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Docklands - getting there

Getting to Docklands is easy – come by public transport, drive or ride your bike. The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle and City Circle tram will also take you there.

Melbourne's Docklands is conveniently close to the centre of the city. The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle and free City Circle tram will drop you at the door. If you want to take the scenic route, book a water taxi, charter a boat or cruise up the river in your own vessel.

If you need to take the car, there is plenty of convenient parking in all precincts. Or why not enjoy a pleasant walk or bicycle ride along the waterfront – Docklands is part of Melbourne's Capital City Trail for both walking and cycling.

View the Docklands map (PDF 3.5Mb)

Getting there by public transport

Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

Hop on and hop off at key city destinations. The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle takes you to Harbour Town shopping centre at Waterfront City daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm. More on Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

By tram

Catch the City Circle Tram to Docklands or take one of the following city trams:

  • NewQuay and Waterfront City – catch the City Circle tram or tram 30 via La Trobe Street, 70 via Flinders Street or 86 via Bourke Street.
  • Victoria Harbour – catch tram 48 or 11 via Collins Street.

For timetable details, check the Public Transport Victoria website or call 1800 800 007.

By train

Southern Cross Station (formerly Spencer Street Station) is Melbourne's main rail interchange for suburban, regional and interstate trains, located right on Docklands' doorstep.

Exit the station at the northern end to walk across the Bourke Street Pedestrian Bridge via the Etihad Stadium concourse, to Docklands' Harbour Esplanade. You may also choose to exit the station on the corner of Spencer and Collins streets, and walk across the Collins Street Bridge to Docklands Park.

For timetable details, check the Public Transport Victoria website or call 1800 800 007.

Getting there by car

It's easy to drive to Docklands via the many roads leading into the area. Pay car parking facilities are available at:

Free, two-hour and street metered parking is located on Bourke Street, North Wharf Road and other locations throughout Docklands.

Getting there by water

Marina berthing
Victoria Harbour, the Yarra River and Moonee Ponds Creek all meet at Docklands, creating 40 hectares of deep sheltered waters. Boat owners from around Victoria, Australia and the world cruise into Melbourne via the fabulous marina facilities at Docklands.

Marina access is easy from Port Phillip Bay. There are four Docklands marinas offering public berthings for day trippers, overnighters or for extended stays. Docklands also offers a dedicated superyacht marina.

The Boating Guide to Docklands includes all the information you need on marina facilities and prices. Call the Melbourne Docklands Marine Office on (03) 9658 8738 for your copy or email.

Water taxis and charter boats
You don't have to own a boat to experience Docklands waterways. Charter a sunset cruise for a special occasion or take a water taxi and enjoy a night out at Docklands.


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