exhibits. I loved the short video of articulate Australian women explaining why they wear a hijab.
Basic tenants of Islam were explained well through panels and videos.
Australian Muslim art is featured as well as the work of artists who are not Muslims but have worked on Muslim themes. Australian Muslim history is covered including the history of Muslims who worked in northern Australia before British settlement and the story of Muslims who worked with Christians on one of Australia's most significant infrastructure projects of the 19th century.
We spent over three hours at the museum. The staff were friendly and helpful. There is good access for people with mobility issues. My mother welcomed the cafe at the back of the Museum.
I suggest the Museum add books about the Islamic contribution to western knowledge in their bookshop. The exhibit about this leaves people wanting to know more.
I have written a more extensive review on my blog, Stumbling Through the Past.

5. Sea Kayak Australia

12 Turner St, Abbotsford, Yarra, Victoria 3067, Australia
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5 based on 106 reviews

Sea Kayak Australia

Sea Kayak Melbourne's Port Phillip and Westernport Bays. Sea Kayak Tours start from $78, with all equipment provided. The sea kayak tours are all professionally guided and we cater for beginners to advanced (no experience necessary). Choose how long you want to sea kayak for (half day, full day or multi day) and what type of adventure fits your needs. Come along as an individual or as a group. Book online and join our advertised sea kayak tour dates. Popular tours are Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour, Williamstown Sea Kayak Tour, Point Nepean Dolphin Sanctuary Sea Kayak Tour & Corner Inlet Wilsons Promontory Sea Kayak Tour. Enjoy a day in the sun sea kayaking Melbourne’s Port Phillip and Westernport Bays and Victoria's Wilsons Promontory! Why not hire a kayak for your own self guided tour and paddle down the Yarra River towards the City of Melbourne (we are located 300m from the water in Abbotsford)? The scenery is beautiful and you would hardly think Melbourne could look like this.

Reviewed By Johannah G

We had a wonderful 3 day experience with Sea Kayak Australia, exploring beautiful Wilson's Prom. They were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and professional right from the beginning of our booking until the end of our trip. It was an unbelievable experience and couldn't recommend them highly...MoreI am glad you had a good time. Dane is great value and the scenery at the north end of the prom is remote and beautiful. Please come again on another sea kayak tour.

6. CERES Community Environment Park

Corner Of Roberts Street And Stewart Street, Brunswick East, Moreland, Victoria 3057, Australia +61 3 9389 0100
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

CERES Community Environment Park

CERES - Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne. We are a not-for-loss community business. We run extensive environmental education programs, urban agriculture projects, green technology demonstrations and a number of social enterprises including a market, grocery, café, community kitchen, organic online supermarket and a permaculture and bushfood nursery.

Reviewed By Paul0411 - Melbourne, Australia

Recently visited to purchase seeds and some plants which are in abundance. The variety of open pollinated seeds is extremely useful for those who like to save and replant the following season.

7. Coburg Lake Reserve

Cnr Gaffney St & Murray Rd, Coburg, Moreland, Victoria 3058, Australia
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

Coburg Lake Reserve

Reviewed By Paraffle

This is part of the wonderful Merri Creek which flows from near Craigieburn all the way to Williamstown via a serpentine route. There is terrific bike/walking path for most of its length. The Coburg Lake Reserve is something of a centrepiece, next to the former prison at Pentridge, it is ‘a lung’ for Coburg, somewhere to escape the noise and pollution of Sydney Road and Bell Street. It is very peaceful during the week and much used during holidays and weekends. It has several Playgrounds for kids, barbecues and much shade. The cycle path is used by commuters as a useful and attractive route into the CBD.

8. Edwardes Lake Park

Griffiths Street | Greater Melbourne, Reservoir, Darebin, Victoria 3073, Australia
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Edwardes Lake Park

Reviewed By judith b - St Leonards, Australia

In the middle of partly industrial/commercial/residential badlands is this oasis. It has been revitalised from its swamp days and the water would be ok to paddle in now. Fantastic play area for kids.

9. Bundoora Park

1069 Plenty Road, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia +61 3 8470 8170
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4 based on 76 reviews

Bundoora Park

Reviewed By Laura S - Redding, California, United States

Our family enjoyed a day recently at the Bundoora park children's farm. It was decently priced for a family day out. Has several great play areas within the farm as well as many others outside in the general park area. The cafe was pretty average. But the facilities were good. The animals were great, my toddler enjoyed holding a Guinea pig and meeting the goats and a baby cow. The tractor and horse rides look really cool so will be giving those a go next time. My toddler had a really great day and we'll definitely be going back again soon.

10. Preston Market

Cramer St & Mary St, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3058, Australia +61 3 9478 3130
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Preston Market

Reviewed By GL6152 - Perth, Australia

Preston Market opens Wednesday to Sunday. It closes at 3pm. Lots of choices of butchers, seafood, poultry, fruit and vegetable shops. Price is usually cheaper than supermarkets. There are a few artisan bakeries which are busy and popular. There are also Café, pizza shops which are well patronised. The florist sells a large varieties of cut flowers. It is surrounded by numerous local Asian groceries, restaurants and takeaways. Parking for the first 2 hours is free. It is overcrowded over the weekend especially closed to closing time due to bargain auctions of perishable. It is also accessible by train to Preston Station.

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