Melbourne’s Newest
Oldest Place

Venue details

Saturdays & Sundays 10am-4pm (last entry 3.15pm)
School holidays every day 10am-4pm (last entry 3.15pm)
21 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf (03) 9656 9804

1. 1885 Barque Polly Woodside & Maritime Heritage Museum (National Trust)
Open weekends & public holidays. Admission fee.

2. Boatbuilders Yard
The location of this heritage cargo shed was the bustling hub of ship repair activity between the Duke and Orr Docks.

3. Pump House Display
The cut-away building, equipment, and the interpretive material are available for external inspection all hours.

4. South Wharf Promenade/Dukes Walk
Walk 200m amongst the authentically restored cargo sheds dating from the 1880’s and depicting them as they were between 1920-1940. Original artifacts and fittings are on display inside many of the restaurants and bars.

5. Seafarers Bridge
Constructed in 2009 and named to commemorate the area’s maritime heritage.

6. North Wharf Cargo Sheds/Historic Crane
Under refurbishment

7. Mission to Seafarers Building & Chapel
Built in in 1917 to provide a place of respite and refuge for mariners from around the world. Open daily to the public.

8. Wharf Hotel
Site of the former Australia Wharf. Internal displays depict the history of the area. Open daily.

Video: The making of South Wharf

Hear leading Australian architect Bruce Trethowan talk about the conversion of the formerly decrepit wharf area into today's tourism, hospitality, shopping and events precinct.