Welcome to the Amazing Race

Choose from one of our prepared Melbourne courses below or talk to us about a private group route especially for you. All of our courses are easily walked & are designed for all fitness levels.

Melbourne City

This course takes in stunning views of Melbourne, and includes the famous Federation Square, graffiti lanes & the breath-taking Queen Victoria gardens. This is our most popular course in Melbourne.

Queen Victoria Gardens

Centred around the stunning Queen Victoria Gardens, this course again takes in the best of Melbourne City at a more leisurely pace.

Kings Domain

The Kings Domain is a perfect backdrop for an Amazing Race.  Surrounding Government House and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, it offers plenty of space for teams to explore.

DIY Melbourne Race

How about creating your very own, completely unique Melbourne Amazing race for your team? Complete the form here by telling us where you want to start, where you want to finish, approximately how long you want to be racing for, the overall fitness level of your team plus a few other useful pieces of information.

Amazing Mystery Race

The Amazing Race with a mystery twist! Your team will examine a crime scene and need to put the clues together to figure out what has happened. Using those clues, your team with then need to find evidence and witnesses around the city in order to solve the mystery and accuse the guilty party.

With professional actors both at the crime scene and hidden at various “checkpoints” around the course, the storyline unfolds as you speak to more witnesses and discover more clues. This is not a race with checkpoints in a set order, each team can choose to visit different parts of the course in their own order – navigation strategy plays as much a part as speed.

Amazing Spy Race

The Amazing Race with an espionage twist! Your team must save the world in a breathtaking race among the underworld of spys, informers and assets.

With professional actors both at the start and hidden at various “checkpoints” around the course, the storyline unfolds as you speak to more “covert operatives” and discover more clues. This is not a race with checkpoints in a set order, each team can choose to visit different parts of the course in their own order – navigation strategy plays as much a part as speed.

Amazing Property Race

The Amazing Property Race is a board game on steroids! Each property on the game board is a real location around your city. Your team will need to strategise to plan your route and property targets and then reach the location before the other teams. Want to buy the Opera House – just reach it first!

Beware – if your team is not the first to reach a property, you will need to pay rent to the owner. Own a whole set? Time to buy some houses! Chance and Community Chest cards also play a part and could send you to jail (or winning second prize in a beauty contest!)

Starting at a central location (usually a beer garden or similar), your team will view the “properties” for sale on a metre square game board and receive a pack and instructions. They will then be given a time limit before the Go!

Amazing Active Race

The Amazing Race Active is a specially designed race meant for gyms, active clubs or sports groups and starts and ends at your club or business.  It is the Amazing Race – for the fitter competitor!

We come to you and design a completely custom race around your area meaning that you can make the most of your membership.

How does the event run?

  • Once we’ve met at the start point we sort you into your sub teams (generally 6-8 people per team)
  • The event starts with some enjoyable warm up exercises followed by a briefing (which we keep fairly tight, but does include a number of points about safety)
  • Teams head off from the start point at the same time with a folder, map, clue to the first checkpoint, the rules and contact information.
  • At each checkpoint you will be allocated a point scoring task. Once completed you’re handed your next clue or activity and the race continues.
  • The activities are creative and engaging, with just a hint of challenge.
  • The event includes our most popular activity, the “photo essay” challenge. …  Virtually all the photos on this website were taken by the teams on this task. They look happy don’t they?  They certainly were … and we have 300,000 more photos just like the ones you see here and in the gallery.
  • We recommend all teams finish in a casual pub for a cool beverage while we tally the scores. We give a brief presentation, which acknowledges all teams and then we announce the winners.  They get a modest (though highly valued) small trophy as a reward for their great teamwork.

Timing:  The total time for an event is generally around 1.5-2.5 hours. For some larger groups we need to allow a little extra time as the start and finish take a little longer.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes absolutely!

We love working with private groups to make their special occasion even more unique. The Amazing Race is a great way to celebrate a special birthday, hens/bucks party & everything in between.

We will work closely with you to customise the race to enhance your race experience.

For more information and our enquiry form

We can start at any time after 10am and before 2.30pm (winter) and 4:00pm (summer). For safely reasons, we do need to finish the race before dusk.

We have run successful races with team as small as 8.

We cater for all sized groups, from 8 people to 200+ people.

If a person can manage to walk for about an hour they will be fine with the Amazing Race.

We have had people of all ages and sizes enjoy the Amazing Race. For people that don’t feel they can walk the full way, we can take them from the start to a mid checkpoint and they can pick up their group for the last sections.

We do offer customised races, however please contact us on 0421 710 409 to discuss logistics as we may already have a planned course near your location that we can help you with.

Our outdoor activities are certainly favourites with our clients and 90% of the time the outdoor option is great and teams have a brilliant time.  However with both storms and heatwaves a factor, we do need options in place to deal with bad forecasts.

In most cases with light rain / showers or temperatures up to 36 degrees we go ahead with the Race as planned.  We have some simple concessions for comfort, such as undercover checkpoints and short cuts if needed. From time to time teams do complete the Race wearing light jackets and really enjoy it.

We routinely do a weather check 48 hours prior to the event and if the forecast is unfavourable we will consult you.  There are generally a couple of options in the case that the weather is not desirable.

We can easily postpone your event to another date that is suitable for your group, or we can look at securing a suitable venue & host an indoor Game Show instead. (Please note that there may be additional fees to hire a venue)

Safety of participants is of paramount importance. Our staff carry compact first aid kits. We also ask the teams to stay together at all times and take care of each other.

All checkpoints are staffed and teams have a mobile number for any problems that arise. Before heading off, our staff ask for a contact number for each team. Participants are always given a choice regarding tasks and no one is forced to do anything they may be uncomfortable with.

You book via a confirmation email with your chosen event, date, numbers, venue and timing included, plus your company details for invoicing purposes.

Upon receiving this confirmation of your event we will invoice a 20% holding deposit due immediately. 9-10 days out from the event you will be invoiced the balance which is due on the day after the event.

We accept direct debit payments or credit cards, via our secure Xero / Stripe payment facility. We take AMEX, Mastercard and Visa.

The 20% deposit is non-refundable, however we do use this as a credit towards a future team building event.

Melbourne Amazing Race’s parent company, carries a $20 million Public Liability insurance. During the race participants are covered by their own WorkCover provisions.

Every team is unique so in most cases we do make tweaks to personalise your event. We need to stay within the basic structure but we can add specific messages, choose activities that work with a theme, emphasise your values plus some teams create their own quiz style activity to include. If you have ideas please call to discuss. You may end up with the best of both worlds, great value, proven courses and popular activities with your own themes and ideas front and centre.