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Pedestrian bridge at Docklands
Photograph: Roberto SebaPedestrian bridge at Docklands

Docklands area guide

The best restaurants, bars, shops and events in Docklands

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A few unfortunate teething problems has made Melburnians hesitant to embrace Docklands. But the area is becoming harder and harder to ignore with its great natural assets (waterfront views and proximity to the city) being amplified by the new eating and entertaining venues moving in. 

What's on in Docklands

Igloo Gardens

Igloo Gardens

Spend the cooler months drinking and dining in pop-up igloos decked out with wintery décor and twinkling fairy lights

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AFL season

AFL season

Dust off your guernsey, because it's that time of the year again

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Bars in Docklands

Bar Nacional

Bar Nacional

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

The Docklands may still be the dead lands after dark, but Bar Nacional is pushing some tapas worth braving the concrete jungle for

The Woolshed

The Woolshed

The Woolshed has, for lack of a better word, shed its previous role as a family-friendly Docklands pub and has reemerged as a multi-purpose venue featuring a...

Other great venues in Docklands

O’Brien Icehouse

O’Brien Icehouse

In the heart of the Docklands, O'Brien Icehouse is open to the public every day of the year except Christmas Day. Other facilities include the Igloo...

Kayak Melbourne

Kayak Melbourne

Paddle along the Yarra River in a kayak to discover Melbourne from a totally new perspective

ArtVo

ArtVo

This immersive gallery uses perspective to place you in dozens of surreal paintings