In celebration of our Melbourne Office Sale, we’ve taken a look at the hottest lifestyle destinations around the city. Read on to discover the best restaurants, cafes, gyms and attractions close to our amazingly discounted coworking space in Docklands.

Renting an office space isn’t just about the office. It’s about all the little details that make up your working day. Can you commute to the office without the stress? Are you able to fit a workout in on lunch? Is there a great restaurant or a pub nearby that you can head to at the end of the day?

If you can’t live your best life from your workspace, you’re not getting true value for money. And we’re all about making sure our workspaces give you the best value possible. So not only have we extended the big Melbourne Office Spring Sale (now ends 15 December!), but we’ve also picked apart the lifestyle benefits of working at the World Trade Centre Melbourne so you can get a better understanding of whether this waterfront office complex would work for you.

World Trade Centre, 611 Flinders Street, Docklands

Docklands Compass

The World Trade Centre is exclusively located in Melbourne’s stunning Docklands Precinct at the centre of Northbank and directly opposite Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Boasting A Grade office space, a prestigious location at the gateway to Melbourne CBD and an enviable waterfront ambience of cafes, restaurants and bars, it provides a world-class business environment for teams in all industries. Here’s our rundown of the day when you work from a flexible office space in the World Trade Centre in Docklands.

Getting to the office

Tram to Docklands

Car: The WTC Wharf has its own carpark located at 18-38 Siddeley Street.

Trams: Routes 35, 70 and 75 run right outside the door (Flinders Street West Stop D) and you can also catch the 12, 96 and 109 services to Batman Park Stop 124.

Train: Southern Cross Station is just 550m away, a short walk of about 7 minutes.

Buses: Catch buses 232, 235 and 237 to Southern Cross Station.

Water Taxi: Operating seven days a week by day and night, Melbourne Water Taxis provides a reliable and beautiful way of crossing the Yarra River with a regular service between Southgate, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park and the MCG.

The morning coffee

Morning coffee at your desk

If you haven’t yet found your perfect caffeine hit in Melbourne’s famous array of coffee shops, let us recommend one of our faves – Long Shot at 727 Collins Street in Docklands. This gorgeous oasis offers seriously good coffee, cakes and artisan food in Docklands, only 800m from our bargain serviced offices at the World Trade Centre.

The 9am meeting

meeting room at compass serviced offices in melbourne

No need to leave the office for your next meeting as these Docklands boardrooms for hire in the WTC come with views, gravitas and great service. Book a meeting room and relax as the management staff takes care of greeting clients, refreshments and your IT needs.

Don’t worry about missing a beat when you’re in meetings or out and about – the dedicated receptionists will answer your calls and take your messages, making sure your business is on call even when you’re not.

The midday workout

woman tying sneaker on green old bench

With beautiful open spaces and an amazing waterfront location, al fresco work outs are top of the list for every fitness-conscious professional working in Docklands. Re energise with a 1.5km waterfront jog to Victoria Harbour’s outdoor fitness zone where you’ll find modern training equipment and basketball courts. If you have a bike, another great option is a two-wheeled tour of the 29km Capital City Bike Trail. Be sure to make use of the onsite showers, changing rooms and secure bicycle storage at the World Trade Centre when you go back to work.

The lunch break

Docklands Pho Lunch

PudThai vs Pho is hidden away on Siddeley Street in Docklands and offers an innovative twist on Asian cuisine, declaring itself a little Bangkok, a little Saigon and very, very Melbourne. For a quick lunch, this local eatery is just steps from the WTC.

If you have time to venture further afield, South Wharf is just a 10 minute walk from the office. DFO South Wharf is host to a huge selection of global brands, all with up to 70% off – it’s totally okay to spend your lunch break hunting for bargains. It’s also a great place to eat and drink with top international cuisine and relaxing outdoor spaces.

The change of workspace scenery

Need to get a fresh look at things or take a break from a colleague? One of the best things about the World Trade Centre is the huge range of breakout spaces both within the serviced office and the whole World Trade Centre complex. With Wi-Fi, comfy sofas and beautiful views, these lounge areas are a great escape from your usual workstation for a boost of productivity and stimulation.

The walking meeting

Docklands Art Trail
Image by: City of Melbourne

Inspire fresh ideas and creative thinking at the Docklands Art Trail. Blending rich industrial heritage of warehouses, wharves and railways with modern public art and sustainable constructions such as the Library, the Docklands Precinct is the perfect place for a culture hit. Download the app for help navigating the artistic sights in Docklands.

The professional IT support

You know the feeling – a deadline is approaching and your IT goes into meltdown. You lose your work and can’t connect to the internet, and of course it happened at the worst time possible.

Forget those scenarios at this serviced office though as state of the art infrastructure, business grade broadband, Wi-Fi, printers and VoIP handsets maximise your uptime. And if that’s not enough, a professional IT support team is on hand to solve any problem you might have.

The 5pm drinks

Afterwork Drink Docklands

Where else for an evening drink in Docklands if not the iconic Woolshed Pub? Once part of Melbourne’s old docking and shipping precinct and now a key part of Docklands’ redevelopment, the atmospheric balcony is the perfect place to enjoy a casual drink while watching the sun set over the dazzling lights of the city.

The client dinner

Business-dinner-docklands

There’s no need to venture further than the WTC Wharf for a classy dinner that will impress every business client. Try Lebanese at the ever-popular Byblos, Australia’s largest teppanyaki restaurant at Riverside Teppanyaki, Japanese at Kobe Jones or traditional Chinese cuisine at Man Mo – these much-loved restaurants offer an incredible waterfront setting and some of the best food in Melbourne CBD.

The team celebration

melbourne by night

When you’re looking to take things up a notch, there are plenty of venues in Docklands that will oblige. Start the night at The Wharf Hotel, a friendly local pub with great city views and classic Australian pub food. Head to Alumbra for a glamourous cosmopolitan vibe, venture to The Savoy Tavern to watch the footy or cross the river and check out Hooks At The Yarra to enjoy a diverse wine and cocktail list from bean bags on the waterfront.

The hotel recommendation

Business hotel recommendations docklands

When you have clients, colleagues or partners visiting from out of town, there’s a plethora of top end hotels in Docklands. The Wharf Hotel, Crowne Plaza Melbourne and Crown Towers Melbourne offer high standard accommodation within close walking distance of our discounted serviced offices on Flinders Street.

Don’t miss out on the big Melbourne Spring Sale – the perfect chance to rent a premium coworking space, serviced office or virtual office at an affordable rate.

Find an office space

Summer came; the Spring Sale ended. But you can still find amazing discounts – browse flexible office spaces in Melbourne at the link below and find a new home for your business for less.