Destination guide

Experience Docklands in holiday homes to rent

Situated west of the Melbourne business district, Docklands is a vibrant waterfront city with trendy shops and cafes overlooking the beautiful Yarra River and Victoria Harbour. The spectacular art, superb eateries, outdoor splendour and fun-filled attractions for all ages make Docklands a lovely spot for a holiday, especially with its range of holiday homes to rent.


Activities and attractions in Docklands

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Docklands a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Melbourne City Baths (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • State Netball Hockey Centre (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Docklands

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Docklands is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Kilda Beach (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Luna Park (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Flagstaff Gardens (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Alexandra Gardens (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Carlton Gardens (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Docklands

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), located 6.6 mi (10.7 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 11.4 mi (18.3 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Spencer Street Station.

How to get around

Transport to Docklands holiday homes

Many flights are available to get you to Melbourne, where you can then choose a variety of transportation options to get into Docklands. The tram runs along the harbour esplanade daily, and trains are available for local and regional travel. You could also take a ferry along the river or hire a car to explore at your own pace. With many attractions within walking distance of the holiday rentals, you may be able to walk through the city and enjoy the scenery along the way.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine near Docklands holiday rentals

From artisanal baked goods and locally roasted coffee, to gelato and gourmet ice cream, there are endless options for dining and quick bites in Docklands. Turkish, Vietnamese and Indian restaurants are common, as well as traditional Australian restaurants serving familiar tastes of the region, such as Witchetty grubs and Anzac biscuits. Whatever you’re craving, you’re sure to find a restaurant to suit your tastes near your holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Family fun near Docklands holiday rentals

If you’re travelling with kids, you’ll find endless educational, entertainment and adventure locations to give them unforgettable experiences. Family-friendly holiday rentals are available near kid-friendly attractions like the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, a massive Ferris wheel with a beautiful design, colourful lights and panoramic views of the cities and landscape nearby, and the Victoria Police Museum, a law enforcement museum with artefacts of crime, investigative development and organised police history. You could also visit the History of Transport Mural, a stunning, expansive mural that shows the evolution of transportation and motor vehicles in vibrant, realistic paintings. For more excitement, take the kids to Simulator World, a motion-racing experience in a virtual reality setting that simulates F1 races, V8 supercar experiences and more in a competitive environment.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Docklands?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,650 holiday rentals around Docklands. From 1,241 flats & apartments to 321 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Docklands is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Docklands?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Docklands. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Melbourne City Marina: 1,854 holiday rentals
  • Spencer Street Station: 1,862 holiday rentals
  • Marvel Stadium: 1,860 holiday rentals
  • The District Docklands: 1,854 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel: 1,855 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Docklands listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Docklands?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 1,241 Condos/Apartments in Docklands. Our other popular types of Docklands holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 321 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 52 holiday houses
  • Boats: 3 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Docklands?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 421 holiday homes with pool available in Docklands. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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