Collins Street, Lygon Street and Albert Park, are nearby areas which are also worth exploring.
To really get a feel for Melbourne, take a trip to one of its museums and theaters. There are many excellent places visitors can pay a visit to for a couple of hours such as Melbourne Museum in Carlton, the Royal Exhibition Building and the Melbourne Arts Centre. Enjoy seeing established and up-and-coming artists live on stage at the Forum Theatre, the Regent Theatre and the Her Majesty's Theatre. The area is a great place for those who love art. Make sure you see the National Gallery of Victoria, the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Carlton and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Southbank.
If you are looking for family fun, head to the various child-friendly attractions. Stop by Melbourne Aquarium, to experience some of the stars of the animal kingdom.
If the sun is shining get outdoors and enjoy the nearby green spaces. Follow the paths through botanical displays, pull out your sketch pad, or just enjoy the fresh air at Royal Park in Parkville and the Birrarung Marr Park.
Enjoy window shopping and spoil yourself with a new wardrobe at popular nearby shopping hotspots such as the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Central and the South Melbourne Market in South Melbourne.
Enjoy the Carlton Football Club take on the competition on their home ground, the nearby Etihad Stadium. Even on non game days, you can still visit Etihad Stadium for a behind the scenes tour.
When it’s time to rest your weary feet after a long day exploring the charms of Docklands, check in to one of the many local bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep it’s hard to go past the Travelodge Docklands, the Best Western Atlantis Hotel, and the Travelodge Southbank Melbourne.