The District (formerly Harbour Town Shopping Centre) is the home of Melbourne’s top attractions and entertainment, and it is the experiential heart of the Docklands.
Ride the iconic Melbourne Star, which is the Southern Hemisphere’s only Giant Observation Wheel, for a bird’s eye view of Melbourne or step into a world of optical illusions and larger than life murals at Australia’s first immersive, ‘trick-art’ gallery, ArtVo.
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Want even more entertainment? Catch the latest blockbuster movie at Australia’s most technologically advanced cinema – the ultimate state-of-the-art HOYTS complex, where every seat is a powered recliner and the best tech in the business with Christie Laser Projection technology and Dolby Atmos Sound. There are two massive Xtremescreen auditoriums, with 24-metre screens for the ultimate immersive viewing experience. Grab a cocktail, go bowling, try the dodgems or play arcade games at Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq or go for a spin on the ice at the O’Brien Group Arena.
Are you feeling like Pizza? Noodles? Dumplings? Burgers? With over 30 food and dining options including the Urban Alley Brewery, 8 Street Docklands, Dohtonbori Okonomiyaki, Carl’s Jr., China Bar, The Pancake Parlour, Yassas Greek, and Fukutontei Ramen, The District has a world of takeaway and dine-in food options, so you are spoilt for choice.
If shopping is your thing, The District is the place to shop for your favourite Australian and international brands, including H&M, UNIQLO, Cotton On, Hype DC, Skechers, Kathmandu, Bonds, Miniso and more.
Fill your pantry in The District’s fresh food precinct Market Lane, with Woolworths, Dan Murphy’s, The Butcher Club Epicurean, MarketPlace Fresh, Empire Asian Supermarket or pick up the essentials at Docklands City Pharmacy.
Within the free tram zone and only a short walk from Southern Cross Station, The District is easily accessible from CityLink, Footscray Road, and Wurundjeri Way, with ample and affordable all-day parking.
There is something for everyone, so come and spend the day exploring the open streets and laneways at The District.