Docklands Walk, Melbourne

Docklands Walk (Self Guided), Melbourne

Melbourne's docklands area has fast become one of the city's must-see destinations for its dining, shopping and entertainment options. Rise up high above the neighborhood aboard the Melbourne Star. This is the only giant observation wheel in Australia and from its cabins, you can enjoy spectacular views of the city. From dusk, the attraction is illuminated, making it a beautiful addition to the night's skyline. And this is only the start of the fun.

Go over to the Etihad Stadium for a concert or sporting performance. This is one of the country's largest multipurpose venues and has seating for up to 55,000 spectators. Stroll on Melbourne's walk of fame, the Walk of Stars, which honors such luminaries as international pop starlet Kylie Minogue and singer and actress Olivia Newton-John.

For shopping, explore the Harbor Town Shopping Center, an open-air shopping precinct where you can snap up some of the latest fashions and discounted brands. During your tour of the vibrant waterfront area, stop for a meal or a drink in a bar or restaurant. Alternatively, pack a picnic and spread out on the lawns of Docklands Park. There are also free barbecue facilities here as well as a children's playground, cycling and walking paths, a wetlands area and public art displays.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,500 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Docklands Walk Map

Guide Name: Docklands Walk
Guide Location: Australia » Melbourne
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: naomi
Waterfront City Marina

2) Waterfront City Marina

Victoria Harbour

3) Victoria Harbour

Silence Sculpture

4) Silence Sculpture

Limonetto Ice Cream & Gelati Bar

5) Limonetto Ice Cream & Gelati Bar

New Quay Promenade

7) New Quay Promenade

Customs Building

8) Customs Building

Harbour Esplanade

9) Harbour Esplanade

Victoria Harbour

10) Victoria Harbour

Cow Up a Tree Sculpture

11) Cow Up a Tree Sculpture

NAB Building

12) NAB Building

Etihad Stadium

13) Etihad Stadium

Continuum Sculpture

14) Continuum Sculpture

Blowhole Sculpture

15) Blowhole Sculpture

Walking Tours in Melbourne, Australia

Create Your Own Walk in Melbourne

Create Your Own Walk in Melbourne

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Melbourne Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
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Indeed, the local food scene caters to a wide...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
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One of the most...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Historical Buildings Walking Tour

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The Old Melbourne Gaol once served as a prison, from 1842 to 1929, and is...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles

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Chocolate Indulgence Tour of Melbourne

Chocolate Indulgence Tour of Melbourne

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