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6 Things to Do During Your UFC® 193 Trip to Melbourne, Australia

Posted by Carolynn Wilcox on Nov 4, 2015 4:50:45 PM


If you experience UFC 193 live and in person, you’re guaranteed to be a part of history.  For the first time in the history of combat sports, you’ll see female fights headlining both the main and co-main events.  Not only that, but this will also be the UFC’s debut in Melbourne, Australia.  Why not celebrate down under with the natives as you take in this once in a lifetime experience? 



Melbourne is known for its lively after-dark scene!  UFC 193 will be held at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne’s Dockland precinct, a part of town that’s adjacent to the Yarra River and Victoria Harbour.  This waterfront district has a ton to see and experience, especially after the sun goes down!

Alumbra Lounge

Alumbra, located at Central Pier in the heart of Docklands, is described by the City of Melbourne as a “recently renovated New York warehouse [that] provides a modern and artistic venue [overlooking] Victoria Harbour.”  Signature cocktails abound at this classy joint that also features a glass dance floor, outdoor seating and a rooftop bar!

Bar Watermark

Located directly on the water (much like everything else surrounding Etihad Stadium), Bar Watermark boasts a picturesque view of Victoria Harbour and isn’t just a bar, but an entertainment venue as well.  An outdoor beer garden at the cusp of the waterfront provides the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the company of friends and family.  Bar Watermark is perfect for larger groups as well, offering event and function hosting in a private room.

Woolshed Pub

The Woolshed Pub at Central Pier is perfect for grabbing a bite to eat or a drink after the fight!  This venue is known for steaks and seafood, as well as a substantial wine list and a well-stocked bar.  Did we mention that it’s right across the street from Etihad Stadium?

Medibank Icehouse

November calls for cold weather activities!  This ice sports and entertainment venue features two Olympic-sized ice rinks and holds a number of winter sports competitions.  Ice skating is open to the public and the Medibank Icehouse is less than a mile from Etihad Stadium!

Melbourne Docklands Public Art Walk


Download the brochure here to get started on this self-guided journey of large-scale urban art!  Nearly 30 spectacular pieces that draw from the area’s history as an industrial port await you as you explore the art scene in the Docklands precinct.

Melbourne for Sports Lovers

If you’re in Melbourne for UFC 193, chances are you’re a sports fan!  Check out the guide for sports lovers on the City of Melbourne’s website for tips on how to explore Australia’s “sporting capital.”  Football, cricket, soccer, rugby, horseracing, tennis – it’s all there!

Other Tips

Getting Around

The city of Melbourne is laid out in a grid style, making it easy to navigate!  If you need help getting around, look no further than Visit Melbourne’s webpage.  This resource includes useful maps and details transportation options such as the train, tram, bus and bike.  Public Transport Victoria also has a Journey Planner on their website that is extremely useful for mapping out your itinerary as well.  Looking for a map that’s centered around the Docklands precinct and includes Etihad Stadium?  Download the PDF here!


Temperatures for Melbourne in November average 63°F (17°C) with highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid-fifties – very mild weather!  As far as precipitation goes, it typically rains about one out of every three days, but UFC 193 attendees will be safe and dry under the cover of Etihad Stadium’s retractable roof.

Not sure what to expect from the fight card?  Check out our preview of UFC 193 here!

#BETHERE for UFC® 193

See the top two pound-for-pound female fighters in the UFC defend their titles and witness what promises to be a historic heavyweight match-up at UFC 193!  As a VIP Section guest, you’ll be ensured seating in the P1 Floor as well as reserved seats to both the Fighter Q&A and the Weigh-In on Saturday!  You’ll be taken on exclusive Backstage Behind-the-Scenes and UFC Octagon Tours that will take place over the course of the weekend, and you’ll also have the unique opportunity to take a picture with the Championship Belt.  The VIP Hospitality Venue includes a full premium open bar, extensive food stations, and appearances by celebrity fighters and Octagon girls!

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