What To Do In The Docklands And Around

Melbourne is always a good idea if you’re looking for all-around travel experiences. From sports, arts, beaches, coffee, and shopping – this coastal city’s got it all. Case in point: Docklands, Melbourne’s quintessential harbor suburb. This hub is everything a tourist could wish for, offering fun-filled activities with gorgeous views. Looking for things to do in Docklands? This one’s for you.


Read a book at the Library at the Dock


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 Library at the Dock is every bookworm’s dream. This urban library is filled with all kinds of books, journals, newspapers, audiobooks, graphic novels, and digital media that you can consume. It’s a great spot for studying, but it’s open for those who just want to unwind and grab a cup of coffee. On the top floor, you’ll find a recreation room where you can also play table tennis. 

Address: 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia



Devour seafood at Docklands’ seafood bars

Image via Krabby’s Crab Boil’s Facebook

This harbor city is the best spot to wolf down seafood goodness. Docklands is home to many seafood restaurants where you can indulge in seafood boils. It’s heaven for many foodies who want to have an ultimate dining experience with waterfront views. Stroll along and see seafood grills and bars, Greek taverns, buffet places, and cocktail bars. They all serve fresh and succulent seafood.

Address: District Docklands CCF01, LEVEL 1/3-6 Star Circus, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia
Operating hours: 12 pm to 9:30 pm (Monday to Sunday); 12 pm to 10 pm (Friday and Saturday)



Go on a sunrise or sunset run 

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Explore more of Melbourne by going on a run around the riverside. Docklands has many running routes with different terrains where you can go on a run. The district provides an ideal setting to go for a walk or a jog. After all, the great outdoors offers scenic views! Take that five-kilometer jog in the morning at Albert Park Lake, if you fancy some views, or at the Tan Track if you feel like doing a solo marathon.



Rent a bike

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Love to bike? Biking is one of the fun ways to explore the Docklands. There are bike tracks, shared paths, off-road paths, and creek trails where you can go biking. Around Melbourne, you’ll find lots of bike rental and shops where you can hire one, or you can also download a bike sharing app. There are more than 400+ bike routes to explore, whether you’re in for challenging uphill routes or peaceful quick rides!



Cruise along the waterways

Image via Melbourne Boat Hire’s Facebook

Soak up Melbourne’s scenery by going on a self-drive boat ride! This enjoyable activity lets you rent a vessel and drive it yourself–no license required. Cruise and sightsee while onboard a modern luxury boat, and explore the Yarra River and nearby attractions. You can also dine in while boating, or have a picnic along the gardens. The best part is that you can do it all year round, even during the winter season.




Immerse in 3D art at ArtVo

Image via ArtVo’s Facebook

Those who are up for quirky adventures should visit ArtVo, Australia’s first trick-art gallery. Strike a pose and explore the interactive zones while inside this trippy museum. It’s a place that people of all ages will definitely enjoy. This immersive gallery provides the best spots to take fun photos, so make sure to bring a camera with you! It’s a mind-blowing experience you wouldn’t want to miss out on.

Address: ArtVo 26 Star Cres, Level 1, District Docklands, Docklands Vic 3008
Operating Hours: 10 am to 4 pm (Monday to Friday); 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday and Sunday)



Shop in community markets and outlet stores

Image via Docklands Sunday Community Craft and Food Market’s Facebook

Support local markets and buy artisan items and home-cooked meals at the waterside markets! Plan a market run and discover Docklands’ community markets. It’s where you can shop for jewelry, fresh produce, craft items, souvenirs, and thrift goods, especially during the weekends. If you prefer to shop indoors, Docklands has The District and Spencer for your food, shopping, and entertainment needs.


There’s always an activity to try whenever and wherever you are in Melbourne. Whether you’re a solo traveler or traveling with your family, you’ll find plenty of things to do in the city. Find the perfect fit for you on our website!