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Docklands Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Docklands

Docklands-Webb-BridgeThe Docklands neighbourhood lies directly west of Melbourne's central business district along the Yarra River and Victoria Harbour. Docklands is currently enjoying a revitalisation of its residential, shopping and entertainment activities.


Docklands-waterfront-at-nightYou will find great deals on a wide range of items at the shopping districts in Harbour Town, NewQuay, Waterfront City, and Yarra's Edge. From local boutiques to major retailers' direct outlets, there's always a treasure to be found when you are shopping in Docklands, and the wide promenades, ocean breezes, and trendy cafes and bars dotting the streets aren't bad, either.

Things To Do

Victorian Yacht Charters offer elegant luxury cruises on one of the fleet's well-appointed vessels.

Penguin Waters Cruises lets you get up close and personal with Melbourne's fairy penguin colony, as well as providing spectacular views of the Melbourne skyline.

City River Cruises sail up and down the Yarra River, offering views of some of Melbourne's most famous attractions.

Kids and Families

Visit the Fox Classic Car Collection, housed at the historic Queen's Warehouse building, where you can view more than 80 vintage vehicles.

The Victoria Police Museum, located inside Melbourne's World Trade Centre, exhibits a variety of memorabilia associated with some of the state's most notorious crimes, natural disasters and more. There are photos, temporary exhibits, and touring pieces on display.

Where to Stay: Docklands Hotels

The Grand Mercure, and The Grand Harbour, feature stunning ocean views from the one, two or three bedroom apartments. You can enjoy all the amenities of home, including broadband internet access, a fully stocked kitchenette with an oven, dishwasher and a fridge. Secure parking is also available.

Getting around by car

Docklands to Melbourne Airport: 19 min (22.1 km) via M2

Docklands to Melbourne CBD: 8 min (2.0 km) via La Trobe St

Docklands to St Kilda:19 min (9.7 km) via State Route 33

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.


Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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