One of the areas of inner Melbourne that is still relatively unknown by visitors and even locals, the Docklands Precinct has grown from a disused wharf network in the 90’s, to a waterfront featuring an expansive array of restaurants, bars, shopping, attractions and modern residential buildings.
In order to help you experience the best of this Melbourne suburb, we have listed some the best activities and attractions on offer.
Harbour Town Shopping (440 Docklands Drive Docklands)
A great location to spend the day browsing the various outlet stores, featuring all the latest brands and fashion including designer clothing, jewellery and homewares. Quench your hunger at Burger Monster or enjoy a long island iced tea at the Harbour Town Hotel.
Etihad Stadium (740 Bourke Street Docklands)
One of Melbourne’s premier sporting arenas, it’s a prime host of Aussie Rules matches throughout the winter months, with soccer and 20/20 cricket throughout the summer, along as holding concerts from some of the biggest music acts in the world. Its retractable roof will make your visit a pleasant one regardless of the weather.
GlowGolf Docklands (35 Star Crescent Harbour Town)
A family favourite for all ages, the simple round of mini golf gets a funky make over as you test your skills across famous Australian landmarks, glow in the dark style. With no connection to mini golf whatsoever, they also have a Real Coffin Ride, a simulator that allows you to experience the sensation of being buried alive.
Docklands Park (1-91 Harbour Esplanade Docklands)
The perfect location to take the family or a couple of mates for a relaxing outdoor BBQ. A mini green haven amongst the urban sprawl, Docklands Park features a modern playground for all kids and a fascinating display of sculpture art such as the ever moving Blowhole or the famous Cow in a Tree, just around the corner.
Fox Classics Car Collection (749-755 Collins Street Docklands)
Featuring the extensive collection of vintage cars (worth $15 million), compiled over a 20-year period by trucking businessman Lindsay Fox. Browse through classic models from Bentley, Rolls Royce, Ferrari and more, with some cars made even more prestigious by their past history and celebrity owners.
Watermark Docklands (9/800 Bourke Street Docklands)
A stylish modern venue with superb views of the Dockland waterfront, Watermark is the perfect location to spend an afternoon or evening dining session with a group of friends or a loved one. Enjoy the variety of beers on tap and the mouth-watering menu with all your favourites at a generous price.
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (101 Waterfront Way Docklands)
A truly amazing ride for any new visitor to the city who wants to see the Melbourne skyline and surrounds in a different perspective. Pick out each famous building from the Rialto Tower and MCG, to distant natural landmarks such as Mt Macedon and the Dandenongs. Make sure you get a photo of the Star at night with its beautiful light display.
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