If you’re looking for the best paintball experience in Melbourne you’ll want to shoot your shot at Snipers Den or Ground Zero Paintball. Whether it’s planning bucks parties, birthday parties or just a weekend adventure, paint-balling gives you the chance to live out your Call Of Duty fantasies, bucks party celebrations or a plain old birthday celebration in military-style scenarios across a variety of fields and terrain. Our team of expert marksmen and editors have taken the pellet hits for you to compile an independent list of their favourite paintball spots in Melbourne.
So, don your gear, set up your teams and tote your guns because, after your mission briefing, you’ll be led out onto a field wherein the carnage begins.
Best Paintball spots in Melbourne at a glance
Our list of the best paintball in Melbourne goes like this.
- Best spot in Melbourne overall: Snipers Den
- Best spot in Melbourne for a birthday: Ground Zero Paintball Melbourne
- Best spot in Melbourne for a bucks party: World Series Paintball
- Best spot in Melbourne for kids: Paintball Games Australia
- Best spot in Melbourne outdoors: Wallan Paintball
- Best spot in Melbourne for professionals: Hot Shots Paintball
Now that we’ve introduced a few of our favourites, let’s check out the complete list.
Table of contents
- Best Paintball spots in Melbourne at a glance
- 1. Snipers Den Paintball Melbourne
- 2. Ground Zero Paintball Melbourne
- 3. World Series Paintball
- 4. Xtreme Paintball
- 5. Paintball Games Australia
- 6. Wallan Paintball
- 7. Hot Shots Paintball Adventure Park
- 8. Bass Coast Paintball
- Key Things to Consider for Melbourne’s Best Paintball
- How Man of Many Chose the Best Paintball Spots In Melbourne
- Alternatives to Paintball in Melbourne
- General FAQs
1. Snipers Den Paintball Melbourne
Snipers Den is Melbourne’s best place to play paintball for all occasions — including birthdays, bucks parties & corporate events. Boasting seven acres of pro-level playing fields, tournament standard gear and fully trained referees, it’s a place where players of all skill levels can meet and play. There’s a range of different fields to be played. Test your skills on the Courage Under Fire map, where you’ll find walls covered in graffiti as you skirmish through obstacles until you meet your opponents head-on in the ‘CUF Zone’. If you’re looking for a more competitive and professional setting, you can test your luck in the ’50 Piece Sup Air Tournament Field’.
Address: 455 Centre Dandenong Rd, Heatherton VIC 3202
Phone: (03) 9551 6630
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am-5 pm
2. Ground Zero Paintball Melbourne
Ground Zero Paintball Melbourne has a colossal nine-themed paintball field. This paintball venue has hosted sessions for the likes of the Melbourne Storm and celebrities like Hamish Blake and Lenny Hayes. The paintball fields have been designed by a former Australian paintball champion, the natural bush-set maps are a great change from an indoor paintball experience.
Address: 45 Highview Rd, Skye VIC 3977
Phone: (03) 9583 4444
Trading Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-7 pm, Sat-Sun 7 am-5 pm
3. World Series Paintball
According to its website, this paintball company claims to be the ‘cheapest paintball’ in Melbourne. Over the past five years, this institution has led in making paintball the fastest-growing extreme sport down under. With four playing fields and two stately locations in Victoria, you’ll want to plan various bucks parties here. You’ll have multiple ‘buck-focused’ activities everyone can participate in. You’ll be able to protect the VIP, meaning you and your squad must protect the asset (the buck) at all costs. You can also choose the ‘buck run’, which is the opposite of protecting the VIP. You and your squad will aim and shoot as many pellets at your buck while he runs for dear life. This paintball venue is popular for bucks parties and birthday parties because of its close proximity to the Melbourne CBD.
Address: 9 Hamilton St, Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Phone: 1300 661 650
Trading Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-10 pm, Sat-Sun 9:30 am-10 pm
4. Xtreme Paintball
You’ll find this place has state-of-the-art equipment with game zones, including inflated paintball bunkers and gangly grass to defeat the opposition. If paintball isn’t your thing, you can also try Archery Tag, a hybrid between the classic game of dodgeball and the traditional sport of archery. It’s perfect if you know how to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge. Given this place has some of the highest standard paintball facilities, you’ll want to note this as a must-visit in Melbourne city.
Address: 609 Leakes Rd, Plumpton, VIC 3335
Phone: (03) 9747 1199
Trading Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am-4 pm
5. Paintball Games Australia
With acres of playing fields and top-notch gear, players of all skill levels can enjoy the complete adventure at Paintball Games Australia. As one of the largest skirmish providers in Melbourne, the operator boasts three fields, located in Cockatoo, Ballan, and Coldstream, offering a ‘kid-friendly‘ version of paintball for all those budding parents who need to tire their kids out. Better yet, the mix of tournament zones varies in terrain, obstacles, layout, and strategic goals make for an unforgettable paintball experience.
Address: 5 Maxwells Road, Coldstream, 3770, Victoria
Phone: (03) 9777 0613
Trading Hours: Mon-Sun 8 am-5 pm
6. Wallan Paintball
This is the go-to spot for entertainment near Melbourne, they claim to be the ‘largest outdoor paintball venue in Victoria’ on its website. The venue is set in the bush, so you’ll be sure to get the best day of adrenaline-filled action playing paintball outside. There’s plenty of room to ambush, and use tactics and teamwork on their fields. Envision being in the trenches, ginormous hose reels, wooden crates, metal barrels and log bunkers, where you’ll hide, raid, attack and defend.
Address: 315 S Mountain Rd, Heathcote Junction, VIC 3758
Phone: + 61 412 540 145
Trading Hours: Mon-Sun 8 am-6 pm
7. Hot Shots Paintball Adventure Park
Hot Shots Paintball is unlike any other field. According to its website, it’s been voted the ‘number one most awesome paintball skirmish in Australia, and number four Worldwide’. It offers a range of battlefields to immerse yourself in, complete with unbelievably realistic themes. Choose different fields that combine a natural bush setting with a range of thrilling themes, including Battleforce Pacific, Wild West Town, Egyptian Village making playing paintball an adventure that’s ever changing.
Address: 895 Granite Rd, Anakie VIC 3213
Phone: +61 425 768 300
Trading Hours: Mon-Sun 8:30 am-5 pm
8. Bass Coast Paintball
Bass Coast Paintball is over an hour from Melbourne, so you’ll need to put aside the whole day if you want to play paintball in Wonthaggi. It’s one of the few paintball venues in Australia to offer axe throwing (a new and highly addictive game), and once you’re there, referees will take you and your mates through many different game scenarios. The fort siege and the bridge assault are the most popular setup. You can also try out Splatball – a paintball game for those aged nine and over and ideal for families.
Address: 426 W Creek Rd, West Creek VIC 3992
Phone: +61 413 693 376
Trading Hours: Open by bookings
Key Things to Consider for Melbourne’s Best Paintball
The key factors to keep in mind when deciding where to go:
- Location – How far will are you willing to travel?
- Value – Is it value for money?
- Service – Great service goes a long way, especially with big groups.
- Venue – The quality of the paintball courses is key.
How Man of Many Chose the Best Paintball Spots In Melbourne
With an editorial team full of adventures, Man Of Many has had the unique opportunity to directly sample and experience paintball courses from the best spots in Melbourne. As expert journalists who guide people between competing products and services, we have provided our independent opinion in formulating Man of Many’s selections. Our editors have taken into account location, service and the venue while also making a concerted effort to highlight a few spots outside of the CBD. You can review our editorial policy here surrounding how we maintain our independence in our editorial reviews.
Alternatives to Paintball in Melbourne
If you’re looking for other things to do in and around Melbourne, we’ve got you covered with some of the options listed below. You can also check out our list of the Best Brazilian BBQ in Melbourne or, if you don’t feel like heading out for food in Melbourne you can look to go fishing or find 100 other fun ideas in Melbourne.
If you are after an immersive experience that encompasses all facets, World Series Paintball and Challenger Laser Tag are the best paintball places near Melbourne’s CBD.
World Series Paintball is the best and largest indoor paintball arena in Melbourne. It has two locations; Oakleigh and Little River.
Wallan Paintball is the cheapest paintball place in Melbourne. At $30 per person, a 4-hour session with 100 paintballs awaits you.
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