Waterfront Wander

Point Park Crescent, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia

Waterfront Wander

Point Park Crescent, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia
Staff Pick
28 m
2.2 km
Easy

Summary

Gain an understanding of the expansive Docklands' waterfront on this easy walk. It offers different perspectives and sights throughout the day due to the environment and light in particular.

Waterfront Wander

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Description

Docklands is a 190 hectare area that includes 44 hectares of water.
Docklands offers a mix of uses including residential, commercial, retail, dining and leisure. It attracts millions of visitors each year.

Construction started in 1997 and when complete in approximately 2025, Docklands is estimated to be home to 20 000 residents and 60 000 workers, and it will be almost double the size of the Melbourne Central Business District.

6221 Views

Points of Interest

1. Point Park

This environmentally sustainable parkland, features rain gardens and water storage cells cleverly concealed within the design. Free BBQs and picnic tables are available.

2. Marina YE

This Yarra's Edge Marina offers 175 private and public berths and boasts a range of facilities and services just minutes from the CBD.

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3. Webb Bridge (2003)

The sculptural Webb Bridge (Robert Owen & Denton Corker Marshall) was the result of an art competition transforming a disused cargo link into an artwork that functions as a walking and cycling link.

4. Blowhole (2004)

Docklands' prevailing winds have been harnessed as a medium in this 15-metre sculpture by Duncan Stemler, creating a spectacular animated beacon within Docklands Park.

5. Docklands Park

This community park is always humming with activity from family play time to lunchtime gatherings. Free BBQs and picnic tables are available.The children's area is located at the end of the park.

6. Cow up a Tree (1999)

Created by John Kelly this artwork attracts an amazing amount of attention. The artwork was inspired by a flood that swept cattle into trees in Victoria's Gippsland region.

7. NewQuay

NewQuay's superb array of waterfront dining and drinking options range from Cambodian to Italian, Cantonese to Indian. Day and night, people gather to enjoy the unique waterside atmosphere on NewQuay.

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8. Silence (2003)

Sculptor Adrian Mauriks has described this work as a series of forms arousing to the mind, appealing to memory, reminding you of natural things  clouds, a tree, a forest  questioning and gesturing'

9. NewQuay

NewQuay is home to the Melbourne City Marina and NewQuay Marina, with berthing for public and commercial vessels. Enjoy the view of luxury cruisers and boats for hire.

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Features

Local Treasures Local Treasures
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly

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