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A Docklands Day Done The Fun Way

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If you’re on a day-long excursion with your family, a shopping spree with your buddies or simply looking for somewhere new to explore, then a day out at Docklands is the right thing for you. There is plenty to do for everyone: all located within The District.

A short 15-minute walk from the Port Phillip Ferries berth opposite Etihad Stadium, The District has everything you need for the perfect day out.

For those looking to start the day with a little retail therapy, Docklands provides a variety of shops that cater for your every whim.

Hidden Agenda is your one-stop shop for fashion at incredible and affordable prices. Accessories are also available for the complete shop.

For anyone in need of the ideal birthday present for the friend that has everything, step into Bonds for all the basics. But the gift ideas don’t stop there. Bonds provides comfortable casual wear for both men and women.

For the latest in men’s fashion, stroll on up to Politix where men’s fashion reigns supreme. You’ll be leaving Docklands feeling rather dapper if you make Politix a stop on your shopping crusade.

If your shoes are worn down from all the walking, drop into Hype for all your footwear requirements.

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All that walking can also take it out of you, so why not take a load off? Grab a bite to eat at one of the many places on offer in The District.

Offering traditional Turkish cuisine, Gozleme King combines authentic Turkish street food with a modern twist. Fresh Australian produce, combined with speedy service, makes Gozleme King a must try.

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If you feel like something fancy, then stop into Le Cirque. The boutique feel gives the sense of a cosy tea house despite its size. Stop in and order a meal or maybe have some tea to share. With a delightful variety of jams, preserves and tea to choose from, you’ll leave feeling full and content.

Cap off your day in Docklands with some fun. Glow Golf is 18 holes of Australian themed miniature golfing experience that will leave you glowing with happiness. With 10 special holes under UV lighting to illuminate your way, this unique experience is certainly not one to miss.

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The crème de la crème of Docklands is the Melbourne Star, the Southern Hemisphere’s only giant observation wheel. With 21 cabins offering 360-degree views of Melbourne, it is the ultimate way to cap off your day in Docklands.

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Take a recommendation from the Port Phillip Ferries crew and make your way to Docklands for a day of fun. Whether it’s shopping, dining or family fun, there is certainly something for everyone.