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SHOPPING, DINING & MORE IN MELBOURNE

The Docklands has fast developed into one of Melbourne CBD’s most exciting precincts. Perched on the banks of Victoria Harbour, this dynamic district features amazing urban art, brilliant shopping, award-winning dining and nightlife, year-round activities and entertainment.

As a gateway to all things Melbourne, let the free downtown tram zones take you on an adventure from our doorstep. We’ve included a n extensive list of our favourite attractions and activities below. Let our Welcome team know if you require any additional information!

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  • BRIGHTON BEACH

    Built well over a century ago in response to very Victorian ideas of morality and seaside bathing, the bathing boxes remain almost unchanged. All retain classic Victorian architectural features with timber…
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    BRIGHTON BEACH

  • BRUNSWICK STREET

    Perch in a Brunswick Street bar and celebrate the way that sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same in this inner northern enclave. While inevitably undergoing inner-city gentrification,…
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    BRUNSWICK STREET

  • CHAPEL STREET

    The notorious Chapel Street retail and hospitality precinct runs from the Yarra River to Dandenong Road. Venture off of Chapel Street to our precincts boutique quarters of Yarra Lane, Commercial Road,…
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    CHAPEL STREET

  • CHINATOWN

    Chinatown is a distinctive and well-known area of Melbourne which dates back to the gold rush days of the 1850s. Chinatown Melbourne is the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the western world.…
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    CHINATOWN

  • CROWN CASINO

    Award-Winning Restaurants, Bars & Entertainment located on the south bank of the Yarra River, Melbourne.

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    CROWN CASINO

  • DFO SOUTH WHARF

    Direct Factory Outlet South Wharf has more than 180 stores. Located in the Melbourne CBD and next to the Docklands, 

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    DFO SOUTH WHARF

  • DOCKLANDS SUNDAY MARKET

    The Docklands Sunday Market is a terrific place for children, with lots of activities, entertainment, and things to explore. 

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    DOCKLANDS SUNDAY MARKET

  • EMPORIUM MELBOURNE

    An epicentre of fashion, dining and culture, synonymous with Melbourne. Behold one the largest precincts for Australian designers and an impressive array of dining options, in the heart of the city.
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    EMPORIUM MELBOURNE

  • ETIHAD STADIUM

    Also known as Docklands Stadium, Etihad Stadium is home to Australian Rules Football and other sporting events. Go behind the scenes with a stadium tour.  

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    ETIHAD STADIUM

  • FEDERATION SQUARE

    Since opening in 2002, Fed Square has seen more than 100 million visits and has recently been named the 6th Best Public Square of the World in a list of 10 international icons including Naghsh-e Jahaan…
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    FEDERATION SQUARE

  • FESTIVAL HALL

    Festival Hall is is one of M elbourne's larger concert and event venues, and has hosted a variety of local and international acts over many years.
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    FESTIVAL HALL

  • MELBOURNE BOAT HIRE

    Enjoy a cruise on Melbourne’s spectacular waterways and experience Melbourne like never before.

    Self-drive boat hire or Skippered cruises available daily.

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    MELBOURNE BOAT HIRE

  • MELBOURNE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE

    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is Melbourne’s destination for big ideas and inspirational events. Showcasing an incredible range of spaces, innovative design and jaw-dropping food,…
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    MELBOURNE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE

  • MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND

    It was the main stadium for the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games, attracts up to 100,000 fans to the annual AFL Grand Final and the ‘G comes to life each Christmas…
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    MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND

  • MELBOURNE STAR OBSERVATION WHEEL

    Take a flight through the Melbourne skies and experience the city from a new perspective.

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    MELBOURNE STAR OBSERVATION WHEEL

  • MELBOURNE STREET ART

    Melbourne's street art is internationally renowned and offers a feast of colour, ideas and energy. It has become an attraction for local and overseas visitors experiencing Melbourne’s creative ambience.…
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    MELBOURNE STREET ART

  • MELBOURNE ZOO

    The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, commonly referred as the Melbourne Zoo and simply as the Zoo among locals, is a zoological park in Melbourne, Australia.

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    MELBOURNE ZOO

  • NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA

    The National Gallery of Victoria, popularly known as the NGV, is an art museum in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1861, it is Australia's oldest, largest and most visited art…
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    NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA

  • QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET

    Victoria’s most famous open-air market, the Queen Victoria Market, is only a short walk from the hotel. Brimming with fresh fruit and veg, meat, seafood, and specialty items,…
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    QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET

  • ROD LAVER ARENA

    Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park was completed in 1988 as part of the original National Tennis Centre complex. The arena is the centrepiece of the Australian Open and plays host to a wide range of sports…
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    ROD LAVER ARENA

  • ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

    Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens was established in 1846 by Lieutenant Governor Charles La Trobe. Over the next 60 years this swampy site was transformed into the world-famous landscape…
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    ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

  • ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING

    Built-in 1879 for Melbourne’s first International Exhibition, it was chosen as the venue for the opening of the first Commonwealth Parliament of Australia on 9 May 1901, and recently…
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    ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING

  • SCIENCEWORKS

    Think Ahead imagines how advances in science will change the way we live. With more than 200 objects from the past, the present and the speculative future, this exhibition blends technology with hands-on…
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    SCIENCEWORKS

  • SEALIFE MELBOURNE AQUARIUM

    SEA LIFE Melbourne takes you on an interactive ocean adventure filled with amazing discovery around every corner. Discover your inner adventurer as you dive through the depths…
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    SEALIFE MELBOURNE AQUARIUM

  • SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL

    The Sidney Myer Music Bowl has been part of Melbourne’s entertainment scene since 1959. Over its long history, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl has played host to the likes of The…
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    SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL

  • SOUTH MELBOURNE MARKET

    South Melbourne Market is the quintessential village Market. The home of fresh, local produce and where the community comes to shop, meet, eat, drink and play. 

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    SOUTH MELBOURNE MARKET

  • ST. KILDA

    In beachside St Kilda, backpackers, families, and joggers converge on the Esplanade, where yachts and windsurfers can be seen on the bay. Boom-time mansions, historic sea baths, and Luna Park’s eye-catching…
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    ST. KILDA

  • STATE LIBRARY VICTORIA

    Established in 1854 as the Melbourne Public Library , State Library Victoria is Australia's oldest public library and one of the first free public libraries in the world. Our…
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    STATE LIBRARY VICTORIA

  • THE DISTRICT DOCKLANDS

    We are located just a five-minute walk from The District Docklands Shopping Centre, where you’ll find premium retail stores, as well as dining and entertainment. 

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    THE DISTRICT DOCKLANDS

  • WERRIBEE ZOO

    Why travel thousands of kilometres when a taste of African adventure is available just 30 minutes from Melbourne's city centre, at Werribee Open Range Zoo? You will find an amazing array of animals living…
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    WERRIBEE ZOO

  • YARRA TRAM

    Melbourne is a great city to experience any time of the year and the extensive public transport system makes it easy to for you to discover the best that Melbourne has to offer. The Sebel Melbourne Docklands…
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    YARRA TRAM

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BRIGHTON BEACH

Built well over a century ago in response to very Victorian ideas of morality and seaside bathing, the bathing boxes remain almost unchanged. All retain classic Victorian architectural features with timber framing, weatherboards and corrugated iron roofs, though they also bear the hallmarks of individual licencees' artistic and colourful embellishments.

BRUNSWICK STREET

Perch in a Brunswick Street bar and celebrate the way that sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same in this inner northern enclave.

While inevitably undergoing inner-city gentrification, Fitzroy has retained its creative edge thanks to a great mix of art galleries, studios and specialist bookshops. Idiosyncratic bars pop up on Smith Street; Marios, Polyester and Brunswick Street Books still call Brunswick Street home; and Johnson Street continues to flaunt its Spanish heritage, especially during the November Hispanic Fiesta.

CHAPEL STREET

The notorious Chapel Street retail and hospitality precinct runs from the Yarra River to Dandenong Road. Venture off of Chapel Street to our precincts boutique quarters of Yarra Lane, Commercial Road, Greville Street and High Street.

CHINATOWN

Chinatown is a distinctive and well-known area of Melbourne which dates back to the gold rush days of the 1850s. Chinatown Melbourne is the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the western world. Chinatown's essential character and main focus are along Little Bourke Street with alleys that link the area to Bourke Street and Lonsdale Street.

CROWN CASINO

Award-Winning Restaurants, Bars & Entertainment located on the south bank of the Yarra River, Melbourne.

DFO SOUTH WHARF

Direct Factory Outlet South Wharf has more than 180 stores. Located in the Melbourne CBD and next to the Docklands, 

DOCKLANDS SUNDAY MARKET

The Docklands Sunday Market is a terrific place for children, with lots of activities, entertainment, and things to explore. 

EMPORIUM MELBOURNE

An epicentre of fashion, dining and culture, synonymous with Melbourne. Behold one the largest precincts for Australian designers and an impressive array of dining options, in the heart of the city.

ETIHAD STADIUM

Also known as Docklands Stadium, Etihad Stadium is home to Australian Rules Football and other sporting events. Go behind the scenes with a stadium tour.  

FEDERATION SQUARE

Since opening in 2002, Fed Square has seen more than 100 million visits and has recently been named the 6th Best Public Square of the World in a list of 10 international icons including Naghsh-e Jahaan Square in Iran and Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) in Moscow, Russia.

FESTIVAL HALL

Festival Hall is is one of Melbourne's larger concert and event venues, and has hosted a variety of local and international acts over many years.

MELBOURNE BOAT HIRE

Enjoy a cruise on Melbourne’s spectacular waterways and experience Melbourne like never before.

Self-drive boat hire or Skippered cruises available daily.

MELBOURNE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is Melbourne’s destination for big ideas and inspirational events. Showcasing an incredible range of spaces, innovative design and jaw-dropping food, we are home to the most spectacular local and international events.

MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND

It was the main stadium for the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games, attracts up to 100,000 fans to the annual AFL Grand Final and the ‘G comes to life each Christmas at the Boxing Day Test.

The MCG Tour is an absolute must on any Melbourne visit. The guided tour is the only opportunity to get an exclusive, behind the scenes peek of one of the world’s most iconic sports stadiums but is also a chance to hear about the history and secrets of the ‘G.

MELBOURNE STAR OBSERVATION WHEEL

Take a flight through the Melbourne skies and experience the city from a new perspective.

MELBOURNE STREET ART

Melbourne's street art is internationally renowned and offers a feast of colour, ideas and energy. It has become an attraction for local and overseas visitors experiencing Melbourne’s creative ambience.

MELBOURNE ZOO

The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, commonly referred as the Melbourne Zoo and simply as the Zoo among locals, is a zoological park in Melbourne, Australia.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA

The National Gallery of Victoria, popularly known as the NGV, is an art museum in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1861, it is Australia's oldest, largest and most visited art museum.

QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET

Victoria’s most famous open-air market, the Queen Victoria Market, is only a short walk from the hotel. Brimming with fresh fruit and veg, meat, seafood, and specialty items, this bustling historic site simply cannot be missed. Be sure to stop by on Sunday, when Queen Street is closed and is converted into a café area, with children’s activities.

ROD LAVER ARENA

Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park was completed in 1988 as part of the original National Tennis Centre complex. The arena is the centrepiece of the Australian Open and plays host to a wide range of sports and entertainment events, from tennis matches to international rock stars and motorbike super-cross. The most dynamic transformation Rod Laver Arena has seen was in March 2007 with the FINA 2007 World Swimming Championships when a 50 metre temporary pool was built on the arena’s floor.

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens was established in 1846 by Lieutenant Governor Charles La Trobe. Over the next 60 years this swampy site was transformed into the world-famous landscape we know today. In 1958, Queen Elizabeth II bestowed the ‘Royal’ prefix on the Gardens.

ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING

Built-in 1879 for Melbourne’s first International Exhibition, it was chosen as the venue for the opening of the first Commonwealth Parliament of Australia on 9 May 1901, and recently became Australia’s first World Heritage Listed building.

Tours available.

SCIENCEWORKS

Think Ahead imagines how advances in science will change the way we live.

With more than 200 objects from the past, the present and the speculative future, this exhibition blends technology with hands-on experiences. It will inspire you to research, think creatively and share your ideas.

How will our cities look? How will new materials change our houses, cities and clothes? What will we eat? How will we use the space around Earth?

SEALIFE MELBOURNE AQUARIUM

SEA LIFE Melbourne takes you on an interactive ocean adventure filled with amazing discovery around every corner. Discover your inner adventurer as you dive through the depths of the ocean, before waddling your way to the icy cool waters of Antarctica, home to the regal King and cheeky Gentoo penguins.

SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL

The Sidney Myer Music Bowl has been part of Melbourne’s entertainment scene since 1959.

Over its long history, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl has played host to the likes of The Seekers, AC/DC, Paul McCartney, Neil Diamond, Metallica, Florence and the Machine and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, just to name a few, not to mention the odd ice skating event—The Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and the many hundreds of thousands who’ve flocked to it, have literally seen it all!

SOUTH MELBOURNE MARKET

South Melbourne Market is the quintessential village Market. The home of fresh, local produce and where the community comes to shop, meet, eat, drink and play. 

ST. KILDA

In beachside St Kilda, backpackers, families, and joggers converge on the Esplanade, where yachts and windsurfers can be seen on the bay. Boom-time mansions, historic sea baths, and Luna Park’s eye-catching rides are reminders of the strip’s past as a glitzy resort. Fine-dining restaurants and old European cake shops can be found on Acland and Carlisle streets. Revelers fill the area’s pubs and music venues at night.

STATE LIBRARY VICTORIA

Established in 1854 as the Melbourne Public Library, State Library Victoria is Australia's oldest public library and one of the first free public libraries in the world.

Our founders believed that access to knowledge was critical for the development of a civil and prosperous community, and created the Library as 'the people’s university' – a place of learning and discovery for all Victorians. They also charged the Library with preserving Victoria's heritage by collecting items of historical and cultural significance for future generations.

Photo Credit: Roberto Seba

THE DISTRICT DOCKLANDS

We are located just a five-minute walk from The District Docklands Shopping Centre, where you’ll find premium retail stores, as well as dining and entertainment. 

WERRIBEE ZOO

Why travel thousands of kilometres when a taste of African adventure is available just 30 minutes from Melbourne's city centre, at Werribee Open Range Zoo? You will find an amazing array of animals living on 225 hectares of wide, open savannah.

YARRA TRAM

Melbourne is a great city to experience any time of the year and the extensive public transport system makes it easy to for you to discover the best that Melbourne has to offer. The Sebel Melbourne Docklands is within the Free Tram Zone area.

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