Investigate a little further into this exciting urban renewal project on the banks of the Yarra River and Victoria Harbour. You’ll find broad promenades lined with humming restaurants and bars, as well as some of Melbourne’s top destinations for entertainment. Clink glasses over a view of the city from your perch on an observation deck or join the action at one of Docklands’ high-profile sports arenas.

Known for

Skyscrapers, Ports and Sunsets

Where to stay in Docklands

Melbourne Central Business District
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Melbourne Central Business District

Urban, Shopping, Architecture

Explore the magnificent Southbank riverfront, experience the city’s cultural charms in the arts precinct and see a glimpse of colonial history in central Melbourne.

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Top hotels in Docklands

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands
4 out of 5
66 Aurora Lane, Docklands, VIC
AU$103/night
18 Aug. - 19 Aug.
4.3/5Excellent! (3,287 reviews)

"The location was good and it’s easy to move around the city from the hotel. However, the hotel did not provide toothbrush and toothpaste"…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2019

Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands
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Quest NewQuay
4 out of 5
26 Caravel Lane, Docklands, VIC
AU$170/night
1 Sep. - 2 Sep.
4.1/5Very Good! (78 reviews)

"Beautifull place beautiful views close to shops and very spacious and clean"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2019

Quest NewQuay
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Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands
4 out of 5
443 Docklands Drive, Docklands, VIC
AU$121/night
1 Sep. - 2 Sep.
4.4/5Wonderful! (626 reviews)

"Great location for what we needed and close to everything"…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2019

Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands

Popular activities in Docklands

Yarra Riverfront
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Yarra Riverfront

Centuries ago, settlers developed Melbourne around this river. Today it is the heart of the city with bars, shops and restaurants lining its banks.

Melbourne Cricket Ground
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Melbourne Cricket Ground

Australia’s premier stadium is a symbol of Melbourne’s sporting heritage, drawing thousands of fans to cricket, football, rugby and soccer matches and events.

St Kilda Beach
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St Kilda Beach

From rollercoasters to rock bands, fine dining to fish and chips, St Kilda is the archetypal seaside resort.

SEA LIFE Melbourne
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SEA LIFE Melbourne

Find out more about what goes on beneath the waves in one of Australia’s most impressive marine attractions.

Queen Victoria Market
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Queen Victoria Market

Soak up the atmosphere and bag yourself a bargain at this popular Melbourne institution.

Bourke Street Mall
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Bourke Street Mall

Historic buildings house the latest fashions here in Melbourne’s premier shopping street.

Top activities in Docklands

Shore Excursion: Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Shore Excursion: Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

AU$35

Hop off your cruise ship and onto a double-decker bus to discover all the major sights of Melbourne. Enjoy unlimited rides within the validity of your pass, stopping at famous sites including the Arts Center, Melbourne Zoo and Aquarium.

Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour + Optional Attractions
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Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour + Optional Attractions

AU$12

See all the major sights of Melbourne on a red double-decker bus that gives you full 360-degree views of the city. Enjoy unlimited rides within the validity of your pass and stop at world-famous sites including the Arts Center and the Melbourne Zoo and Aquarium.

Wilsons Promontory National Park Full Day Trip
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Wilsons Promontory National Park Full Day Trip

AU$135

Embark on a full-day excursion to experience the natural beauty of Wilsons Promontory National Park. Discover its abundant wildlife and vast forest surrounded by spectacular coastline and outer islands. Take time to explore the park on a guided rainforest walk.

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

AU$36

Towering 120 meters or equivalent to 40 stories high over the Docklands, the Melbourne Star, the only giant observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere, joining London Eye, Singapore Flyer and Las Vegas High Roller. Take flight and discover a truly unique experience.

Melbourne Outlet Shopping Tour
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Melbourne Outlet Shopping Tour

AU$94

Uncover discount outlets and difficult-to-find warehouses in one of Australia's finest cities for fashion and shopping, Melbourne. Relax as you spend a day in retail therapy, perhaps even sipping a glass of sparkling wine over a delicious lunch.

Mornington Peninsula Ultimate Tour
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Mornington Peninsula Ultimate Tour

AU$155

Discover Victoria's stunning natural treasures on this day trip to the charming Mornington Peninsula. Start your tour with a hotel pickup and leave Melbourne behind as you travel to the tip of the Peninsula to visit the seaside town of Portsea.