|Most expensive month:||January|
|Average price in Docklands:||€157/night|
|Cheapest price found:||€85/night|
|Most expensive day:||Friday|
Crowne Plaza Melbourne
1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Once an area of swampland, Docklands is now a bustling harbour district on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD. It’s renowned for its waterfront dining establishments, shopping centres and family-friendly attractions, as well as a permanent exhibition of large-scale sculptural works.
Docklands is home to attractions that will appeal to the entire family, including Harbour Town’s sports car simulators and the glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course of Glow Golf. On a hot summer’s day, you can cool off while skating on the Icehouse’s Bradbury Rink or watch teams battle it out in the Australian Ice Hockey League.
While exploring Docklands, keep an eye out for the contemporary sculptures that dot the suburb, transforming it into an open-air gallery. Highlights include the “Threaded Field” (which loops around Etihad Stadium), the famous “Cow Up a Tree” and the dynamic “Blowhole” that is a must-see on windy days. Several of the sculptures are best viewed after dark, including “Aurora”, “Heartland” and “Field of Play”.
Need a retail fix? Browse the fashion retailers that cluster in Southern Cross Station or grab bargains at the Spencer Outlet Centre. The District Docklands is home to homewares stores, a cinema complex and the Funlab entertainment zone, as well as a wide choice of cafes, bars and restaurants. Visit on the weekend to experience the buzz of Dockland’s waterfront Sunday Market, where you’ll find everything from art to antiques and live entertainment.
Docklands is around 10 minutes’ drive from the Melbourne CBD and 20 minutes from Melbourne Airport. Regular trains connect to the Southern Cross railway station and Docklands is served by several tram routes. Ferries also connect Docklands to Melbourne’s city centre and designated bicycle paths traverse the suburb.
4,678 reviews rated Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands with an average score of 8.2/10. It may also be worth looking into the Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands, which received a rating of 8.5/10 from 729 reviews. Crowne Plaza Melbourne could also be a good option, with a score of 8.3/10 from 4,391 reviews.
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When looking for hotels in Docklands to be close to the local bars and restaurants, you'll want to find spots close to Docklands Stadium, like Quest Docklands or Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands. These properties are a short walk away from most of the local attractions. Around the corner, you'll find The Social Club, Garden Gate Bar and The Carvery. All three of these places offer quality nighttime food and drinks. Start off at The Carvery to enjoy some highly rated cuts of meat, before heading over to the Garden Gate Bar for some after-dinner drinks and ending the night off at The Social Club. If you're in a Docklands hotel closer to Ron Barassi Snr Park, like Four Points by Sheraton, you'll be within walking distance of local favourites like the Urban Alley Brewery, as well as Almina, which offers classic Lebanese cuisine and water views.
Docklands is a suitable location for family holidays; there’s a wide range of family-friendly restaurants in and around the dock, as well as fun things to do both in Docklands and in nearby neighbourhoods. You'll want to find Docklands accommodation further north, above the dock, to be close to public transport and close to family-friendly restaurants like The Pancake Parlour. You'll also be a short walk away from the local Ron Barassi Park, which is a great place for water views and a picnic spot. The Australian Cartoon Museum is also within walking distance from Docklands hotels just north of the dock.
Although small, Docklands is teeming with activities for everyone to enjoy, as well as a wealth of sights to see, museums to explore and food to indulge in. Find Docklands accommodation around the Docklands Stadium, such as Peppers Docklands or Readyset Apartments At Stadium, to be close to attractions like the stadium itself, the Cow Up a Tree Sculpture, Docklands Park and Monument Park. If you're keen for something a little different, check out ArtVo, an immersive optical illusion gallery that's sure to blow your mind, and Webb Bridge is a worthwhile stop for the architecture lover in you. If you're travelling with kids, you'll want to take time out of your day for The Australian Cartoon Museum. If you head a little further west from Docklands, you can check out the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, which offers a range of exotic sea creatures and provides a hands-on approach.
If you're looking for a good way to get from Melbourne city centre to hotels in Docklands, you'll be glad to know there are a couple of public transport options available. If you make your way to Central Station, you can hop on the line 30 tram, which leaves the station every 10min or so and will get you to the harbour in around 5-8min. The line 220 bus leaves from the corner of La Trobe Street and Queen Street, which is a roughly 5min walk from Central Station. This bus leaves every 20min or so and generally takes just under 10min to get you to the harbour in Docklands.