Today, we are going to investigate some of the activities you can do in the Docklands. A tourist hub a stone’s throw away from the city, Melbourne’s windswept Docklands offer a variety of activities for all interests and age groups. No doubt you have heard of the huge ice skating rink. A star attraction in the Docklands, ice skating is among one of the most popular activities, but there is plenty more to do besides.

There are lots of kids’ activities, with an amusement park located right near the ice rink. The local shopping centre often runs kids activities, though the shopping centre is really favoured by adults seeking out a bargain. Factory outlet stores of popular brands means that there is always something on sale. Seasoned shoppers knows the key times of year when the best sales are on, though shopping is always a fun day out at the Docklands.

Sightseeing is a popular activity in the Docklands, with many choosing to head to the ice skating rink before finishing off the day with a wander around the area, looking at outdoor art and interesting architecture. The Docklands has come a long way from its underdeveloped days of the 1990s. Now, it is home to many businesses and residents, as well as being a popular location for a day out.

Recharge and sate your hunger at one of the many restaurants and cafes in the Docklands, many of which have gorgeous waterfront views.

Due to the scarcity of ice skating rinks in Melbourne, the rink has quickly become the area’s main attraction. When you go for a casual few laps around the ice, consider expanding your trip to include visits to some of the other activities the Docklands has to offer. Despite being a small area, the Docklands is divided into tiny districts, so you can choose to explore the entire area or just one part in detail.