Australia’s newest and most technologically advanced cinemas are right in Docklands just next to the Melbourne Star
The Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat has an exciting range of ‘on the water’ experiences to ensure that your weekend plans are covered! Perhaps you want to spice up your social calendar? Celebrate in style? Or simply see ‘The World’s Most Liveable City’ from a completely different angle – we’ve got you covered!
The Lady Cutler is a proud supporter of Melbourne’s vibrant LIVE MUSIC & ARTS industry, home to well established ongoing events such as the Melbourne Blues Cruise, Reggae Cruise, The Blues Brothers Boat Party, Burlesque Showboat and I Love 80’s – Dress Up Boat Party, to mention a few…….
O’Brien Icehouse is Australia’s largest and most respected ice arena. Nestled in Melbourne’s Docklands in amongst the city’s other greatest sporting and cultural icons, it has become one of Australia’s strongest symbols of sportsmanship and excellence. Situated next door to a shopping centre and entertainment precinct, it’s the perfect venue for a full day out.
O’Brien Icehouse is a world-class facility, attracting some of the greatest sports people from around Australia to train and compete in our Olympic-standard arena. Our commitment to the enjoyment of our visitors has lead us to be known as one of the city’s favourite destinations for families, friends and organisations alike.
Lessons are offered for several ice based sports and games including figure skating, ice hockey, speed skating and curling. If spectating is more your style, we host national and international figure skating events and are home to two Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL) teams – Melbourne Ice and Melbourne Mustangs as well as the Melbourne Ice Women’s team (AWIHL).
The Icehouse includes a café, known as the Igloo Café, which serves a range of drinks and light snacks. Those looking for a unique venue can book private function rooms for corporate events, team buildings, private events and kid’s birthday parties.
First time skaters can hire skate aids to help them get around the ice. The rink also offers discount admission on Tuesdays (outside of the school holidays).
To get to O’Brien Group Icehouse, you can travel by car or there are a number of trams which travel to Waterfront City – stop D-11. Catch tram #70 from Flinders Street, tram #86 from Bourke Street or the city circle tram to the last stop. Walk along Docklands Drive and turn right at Pearl River Road. It is approximately 350 metres to our front door.
We are dedicated to creating extraordinary experiences for every person who enters our doors, regardless of age or skill-level, and with the help of the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, O’Brien Icehouse will continue to be the beating heart of ice sports in Australia.
Get ON A BOAT and experience Melbourne’s spectacular Yarra River with your crew. Choose to Skipper Yourself or a Skippered Cruise, and you’ll have a blast on Melbourne’s waterways.
DISCOVER | EXPLORE | EXPERIENCE
The District Docklands is the experiential heart of the Docklands, quickly becoming your new go-to for shopping, dining, entertainment and fresh food. Shop your favourite Australian and international brands include H&M, UNIQLO, Cotton On, Canterbury, Kathmandu, Bonds, Miniso and more.
Ride the iconic Melbourne Star for a bird’s eye view of Melbourne, or experience 3D art at the ArtVo immersive gallery. Explore a range of different and unique experiences including The Lost Forests and Chipmunks Playland.
The District is home to a new state-of-the-art entertainment precinct with HOYTS, Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq, Urban Alley Brewery, 8 Street Docklands, Yassas, Carl’s Jr., The Pancake Parlour, Fukutontei Ramen; more than 30 food options to choose from. All through the day from morning till late, it is the place to experience different, a surprise at every turn.
Now open, The District’s very own fresh food precinct, Market Lane. With Woolworths and Dan Murphy’s plus opening over the coming weeks, twenty+ specialty fresh food and convenience stores including The Butcher Club, MarketPlace Fresh, The Humble Baker, Tatts, Empire Asian Supermarket and more.
Whether you’re after a leisurely stroll, a spot of shopping, something to eat or up for a bit of fun, The District is the place to go!
The District Docklands Opening Hours
Monday 10.00am – 6.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am – 6.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday 10.00am – 6.00pm
Friday 10.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 6.00pm
Public Holidays 10.00am – 6.00pm
Market Lane Opening Hours
Monday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Friday 10.00am – 9.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Woolworths Opening Hours
Monday to Sunday 7.00am – 10.00pm
Dan Murphy’s Opening Hours
Monday 10.00am – 8.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am – 8.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am – 8.00pm
Thursday 9.00am – 9.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 9.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 8.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 6.00pm
Free tram | BUS | TRAIN
The free tram zone includes routes 70, 86 and 35 (City Circle), with trams departing from The District Docklands (stop D11 – Docklands Drive) every 4 minutes. Southern Cross Station is just a walk over the Bourke Street pedestrian bridge from Harbour Esplanade.
A local bus route 220 will also drop visitors off at The District Docklands (Footscray Rd & Little Docklands Drive). Buses run every 15 minutes, 7 days a week.
Take the train to Southern Cross Station and walk over the Bourke Street pedestrian bridge to Harbour Esplanade. Walk or take the tram along Docklands Drive.
Visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au for timetable information.
The District Docklands has two convenient car parks open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are visiting Melbourne and looking for an affordable car parking space, the Centre has multiple parking solutions on offer including corporate, short term, long term and event parking. Casual parking starts from just $4, and The District offers 90 min free* parking for fresh food shoppers. See The District website for full details and terms and conditions.
Visitors and tourists can enjoy direct passage from the airport with the SkyBus Southbank Docklands Express offering a continuous looped service from 6am to 7pm, with a 30-minute frequency on weekdays and hourly service on weekends, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. SkyBus bookings are not required, plus the service offers free Wi-Fi on board and kids travel free with family ticketing. The SkyBus arrival stop is located on Docklands Drive right in front of The District Docklands, and the departure to the airport is directly opposite making it the most convenient airport transfer service in Melbourne.
Ferry – Port Phillip Ferries
Cruising daily between Docklands and Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula, Port Phillip Ferries is a passenger ferry service that connects people and experiences. Leave the car at home and enjoy a scenic and stress-free trip to The District Docklands.
-Departs and arrives from Victoria Harbour – 131 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands
-Ferry terminal is directly across the street from Marvel Stadium and the D3 Tram Stop
-Take a leisurely and scenic stroll along Harbour Esplanade to The District Docklands
Did you hear the good news?! A dedicated Geelong Service will commence in December 2019. Visit the Port Phillip Ferries website for more information and inspiration – www.portphillipferries.com.au
NO SMOKING Centre
The District Docklands is a smoke-free Centre and includes all areas within the precinct; stores, lobbies, lifts, car park, toilets and parent rooms. Please respectfully abide by the rules as set out in the Tabacco Act 1987.