Sunday, December 27, 2009

    New Year's Eve cruises & dining options at Docklands - Book now!

    As 2009 draws to a close, you may like to consider the following options for New Year's Eve. At Docklands, there are plenty of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve starting with the annual dinner cruise on board the grand vessel "Voyager".

    The 3.5 hour cruise includes a three course meal, open bar with standard drinks (spirits, wine, beer, soft drink), live DJ with spacious dance floor, all with a prime view of the fireworks along the river.

    Price: $249 per person.
    Bookings: You can book your place online or phone
    (03) 9285 0000.
    Web: http://www.rivers.net.au

    There are also a range of special dining events taking place at a variety of Docklands restaurants. Each dinner includes canapes, a three-course meal, a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and a prime view of the waterfront fireworks. To check out which restaurants are hosting events and to book your table, click here.


    At Waterfront City, the fun continues with free activities for the whole family. Live entertainment kicks off at 6pm all the way until 1am with DJ Mark Anthony who will be playing everything from funk and soul to commercial top 40, house and retro '80s. The programme also includes the Gee Whiz Kids band for the youngsters, and performances from 10-piece band Alchemy and Australia's leading funk act, Nudist Funk Orchestra.

    For more information on what's happening at Waterfront City, visit: http://www.waterfrontcity.com.au

    Monday, December 21, 2009

    Lord Mayor Robert Doyle to volunteer at Salvos Christmas Brunch, Mecca Bah

    This year, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has been confirmed as a volunteer at the Salvation Army Christmas Day Brunch.

    Held at Mecca Bah Melbourne, those attending are frequent users of the Salvation Army’s services throughout the year. Volunteers for this annual event contribute their time by driving guests from the Salvation Army on Bourke Street to Mecca Bah, and spending time speaking with those in need of a listening ear. Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has been a regular supporter the Salvos Christmas. This is the 5th year that Mecca Bah has participated in this event.

    Salvos Christmas Day Brunch 25th Dec 2009, 10:30am – 12.30pm Mecca Bah will afterwards open to the general public for Christmas Day Lunch from 1.30pm - www.salvos.org.au

    Friday, December 18, 2009

    This weekend: Finish your shopping at Harbour Town or Sunday Market & have a cheap bite at Bellissimo

    Finish your Christmas shopping at Harbour Town this weekend. There is a wide range of stores to choose from and throughout next week there is extended trading hours - click here to read more.

    Meanwhile you might just pick yourself up a bargain at the Docklands Sunday Market at Waterfront City Piazza. Located just off of Docklands Rd, near the corner of Doepel Way, you can find everything from arts to antiques, books to beauty. It opens from 10am to 5pm.

    For more information visit: www.docklandsundaymarket.com.au

    You can also enjoy a yummy lunch without breaking the bank at Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria. On Sunday it's their weekly $15 Pizza and Pasta Day. Choose a main size pizza, pasta or risotti and pay just $15 *

    Visit: www.bellissimo.net.au

    *Valid: All day Sunday
    Includes all Pizza, Pasta & Risotti dishes (except Pasta Mista)

    Not valid with any other, event or discount
    Not valid on take-away menu

    Summer Serve dining promotion: 11 Jan - 28 Feb 2010

    The Australian Open is heading to town and many of the city’s eclectic restaurants, bars and cafés are set to offer you a grander slam for your buck.

    Get ready for a greater taste of Melbourne with Summer Serve’s special offers on city dining. There’s no better time to savour all that Melbourne has to offer, including a myriad of quality food establishments and diverse cuisines prepared from the freshest of produce. Mention "Summer Serve" at any of the participating venues from 11 January to 28 February 2010, and receive two entrées for the price of one. Conditions apply.

    Participating venues:

    Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria
    - Experience warm hospitality along with traditional Italian cuisine at Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria.

    BlueFire Churrascaria Grill
    - With absolute river frontage, stunning views and an impressive range of menu choices, BlueFire Churrascaria will excite, invigorate and surprise.

    Butchers Grill, Meat & Wine Room
    - “Sharing Your Passion for Quality Meat and Wine” Butchers Grill boasts a Mediterranean style menu full of quality Victorian meat.

    Nearly everything on the menu is cooked over an open grill, which means a healthier meal for diners.

    Fish Seafood Grill
    - Fish Seafood Grill is bound to impress lovers of fresh seafood in a smart casual venue with floor to ceiling views of the harbour.

    Livebait
    - With panoramic views of the CBD and Victoria Harbour, Livebait sets the tone for contemporary seafood restaurants.

    Mecca Bah
    - Enter Mecca Bah and you will feel like you have stepped into a Moroccan eating house albeit with a uniquely Melbourne twist.

    Saganaki Greek Cuisine & Grill
    - Saganaki offers modern Greek cuisine right on the water at NewQuay Docklands.

    Steakhouse
    - As the name suggests – Steakhouse is all about the steak.

    Yum Cha Dragon Chinese BBQ & Restaurant
    - Yum Cha Dragon is located along the waterfront and specialises in the lively and social "yum cha" style dining.


    Terms and conditions:
    Patrons must quote ‘Summer Serve’ when ordering to redeem two entrees for the price of one. Summer Serve offers are valid from 11 January to 28 February 2010 only. Additional conditions may apply at individual events. Please check thatsmelbourne.com.au or contact participating venues directly for full redemption details. Summer Serves are for entrée sizes only, and are not available in conjunction with any other offer, discount, deal or promotion. Bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. While every effort has been made to present accurate information at the time of going to print, City of Melbourne takes no responsibility for errors or changes made to the promotion by individual participating partners, including their withdrawal from this promotion.

    Wednesday, December 16, 2009

    It'll be Super Tuesday every day when you sign up for Rivers Platinum Club - for free!

    It's super news for all you Super Tuesday fans out there. The popular dining offer has been extended to next year with a fantastic bonus - every day can be Super Tuesday when you sign up to become a Rivers Platinum Club member.

    That's right, simply apply to be a member (for free!) and you can save 50% off lunch EVERY DAY and dinner every Tuesday. Yes, really!

    To sign up online visit: http://www.rivers.net.au/platinumclub.htm

    Participating “Super Tuesday Every Day” restaurants:

    Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria

    BlueFire Churrascaria Grill

    Butchers Grill Docklands & CBD

    Fish Seafood Grill

    Saganaki Greek Cuisine & Grill

    Steakhouse Docklands & Port Melbourne

    Yum Cha Dragon

    Windows on the Bay

    Begins 2nd January 2010 - apply now!

    Conditions: Regular Super Tuesday terms & conditions apply. To receive discount, customer must present their Rivers Platinum Club Card or sign up to receive a membership at the restaurant. Excludes public holidays. Not valid during December. Offer also applies to existing Rivers Platinum Club members.

    NOTE: The "Super Tuesday Every Day" offer will start from 2nd January 2010 and will continue until further notice. Updates will be made available online.

    Monday, December 14, 2009

    Super Tuesday reminder: Save 50% off your lunch or dinner bill

    Reminder: Tomorrow is Super Tuesday at Docklands and another chance for you to save while you dine at a variety of restaurants.

    How does it work? Simple, all you have to do is order a minimum of main + dessert, you will automatically receive 50% off your food bill.

    Available for lunch and dinner every Tuesday, why not try out this deal at Mecca Bah for some some tasty Moroccan and Middle Eastern dishes.

    Other yummy options include Chinese, Italian and Greek. Or alternatively, click here for a full list of participating restaurants.




    Terms & Conditions
    Super Tuesday not valid for groups over 15 people or with any other offer, event or discount. Excludes ‘Pasta Mista’. Not valid on take away menu.

    Friday, December 11, 2009

    This weekend: Designers' House fashion show, Christmas lights, market & $15 pizzas

    This weekend, get a jump on this summer’s hottest looks with a FREE fashion show from the stylish folks at Designers’ House. They are hosting two fashion parades on Sunday 13th December at Harbour Town Shopping Centre. Come on down at 1pm to catch all the bikini action. There will be music, models and all the latest summer styles for men, women and children from labels such as JETS, ML Denim, Rosemin, Little Joe and Modern Lovers.

    Where: Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Ground Level (opposite The Coffee Club)
    When: Sunday, 13th December 2009 from 1pm
    What: Designer’s House Summer Fashion Parade – two presentations
    Cost: FREE

    For more information on Designers’ House, visit: http://www.thedesignershouse.com.au or phone (03) 9670 8118

    Lighting up Docklands with a mesmerising show of Christmas lights will be the 'Follow the lights to the Harbour' display. As part of the City of Melbourne Christmas campaign, the display can be seen on boats and yachts as they light up Victoria Harbour. A definite sight to behold, you can catch the display from this Sunday 13th until 20th December.

    While you're at Docklands, check out the bargains on offer at Docklands Market at Waterfront City Piazza. Located just off of Docklands Rd, near the corner of Doepel Way, you can find everything from arts to antiques, books to beauty. It opens from 10am to 5pm.

    For more information visit: www.docklandsundaymarket.com.au

    You can also enjoy a delicious lunch without breaking the bank at Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria. On Sunday it's their weekly $15 Pizza and Pasta Day. Choose a main size pizza, pasta or risotti and pay just $15 *

    Visit: www.bellissimo.net.au

    Enjoy your weekend!

    *Valid: All day Sunday
    Includes all Pizza, Pasta & Risotti dishes (except Pasta Mista)

    Not valid with any other, event or discount
    Not valid on take-away menu

    Thursday, December 10, 2009

    Celebrate the festive season with a Christmas cocktail at Docklands!

    You know what they say, Christmas is the season of drinking giving. So give yourself some festive cheer this month with a specially-themed Christmas cocktail.

    Celebrate the season with a drink after work or indulge in one of the deliciously-themed cocktails over dinner. Available for the special Christmas price of $14 each* at a range of Docklands restaurants (see list below). Come and try one today!

    Available at each restaurant below:
    Prancer: Cointreau, chambord with a squeeze of lemon and a splash of cranberry Juice over ice
    The Santa Rock: Frangelico, strawberry liqueur, baileys with a splash of milk and a strawberry kiss
    Mistletoe: Midori, strawberry liqueur, mango liqueur, passionfruit pulp with a splash of lemonade over ice

    Bellissimo:

    Bella Xmas: Campari with fresh lime, fine sugar topped with lemonade and a lime wedge, over ice
    Buon Natale: Aperol with a splash of apple juice, fresh lime and mint aroma over ice

    Butchers Grill: (Also available at Butchers Grill, CBD)

    Jingle Bell Rock: Jose cuervo tequila, chambord with a squeeze of lemon juice over ice
    Silent Night: Vodka, frangelico mixed with fresh lime and fine sugar over ice

    Fish Seafood Grill:

    Xmas Stocking: Midori topped with bubbles and a strawberry kiss
    Snow Globe: Midori, mango liqueur, strawberry liqueur with a splash of tropical juices and a citrus wheel over ice

    Yum Cha Dragon:

    Oriental Sled: Vanilla vodka, vanilla liqueur splash of apple juice and a lemon wedge over ice
    Muthi Santa: Frangelico with fresh lime, fine sugar and mint aroma over ice

    BlueFire:

    Xmas Present: Jose cuervo tequila, chambord, a squeeze of lemon juice with a lemon wheel over ice
    Three Wise Men: Mango liqueur, passionfruit Liqueur, chambord and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice over ice

    Steak House NewQuay: (Also available at Steak House, Pier 35)

    White Snow: Frangelico, cointreau, fresh lime & lemon, fine sugar and mint aroma over ice
    Fat Santa: Cuervo tequila, cointreau, fine sugar and fresh lime over ice

    Saganaki:

    Greek Xmas: Zuess Classico, blue curaco, topped with lemonade and a lemon wheel over ice
    Xmas Love: Metaxa five star, cointreau fresh lime wedges topped with ginger ale over ice

    Mecca Bah:

    Xmas Joy: Mango liqueur, passionfruit liqueur, chambord, squeeze fresh lemon juice over ice
    Xmas Passion: Frangelico accompanied with muddled fresh lime and fine sugar

    Live Bait:

    Xmas Spirit: Remy brandy, cointreau accompanied by muddled fresh lime and fine sugar, topped with ginger ale over ice
    Father Xmas: Campari accompanied by muddled fresh lime and fine sugar, topped with lemonade and mint aroma over ice

    *Please note: All the regular 'Happy Hour' cocktails are still priced at $9 each (normally $18).

    Wednesday, December 9, 2009

    Docklands Twilight Market, Thurs 17th Dec

    The Docklands Sunday Market will hold their 'Christmas Twilight Market' on Thursday 17th December 4.30pm to 8.30pm. Enjoy the special treats on offer from stallholders in the warm summer air. Bring along the family and take advantage of some great dining options after you peruse the stalls. Stall holders also welcome.

    Competition:
    A FREE Children’s Art Competition will also be held. Kids can design their own Christmas cards and win some great prizes! Toy World, Pumpkin Patch, Monkey Mania, Action Zone, Black Light Mini golf, Market Fairy stall, Cheeky Face, Personalised Kids Art on canvas.

    Enter in your category - boys/girls under 6 years & under 10 years old.
    Enter on the 6th, 13th & 17th December. Winners chosen at Christmas Twilight Market at 7.30pm.

    How to get there: Catch the FREE City Circle Tram, 70 via Flinders St or Tram 86 via Bourke Street. Parking is free for the first hour and then $5. Melways reference 2E, D4

    More info: Ph. 0412 910 496 / www.docklandsundaymarket.com.au

    [via WFC website]

    Tuesday, December 8, 2009

    Event: Carols at Victoria Harbour, Thursday 10th December

    Not doing anything this Thursday night? Then grab the family, a picnic and a rug and come along to the Docklands Carols at Victoria Harbour.

    You will be treated to performances by Contemporary Gospel band “Gospel Sunday”. There will also be activities for the kids, a sausage sizzle, and a Christmas-themed outdoor movie on the big screen, which will be screened as the sun sets.

    Entry: Free
    Where: Victoria Green, 823 Bourke Street, Docklands
    When: 6pm to 10pm
    How to get there: Take Tram 48 and alight at the final stop in Merchant Street, Victoria Harbour.
    Info: Ph. 03 8622 4822

    Monday, December 7, 2009

    Super Tuesday: Book now for lunch or dinner tomorrow!

    Tomorrow is Super Tuesday at Docklands which means you can save big on either lunch or dinner (or both!) at a selection of Docklands restaurants.

    How does it work? Simple, all you have to do is order a minimum of main + dessert, you will automatically receive 50% off your food bill.

    Available for lunch and dinner every Tuesday, why not try out this deal at Bellissimo for some some fantastic Italian dishes.

    Other yummy options include Chinese, Moroccan and Greek. Or alternatively, click here for a full list of participating restaurants.




    Terms & Conditions
    Super Tuesday not valid for groups over 15 people or with any other offer, event or discount. Excludes ‘Pasta Mista’. Not valid on take away menu.

    Friday, December 4, 2009

    This weekend: $15 pizzas, market, Thomas the Tank & Santa come to Harbour Town

    There is lots happening at Docklands this weekend. Kicking off the Christmas festivities, Santa's Breakfast at Harbour Town on Sunday will be a real treat for the kids.

    100 kids will be entertained with a fun Christmas show and breakfast. Spaces are limited, so ring the Tourism Lounge on 03 9328 8600 to register your child.

    Meanwhile on Saturday, the Thomas & Friends Surprise Show will begin with three shows per day (excluding Mondays) and run until 20th Dec. The free sing-a-long show is an interactive experience and includes a dynamic a mix of performers, music and theatrical magic.

    While you're at Docklands, check out the bargains on offer at Docklands Market at Waterfront City Piazza. Located just off of Docklands Rd, near the corner of Doepel Way, you can find everything from arts to antiques, books to beauty. It opens from 10am to 5pm.

    For more information visit: www.docklandsundaymarket.com.au

    You can also enjoy a yummy lunch without breaking the bank at Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria. On Sunday it's their weekly $15 Pizza and Pasta Day. Choose a main size pizza, pasta or risotti and pay just $15 *

    Visit: www.bellissimo.net.au

    Have a happy weekend!

    *Valid: All day Sunday
    Includes all Pizza, Pasta & Risotti dishes (except Pasta Mista)

    Not valid with any other, event or discount
    Not valid on take-away menu

    You're invited to Urban Reforestation's Christmas Party, 11th December

    Come and enjoy a Christmas tipple in the surroundings of the very green Urban Reforestation garden.

    The Docklands community is invited to check out the new garden while they sip on a few drinks and get stuck into some yummy BBQ.

    When: Friday, 11th December 4pm to 8pm
    Where: The Promenade, North Wharf - near the end of Merchant Street at Docklands.

    Wednesday, December 2, 2009

    Win 1 of 4 $20 jewellery vouchers to The Maharani Collection at Designers' House

    With Christmas the season of gift-giving, give yourself a treat by winning a jewellery voucher to spend on The Maharani Collection.

    The Maharani Collection boasts a vast array of sterling silver jewellery and accessories for men and women including rings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, anklets, cufflinks, ties and an array of gorgeous silk scarves and hair accessories. Custom designing your own jewellery piece is also a possibility - just come in store to discuss.

    We have four $20 jewellery vouchers up for grabs, thanks to the generous people at Designers' House, Harbour Town.

    To enter, simply tell us what piece of jewellery you'd love to treat yourself with by emailing discoverdocklands@gmail.com - don't forget to include your name and address too!

    The Maharani Collection is located in Designers’ House, upstairs on Level 1 at Harbour Town Shopping Centre Ph: 9670 8118 www.thedesignershouse.com.au

    Terms & Conditions
    Vouchers are only redeemable until 31st December 2009. They cannot be exchanged for cash. By entering this competition your email address will automatically be added to our mailing list. Please advise us if you do not wish to be added.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009

    Get your dancing shoes on at Docklands: Movie Moves & Sunday Salsa

    There is no better time to throw on those dancing shoes and get active than over the summer months. At Docklands there are a few ways to get that booty shaking, whether it's for fitness or fun, or both!

    Movie Moves:
    6th & 13th Feb, 5 - 7.30pm at Waterfront City Piazza

    Learn some dance moves inspired by your favourite movies. Turn it on like John Travolta, help Muriel face her Waterloo, do the Bollywood thing with Jai Ho, or just try and put your Baby in the corner! Make a night of it and have a night out at one the many waterfront restaurants at Docklands.

    Saturday, 6th Feb: Dirty Dancing, Michael Jackson's Thriller and Slumdog Millionaire
    Saturday, 13th Feb: Muriel's Wedding, Saturday Night Fever, Slumdog Millionaire.

    Info: www.waterfrontcity.com.au

    Sunday Salsa:
    Every Sunday from 5th Dec to 28th Feb, 5-10pm at Yarras Edge Bar & Cafe

    DANCE 101 is hosting this free dance event each Sunday from 5pm to 10pm. Learn the steps to all the popular ballroom favourites including Salsa, Cha Cha and Merengue. Open to all ages, levels and experiences from beginners to advanced. You are also welcome to sit and watch.

    Info: www.dance101.com.au

    Monday, November 30, 2009

    Super Tuesday Alert: Book now for lunch or dinner

    Super Tuesday is quickly becoming a popular way to dine at Docklands. In the lead-up to the holiday season, save your money by booking lunch or dinner at any of the various restaurants located at Docklands.

    How does it work? Simple, all you have to do is order a minimum of main and dessert at any participating restaurant, and you will automatically receive 50% off your food bill.

    Available for lunch and dinner every Tuesday, why not try out this deal at BlueFire Churrascaria Grill for skewered favourites including seafood, calamari, chicken, lamb, beef and pork.

    Other yummy options include Italian, Moroccan and Greek. Or alternatively, click here for a full list of participating restaurants.




    Terms & Conditions
    Super Tuesday not valid for groups over 15 people or with any other offer, event or discount. Excludes ‘Pasta Mista’. Not valid on take away menu.

    Santa Claus arrives at Habour Town

    Guess who is on his way to Harbour Town? That's right it's the jolly old man in the big, red suit! Santa Claus arrives at Docklands shopping hub tomorrow from 1st until 25th of December.

    He will be have candy canes, balloons and Christmas carols to share with his friends. Santa will also be joined by his troupe of jazz band, elves and fairies from 19th - 24th December. They will perform between 11am and 3pm daily.

    Santa's visiting times:

    Monday-Thursdays: 10am to 4pm
    Fridays: 10am to 8pm
    Saturday-Sunday: 10am to 4pm

    Santa will also be hosting a special free breakfast at Harbour Town for the kids on Sunday, 6th December. 100 kids will be treated to a fun and entertaining Christmas show and breakfast. Spots are limited so book now by phoning the Tourism Lounge on (03) 9328 8600.

    For a list of all that is happening at Docklands this Christmas, click here.

    Friday, November 27, 2009

    What's on this weekend: Docklands Sunday Market & Bellissimo $15 Pizza/Pasta Day

    In addition to the Melbourne Rat Race, which is happening tomorrow at Docklands, there is lots to see and do on the weekend.

    This Sunday nab yourself a bargain at the Docklands Market at Waterfront City Piazza. Located just off of Docklands Rd, near the corner of Doepel Way. You can find everything from arts to antiques, books to beauty. It opens from 10am to 5pm.

    For more information visit: www.docklandsundaymarket.com.au

    You can also enjoy a yummy lunch without breaking the bank at Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria. On Sunday it's their weekly $15 Pizza and Pasta Day. Choose a main size pizza, pasta or risotti and pay just $15 *

    Visit: www.bellissimo.net.au

    Have a happy weekend!

    *Valid: All day Sunday
    Includes all Pizza, Pasta & Risotti dishes (except Pasta Mista)

    Not valid with any other, event or discount
    Not valid on take-away menu


    This Saturday: The Melbourne Rat Race

    It's on again! Arguably the greatest urban adventure challenge in the world, the Rat Race hits Melbourne again in 2009 and promises to be even bigger, better, higher and wetter (surely not…) than last year.

    From Melbourne Rat Race central at Waterfront City at Docklands, the Rat Race promises to take competitors on a roller coaster ride of fun, adrenalin and discovery through the heart of Melbourne. From urban climbing to zip lines, kayaking to navigation, riding to scrambling, an entire new side of Melbourne will be on display like never before.

    Teams of three will run, ride, kayak, climb, abseil, and so much more over two days on the weekend of November 28 and 29.The format will be the original Weekender Program – a Saturday and Sunday mix, incorporating the Mean Streets Prologue, and the Rat Race Adventure Challenge.

    When approached to comment on what was in store for the 2009 Melbourne Race, Australian Rat Race course designer David Wolf responded with a firm “no comment”! Hold on to your hats Melbourne, for the world’s coolest city is about to be Ratified – again!

    Visit the Rat Race website at http://www.ratraceadventure.com/australia/ for more details.

    [via http://www.waterfrontcity.com.au]

    Thursday, November 26, 2009

    Urban Reforestation's December workshop program

    After their official launch party a few weeks ago, the guys at Urban Reforestation are raring to go with their December workshop program. There is something for everyone next month, from learning how to make your own sustainable Christmas gifts to garden fairy adventures for the kids.

    December workshop program:

    Sunday, 6th December, 2-5pm: Pickles, Ferments & Sprouts (residents) $69 per person.
    Monday, 7th December, 3-5pm: Pickles, Ferments & Sprouts (business team building) $59 per person.
    An introduction to the science and art of traditional culturing and making your own sauerkraut, kimchis, sourdoughs and sprouts. Learn how to create delicious homemade foods.

    Friday, 11th December 11am-12pm: Name the garden celebration (kindergarten) $15 per person.
    Docklands community garden would like to celebrate the naming of our garden with our kindergarten community. Let your kids explore the world of gardening with Faerie Melody and Faerie Tiku. There will be dancing, story-telling and making crafts.

    Sunday, 13th December, 3-5pm: Sustainable Gardening Gifts (residents) $59 per person.
    Learn how to grow food and herbs in containers and create beautiful and practical Christmas gifts for people who need some green.

    To book a workshop, or for more information phone: 0403 937 195 or email programs@urbanreforestation.com

    Website: http://www.urbanreforestation.com

    Santa's Breakfast at Harbour Town: Sunday, 6th December

    Harbour Town Shopping Centre will host Santa's Breakfast on Sunday 6th December at 10am. 100 kids will be treated to a fun and entertaining Christmas show and breakfast.

    Date: Sunday 6 December 2009
    Time: 9.45am registration for 10am start
    Location: Corner of Studio Lane & Star Crescent
    Show: Suzy & the Polar Bears
    Breakfast: cereal, milk, fruit cup, bottled water, individually wrapped xmas biscuit
    Cost: FREE

    Suitable for 3-9 year olds. Every registered child also receives a FREE gift at the event. Bookings can be taken from Tuesday 17 November by contacting the Tourism Lounge on 03 9328 8600. Spots are limited to the first 100 registrations.

    For more information, visit: http://www.harbourtownmelbourne.com.au

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009

    Event: Designers' House Summer Fashion Parade, 13th December

    Get a jump on this summer’s hottest looks with a FREE fashion show from the stylish folks at Designers’ House. They are hosting two fashion parades on Sunday 13th December at Harbour Town Shopping Centre. Come on down at 1pm to catch all the bikini action. There will be music, models and all the latest summer styles for men, women and children from labels such as JETS, ML Denim, Rosemin, Little Joe and Modern Lovers.

    Where: Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Ground Level (opposite The Coffee Club)
    When: Sunday, 13th December 2009 from 1pm
    What: Designer’s House Summer Fashion Parade – two presentations
    Cost: FREE

    For more information on Designers’ House, visit: http://www.thedesignershouse.com.au or phone (03) 9670 8118

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009

    New Year's Eve: Carnivale at Alumbra

    If the "white party" (a.k.a. Sensation) across the way at Etihad Stadium doesn't appeal to you this New Year's Eve, then the folks at Alumbra might have just what you're looking for.

    They are throwing a Carnivale extravaganza, and you are invited to celebrate in South American style. It will feature a Brazillian floorshow with costumed dancers, live percussionists, fire twirlers. It will also offer a fantastic view of the midnight fireworks along the Docklands, as well as Victoria Harbour and Port Philip Bay.

    Included is a gourmet BBQ between 7pm-9pm and a complimentary cocktail on arrival.

    Tickets: 1st release limited early bird tickets - $55 + booking fee (until sold out) / General tickets - $70 + booking fee. For group bookings and table packages phone 0439 848 828. Tickets also available through Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au
    Where: Alumbra - Shed 9, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands.
    When: Thursday, 31st December 2009 / Doors open from 7pm

    For more information visit: http://www.disconotdisco.com.au

    Monday, November 23, 2009

    Split your lunch or dinner bill at Docklands with Super Tuesday

    Looking for somewhere affordable to have lunch or dinner tomorrow? Then Super Tuesday at Docklands may just be the answer.

    How does it work? Simple, all you have to do is order a minimum of main + dessert at any participating restaurant, and you will automatically receive 50% off your food bill.

    Available for lunch and dinner every Tuesday, why not try out this deal at Livebait for some tasty seafood dishes.

    Other yummy options include Italian, Moroccan and Greek. Or alternatively, click here for a full list of participating restaurants.




    Terms & Conditions
    Super Tuesday not valid for groups over 15 people or with any other offer, event or discount. Excludes ‘Pasta Mista’. Not valid on take away menu.

    Friday, November 20, 2009

    This weekend: Visit Sunday Market and grab a $15 pizza/pasta at Bellissimo

    Every Sunday it's all about the bargains at Docklands. Begin with lunch at Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria, where they offer their weekly $15 Pizza and Pasta Day.

    Choose a main size pizza, pasta or risotti and pay just $15 *


    Visit: www.bellissimo.net.au

    Afterwards, mosey on over to the Docklands Market iat Waterfront City Piazza. Located just off of Docklands Rd, near the corner of Doepel Way. You can find everything from arts to antiques, books to beauty. It opens from 10am to 5pm.

    For more information visit: www.docklandsundaymarket.com.au

    *Valid: All day Sunday
    Includes all Pizza, Pasta & Risotti dishes (except Pasta Mista)

    Not valid with any other, event or discount
    Not valid on take-away menu


    Tomorrow: Skyline Victoria's annual Show 'n' Shine

    Approximately 80 of the clubs finest cars will be on display for Skyline Victoria's Annual Show 'n' Shine this weekend. From 10am to 3pm tomorrow, you can watch as these car owners show off their pride and joy along the Waterfront City promenade.

    The public will be able to walk around the cars and talk to the owners about things from looks to outright horsepower. Cars will include the legendary Nissan GTR all the way to Mitsubishi EVO’s. Street cars, circuit cars, something for everyone.

    What: Skylines Victoria Annual Show 'n' Shine 2009
    When: Saturday 21st November 2009, 10am - 3pm
    Where: Waterfront City promenade, Docklands

    For more information: http://www.waterfrontcity.com.au/Whatson/UpcomingEvents/tabid/102/mid/497/newsid497/273/Default.aspx

    Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    Summer Fun in the City: Exciting new events for January & February 2010!

    We may be getting a little ahead of ourselves here, but there really is no better place than Melbourne for summer.

    This coming season there is lots on the agenda, with many wonderful and fun activities for the whole family at Docklands. Take a quick look below to see what's coming up in January and February 2010...

    Paint Our World
    11 – 15 January 2010
    11am to 3pm
    The Hub@Docklands, 17 Waterview Walk
    Full details: thatsmelbourne.com.au
    Starting from a simple drawn circle, your child will be encouraged to paint a face that reflects their world – be it neighbour, friend or family. Each completed painting will be photographed to create a tapestry of our world through their eyes. Suitable for children 5 to 12 years.

    Mr Sandman
    11-31 January 2010
    Waterfront City Piazza
    Full details: thatsmelbourne.com.au
    Award winning international artists have sculpted 20 tonnes of golden sand into an extraordinary and eye-catching sand installation in the heart of Docklands. Alongside the Mr Sandman sculpture, come play and create your own sand carvings at hands-on workshops. Workshops run for 30 minutes. Sand Sculpture workshops daily from Wednesday 13 January to Sunday 17 January at 10.30am, 11.15am, noon and 12.45pm. For children four to 12 years. Bookings essential on 03 9658 9658.

    Movie Moves
    Saturdays 5pm to 7.30pm
    Waterfront City Piazza
    Full details: waterfrontcity.com.au
    Learn some dance moves inspired by your favourite movies. Turn it on like John Travolta or do the Bollywood thing with Jai Ho!

    6 February 2010:
    Dirty Dancing, Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Slumdog Millionaire.

    13 February 2010:
    Muriel’s Wedding, Saturday Night Fever and Slumdog Millionaire.

    For more information on what's happening at Docklands visit: www.docklands.com

    Tuesday, November 17, 2009

    Docklands businesses invited to Urban Reforestation welcome drinks soiree

    The Docklands business community is invited to check out the new co-design garden by Urban Reforestation tomorrow evening.

    Between 5pm and 7pm you can admire the green skills of this creative global campaign all while sipping on a green tea or sparkling ale. It will also be an opportunity for you to share your thoughts on the design, governance and activities of the project.

    What: Urban Reforestation Welcome Drinks Soiree
    When: Wednesday 18th November 2009, 5pm to 7pm
    Where: The Promenade, North Wharf Docklands (near the end of Merchant Street)

    For more information, check out the flyer online.

    Or visit: http://www.urbanreforestation.com

    Victoria Harbour is celebrating its birthday - Win $500 Safeway Gift Card!


    Victoria Harbour, Docklands is celebrating its birthday tomorrow - and you can join in on the fun too. Visit Merchant Street at Victoria Harbour on Wednesday 18th November between 11am and 2pm and enjoy free fun and celebrations.

    There will be a sausage sizzle, entertainment, music and a chance to win a $500 Safeway Gift Card. To be in the draw, pick up a free entry form from any Merchant Street before 12.30pm tomorrow (Nov 18).

    Entry forms available from: Australia Post, Breadtop, Brown Gouge Dry Cleaning, Century 21 Real Estate, DG Expresso, Kaleyedoscope Optometrists, Louis’ Eastern Health, Madonna’s Pizzeria Docklands, Nutshack, Safeway, Shinsei Fish & Sushi Bar.

    Monday, November 16, 2009

    Super Tuesday alert: Order main + dessert and save 50% off bill

    Tomorrow marks another Super Tuesday at Docklands. Every week, you can save big on either lunch or dinner (or both!) at a variety of Docklands restaurants.

    How does it work? Simple, all you have to do is order a minimum of main + dessert, you will automatically receive 50% off your food bill.

    Available for lunch and dinner every Tuesday, why not try out this deal at Butchers Grill for some some delicious hearty meat dishes?

    Other yummy options include Italian, Moroccan and Greek. Or alternatively, click here for a full list of participating restaurants.




    Terms & Conditions
    Super Tuesday not valid for groups over 15 people or with any other offer, event or discount. Excludes ‘Pasta Mista’. Not valid on take away menu.

    Christmas events at Docklands: Santa comes to Harbour Town; Carols at Victoria Harbour

    In addition to all the Christmas Day lunches and dinners happening on and off land at Docklands, you will also find a variety of great festive activities throughout December.

    Christmas events/activities:
    • From 1st - 25th December Santa Claus will be visiting Harbour Town Shopping Centre and Waterfront City promenade. He will be have candy canes, balloons and Christmas Carols to share with his friends. Santa will also be joined by his troupe of jazz band, elves and fairies from 19th - 24th December - so keep your eye out for that!
    • Also ready to entertain the kids from 5th - 20th December will be the Thomas & Friends' Christmas Surprise. The all-singing, all-dancing live show will be held daily at Waterfront City piazza at 11am, 1pm and 3pm*
    • Lighting up Docklands with a mesmerising show of Christmas lights will be the 'Follow the lights to the Harbour' display. As part of the City of Melbourne Christmas campaign, the display can be seen on boats and yachts as they light up Victoria Harbour. A definite sight to behold, you can catch the display 13th - 20th December.
    • Finally, you better start warming up those vocal cords because the Docklands Carols at Victoria Harbour will be taking place again on 10th December. Led by the Docklands Church and the Gospel Sunday band, it is a great way to get the family in the festive mood. Melbourne City Sports will also be hosting a Christmas-themed outdoor movie and Safeway will be cooking up a pre-Christmas sausage sizzle.
    Keep track of all that's happening at Docklands for Christmas via the Discover Docklands calendar.

    Still looking for a venue to book your work or social club Christmas party? Then consider a Docklands restaurant or "floating function."

    *Except for Mondays.

    2009 Corporate Dragon Boat Challenge

    As the year draws to a close, a great way to get your work colleagues together for a fun and active event is by registering them for the 2009 Corporate Dragon Boat Challenge. It is the ultimate team building activity and anyone can do it.

    The Challenge consists of two races for each team, conducted over a 200m course on Victoria Harbour Docklands, with a final race for the fastest four teams.

    Teams must be made up of a minimum of 8 women and 12 men paddlers along with a drummer, who sits at the bow to set the stroke rate and keep the team in time. Also, team members must have a bonafide connection with the company
    (i.e. employee, family, business associate, etc.)

    On event day, Dragon Boats Victoria will provide the dragon boats, paddles, life jackets, an accredited helm/sweep to steer for each team and a comprehensive safety briefing prior to racing. Prior to the event, DBV will also offer 2 free 1 hour coaching sessions.

    Team entry is $1000, up to 26 participants per team (includes 5 emergencies). Closing date for entries is Thursday 19th November 2009.

    Event Date: Wednesday, 25th November 2009 from 3pm

    For more information and/or to register online visit: http://www.melbournecitysports.ymca.org.au

    Friday, November 13, 2009

    This weekend: Grab a $15 pizza or pasta at Bellissimo; hunt down a bargain at Sunday Market

    Every Sunday it's all about the bargains at Docklands. Begin with lunch at Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria, where they offer their weekly $15 Pizza and Pasta Day.

    Choose a main size Pizza, Pasta or Risotti and pay just $15 *


    Visit: www.bellissimo.net.au

    Afterwards, mosey on over to the Docklands Market iat Waterfront City Piazza. Located just off of Docklands Rd, near the corner of Doepel Way. You can find everything from arts to antiques, books to beauty. It opens from 10am to 5pm.

    For more information visit: www.docklandsundaymarket.com.au

    Please note: The Car Fair at Docklands has been cancelled until further notice.

    *Valid: All day Sunday
    Includes all Pizza, Pasta & Risotti dishes (except Pasta Mista)

    Not valid with any other, event or discount
    Not valid on take-away menu


    What to do for New Year's Eve? Take your pick at Docklands!

    As 2009 draws to a close, now is the time to start thinking about your plans for New Year's Eve. At Docklands, there are plenty of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve starting with the annual dinner cruise on board the grand vessel "Voyager".

    The 3.5 hour cruise includes a three course meal, open bar with standard drinks (spirits, wine, beer, soft drink), live DJ with spacious dance floor, all with a prime view of the fireworks along the river.

    Price: $249 per person.
    Bookings: You can book your place online or phone
    (03) 9285 0000.
    Web: http://www.rivers.net.au

    There are also a range of special dining events taking place at a variety of Docklands restaurants. Each dinner includes canapes, a three-course meal, a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and a prime view of the waterfront fireworks. To check out which restaurants are hosting events and to book your table, click here.

    Another event which is bound to draw huge crowds again this NYE is Sensation at Etihad Stadium. Known as the "white party", it began last year and has quickly become one of the biggest dance parties in the Southern Hemisphere. Tickets may be purchased from Ticketmaster. Dining and VIP packages are also available to through the Etihad Stadium website.

    At Waterfront City, the fun continues with free activities for the whole family. Live entertainment kicks off at 6pm all the way until 1am with DJ Mark Anthony who will be playing everything from funk and soul to commercial top 40, house and retro '80s. The programme also includes the Gee Whiz Kids band for the youngsters, and performances from 10-piece band Alchemy and Australia's leading funk act, Nudist Funk Orchestra.

    For more information on what's happening at Waterfront City, visit: http://www.waterfrontcity.com.au

    Nissan Datsun Sports Owner Show 'n' Shine: this Sunday 15th November

    This Sunday make sure to check out the Nissan Datsun Sports Owner Show 'n' Shine event at Waterfront City, Docklands.

    The Nissan Datsun Sports Owner Club (NDSOC) comprises of approximately 400 members who share the common interest in both classic and modern Nissan Datsun Sporting vehicles. The NDSOC is very active in both competition and social events with members competing at club race days on a monthly basis.

    The Club based in Victoria is a club of hundreds of enthusiastic members enjoying great club events. On Sunday November 15th the NDSOC will show their cars with pride - along the waterfront promenade at Docklands. From 10am - 4pm enjoy a display of approximately 70 cars, including early Datsun sports cars of the 60's - 70's through to modern Nissan sporting vehicles.

    For more information, visit: http://www.waterfrontcity.com.au

    Thursday, November 12, 2009

    Butchers Grill turns 1 - have a glass of bubbly to celebrate!

    Butchers Grill is turning 1 and you can help them celebrate by toasting with a complimentary glass of bubbly.

    Reserve a table for Friday 20th November and you and your guests can mark this special occasion with free sparkling. Valid only at CBD restaurant with any food purchase.

    So what are you waiting for? Click here to book your table at Butchers Grill, Bourke Street Melbourne location.

    Event: Pearl Jam, Friday 20th November at Etihad Stadium

    Melbourne is certainly a hub of celeb activity right now. Britney Spears, Tiger Woods and very soon we'll all be talking about Pearl Jam.

    The rock legends are due to fly into Australia next week for a series of highly-anticipated concerts. They will literally "rock" Etihad Stadium at Docklands on Friday 29th November when they will play to a sold-out crowd.

    They will be joined by special guests Ben Harper and Relentless 7 as well as Liam Finn. If you were lucky to get tickets, then make sure to visit the many restaurants and bars located at Docklands before or after the concert for a drink or a bite to eat.

    TIMES
    5pm - Gate Opening
    6pm - Liam Finn performs
    7pm - Ben Harper and Relentless7 perform
    8.30pm - Pearl Jam performs

    For more information, visit: http://www.etihadstadium.com.au

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    Mecca Bah to host 5th annual Salvos Christmas Day Brunch

    For the fifth year in a row, Mecca Bah will host the Salvos Christmas Day Brunch for around 100 Salvation Army Clients.

    Those attending are frequent users of the Salvation Army’s services throughout the year and are some of the most marginalised in Melbourne. Regular volunteers for this annual event contribute their time by driving guests from the Salvation Army on Bourke Street to Mecca Bah, and spending time speaking with those in need of a listening ear. Brodie Holland (retired Collingwood footballer) and Melbourne's new Lord Mayor, Robert Doyle have both supported the Salvos Christmas Brunch for several years.

    What: Salvos Christmas Day Brunch
    When: 25th Dec 09, 10:30am – 12.30pm
    Mecca Bah will afterwards open to the general public for Christmas Day Lunch from 1.30pm

    For more information visit: http://www.meccabah.com.au/charity.html

    Monday, November 9, 2009

    Watch Tiger Woods in the Australian Masters at Waterfront City

    So... Tiger Woods is in town. It seems as though everyone in Melbourne has been on "Tiger watch" this morning, as the world number one hits our shores for the Australian Masters.

    You can have a front row seat of all the action thanks to a live site set up at Docklands. From November 12th to 15th you can catch all the greatest golfing action via two giant screens at Waterfront City. The LED superscreens will broadcast all the live coverage and there will be live activities for the kids.

    For more information visit: www.nvisagemedia.com.au

    Save with Super Tuesday at Docklands restaurants

    We can't get enough of Super Tuesday at Docklands. Every week, you can save big on either lunch or dinner (or both!) at a variety of Docklands restaurants.

    How does it work? Simple, all you have to do is order a minimum of main + dessert, you will automatically receive 50% off your food bill.

    Available for lunch and dinner every Tuesday, why not try out this deal at BlueFire Churrascaria Grill for some some delicious South American fare?

    Other yummy options include Italian, Moroccan and Greek. Or alternatively, click here for a full list of participating restaurants.




    Terms & Conditions
    Super Tuesday not valid for groups over 15 people or with any other offer, event or discount. Excludes ‘Pasta Mista’. Not valid on take away menu.

    Friday, November 6, 2009

    This Sunday: Docklands Market, The Car Fair and Bellissimo's $15 Pizza/Pasta Day

    Don't forget that the Docklands Market is on again this Sunday. Mosey on down to the Waterfront City Piazza, located just off of Docklands Rd, near the corner of Doepel Way. You can find everything from arts to antiques, books to beauty. It opens from 10am to 5pm. Visit: www.docklandsundaymarket.com.au

    While you're there, grab yourself a $15 pizza or pasta meal from Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria. Choose a main size Pizza, Pasta or Risotti for $14.00

    Valid: All day Sunday
    Includes all Pizza, Pasta & Risotti dishes (except Pasta Mista)

    Not valid with any other, event or discount
    Not valid on take-away menu


    Also at Docklands on Sunday is The Car Fair. Buying and selling cars direct can save you thousands of dollars in dealer commission. The Car Fair will be held every Sunday morning at 453- 507 Docklands Drive (the site where Cirque du Soleil was located).

    Sellers need to arrive between 9am and 10am on Sunday to park their vehicles. Gates are open for buyers to view cars between 10am and 2pm each Sunday. Vehicle inspection, vehicle finance and other services will be available onsite to assist with purchases.

    Phone: 1300 523 229
    Web: www.thecarfair.com.au

    Have a great weekend!
     

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