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Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2020
Reviewed on 29 Oct. 2019
If you've been thinking about a trip with your children, the welcoming destination of Docklands is a good choice. The walking trails, sporting events and soaring skyscrapers are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Take to the air and fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), which is the closest airport, or Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is located 11.4 mi (18.3 km) from the city centre. Docklands offers 23 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you have plenty of options when you're deciding where to stay.
Families on holiday have good things to say about these places to stay:
Docklands Private Collection of Apartments - NewQuay: Offers in-room kitchens, laundry facilities and babysitting services. Guests like the helpful staff at this 4.5-star apartment.
Docklands Private Collection of Apartments - Digital Harbour – Features in-room kitchens, laundry facilities and babysitting services. The overall comfort and quiet location make this 4-star aparthotel popular with guests.
Docklands Executive Apartments – Offers an outdoor pool, 4 restaurants and in-room kitchens. Guests like the central location and helpful staff at this 4.5-star apartment.
Quest Grand Hotel Melbourne – Offers an indoor pool, a restaurant and in-room kitchens. Guests like the overall comfort and quiet location at this 4.5-star hotel.
You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use these tips to plan when to pack up the children and head to Docklands.
While you are visiting Docklands, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as Etihad Stadium and Central Pier. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Melbourne Cricket Ground, St. Kilda Beach and SEA LIFE Melbourne.Docklands is also well-known for its:
If you want to venture outside of the area, hop on a train at Spencer Street Station. Docklands may not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.