Docklands in Melbourne, Australia

A multipurpose venue for shopping and entertainment

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Best time to visit
Mar - May, Sep - Nov
Ideal Duration
6-7 Days
On Arrival
Starting from
Rs. 53,500
  • Ideal for friends
  • Romantic
  • Adventure

About Docklands in Melbourne

The Docklands of Melbourne is a prominent waterfront suburb in the inner-west part of the city, only 2 kilometers from the Central Business District (CBD) of Melbourne. What was earlier called the swamp west back in the 1880s became a popular dock area because of its proximity to Yarra River. There developed an extensive network of wharves, light industry, and railway construction. But today, it is part of an ongoing urban renewal project to make the area a complete tourist extravaganza and Docklands shopping center. The Docklands is already home to numerous shops, restaurants, bars, public parks, plazas, art galleries, pubs, hotels and some of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks – Docklands Stadium and the Star Observation Wheel.


The main Docklands attraction, the Melbourne Star is the Australian counterpart of the London Eye. The giant Ferris wheel facing Yarra River is one of the ten biggest in the world. At night, the wheel is illuminated with a bright display of lights along the circle and the star within. The most rewarding thing to do here is a walk along the promenade, watch people discover urban art sculpture installations, do window shopping and explore the bridges on Yarra – the Webb Bridge connecting Docklands and South Wharf and Jim Stynes Bridge. For the bookworms, Library at the Dock is a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee and a book with a lovely view of Yarra. Docklands shopping includes a whole range of places from factory outlets to open-air markets of Harbour Town and Sunday Market. Before the day ends, one can enjoy a spectacular sunset from the Central Pier and then head towards the many bars and restaurants to spend the night.

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Somanatteeri's 8 days trip to Melbourne

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Nikhil's 15 days trip to Melbourne

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Neeraj's 7 days trip to Melbourne

Really satisfied with the trip! All the hotels provided had pretty good location. Rohit from Hubholiday was very active throughout all stages of the trip,right from planning the itinerary to the very end . We planned our entire itinerary during late hours and Rohit was happily available to receive calls during those odd hours mostly after 12 midnight! Execution was as good as the planning. These guys , Rohit and Prashant, were available for queries throughout the trip. They entertained even the last minute changes. Overall an excellent trip to a beautiful country!

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Sachin's 10 days trip to Melbourne

We did not like the arrangements at all. They could have been much better planned and executed if they would have thought about their customers even a bit. After hundreds of calls, messages and emails from my husband, the final vouchers were handed to us 8 hours before our flight.. we did not even have time to take a careful look at them.. The sightseeing tours were not selected thoughtfully. Most of the sightseeings were at max 1.5 hours long and repititive like the Skydeck in Melbourne, Skypoint in Gold coast, Harbour cruise in Sydney, etc.. and then the entire day was left free, which is good for some days but not all days which was the case with us. Better sightseeing tours should have been planned. We had to book several additional sightseeing tours on so as to be able to experience Australia.. If we would have followed only the itinerary prepared by the agent, we wouldn't even have seen a Kangaroo or Koala Bear even after spending so much money and staying for 10 days in Australia.. It was evident that the cheapest of sightseeing tours available were booked for us, for example, the cruise in Sydney was an hour long and consisted of us just sitting on a ferry and seeing the harbour without anyone telling us what we are seeing.. It was a complete waste of time, we got much more information while riding on Ferries for our visit to the zoo that we booked separately.. No pickups from our Hotels were arranged even when complimentary pickups were available with the tours booked.. No directions were provided to us regarding where to reach and how.. No information on local transport available and how to travel was provided.. We know how Google Maps work and therefore got to the specified locations, however, any aged or not so tech savvy travellers would have missed their tours repeatedly.. It was a total chaos. On top of all that, this was my husband's birthday trip and he had told this to the agent several times, but they were not even courteous enough to book us a cake.. The agent wished a very Happy Birthday to my husband on Whatsapp though.. The rooms booked for us in Sydney didn't have complimentary breakfast and were so small that there was hardly any space to stand apart from the queen bed that was provided to the 2 of us.. The upgrades were available starting at just Rs. 1500 per night but they booked us the cheapest option so that they could pocket as much money as possible.. We felt cheated time and again during the entire trip. We will never travel with HubHolidays again and would suggest others too not to make that mistake..

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Raghav's 5 days trip to Melbourne

This is one of my best trip experience.the support given by Imtiyaz and Prashanth was awesome as each are available to me at any point of time over whats up through out my trip and given timely update and responded me for my each query through out my trip.great service and going forward am expecting the same support in my next coming onsite trips Am sure my next trip will also book through Hubholidays only. thanks team for your co-operation and making my honeymoon trip more memorable.

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Jayesh's 8 days trip to Melbourne

We booked the flight tickets from HubHolidays. Yeeshu and Prashant handled our booking pretty well. Yeeshu was extremely proactive in checking flight tickets for us. For about a week or so he kept checking tickets until we got the best one. He kept the tickets on hold for us when he found appropriate and low fare flight for us and we did the bookings in no time. I couldn't have got that rates by myself. This included the travel insurance and VISA assistance as well. VISA assistance (Pawan and Team) also amazingly handled and we had no problem whatsoever. The sightseeing options provided were also good and at comparable rates but we wanted to see them at our leisure at the destination itself. In all, it was a great experience for us and would recommend to check them out while planning a trip. Shout out to Yeeshu again for handling our booking well. :)

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Mail's 15 days trip to Melbourne

We got a wonderful arrangements from HubHoliday. Amit took real pain for planning our itinerary, which was very well executed. Prashant's efforts for co-ordinating with us during our trip were commendable. They were responsive even at 3am. The best part was knowledge that both Amit & Prashant had. The sightseeing tours were selected very thoughtfully & they gave us accurate information about our trips, for maximum coverage. Since I was there for my honeymoon, they ensured that I get plenty of leisure time while covering all major viewpoints. I will definitely travel with HolidayHub again and the future.

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FAQ's of Melbourne

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Yes, there is enough space for parking. The rate is $15 maximum up to 24 hours.

In the immediate vicinity, there are more than 50 shops and malls in the Docklands. The District Docklands is a known mall here.

Yes, there are multiple ferry services in the Docklands area with easy access from Port Phillip Bay.

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