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Key Attractions Along Tram Route 70 (Waterfront City Docklands - Wattle Park)

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by Olga (subscribe)
Have been living in Melbourne for 10 years and absolutely love this city! Always looking for new things to explore and can't stay away from a bargain.
Published July 16th 2012
Tram route 70 runs from Docklands to Wattle Park, it is entirely within Metlink Zone 1 and will give you a chance to hit the best shopping spots (stop number D11, D5, 8 and 40), entertain the kids (stop number 2,3 and 7B) and explore iconic Melbourne landmarks (stop number D11, 1, 5, 7B/7C and 8).

Stop D11 – First Stop – Waterfront City/ Docklands
You could probably spend the whole day at the Waterfront City. Right across from the tram stop you'll find Harbour Town Shopping Centre with factory outlet shops, dining area and ever-changing quirky entertainment for children (I've witnessed fake snow and petting zoo during school holidays).

A short walk from there is the Medibank Icehouse, City Studio and the Marina.

From this tram stop you can also catch the Free City Circle Tram (going clockwise and anti clockwise) and tram 86.

Stop D10 – New Quay Promenade/ Docklands Dr
New Quay Marina, restaurant precinct.

Stop D3 – Harbourside Docklands
Victoria Harbour, Etihad Stadium, Channel Seven Digital Broadcast Centre.

Stop D5 – South Wharf precinct
Walk towards the bridge if you wish to spend more money at the South Wharf DFO. I've found that South Wharf DFO has more outlet shops than Waterfront City, so you'll definitely be able to grab a few more bargains at the DFO.
If you see the weird white bridge you're on the correct path to South Wharf DFO

***The Convention Centre is located pass the bridge, where you'll be able to not only sit and relax after your shopping but also get free Wifi.

Stop 1 – Flinders and Spencer Streets- Crown Complex, Batman Park, Southern Cross Station
Batman Park is located on the riverbank across from the Casino. The park provides a nice spot to have a picnic as you have the most spectacular view (in my opinion) of the Yarra River and Crown Complex.
View from Batman Park
The view of Crown Complex from Batman Park

The Crown complex has plenty of entertainment, expensive stores, Cinema and of course gambling.

Southern Cross Station is also located within a 5 minute walk from this stop.

***Connect here with route 75, 96, 109 and 112 trams.

Stop 2 – Flinders and King Streets – Melbourne
Located on the banks of the Yarra River Melbourne Aquarium offers visitors more than the ordinary Aquarium experience. How about diving with the sharks? Sitting among the penguins or feeding the fish?
Melbourne Aquarium
Melbourne Aquarium

A regular visit will cost you:
Adult: $34.90
Child (4-15yrs, children under 4 yrs free): $21.50
Concession: $23.90
*** If you present your Myki/Metcard you should get 20% off

Stop 3 – Market St – Immigration Museum, Southgate restaurant and café precinct
Immigration Museum
Immigration Museum

Immigration Museum
is perhaps not as popular as other museums but definitely worth a visit. The exhibitions include Immigrant Stories and Timeline, Leaving Home, Journeys of a Lifetime and Identity: yours, mine, ours.
 Immigration Museum
Be sure to check the more interactive parts of the museum - School children are viewing an immigration interview and decide whether to allow the person entry to Australia

The exhibitions give a wonderful glimpse to the past as you walk around and learn the history of Australian immigrants and their stories.
 Immigration Museum
Journey exhibition - explores transformation of the voyage to Australia over the past two centuries

The museum is Open daily, 10am – 5pm (Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day) Adult $10, concessions & children free

The Southgate restaurant and café precinct is a short walk across Queen's Bridge.

****Connect here with route 55 tram towards Melbourne Zoo

Stop 4 – Finders and Elizabeth streets – Degraves Street

Degraves Street is a laneway located between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets ( or between Pie Face and Vodafone). This tiny laneway is filled with some of the best coffee Melbourne has to offer and also really good food.

***Connect here with route 19, 57 and 59 trams, which all travel past the Queen Victoria Market.

Stop 5 – Federation Square/ Flinders Street Station/ Swanston Street
This is arguably the most busy and most important stop along route 70. If you're new to Melbourne, your first stop should be to the Melbourne Visitor Centre located at Federation Square (look for the building with the i) where you can grab maps, information and organise day trips outside Melbourne.
Corner of Swanston and Flinders Street

Federation Square is said to be Melbourne's most popular meeting place and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Victoria. It includes The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, ACMI, restaurants, cafés and free Wifi.

Opposite Federation Square you'll find Flinders Street Station. Flinders Street Station is Australia's oldest train station, completed in 1910 and the most used metropolitan railway station in Melbourne.
Flinders Street Station
Flinders Street Station is also famous for being a meeting place and you will always find a crowd of people sitting on the stairs or waiting under the clocks.

****Connect here with route 1,3,5,6,8,16,64 and 74 tram traveling along St Kilda Road or towards Melbourne University.

Stop 6 – Russell Street
Last chance to take tram 75 which heads towards Bridge Road (more shopping).

Stop 7B – Rod Laver Arena
Rod Laver Arena is part of the Melbourne Park complex and (most importantly) the home of Australian Open.
Rod Laver Arena
Rod Laver Arena
Aussies love tennis and during the two weeks of Australian Open Grand Slam, held annually over the last fortnight of January, you can expect a crowd of over 600,000 fans attending the day and night sessions.

When the courts aren't used by the world's best, such as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the courts are open to the public. Melbourne Park precinct has 22 outdoor courts and 7 indoor courts. To hire a court will cost you somewhere between $28 - $42 an hour.
Outside Rod Laver Arena
Outside Rod Laver Arena

Rod Laver Arena also offers a behind the scenes tour which includes visiting the Player Change Room, Walk of Champions and Davis Cup Room.
***The Tours are scheduled daily and run for approximately one hour Mon- Fri: 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2.30pm, Sat-Sun:11.30am, 1.00pm
Cost: Adult - $15, Child - $6, Concession/seniors - $12, Family - $28.

Stop 7C –MCG/ Hisense arena
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) was built in 1853 and has since hosted some of the most important sporting events such as the 1956 Olympic Games, 2006 Commonwealth Games, Australian World Cup soccer qualifiers and it is also the birthplace of Test Cricket and the home of AFL.
MCG - Australia's oldest cricket ground and one of the most popular stadiums
MCG - is Australia's oldest cricket ground and one of the most popular stadiums

Inside the MCG you can visit the National Sports Museum ($12) and Australian Cricket Hall of Fame as well as have a tour of MCG ($15).
*** Check Brad's article The Best Seat for Watching Footy at the MCG
Hisense arena
Hisense Arena

Hisense Arena is the second most important court during Australian Open after Rod Laver Arena. As with Rod Laver Arena, the venue also hosts other sporting events and Australian and international music concerts.

Stop 7D – AMMI Park

Swan Street
Leaving the stadiums the 70 tram travels towards the suburb of Richmond along Swan Street. Once an industrial suburb resided mainly by factory workers, Richmond is now famous for shopping, cafes and restaurants.
Dimmey's store, Richmond
Dimmey's store in Swan Street is a premier retailing landmark in Richmond. It was built in 1907, the clock tower and the copper ball on top (1908-16).

*** To get some ideas what to do in Richmond you can check Jacky's article - Top 5 Things To Do In Richmond.

Stop 8 – Richmond Station
Richmond Station is Melbourne's central suburban railway station connecting Melbourne's eastern and south eastern rail lines. Frankston, Pakenham, Sandringham, Cranbourne, Glen Waverly, Belgrave, Lilydale and Alamein lines pass through Richmond Station.
There is a special entrance when events are on from Richmond Station to MCG, Melbourne Park and AAMI Park.

Stop 11 – Swan and Church Street
Connect here with route 78/79 tram towards Bridge Road or towards Chapel Street.

Stop 14 - Swan and Burnley Streets - Burnely Railway Station
Burnley Railway Station as well as some local shopping and cafes.

Leaving Richmond, tram 70 continues to travel along Riversdale Road through the suburbs of Hawthorn and Camberwell to the eastern end of Wattle Park, terminating at Elgar Road.

Stop 32 – Glenferrie Road
Connect here with tram 16 that runs along Glenferrie Road passing major shopping districts at Hawthorn and Malvern as well as Glenferrie, Kooyong and Malvern railway stations, the Kooyong Tennis Stadium and Swinbourne's University Hawthorn Campus.

Stop 40 – Camberwell Road – Bourke Road shopping, Camberwell Market, Rivoli Cinemas
Tram 70, Camberwell

Stop 40 brings you to the start of Burke Road shopping strip, amongst the shops you'll find variety of restaurants including Thai, Malaysian, Japanese, Indian and Italian cuisine.
Nearby is Rivoli Cinema
Rivoli Cinema
Rivoli Cinema has been newly refurbished in Art Deco style
and the famous Camberwell Sunday Market featuring array of second hand treasures.
Camberwell, quiet now but on Sunday it will be crowded with people trying to find a bargain at the Sunday Market

*** connect here with trams 72 (towards Chapel St) and tram 75 (towards Burwood Highway)

Stop 46 – Riversdale Station
Riversdale Park is at stop 47.

Final Sop 56 – Warrigal Road
Final Sop 56 – Warrigal Road

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Why? Visit numerous Melbourne landmarks on a single tram trip
Where: Melbourne (Docklands - CBD- Richmond - Hawthorn - Camberwell)
Cost: 2hr Zone 1 Full fare will cost you $3.28 (Myki) and $2.60 Concession. Daily Zone 1 Full fare will cost you $6.56 (Myki) and $3.28 Concession.
Your Comment
This is a good article, but the final stop is not Warrigal Road... it is Wattle Park... perhaps you could add a photo of Wattle Park, the chalet, the playground, tennis courts, golf course, trees? Cheers
by annal (score: 2|192) 2941 days ago
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