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Things to Do in Docklands and Melbourne

Go Discover Docklands

Docklands is home to action-packed adventure, glorious foodie goodness, breathtaking experiences, and (uber) vibrant events. It’s a complete treasure trove for all ages!

Secrets Only a Local Would Know

Discover more from Destination Docklands! Grab a coffee (or a wine) and browse through our top places and spaces for your next cruise to Docklands!

A Day Trippers Guide to the Docklands (these school holidays)

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Looking to enjoy a day out of the house these school holidays?  Day trip across the bay with your youngsters and have some family fun revelling in the reopened delights of the Docklands…   You may not be able to fly across the county (just yet) but you can certainly fly with Melbourne Star.  Experience…

Docklands. Shopping. Eating. Ice Skating & More

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So! You’ve taken the Port Phillip Ferry to Docklands, and you’re eager to have a good time, but you don’t know what’s good in the area. It’s a struggle we’ve all experienced! Don’t worry, I’m here to help When you disembark, the first thing you’ll likely see is the Cow in the Tree. Take a…

The District delivers the (delicious) goods

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Earlier this year we were all freely walking the streets, hitting up bars, shopping with friends, and dining out at family dinners with abandon. Of course, it’s all very different now. As we adjust to this ‘new normal’ and connect with friends online via Zoom and Houseparty, we know that one thing hasn’t changed; food…

Docklands and Melbourne Packages

Good news! Getting to Melbourne from the Bellarine has never been cruisier. Leave the car keys at home for a no-fuss, stress-free trip to the ‘big smoke’. Now the hard part is deciding what to do.

Attractions

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Cow Up a Tree

A whimsical public sculpture located just as you hop off the ferry. It’s cast in five tonnes of bronze and stands eight meters high. John Kelly’s ‘Cow Up a Tree’ was inspired after seeing images of cows swept away during terrible flooding in Gippsland. It makes a great meeting spot and photo opportunity.

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ArtVo

Situated in the heart of District Docklands, ArtVo offers everyone the chance to experience the traditional art museum in a whole new way. You can not only touch the art but be the art by simply striking a pose in front of the camera. Australia’s first immersive, 3D ‘trick-art’ gallery. Explore the interactive gallery with over 11 themed zones.

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Melbourne Star

The Southern Hemisphere’s only giant observation wheel. Includes 21 spacious, temperature-controlled cabins giving you an unparalleled, 360-degree view of the city. Walk around and take in the sights from all angles, while the audio commentary gives a brief introduction to the history and significance of the landmarks below.

Local Tours and Transport

Looking for more to do or need some tips on transportation in Docklands? Check out some of the best local tours and transit options we’ve put together.