City to Docklands

8 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

City to Docklands

8 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Staff Pick
50 m
4 km
Intermediate

Summary

This walk takes you from the busy CBD of Melbourne to the scenic waterfront. Along the way you will pass many interesting landmarks. Relax at the end of the walk by the water's edge in Docklands.

City to Docklands

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Description

This walk will take you from the hustle and bustle of the city centre to the calm effects of the water in Docklands, still part of the CBD. Stoll by landmarks and interesting laneways plus innovative public art installations. This walks emphasises the close proximity of Melbourne's waterfront to the CBD and encourages movement to the cities newest precinct.

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Points of Interest

1. Federation Square

Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events and an exceptional array of restaurants, bars and specialty stores, this modern piazza, opened in 2002, has become the citys meeting place.

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2. Bourke and Wills Statue

Designed by Charles Summers, costing ₤14,000, the statue was unveiled on 21 April 1865, four years after the fateful expedition. It has had many city locations and was installed here in 1994.

3. Melbourne's Laneways

Al fresco eateries, one-off shops and cosy litte bars, nestle side-by-side in laneways threading through the city. Each arcade has its own individual character and charm - choose your own adventure.

4. Southbank Promenade

With splendid city views this path stretches along the south side of the Yarra River from the Southgate shopping and dining complex to the glittering Crown Casino.

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5. South Wharf Promenade

Situated in and around lovingly restored heritage cargo sheds on the edge of the Yarra River, this location brings together some of Melbourne's best food and beverage operators.

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6. Webb Bridge (2003)

This sculptural bridge was the result of an art competition to transform a disused cargo link into an integrated artwork that could function as a pedestrian and cyclist bridge.A great photo spot too.

7. Victoria Harbour

Home to the Cow Up A Tree sculpture this location gives visitors an insight into the water activity of Docklands. From morning, rowing crews to charter vessels there is always something happening.

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8. NewQuay

Home to restaurants and cafes with cuisine from all over the world. Choose from a relaxed snack or a la carte dining. Enjoy the view across Victoria Harbour as you stroll the promenade.

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Features

Historical Interest Historical Interest
Local Treasures Local Treasures
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly

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