Docklands

Docklands at sunset with lights of tall buildings reflected in the water.

Adorned with art sculptures and apartment buildings, Docklands is a contemporary waterfront dining, retail and entertainment hub.

Wander through the pedestrian plazas to admire public murals and light displays. Head to The District Docklands to browse high-end fashion, jewellery and lifestyle pieces in an open-air shopping mall.

Soak up the waterfront views, grab a drink on your way to a concert at Marvel Stadium, or take your place at one of many premium bars or restaurants to watch the sunset over the shimmering water.​​​​​​​​

Docklands events

Saboteurs
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Saboteurs

Join an Among Us-style game played in real life.

Stompers
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Stompers

Bring your child to Library at The Dock and encourage a lifelong love of books.

The NBA Exhibition

The NBA Exhibition

The NBA Exhibition is the ultimate one-of-a-kind adventure experience for basketball enthusiasts.

Songbirds

Songbirds

Come along to Library at The Dock on Wednesdays for Songbirds.

Preschool Storytime
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Preschool Storytime

Share the wonder of books with your children at Library at The Dock.

Creature Voice: Creative Asia Foundation
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Creature Voice: Creative Asia Foundation

Immerse yourself in this exhibition, depicting creatures creating connection with the earth.

Rainbow Buddies
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Rainbow Buddies

An immersive play in real life game for younger kids, at District Docklands.

House Down Under
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House Down Under

Australia’s favourite inverted house photo experience brings topsy-turvy fun to Melbourne.

Sea Shanties and Folk Songs
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Sea Shanties and Folk Songs

Join this weekly celebration of rollicking and spirited singing.

Chocolate Painting
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Chocolate Painting

A chocolate painting workshop that appeals to all the senses.

Makers Market at The District
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Makers Market at The District

This outdoor undercover monthly Sunday market at Docklands features craft, gifts, fashion and food.

Library Cinema
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Library Cinema

See contemporary, classic and documentary films on the big screen at Library at The Dock.

South Asian Festival

South Asian Festival

Experience South Asian culture with street food, music, stalls, a laser light show and more.

Anzac Days Exhibition

Anzac Days Exhibition

A photographic exhibition of Anzac Day commemorations in Melbourne during the 1970s.

Angelina Mirabito: Elastic Heart

Angelina Mirabito: Elastic Heart

A series of abstract paintings inspired by keywords in the lyrics to Sia's song Elastic Heart.

Emma Jackson: Island Rugs

Emma Jackson: Island Rugs

These hand-knotted rugs represent Australian islands with a unique volcanic story.

Behind the Scenes of the Alma Doepel Restoration

Behind the Scenes of the Alma Doepel Restoration

See an Australian built three-masted tall ship being restored for youth development programs.

Mother's Day Storytime

Mother's Day Storytime

Celebrate Mother's Day at this special storytime at Library at The Dock.

Big Racket: Discover Synthesis

Big Racket: Discover Synthesis

Hands-on session covers everything you’ll need to start exploring electronic instruments.

Bourne Local Market

Bourne Local Market

Visit the Collins Square Retail Plaza for curated local market stalls.

Library at The Dock 10th Birthday

Library at The Dock 10th Birthday

Come along to Library at The Dock and celebrate ten wonderful years.

Deaf Children Australia: Everyone is Different

Deaf Children Australia: Everyone is Different

Visit Deaf Children Australia’s annual art exhibition at Library at the Dock.

Healing Life

Healing Life

This half day retreat incorporates yoga and meditation.

Mother's Day Bouquet Cookie Class

Mother's Day Bouquet Cookie Class

Learn how to decorate a platter of cookies in a fun-filled morning of creativity and deliciousness.

Flinders Quartet Community Concert

Flinders Quartet Community Concert

Experience great music in a relaxed and accessible concert environment.

Phoebe Thompson: Collected by the Dock

Phoebe Thompson: Collected by the Dock

Thought-provoking exhibition highlighting care of Country and the helplessness of modern capitalism.

They Shoot Film

They Shoot Film

A captivating exhibition presenting works by women and non-binary artists.

Docklands attractions

O'Brien Icehouse

O'Brien Icehouse

Ice arena for public skating and ice sports events, located in Docklands.

ArtVo

ArtVo

An interactive 3D art gallery with optical illusions that visitors can touch and explore.

The District Docklands

The District Docklands

Open-air shopping precinct with attractions, entertainment, dining and fresh food.

GoBoat Melbourne

GoBoat Melbourne

Be your own captain by renting a picnic boat, with no boat licence required.

Glow Golf

Glow Golf

Good old-fashioned mini golf transformed into an amazing glow-in-the-dark-experience.

Library at The Dock

Library at The Dock

A modern public library in Docklands with harbour and park views.

Docklands Park

Docklands Park

Kid-friendly park with walking trails and barbecue facilities.

Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

One-stop entertainment venue with arcade games, bowling lanes, dodgem cars and cocktail bar.

Hidden gems to visit in Docklands

Hidden gems to visit in Docklands

From secret wine bars to amazing art galleries, Docklands offers more than meets the eye.

Waterfront dining

Steakhouse Grill 66

Steakhouse Grill 66

A modern Australian venue featuring a range of a steaks and a la carte menu.

Horn and Hoof

Horn and Hoof

Enjoy fine dining forest cuisine in an unbeatable waterfront location.

Almina

Almina

Delicious Lebanese food with waterside views of Docklands.

Renzo's Bar Cafe Italiano

Renzo's Bar Cafe Italiano

A stylish and modern restaurant located in the Docklands precinct, serving regional Italian cuisine.

Bhoj Docklands

Bhoj Docklands

Named with the Hindi word for 'feast' this restaurant offers high quality food from all over India.

Berth

Berth

Waterfront dining with a mix of classic and innovative dishes.

Cargo

Cargo

Casual and dynamic dining with a stunning waterside view.

Squires Loft Docklands

Squires Loft Docklands

There's a cut of steak for everyone at this chain restaurant.

New Quay Buffet

New Quay Buffet

All-you-can-eat buffet focusing on Asian cuisine.

Hooks at The Yarra

Hooks at The Yarra

The perfect location to enjoy delicious food, cold drinks and an amazing vista.

Cafes and takeaway

Saluministi Docklands

Saluministi Docklands

Dining at Saluministi takes you on a journey through the flavours of Italy.

Neo Lemonade

Neo Lemonade

Contemporary cafe in Docklands serving creative brunch alongside specialty roasted Padre Coffee.

Mr Collins

Mr Collins

A smart, casual lunchtime pizzeria putting a modern take on classic Italian dishes.

Umma Kitchen

Umma Kitchen

Your one stop authentic Korean kitchen.

New Zealand Natural Ice Cream

New Zealand Natural Ice Cream

Ice cream chain from New Zealand, serving ice cream, sorbet and frozen yoghurt.

POTTO

POTTO

Specialises in char grills, flame seared bowls and crispy pork to satisfy the soul.

Gökotta Kaffe

Gökotta Kaffe

Swedish-inspired food with local coffee and all-day breakfast and brunch.

View of Melbourne from across the Yarra River

Origami Sushi & Noodles

Create your own dish of noodles with chicken, beef, pork or seafood and fresh vegetables.

Caffe Esc

Caffe Esc

Great coffee, satisfying lunches and fresh salads.

Sergy Boy

Sergy Boy

Cafe bar known for their slow cooked, comfort meals and laid-back Friday drinks.

Nourished

Nourished

Healthy, wholesome, delicious meals inspired by healthy international cuisines around the world.

Chocolateria San Churro

Chocolateria San Churro

San Churro at Docklands serves delicious churros, chocolate dipping sauce and hot chocolate.

DG Expresso

DG Expresso

Healthy breakfast, brunch and lunch options.

Peter & Co

Peter & Co

An upmarket modern Australia cafe for freshly made lunches.

Capri Cafe & Lounge

Capri Cafe & Lounge

Dog-friendly Docklands cafe open for breakfast, brunch and lunch.

Docklands bars

Urban Alley Brewery

Urban Alley Brewery

A sustainable micro-brewery and pub in the Docklands.

Le Bar Europeen

Le Bar Europeen

One of the world's smallest bars, licensed for just four people.

The Nixon Hotel

The Nixon Hotel

Docklands sports bar and pub in a convenient location outisde the stadium.

More Docklands restaurants

The Hof Downtown

The Hof Downtown

Enjoy their modern twist on Bavarian food from classics to contemporary dishes.

Archer's Restaurant

Archer's Restaurant

A modern, sophisticated dining space at Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands.

Merchant Society

Merchant Society

Malaysian fusion restaurant in Docklands serving rice, soup and noodle dishes.

Dohtonbori

Dohtonbori

Japanese restaurant offering okonomiyaki, teppanyaki and izakaya menus in Docklands.

Yassas - The Greek Way

Yassas - The Greek Way

Enjoy authentic Greek-style food in a casual atmosphere at The District Docklands.

Gaylord Indian Restaurant

Gaylord Indian Restaurant

Gaylord showcases the finest in Indian cuisine.

Chilangos Mexican Cantina Docklands

Chilangos Mexican Cantina Docklands

A popular Docklands spot serving burritos, tacos and Mexican drinks.

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Lygon Street Italian precinct

Lygon Street Italian precinct

Stroll along leafy Lygon Street in Carlton and discover where Melbourne's cafe culture was born.

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The best places in Melbourne to take photos

Find stunning landmarks, street art and neon lights to shoot in the city.

Southern Cross Station

Southern Cross Station

Major transport hub notable for its distinctive wavy roof.

The Strand

The Strand

Offers a mix of fashion and lifestyle retailers among the city's most iconic laneways and arcades.