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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“If factory outlet shopping is what you love, then wander down Spencer street and get the 96, 109, 11 or 12 Tram and jump off at the convention centre and stroll down to South Wharf DFO”
  • 135 locals recommend
Stadium
“Melbourne Victory's home soccer stadium also hosting rugby, Australian rules and live performances.”
  • 129 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Spencer Outlet Centre offers a huge mix of retail outlet stores. www.spenceroutletcentre.com.au”
  • 27 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Major events running throughout the years! Check their website for more details.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Experience a 30-minute flight on the Melbourne Star in a fully enclosed, air-conditioned cabin that will take you 120 meters above Melbourne.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Bar
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“Lively bar and club with oriental decor, plus an outdoor terrace, playing soul, R&B and dance music.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Reservations or bookings are not required to travel on SkyBus City Express service. Buses run 24/7 with day departures every 10 minutes. You can buy tickets online in advance and either print them out or present the ticket on your smartphone. You can also buy tickets on the day of travel from SkyBus ticket booths at our city terminal at Southern Cross Station, and at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport terminals T1, T3 and T4.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
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“Gorgeous interior. Has a warehouse feel with its high ceilings but jazzed up with some classy gold finishings. Have to try their famous ricotta hot cake.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Sushi, salad and hot dishes in a buzzy counter-service cafe decorated with kitschy Japanese finds.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Place to eat
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“Enjoy a fine selection of Victorian boutique wines by the glass or indulge in regional tasty appetisers. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Rental Car Location
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
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  • 1 local recommends
Shopping Mall
“The District Docklands is the experiential heart of the Docklands, quickly becoming Melbourne’s leading lifestyle destination. 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 Play Centre. 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. Now open, The District's very own fresh food precinct with Woolworths and Dan Murphy's. 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.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“South Wharf DFO is 15‐20min by public transport. Take route 70 and 35(anticlockwise) to stop Harbour esplanade. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Perkup is a fun, energetic Cafe and Burger Bar for the best coffee, salads, burgers and fries in town. Try our burgers at Perkup on Collins street.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Fast Food Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Perkup is a fun, energetic Cafe and Burger Bar for the best coffee, salads, burgers and fries in town. Try our burgers at Perkup on Collins street.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Japanese specialties offered in a smart dining room with traditional decor and timber floors.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cooking institute restaurant serving modern dishes from trainee chefs and hospitality students”
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
“Gastropub serving burgers and sharing plates in an open space with wood panels and exposed beams.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Fun bar! German beer house where you can sing and drink steins, amazing place!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Great for sunny days - grab a seat outside by the river. Have lunch or grab a coffee on your way to DFO!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great view of the promade and the harbour. Great for lunch, afternoon coffe or even dinner $$”
  • 12 locals recommend

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