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Where to Stay Southbank or Docklands

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Where to Stay Southbank or Docklands

Hi,

First time in Melbourne. We are 4 adults looking for apartment to rent in the best location - which is??

We will have a car for day trips out of Melbourne and are also doing the GOR for 2 nights.

We have 8 nights in Melbourne.

Would greatly appreciate suggestions which area to stay in.

At the moment are deliberating between Southbank and Docklands but we are very much in the dark so all suggestions and advice greatly appreciated.

We will be in Melbourne middle of February 2018.

Thanks,

Sandi

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1. Re: Where to Stay Southbank or Docklands

Six of one, half a dozen of the other

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2. Re: Where to Stay Southbank or Docklands

Southbank has loads of cafes and restaurants and loads of things going on along the waterfront.

Docklands has the advantage of being in the free tram zone.

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3. Re: Where to Stay Southbank or Docklands

Southbank is far more established as an area, and feels less cut off from the city centre. I'd go for there.

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4. Re: Where to Stay Southbank or Docklands

I find Southbank nicer.

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5. Re: Where to Stay Southbank or Docklands

Thanks for all the responses.

Southbank it is!

Now just have to find good accommodation!

Regards

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6. Re: Where to Stay Southbank or Docklands

I prefer Southbank to Docklands but prefer the CBD itself to Southbank.

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7. Re: Where to Stay Southbank or Docklands

+1 Amomondo!

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8. Re: Where to Stay Southbank or Docklands

+1 for Amomondo. I like the CBD because I feel the CBD is less touristy but Southbank does have a lovely vibe with the river and Summer atmosphere. Have a great trip .

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9. Re: Where to Stay Southbank or Docklands

Will you have the car all the way through? Do you need to? If you absolutely need to, make sure you take the cost of parking into account in your research.

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10. Re: Where to Stay Southbank or Docklands

Personally I'd do Southbank- a much more vibrant place. Docklands is a bit deserted at times. Southbak is always hopping...and closer to everything!

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