A myriad of public artwork makes for an inspiring stroll around the Docklands, which pulls in everyone from foodies to footy fans, and excited kids to shoppers with keen eyes for a bargain.

Art in focus

Enter a world of intriguing immersive experiences in The District's entertainment precinct. Strike a pose at ArtVo, an interactive 3D art gallery, or enter the world of Zero Latency VR gaming. Take a self-guided tour along the Docklands Public Art Walk, or roam among fine art and street art scenes at Blender Studios.

For the young and young at heart

Bring the family for a fun-filled day around the harbour. Swing your way around Australia at GlowGolf, a unique miniature golf in the dark experience, or get your skates on at the O'Brien Icehouse skating rink.

Time for lunch

There's a smorgasbord of dining options at The District, Newquay, Victoria Harbour and Waterfront City, tucked in among the entertainment zone beneath luxury apartments lining the marina. Sample Turkish, Indian or Vietnamese eats. Choose artisanal baked goods and locally-roasted coffee, or cool off with a gelato along the jetty as the sun sets.

Meet friends after work and slow down over a wine while the boats bob on the water. Or get in the mood for a big sports game at Marvel Stadium with a pre-whistle drink at sustainable brewery Urban Alley.

A good buy

Stroll to The District's shopping mall, and take a leisurely wander through this open-air precinct, hunting out designer threads, jewellery and children's fashion.

How to get there

Tram The free City Circle tram runs along Harbourside Esplanade, seven days a week.

Train Alight at Southern Cross Station and follow the signs across the Bourke Street footbridge.

Car Wilson Park buildings on Bourke Street and Harbour Esplanade, along with spots at The District offer ample parking spaces, with ticket validation for restaurant patrons.

By foot Access from the city runs along the Collins Street, Bourke Street and LaTrobe Street bridges.

Bicycle The Capital City Trail runs along the waterfront, where there are bike racks for parking.

Ferry Bay and River Cruises operate a ferry service from Southbank. Port Phillip Ferries depart Victoria Harbour for both Geelong and Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula, twice daily.


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