Melbourne Docklands
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The Dockland Precincts provide you with an opportunity to eat well, drink well, play well and enjoy your time.

The added bonus is that you are able to do this so  conveniently close by to the Melbourne CBD.

Whether it be a day out with the family or a leisurely stroll with your loved one, this place has to be seen to be believed.

The place is always bustling, vibrant and exciting, with incredibly beautiful boats and luxurious yachts moored in the sheltered docking bays.

Amazing architecture surrounds you and there are markets, street performers and street sculptures to keep you and your family entertained for hours.

Enjoy your weekends with the family experiencing one or more fun family-friendly activities down on the Melbourne Docklands.

Grab a fast take away meal or sit comfortably and be waited on at one of the Dockland's restaurants.

Sit and relax at one of the bars and just watch the pedestrian traffic wander on by.

Visit Melbourne's Docklands




This is just one of the amazing street sculptures that you will find spread throughout the melbourne Docklands. There are murals, modern art and interactive displays for you and your family to enjoy. All these artwork pieces make excellent subjects to be photographed with.

Kylie welcomes you to the Melbourne Docklands compliments of  http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_way/4484079668/ Kylie welcomes you to the Melbourne Docklands compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_way/4484079668/

Where Are The Melbourne Docklands?


Getting To The Docklands

Using Melbourne Trams

  • Catch the free City Circle Tram to Docklands or take one of the following city trams:
  • Tram 30 via La Trobe Street
  • Tram 70 via Flinders Street
  • Tram 86 via Bourke Street.
  • To reach Victoria Harbour – catch tram 48 via Collins Street.

The City Circle Tram travels To The Docklands compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/docklander/5538869291/  The City Circle Tram travels To The Docklands compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/docklander/5538869291/

Travel To The Docklands By Train

Southern Cross Station (formerly Spencer Street Station) is Melbourne’s main rail interchange for suburban, regional and interstate trains.

Southern Cross Station is located right on Docklands’ doorstep.

Exit the station at the northern end to walk across the Bourke Street Pedestrian Bridge via the Etihad Stadium concourse, to Docklands’ Harbour Esplanade.

You can also exit the station on the corner of Spencer and Collins streets and walk across the Collins Street Bridge to Docklands Park.

Click here for information on Public Transport timetable - http://ptv.vic.gov.au , for both trains and trams.

Docklands Park Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/joewei/305331592/  Docklands Park Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/joewei/305331592/

Reaching The Docklands By Water

  • Take a water taxi from the Crown Entertainment Centre or charter a boat.
  • You can cruise into Melbourne via the fabulous marina facilities at Docklands.
  • Bring your boat to berth at Docklands any time of the year to dine at fabulous restaurants, cafes and bars within the Dockland Precincts.

Marina access is easy from Port Phillip Bay.

There are four Docklands marinas offering public berthings for day trippers, overnighters or for extended stays.

Call the Melbourne Docklands Marine Office: (03) 9658 8738 for further information.

Enjoy A Stress Free Yarra River And Docklands Cruise 

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More Melbourne Docklands Precincts


The Stadium Precinct

The Etihad Stadium is a predominant feature overlooking the Victorian Harbour and Central Pier District.

This stadium has the ability to have both open and closed roof configurations enabling it to stage many sporting and entertainment events such as:

  • Australian Rules Football
  • Soccer
  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • International Stars Concerts

The Etihad Stadium Melbourne AustraliaThe Etihad Stadium Melbourne Australia

The Stadium Precinct is also home to the Seven Network's Melbourne digital broadcasting center.

The Precinct is linked to the Southern Cross Station and the Melbourne CBD by the Bourke Street pedestrian bridge built over the railway lines.

Cross over the Bourke Street Bridge to the Docklands Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/newt42/3713359525/  Cross over the Bourke Street Bridge to the Docklands Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/newt42/3713359525/

The Yarra's Edge Precinct

Modern, up market, progressive and inspirational, all this adds up to the Yarra's Edge Precinct.

This Precinct is an extension of the Crown Promenade and South Wharf and houses top restaurants, cafes, a luxurious day spa, art galleries and a world class marina.

The amazing Webb Bridge allows pedestrian traffic to link across the yarra River to Victoria Harbour and the Docklands Park.

The design is a representation of the Koorie fishing traps, drums, baskets and the winding flow of the Yarra River below.

Webb Bridge Melbourne DocklandsWebb Bridge Melbourne Docklands

This Precinct also houses an excellent Melbourne Shopping experience in the Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) South Wharf.

Excellent specials and discounted direct from the factory clothing, shoes and accessories.

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The Batman's Hill Precinct

Public Spaces, innovative architecture, new retail outlets and early Melbourne History rolled into one here at the original landing site of this great city, Melbourne Australia.

The Historic Goods Shed No.2 has been extensively renovated and now houses the Fox Classic Car Museum

Opening hours

Tuesday: 10am - 2pm

Wednesday: 10am - 2pm

Thursday: 10am - 2pm

Saturday: 10am - 1pm

Fun Things To Do At The Melbourne Docklands

The Enterprize Tall Ship is a replica of the first ship that brought British settlers to Melbourne in 1835.

Public sails are held throughout the year around Port Phillip Bay

Charter or sleep onboard as you sail off on an overnight voyage to Geelong, as an example.

The Enterprize brought British settlers to Melbourne in 1835.

You cab sign on as part of the crew or sail in comfort as a passenger.

Click here for more details on The Enterprize Tall Ship Cruises

Location

Shed 2 North Wharf Road

Docklands VIC 3008

The Enterprize Tall Ship at the Melbourne Docklands compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/bjd85/1444222328/  The Enterprize Tall Ship at the Melbourne Docklands compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/bjd85/1444222328/

Melbourne Flames is a Dragon Boat club, based in Docklands, Melbourne.

Located at Shed 2 on the North Wharf.

Visitors to the Docklands often see these Dragon Boats out on the Victoria Harbour either competing in competitions, training or just celebrating events like the Chinese New Year.

Dragon Boat Festival Docklands Melbourne compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/misterbenben/4168175099/ Dragon Boat Festival Docklands Melbourne compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/misterbenben/4168175099/

The ultimate destination for watching fireworks on New Years Eve has to be the Docklands.

With over 5000 public car parks and Public transport so convenient, it is THE place to take the family to see in the New Year.

New Years Eve fireworks Melbourne Docklands compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/mugley/6617719435/  New Years Eve fireworks Melbourne Docklands compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/mugley/6617719435/

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