5 Hidden Gems you MUST Visit in Melbourne Docklands

Melbourne is a stunning place to visit, and some of the most important cultural destinations in the city are located in Docklands. A modern development enveloped by high rises and the harbour itself, it’s almost impossible to visit Melbourne without heading here at least once during your stay. Read on to find out more about some of the hidden gems that Docklands has to offer and why they can set your visit to Melbourne apart from the average tourist trip.

DIY okonomiyaki at Dohtonburi

If you’re seeking a tailored culinary experience like no other, you should try DIY okonomiyaki at Dohtonburi. Specialising in cabbage pancakes, you can make each dish your own with a selection of delicious toppings including lobster and pork belly on kimchi. From there, you visit your own personal teppanyaki hot plate and cook your pancakes to your own taste. This is a revolutionary leap forward for the restaurant industry as the communal nature of everyone cooking and eating together offers an incredibly homely feel to your visit. Dohtonburi isn’t just a dining experience but can be a great social one too.

Urban Alley Brewery

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to drive miles out of town to experience the best of the brewing scene. Urban Alley  in Docklands produces up to a million litres of beer a year! Settle in and enjoy the incredible rustic vibe by getting yourself a locally brewed drink and order from a broad menu awash with tasty treats like burgers, steaks and pizzas. For a classic feel and plenty of good food and drink, Urban Alley Brewery is a must-visit.

The Bottomless Brunch at Yarra River Cruises

If you’re looking for something to do on a sunny morning, you can’t go wrong with a spot of delicious brunch. This extends to Yarra River Cruises’ Bottomless Brunch. This is a great way to spend a morning with your friends, kicking back and relaxing with a few drinks as you flow down Melbourne’s riviera, absorbing all of the sites and sounds that the beautiful city has to offer. With great food and drinks galore, you must spend at least one of your mornings during your stay on a bottomless brunch cruise.

The rooms of illusion at ArtVo

If you’re looking for a more cultural approach to Docklands, ArtVo might be the way to go for you. This stunning gallery has a wide range of engaging art that is often immersive, drawing visitors in. ArtVo is a powerful representation of the city’s artistic community, so one of the best ways to delve into the heart of Melbourne is by taking in everything that ArtVo has to offer. An engaging adventure for all the family, ArtVo is a must.

people posing at artvo rooms of illusion

Workshops at Library at the Dock

When you think of a library, in all likelihood the first thing to come to mind is being able to take out and read the books on offer. However, Library at the Dock is far from your standard library. You can engage in a selection of different courses, from a beginner’s lesson in yoga to practical podcasting advice. If you’re looking for a way to spend an hour or two between your other plans, give the Library at the Dock a visit and see how you can most productively spend a morning.

Plenty of options to try!

If you’re interested in exploring Docklands, the brunch river cruise offered by Yarra River Cruises or any of the other great adventures listed above, what are you waiting for? Start planning your itinerary and book your tickets today. Don’t forget to spend some time wandering around the area too and exploring everything the area has to offer. Docklands is a spectacular place to spend some well deserved time off and the activities above are only the start.

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