Friday, December 31, 2010

    New Years Eve

    Ring in the new year at Docklands. The family friendly atmosphere and spectacular views will have you wanting for nothing this New Years Eve.

    NYE DINNER:
    Start off the night with dinner at one of the many restaurants around the harbour. Our top picks for the night are:

    James Squire Brewhouse
    The celebration at the newly refurbished James Squire promises to be amazing. The seating arrangements for dinner will ensure a social and fun night. Meet new people while tucking into the 3 course NYE menu and enjoying a James Squire brew.

    Book now, call Ph 9606 0644 or visit www.jamessquire.net.au for more information.

    Fish Seafood Grill
    The family friendly atmosphere is coupled with a scrumptious seafood focused menu - perfect for a hot summer's night. The evening is broken up into two sittings, the first finishing at 8pm, leaving enough time to nab a good position around the waters edge for the early fireworks display.

    Visit www.fishrestaurant.com.au or call Ph 9640 0686

    Butchers Grill
    With a wall of windows overlooking the harbour, you'll have the best views in Docklands. The Mediterranean inspired menu will keep your hunger away and the local & international wine selection from the Butchers Grill wine wall will keep the celebrations going.

    Visit www.butchersgrill.com.au or Ph 9640 0696

    Yum Cha Dragon
    The award winning restaurant is offering a glass of refreshing sparkling wine on arrival. If that isn't enough to tempt you out of the heat, the 8 course banquet filled with Asian delights might do it. There is a choice between a standard and superior banquet.

    Visit www.yumcha.net.au or Ph 9329 6868

    NYE ENTERTAINMENT:
    Entertainment kicks off at 6pm in the Waterfront City piazza. The free event offers something for everyone. The night begins with Tricky Nick's Magic Show, Miley Montana and Shrek and ends with DJ Anthony spinning everyone's favourite tunes & Boutique Duo performing until the countdown. Roving performers can also be found along NewQuay promenade & Vic Harbour Esplanade.

    View the schedule at www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au

    NYE FIREWORKS:
    Two spectacular fireworks displays will fill the night's sky over Docklands. The first show will begin at 9:15pm and is ideal for families. The grand finale will begin as the clock strikes twelve and has been touted as the best NYE fireworks yet.

    Happy New Year!

    Friday, December 17, 2010

    Christmas at Docklands

    Christmas is here again and Docklands is in festive mode.

    Celebrations start early with the Carols at Docklands extravaganza beginning at 6pm tonight. Bring your family & friends to this free event and sing along to your favourite carols in the piazza.

    The free event has fun for everyone including special guest performers, a 60 piece gospel choir, kids carnival with a jumping castle and fairy floss, a skate comp, games, giveaways, fireworks and a visit from Santa!

    For more information visit www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au

    Mecca Bah will be hosting some very special guests on Christmas morning. The 6th annual Christmas Day Brunch for the Salvos will take place from 9:30am - 11:30am. All guests are frequent users of the Salvation Army’s services throughout the year and are some of the most marginalised in the city. Melbourne's Lord Mayor will again be helping out by driving guests from the Bourke Street centre to Mecca Bah.

    Go to www.meccabah.com.au for more information

    Harbour Town Shopping Centre is closed on Christmas Day and will re-open on Boxing Day with massive savings. This is your opportunity to shop til you drop and pick up some great bargains from Melbourne's favourite outlet stores. Take a break from all the bargain hunting and re-energise at James Squire Brewhouse. The Docklands pub has had a makeover that is sure impress. The new Australiana menu is fresh and the beer, as always is cold.

    For more info visit www.harbourtownmelbourne.com.au or www.jamessquire.net.au

    The Discover Docklands team would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas & safe and happy new year!

    Friday, December 10, 2010

    This weekend at Docklands: MRA Toy Run, Breakfast with Santa, James Squire Re-Opens & Concert Dining Offers

    Get into the festive spirit this weekend at Docklands.

    MRA Toy Run for the Salvation Army:
    Sunday, 12th December
    The Docklands community is really getting behind the Salvation Army this year. Mecca Bah will once again hold their annual Christmas Day Brunch for the Salvation Army on 25 Dec – with Melbourne’s own Lord Mayor helping out on the day. Looking at this weekend; Central Pier, NewQuay & Waterfront City will be swarming with 2 wheeled vehicles as Docklands hosts the 33rd Annual MRA (Vic) Toy Run for the Salvos. It’s the first time for the event at Docklands and it’s going to be big! The Motorcycle Riders Association of Victoria will collect donated toys from across Melbourne and converge on Docklands from 11:30am for a day of family friendly fun. Check out bikes, trikes & scooters on display, kids activities & face painting, choir performances & balloon artists. The Salvation Army gift collection trucks will be on hand to collect all donations while live bands & stunt shows will entertain the crowd. Discounted parking is available at Etihad Stadium.

    Visit www.toyrun.org.au for more information

    Breakfast with Santa:
    Saturday 11th & Wednesday 15th, Free Event
    Treat the kids this weekend to breakfast with Santa at Wonderland Fun Park. This free event includes breakfast, a meet & greet with Santa and a small gift. Plus see the amazing antics of the acrobatic Christmas elves, visit Santa's stable and post a letter to the North Pole.

    Session Times:
    Saturday 11 December

    • Breakfast 1, 8.30am - 9.15am
    • Breakfast 2, 9.45am - 10.30am

    Wednesday 15 December

    • Breakfast 3, 9.30am - 10.15am
    • Breakfast 4, 10.30am - 11.15a
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    Sessions must be pre-booked. Visit www.habourtownmelbourne.com.au for ticket info.

    Bon Jovi at Etihad:
    Saturday, 11th December
    With the sounds of U2 still ringing in our ears, it's time for another big name to play at Docklands. Bon Jovi will wow audiences with all their hits on Saturday night when The Circle tour comes to town. For those lucky enough to have tickets, gates open at 5pm, with Bon Jovi scheduled to begin at 8pm.

    Head to a nearby restaurant before the show and take advantage of the many Pre-Concert deals. Many venues are offering 2 & 3 course specials to ensure you'll be on time for the show.

    Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria
    - 2 courses $35.00 , 3 courses $45.00
    Steakhouse - 2 courses $45.00 , 3 courses $55.00
    Mecca Bah - 2 courses $35.00 , 3 courses $45.00
    Livebait - 2 courses $49.00 , 3 courses $59.00
    BlueFire Churrascaria Grill - 2 courses $45.00 , 3 courses $55.00
    Saganaki Greek Cuisine - 2 courses $35.00 , 3 courses $45.00
    Butchers Grill - 2 courses $40.00 , 3 courses $50.00
    Fish Seafood Grill - 2 courses $40.00 , 3 courses $50.00
    Yum Cha Dragon - Banquet A $35.00 , Banquet B $45.00

    For more Docklands venues visit www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au

    James Squire Opens:
    Everyone's favourite pub at Docklands is back. James Squire Brewhouse has re-opened with a new look and a new taste. The new menu features Aussie fare with each dish matched to a signature ale. And we're told the pub will begin brewing their own special brews after Christmas. Some great beers to look forward to include Wheat Belt White, Docklands Pale Ale & Highway man.

    View the menu at www.jamessquire.net.au

    Thursday, November 25, 2010

    Docklands Plans for the Weekend: Breakfast at Mecca Bah, State Election, Monaro Car Show & Santa Fun Run

    Mecca Bah opens for breaky:
    If you need a reason to get out of bed on the weekends, this is it. Mecca Bah is now serving breakfast on Saturday & Sunday from 9am - 11:30am. The new menu features the classics with a Middle Eastern twist. Here's a taste of what you can expect.

    - Grilled Moroccan Merguez sausage, oven roasted tomatoes, Turkish bread and fried eggs
    - Middle Eastern omelette, goat’s cheese, caramelized onion, rocket leaves and pine nuts
    - Chakchouka - Traditional Egg Breakfast from the Middle East. Straight from our pizza oven, slow cooked eggs in a traditional tagine pot served with home made Druze pita and labne with za’atar.

    For more menu items visit www.meccabah.com.au

    State Election:
    Saturday, 27th November
    It's time go to the polls again. Docklands own voting centre can be found at The Hub @ Docklands. The Hub is located at 80 Harbour Esplanade, near the corner of Bourke Street and Harbour Esplanade. Voting booths are open from 8am - 6pm.

    Join in all the excitement of the live broadcast from the tallyroom! Make your way to the Victory Room at Etihad Stadium from 6.00pm to watch the election results roll in. Click here for more information

    Monaros at Docklands:
    Sunday, 9am - 3pm
    Attention all car enthusiasts. Australia's favourite muscle cars will be on display this weekend at Waterfront City Piazza as the Monaro Club of Victoria hold their annual car show. In this celebration of an Aussie classic, the finest specimens will be on display & trophies awarded to the best presented in each grade. The owners will also be on hand to answer questions about their pride and joy.

    Visit www.waterfrontcity.com.au for more information

    Variety Santa Fun Run:
    Remember to register for the Variety Santa Fun Run next Saturday. The event aims to raise much needed funds for disadvantaged & sick children. Get your family, friends & co-workers involved and register as a team. Teams with 10 or more people receive a $5 discount per person off the registration fee.

    Register at www.varietysantafunrun.com.au

    Friday, November 19, 2010

    This weekend at Docklands: Sunday Market, Kids Art Competition & Dining Specials

    Docklands Market:
    Sunday, 21 November
    Kick off your Christmas shopping in the sunshine. The open air market offers hundreds of stalls so you’re bound to find something for even the fussiest on your gift list; there’s fashion, accessories, handmade arts & crafts, second hand books and even Bonsai trees. Be entertained by Trevor the piano player as you search for a bargain.

    The market also gives the kids a chance to show off their creative side with the Christmas Art Competition. This exciting event offers kids in two categories, Under 6 years and Under 12 years, an opportunity to design their own Christmas card. It's free to enter and all art supplies are provided. Winners announced on Tuesday 14th December at the Christmas Twilight Market.

    Visit www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au for more information.

    Dining at Docklands:
    Special congratulations to Butchers Grill - this weekend marks 2 years since their opening!
    Butchers Grill's alfresco area is perfect for basking in the sunshine this weekend. Sit back, relax & enjoy the Mediterranean fare and large array of international wine & beer.

    Speaking of birthday's... Did you know you can score a free birthday cake at selected Docklands restaurants (inc. Butchers Grill)? Simply mention the birthday cake offer when making a booking to arrange a free & personalised cake. Terms & Conditions apply.

    Visit www.butchersgrill.com.au for more details

    Rivers Platinum Club:
    Another great way to save money while you dine out at Docklands is to join the Rivers Platinum Club. With this loyalty club you won't face the hassle of collecting points or having to pay annual fees. Every time you dine, you'll receive a 10% discount off your total bill at any of the participating restaurants. You can even save on your next function!

    Click here to apply online for free.

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    Book a table for Christmas Day at Docklands

    Christmas is only a few weeks away. If you're still in need of somewhere to celebrate Christmas with your brood, take a look at Docklands. Many restaurants dotted along the waterfront are open all day, offering delicious Christmas options for the whole family. Here's just a few to consider:

    Saganaki Greek Cuisine & Grill
    Yum Cha Dragon
    BlueFire Churrascaria Grill
    Mecca Bah

    PLUS For the first time, many venues will be open for Christmas Dinner. All are offering unique a-la-carte menus to make Christmas dinner with your family that extra special.

    Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria
    Fish Seafood Grill
    Livebait
    Butchers Grill

    Find more Christmas Lunch & Dinner options at www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au

    Thursday, October 28, 2010

    This weekend: Halloween Spooktacular, Amazing Bodies Exhibition, A-League Soccer & Ditch the Desk

    Halloween Spooktacular:
    Sunday 31st October, from 11am.
    Get into the spirit of Halloween at Wonderland Fun Park's Spooktacular event. There's a bunch of spooky fun for the kids including Trick or Treating and face painting. And don't forget those scary costumes. The best dressed little monster will win a years supply of unlimited ride passes. The Unlimited ride pass includes all Spooktacular activities.

    Visit www.wonderlandfunpark.com.au for more details

    Hyundai A-League:
    Friday, 29 October
    Get your football fix at Etihad Stadium tonight. Watch as Melbourne's own Victory take on arch rivals Adelaide United. Gates open from 6:30pm, kick off 8pm. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com.au or Ph 136 100.

    You can't support your team on an empty stomach. Head to one of Docklands nearby restaurants for a bite to eat and quick drink before the game.

    Visit www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au for a full list of restaurants, cafes and bars.

    Ditch the Desk:
    Monday, 1st November, 12:30pm
    Get out of the office and enjoy the sunshine. The 6 week lunchtime walking program, run by Melbourne City Sports, begins Monday. Each session runs for approximately 30 minutes to ensure enough time to arrive and return to the office within your lunch hour. The group is guided by a professional and friendly fitness expert, who will give tips on how to improve your health and wellness and achieve fitness goals. Docklands will have two starting points on alternative days. One meeting point will be near Harbour Town Shopping Center and the other near the ANZ building.

    Click here for more information & to register.

    Amazing Bodies Exhibition:
    Ends 31 Oct
    This is your last chance to see plastinated human and animal organs and whole body specimens. You can even hold a heart in your hand (or grab a stomach, knee joint or lungs if that’s more your style). Find this fascinating exhibition at Waterfront City Piazza.

    More information at www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au

    Happy Hour:
    In the mood for a cheeky cocktail? Get into a selected Docklands venue and score half price happy hour cocktails. Venues such as Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria, Mecca Bah & BlueFire Grill are serving up half price cocktails all day, every day. Normally priced at around $18, now just $9.

    Find participating restaurants at www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au

    Thursday, October 21, 2010

    What's on at Docklands: Community Safety Day, Pizza & Pasta Special & Amazing Bodies Competition

    There's always something happening around the Docklands precinct. Take a look at what's on this weekend.

    Community Safety Day:
    Sunday, 24th October, 11am - 4pm

    Free Event
    Join Victoria's finest at Docklands for the premier event of Community Safety Month. Our emergency and safety services are bringing their special skills and impressive equipment for a fun day at Docklands.

    Community Safety Day is packed full of activities the whole family will enjoy with over 40 exhibitors on display. Here's your chance to get up close to helicopters, boats, fire trucks, working dogs and horses, interactive displays and more.

    See live demonstrations throughout the day that showcase how services “work together” during an emergency. Including road accident rescues, helicopter water rescues and amazing water demonstrations.

    The Victoria Police Show Band will provide entertainment, along with MFB’s roving jazz band. Plus there are children’s photograph opportunities, face painting, prizes & giveaways and a special appearance by Captain Koala.

    Click here for more information

    Bellissimo's Pizza & Pasta Day:
    If you're feeling peckish, drop by Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria for one of their famous pizzas. Sunday is pizza & pasta day at Bellissimo and all main size pizza, pasta & risotti dishes are only $15. Offer is valid for Lunch: Monday to Sunday, and Dinner: Sunday. Bellissimo is located at 15, 427 Docklands Drive, Waterfront City.

    Visit www.bellissimo.net.au for more details

    Amazing Bodies Competition:
    The must see exhibition of the year ends October 31. Don' t miss your chance to see this amazing show for free. Answer an Amazing Bodies question and win 2 for 1 tickets! The first 50 people to enter will win.

    Enter the competition here

    Friday, October 15, 2010

    What's on at Docklands: Glow Golf, Amazing Bodies Exhibition, Dining & Fashion

    With the winter weather returning, here are a few options that will keep you dry at Docklands this weekend.

    Saganaki Greek Cuisine & Grill:
    Surround yourself with the sounds and flavours of Greece. Saganaki Greek Cuisine will be sure to entertain and delight. On Saturday night, listen to the traditional sounds of the famous bouzouki while dining on your Greek favorites. The roast of the day will definitely keep the chills away. The premium quality meat is slow roasted for 15 - 18 hours for the most deliciously tender meat you've ever tasted. This week's choices include: Pork Belly, Leg of lamb & baby goat.

    More information at www.saganaki.com.au

    Glow Golf:
    Play 18 holes on a rainy afternoon without getting wet. Glow Golf is Australia's first 18 hole glow in the dark mini golf course. Adding that extra dimension to old fashioned family fun, the fluorescent paint comes alive while you play. The most popular holes being in the Daintree forest. Discover new worlds with the whole family this weekend.

    More information at www.glowgolf.com.au

    New Boutique at Designers' House:
    Princes Yasmin has come to Docklands, having setup an exclusive pop-up boutique in Harbour Town's fashion mecca. Get your Jimmy Choo's down to Designers' House for luxurious hand bags & shoes for up to 60% off. Stocking labels such as Manolo Blahnik, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, and Gina, first in will literally be best dressed. The store only holds one of each shoe size, and one-off handbags; making it all that more exclusive.

    Visit www.thedesignershouse.com.au for more information

    Amazing Bodies Exhibition Special:
    Find out all you ever wanted to know about the human body; and a whole lot more!
    Download the coupon and receive two tickets for the price of one! This offer is available until 31st October. Purchase a full price adult or family ticket and receive another entry of equal or lesser value for FREE. To redeem your second FREE ticket, simply surrender the coupon to ticket scanners at the venue entrance. Conditions apply. Offer valid weekdays. Download your 2 for 1 coupon

    More information visit www.amazingbodies.com.au

    Monday, October 11, 2010

    Sunday Herald Sun Docklands Competition

    The Sunday Herald Sun's Escape magazine are giving away a fantastic Docklands prize pack this week.

    Enter online for your chance win this amazing dining experience. Indulge in flavours from all around the world, without leaving Melbourne.

    Includes Mediterranean at Butchers Grill, Italian at Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria, Brazilian at BlueFire Churrascaria Grill, Greek at Saganaki and seafood at Fish Seafood Grill.

    Competition closes 14 October 2010 at 12pm. Prize value $500. Terms & Conditions at heraldsun.com.au

    Enter the Herald Sun competition here

    Thursday, October 7, 2010

    At Docklands: Finders Keepers Market, Kids Craft Playhouse, Herald Sun Competition, Amazing Bodies Exhibition & James Squire News

    There are so many exciting things to see & do this weekend at Docklands.

    Finders Keepers Spring / Summer Market:
    Sat 9th October & Sun 10th October
    Shed 4 Docklands, North Wharf Rd
    The first ever Melbourne Finders Keepers market comes to Docklands this weekend. Finder Keepers brings together some of Melbourne's best independent artists & designers. Browse over 150 unique stalls featuring everything from art & design, stationary, home wares, textiles, fashion and jewellery. Plus there's live entertainment performed by local musicians. Entry into the market is free.

    Click here for more information

    Herald Sun Docklands Competition:
    Sun 10th October
    Get the Sunday Herald Sun this weekend for your chance to win a great Docklands prize. One lucky Escape reader will get to dine at 5 different Docklands restaurants & taste the world without leaving Melbourne. Includes Mediterranean at Butchers Grill, Italian at Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria, Brazilian at BlueFire Churrascaria Grill, Greek at Saganaki and seafood at Fish Seafood Grill. Competition details in Sundays paper. Prize value $500.

    Kids Craft Playhouse:
    Until 17 October
    Spring Carnivale at Harbour Town present Kids Craft Playhouse. Kids can paint their own spring magnet to take home! Free with a valid $10 receipt from any Harbour Town retailer. Open everyday until 17 Oct, 11am - 4pm.

    Plus spend $20 at any Harbour Town or Waterfront City retailer & you could WIN a holiday to Queensland including tickets to Dreamworld, White Water World & QDECK.

    More information at www.harbourtownmelbourne.com.au

    Alfresco Dining:
    Why waste the beautiful weather by staying inside? Embrace the warmth and enjoy a meal outdoors this weekend at one of the many waterfront restaurants around the harbour. Fish Seafood Grill's seafood focused menu is perfect for a sunny day by the water. Indulge in a glass of bubbly and a chilled platter full of seafood delights.

    For more alfresco dining options visit www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au

    A facelift for James:
    Your favourite local, James Squire Brewhouse, is undergoing a facelift and will re-open by the end of the month. Keep updated through their new Facebook page, follow on Twitter (@JamesSuirePub) or visit the website www.jamessquire.net.au

    Amazing Bodies Exhibition:
    Until 31 October
    Enjoy the last weeks of this amazing exhibition for less. Download the coupon and receive two tickets for the price of one! This offer is available until 31st October. Purchase a full price adult or family ticket and receive another entry of equal or lesser value for FREE. To redeem your second FREE ticket, simply surrender the coupon to ticket scanners at the venue entrance. Conditions apply. Offer valid weekdays.

    Download your 2 for 1 coupon

    Thursday, September 30, 2010

    This weekend: Grand Final Replay, Kids Activities, Speed Skating Championships, Sunday Market & More

    This weekend is shaping up to be another good one at Docklands. Take a look at what's happening around the precinct

    Grand Final Replay:
    Saturday, 2nd October
    Melbournians love footy and who isn't a little bit pleased we get to enjoy another game this year? Take-two of the AFL Grand Final will begin at 2:30pm on Saturday and you can see all the action at Docklands. The full game (and any extra time) will be broadcast live on the big screens in Waterfront City Piazza. Pick up some take away from Mecca Bah or Yum Cha Dragon and enjoy the show.

    Australian Speed Skating Championships:
    Fri 1st October & Sat 2nd October
    Medibank Icehouse hosts the fastest event on ice this weekend. The Australian Short Track Speed Skating Championships will be held over two days. Support local favourites and Olympic hopefuls as they fly around the rink at tremendous speeds and jostle to become the Nation's best. Enjoy the thrills and spills in the comfort of the Henke Rink grandstand. Tickets price: Adults $10, Kids $7 & Family $29. Plus, every ticket purchased will have the chance to WIN a one on one training program with Melbourne's 2-time Olympian and 2010 Championship contender, Lachlan Hay.

    For session times visit www.icehouse.com.au

    Mystique Illusion Spectacular
    This weekend is your last chance to see this spectacular show. The whole family will love the world class illusions, exciting acts of intrigue and a duck named Thurston. Entry into the Mystique Illusion Spectacular is included in the Unlimited Ride Pass. Special offer for Rivers Platinum Club members. Present your membership card to receive an Unlimited Ride Pass for $20. Save $9.50. Book online at ticketek.com.au or 132 849.

    Visit www.wonderlandfunpark.com.au for more information

    Amazing Bodies Exhibition
    This amazing exhibition will definitely give the kids something to talk about on Monday. Learn and be entertained at the same time. This mind-boggling exhibition is on until 31st October.

    2 for 1 offer:
    Download this coupon and receive two tickets for the price of one! This offer is available until 31st October. Purchase a full price adult or family ticket and receive another entry of equal or lesser value for FREE. To redeem your second FREE ticket, simply surrender the coupon to ticket scanners at the venue entrance. Conditions apply. Offer valid weekdays.

    Download your 2 for 1 coupon

    Sunday Market:
    Enjoy the sunshine while you stroll around the open air market at Docklands. Visit the hundred's of stalls offering everything from vintage fashion & hand made crafts to books & furniture. Be entertained by Trevor the piano player while picking up the best bargains. Plus, keep the kids occupied with a ride on the Snow Works Tube Run. It's $5 for 5 rides with a receipt from any Waterfront City retailer.

    More information at www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au

    Dining Offer:
    Sunday is pizza & pasta day at Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria. All main size pizza, pasta & risotti dishes are only $15. Valid Lunch: Monday to Sunday, and Dinner: Sunday. Bellissimo is located at 15, 427 Docklands Drive, Waterfront City.

    Visit www.bellissimo.net.au for more details

    Friday, September 24, 2010

    This weekend at Docklands: AFL Grand Final, Kids Activities, International Moke Day & Battle of the Bands

    2010 AFL Grand Final:
    Collingwood vs St Kilda, 2:30pm
    Who will be the ultimate champions? Join the thousands around Australia this Saturday, as we watch every second of the exciting AFL Grand Final to find out. Right in the heart of Docklands, the match will be broadcast live on the big screens in Waterfront City Piazza from 2:30pm. Head down before the game for a footy themed lunch or a quick drink with mates at one of Docklands best restaurants.

    For a list of venues visit www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au


    Spring Carnival at Harbour Town:
    Until 17.10.10, 11am - 4pm
    The carnival comes to Docklands these school holidays. There's a spring themed kids marquee full of wonderful activities to occupy their little minds. Kids can paint their own spring magnet to take home. Plus there's free magic shows and tarot readings. Located on level 1 at Harbour Town Shopping Centre. Entry into the Kids Marquee is free with a valid $10 receipt from any Harbour Town retailer.

    Plus there's a chance to win an amazing trip. Spend $20 at any Harbour Town retailer & you could WIN a holiday to Queensland including tickets to Dreamworld, White Water World & QDECK.

    More information visit www.harbourtownmelbourne.com.au

    Medibank Icehouse Battle of the Bands:
    Experience the best live and local bands in Melbourne while you skate. On Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights across September rock out to the sounds of emerging local bands live on stage rinkside on the massive Bradbury entertainment rink, with spectacular sound, lighting, big screen, and of course, live music! The two most popular bands will battle it out in an epic Grand Final showdown on Sunday 3rd October to a live skating audience.

    To book tickets visit www.icehouse.com.au


    International Moke Day:
    Sunday sees Moke lovers from around Melbourne converge on Docklands. International Moke Day is the brainchild of Terry Pollard of Moke.com.au and it has spread to locations all over the world, including England, Sri Lanka, Germany & New Zealand. Its basis is quite simple - one day each year, get as many Mokes out on display as possible. Meet these Moke maniacs and their vehicles at Waterfront City, Sunday 26th September.

    For more information visit www.moke.com.au

    Friday, September 10, 2010

    What's On: Mystique Illusion Spectacular, Whimsical Kingdom, Animal Farm, Dining Offers & more

    Throughout the September school holidays you'll find magic, mystery & loads of fun around every corner at Docklands. Here's just a few of the great activities guaranteed to keep the kids entertained.

    Mystique Illusion Spectacular at Wonderland Fun Park:
    18 September - 3 October
    Featuring world class Illusionist Michael Boyd, his cast of spectacular dancers and Thurston The Duck, this amazing extravaganza is like no other. See illusions such as levitation, transportation and new to Australia from Las Vegas, the Chamber of Doom, plus hilarious antics the whole family will love.

    Purchase an 'Unlimited Ride Pass' for entry to Mystique Illusion Spectacular.

    Special offer for Rivers Platinum Club members. Present your membership card to receive an Unlimited Ride Pass for $20. Save $9.50. Book online at ticketek.com or 132 849.

    Visit www.wonderlandfunpark.com.au for more information

    Whimsical Kingdom at Designers House:
    Shop around for the latest fashion bargains while the kids experience the fascinating world of the Whimsical Kingdom at Designers' House. There's amazing feats of magic, fantastic puppet friends, ukulele led songs and magical story telling throughout the school holidays. Performances take place twice daily, 12-1pm and 3-4pm, on the following dates: Sunday 19th to Wednesday 22nd September, Sunday 26th to Wednesday 29th September, Friday 1st & Sunday 3rd October.

    See www.thedesignershouse.com.au for more information

    Farmer Darryl's Animal Farm:
    18 September - 3 October, 10.30am - 3.30pm
    Meet your favourite cute & cuddly creatures at Harbour Town. See guinea pigs, rabbits, piglets and even deer. Bottle feed baby lambs, goats & a calf while joining Farmer Darryl as he sings farmyard songs. This free Animal Farm experience is open every day during the school holidays.

    For more go to www.harbourtownmelbourne.com.au

    Snow Works Tube Run:
    Until 3 October
    Get a little taste of winter on the Snow Works Tube Run. The kids will have a ball racing each other down the four lane snow covered slide. Tickets cost $10 for 5 rides or $5 with any receipt from a Waterfront City or Harbour Town retailer. Kids can experience this tubular ride 11am - 8pm daily.

    More information at www.snowworks.com.au

    Amazing Bodies Special Offer:
    Until 31 October
    See this mind boggling exhibition over the school holidays & save. Download the coupon and receive two tickets for the price of one! This offer is available until 31st October. Purchase a full price adult or family ticket and receive another entry of equal or lesser value for FREE. To redeem your second FREE ticket, simply surrender the coupon to ticket scanners at the venue entrance. Conditions apply. Offer valid weekdays.

    Download your 2 for 1 coupon

    Dining Offers:
    Don't forget, kids can eat free at selected Docklands restaurants during the week. Children up to 12 years old receive a free kids meal with every paying adult*. Offer is available lunch & dinner, Monday - Thursday. Conditions apply.

    One for the adults: $9 Happy Hour cocktails are available all day, every day.

    Find participating venues at www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au

    This weekend at Docklands: Tour of Duty Fundraiser, Free Movie Tickets & All You Can Eat Yum Cha

    Tour of Duty Fundraiser:
    Saturday, 11 September
    For the past month, the Melbourne Fire Brigade in conjunction with the CFA joined American fire-fighters, police officers, military personnel and emergency service workers in their trek from LA to New York to remember the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks & raise money for charity. The Tour of Duty charity run concludes this weekend at the Twin Towers site in New York.

    You can show your support for the Melbourne Fire Brigade’s running team & this amazing event at Docklands on Saturday. Join in the fundraising activities at Wonderland Fun Park, located in Harbour Town Shopping Centre. There's heaps of fun for the kids too, including a Fire Truck on display from 12pm - 2pm. All proceeds from the day will be donated to the Tour of Duty’s charity for Australian Burns Units.

    For more information and to donate online visit www.tourofduty.com.au

    Free Movie Tickets at Designers' House:
    8th - 15th September
    Love all things Italian? Then get down to The Designers' House to pick up your free Italian Film Festival ticket. Simply make any purchase from Designers’ House between 8th and 15th September to receive a FREE movie ticket to the Lavazza Italian Film Festival. See the concierge to redeem your pass.

    Visit www.thedesignershouse.com.au for more specials

    Unlimited Yum Cha:
    If you're in the mood for award winning yum cha this weekend head to Yum Cha Dragon. The Docklands restaurant has beaten out hundreds of eateries around the country to take home the title of Australia's best yum cha restaurant in the I Love Food Awards. To celebrate, you can indulge in unlimited yum cha all weekend! All you can eat yum cha is available lunch & dinner on Friday & Saturday for $39.50, and Sunday for $48.

    Visit www.yumcha.net.au for terms & conditions.

    Friday, September 3, 2010

    What's On: Fathers Day, Glow Golf, Snow Works Tube Run & Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

    This weekend sees great fashion, family fun and something special for Dad at Docklands.

    Father's Day:
    Sunday, 5th September
    Wine & dine Dad this Sunday with lunch or dinner at one of the many Docklands restaurants dotted along the harbour. Selected venues are offering a FREE BEER FOR DAD! A complimentary Heineken beer will be offered to all Dad's who dine on Father's Day. Click here for participating venues.

    A photographer will also be on hand at selected restaurants to capture those special moments with Dad. Family portraits will be available for purchase on the day and are a great souvenir to take home.

    You'll find a photographer at these venues:
    Fish Seafood Grill
    Yum Cha Dragon
    Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria
    BlueFire Grill
    Steakhouse

    For more Father's Day info visit www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au

    Glow Golf with Dad:
    Treat Dad to a round of golf with a twist this Sunday. Black Light Mini Golf is the first glow-in-the-dark 18 hole course in the country. Putt around the Australian themed indoor course from 10am- 5pm. Black Light Mini Golf is located at Harbour Town, Level 1, Shop 35 Star Crescent, Docklands.

    Visit www.glowgolf.com.au for more information.

    Melbourne Spring Fashion Week:
    Designers' House Spring Fashion Launch
    Saturday, 4th September
    Visit Designers' House for their Spring Fashion launch. You'll find new designs from Modern Lovers, Tim O’Connor & Little Joe just to name a few. There's amazing entertainment, music and of course complimentary champagne served between 11am-1pm and 3pm-5pm. Shop around all day and take advantage of the special offers. You can even book yourself a complimentary styling session. More information at www.thedesignershouse.com.au

    Pop Up Yoga
    Saturday, 4th September
    Due to predictions of inclement weather, the Pop Up Yoga session scheduled to take place in Waterfront City Piazza at 11am has been moved. The Pop Up Yoga sessions presented by Women's Health Magazine will now take place at The Arts Centre - ANZ Pavilion, Level 8, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. Visit www.womenshealthmagazine.com.au for more in information.

    For more event details visit www.msfw.com.au

    Snow Works Tube Run:
    The Tube Run has been extended for another month! Now running until 3rd October, the whole family can enjoy this awesome ride through out September. The regular price is $10 for five rides or $5 with a receipt from any Harbour Town or Waterfront City retailer. Open 4pm - 9pm weekdays & 2pm - 9pm weekends.

    Go to www.snowworks.com.au for more

    Thursday, August 26, 2010

    This weekend: Ice Hockey Finals, Amazing Bodies Special Offer & Melbourne Day Activites

    AIHL Finals Series at Icehouse:
    Chill out with a little hockey. This weekend the Australian Ice Hockey League season wraps up in amazing style at Icehouse. Come and support Melbourne's only team as they continue their push to become league champions for the first time.

    Semi Final 1: Saturday 28th, 4.00pm
    Newcastle North Stars v Adelaide Adrenaline
    Reserved Seating tickets on sale online until 10am Saturday 28th.

    Semi Final 2: Saturday 28th, 4.00pm
    Melbourne Ice v The Bears
    Reserved Seating tickets on sale online until 3pm Saturday 28th.

    Grand Final: Sunday 29th, 4.15pm

    Click here to book single game tickets or a 3 game pass online

    Amazing Bodies Exhibition - 2 for 1 ticket offer:
    If you haven't had the opportunity to see this mind boggling exhibition, now is your chance. Download the coupon and receive two tickets for the price of one! This offer is available until 31st August. Purchase a full price ticket and receive another entry of equal or lesser value for FREE. To redeem your second FREE ticket, simply surrender the coupon to ticket scanners at the venue entrance. Conditions apply. Offer valid weekdays.

    Download your coupon here

    Melbourne Day
    :
    Monday, 30th August 2010
    Docklands is celebrating Melbourne's 175th birthday with some great activities. Bring the kids and have some fun on this special day for the city.

    Wonderland Fun Park
    are offering all patrons 2 for 1 unlimited ride wristbands, or a special $10 per child for school groups. For inquiries phone 9602 1311 or visit www.wonderlandfunpark.com.au.

    Explore the Enterprize
    Sunday, 29th Aug & Monday, 30th Aug
    A replica of the striking 27 metre tall Enterprize will open its gangway to the public. Take a free tour and learn about life on the sea, 19th century-style, and stand on the replica deck of that wooden schooner. The Enterprize is located at Waterfront City Marina, Berth Number C03, Docklands. Tours from 9am - 4pm.

    Snow Works Tube Run
    Open from 4pm - 9pm daily.
    Get tubular and spend a little time in the snow this weekend. The kids will have a ball coasting down this 4 lane monster on inflated rubber tubes. At $10 for 5 rides or $5 with any receipt from a Waterfront City or Harbour Town retailer it is a great deal. The Tube Run can be found in Waterfront City Piazza.

    Slow Sundays Dining Deals:
    For a well deserved rest, enjoy a relaxing meal at one of Docklands nearby restaurants. Between 2pm- 6pm you can pick up a real bargain with 20 Docklands venues offering a meal, plus a glass of wine or beer for just $15.

    For more information on Melbourne Day visit www.thatsmelbourne.com.au

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    I Love Food Awards - Vote for Docklands & Win!

    Nominate your favourite Docklands eatery in the I Love Food Awards and go into the draw to win $10,000 cash! With less than one week left to cast your vote , this is your last chance to be in the draw.

    All of your votes make up Australia's largest member voted online EAT OUT GUIDE.

    Remember you can vote for as many restaurants and eateries as you like. Give yourself more of a chance to win the amazing $10,000 cash prize while supporting Docklands venues.

    Voting ends on 31st August and the overall eat-out winner will be announced September 1st.

    VOTE for your Favourite Docklands Restaurant:

    Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria | Category: Italian, Pizza
    BlueFire Churrascaria Grill | Category: Latin American
    Butchers Grill | Category: Steak, Flavours of the World
    Fish Seafood Grill | Category: Seafood
    Livebait | Category: Seafood, Fine dining
    Mecca Bah | Category: Flavours of the World, Pizza, Cheap Eats
    Saganaki Greek Cuisine & Grill | Category: Greek
    Steakhouse | Category: Steak
    Yum Cha Dragon | Category: Chinese, Yum Cha

    Vote at www.lifestylefood.com.au/ilovefoodawards

    Friday, August 20, 2010

    This weekend at Docklands: Polling Places, Tube Run, Fire Twirlers, Football & Slow Sundays

    Snow Works Tube Run:
    Good news this week. The Tube Run at Waterfront City has been extended for another 2 weeks. Now you can slip & slide until 5th September. The extended season also brings extra value. Tickets are now only $5 for 5 rides, with any receipt from a Waterfront City or Harbour Town retailer or $10 for 5 rides without a receipt.

    Visit www.snowworks.com.au for more details

    Elections Day:
    The big day is finally here! This Saturday we all head to the polls. Docklands own polling place can be found at The Hub @ Docklands. The Hub is located at 80 Harbour Esplanade, near the corner of Bourke Street and Harbour Esplanade. Voting booths are open from 8am - 6pm in The Atrium & The Cinema Room.

    For more polling locations visit www.aec.gov.au

    AFL Football:

    With only 2 weeks left of the season, these blockbuster games at Etihad are a must see.
    Geelong vs Carlton - Friday, 20th August 7:40pm
    St Kilda vs Richmond - Saturday, 21st August 2:10pm
    Essendon vs Brisbane Lions - Sunday, 22nd August 2:10pm

    Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.au or Ph 136 100

    Fire, Ice & Light Festival:
    Fire twirlers take the stage tonight as part of the Fire, Ice & Light Festival. Catch the amazing street performances playing with fire along the promenade every Friday night from 6pm - 7.30pm until the end of August.

    For more on the festival visit www.waterfrontcity.com.au


    Slow Sundays:

    Our top dining pick of the week comes from Livebait. Choose either of these Slow Sunday Dishes and a glass of beer or wine for $15.
    • Fried seafood prawn Gyoza with pickled cucumber salad wasabi mayonnaise
    • Duo of sashimi- beetroot Gravlax of king fish and fresh salmon with a micro herb salad & Miso vinaigrette
    Matched with your choice of wine - "2008 Main Divide Sauv Blanc, Marlborough NZ" or Bluebottle Beer.

    More dining deals at www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au

    Thursday, August 12, 2010

    What's on: Battle of the Steaks, Herald Sun Home Show Giveaway, Costco Savings, Recipes & Slow Sundays

    This weekend is shaping up to be another good one packed with fun, food and great bargains.

    Battle of the Steaks:
    Pledge allegiance to your favourite Docklands steak restaurant and you could win a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Steakhouse & Butchers Grill are battling for the title of National Steak Champion in Pepperjack's month long competition. Pick up a steak & a glass of Pepperjack wine for your chance to enter the draw. Simply SMS your vote for the best steak restaurant to be in the running.

    Go to www.battleofthesteaks.com.au for more

    Costco's 1st Birthday:
    It seems like only yesterday, but amazingly it's been one year since Australia's first Costco supermarket opened it's doors in Docklands. To celebrate their first birthday, Costco are offering over $780 in savings this weekend. Download the anniversary coupons and save on everything from food to cleaning products, electrical goods and even new tyres.

    Download the anniversary coupons from www.costco.com.au

    Herald Sun Home Show & Garden Expo:
    Thursday 19th August - Sunday 22nd August
    The iconic Herald Sun Home Show & Garden Expo begins next week at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. It's your chance to meet more than 350 suppliers with all the very best products to help you renovate or extend your home and outdoor space.
    Be inspired by the latest trends in outdoor living, gardening, renovations, building and home improvements.

    Score a double pass to the Home Show & Garden Expo this weekend at selected Docklands venues. Dine at Saganaki Greek Cuisine & Grill or Fish Seafood Grill for lunch on Saturday and receive a FREE double pass per table. Limited number, while stocks last.

    For more on the Herald Sun Home Show & Garden Expo visit www.melbournehomeshow.com.au

    Snow Work
    s Tube Run:
    Until 22nd August
    Bring the kids for some winter fun on the snow covered Tube Run. The four lane giant tube run is open from 4pm - 9pm daily in Waterfront City Piazza. Tickets cost $15 for 4 rides, or $10 with a receipt from any Waterfront City or Harbour Town retailer.

    Visit www.snowworks.com.au for more details

    Free Recipes:
    Foodies take note; now you can get a taste of Docklands at home. Chef's at a variety of Docklands restaurants are offering their favourite recipes online for free.
    These easy to follow recipes are sure to be a winner with the family:
    Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria | Prawn risotto
    BlueFire | Carne Picadinha
    Butchers Grill | Lamb Raznjici
    Fish Seafood Grill | Crispy skin Tasmanian salmon
    Livebait | Classic Bomb Alaska
    Mecca Bah | Moroccan potato cakes
    Saganaki Greek Cuisine & Grill | Greek dips
    Steakhouse | Lamb noisette with goats cheese
    Yum Cha Dragon | Stir fried chicken with Szechuan sauce

    Slow Sundays:
    From 2pm - 6pm
    Save on Sundays with this brilliant dining offer. Pick up a meal and a glass of wine or beer for just $15. This week's top pick is available at BlueFire Churrascaria Grill.
    • Churrascaria sample plate of marinated chicken with five spices, Brazilian spiced calamari and classic chorizo sausage with tomato relish
    • BlueFire spiced beef empanada served on a pineapple and sweet corn salsa
    Matched with your choice of wine "2008 Crittenden Estate 'Cut Cain' Cabernet, Mornington Peninsula VIC" or Crown Lager


    Go to www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au for more dining offers.

    Thursday, August 5, 2010

    This weekend: Snow Works Tube Run, Amazing Bodies Exhibition, Win a Holiday & Slow Sundays

    Snow Works Tube Run:
    6th - 22nd August
    Snow Works returns to Docklands this weekend with the new Tube Run. Kids can experience this tubetacular ride from 4pm - 9pm daily. The four lane monster will be set up in the Waterfront City Piazza on Friday. Tickets cost $15 for 4 rides, or $10 with any receipt from a Waterfront City or Harbour Town retailer.

    Double the savings by feeding the kids for free. From Monday - Thursday, children under 12 years old receive a free kid's meal with every paying adult at a variety of Docklands restaurants. Conditions apply. See details here

    More information on the Tube Run visit www.snowworks.com.au

    Amazing Bodies Exhibition:

    The must see exhibition of the year has been extended until October 31. Find out all you ever wanted to know about your insides; and possibly more. This fascinating expo is open from 10am - 5pm, Saturday - Thursday and 10am - 8pm Fridays.

    For more details visit www.amazingbodies.com.au

    Win a holiday from Designers' House:
    This weekend is your last chance to enter. Spend $20 at Designers' House to go in the draw to win a winter escape. Complete an entry form at the concierge desk and you & 3 friends could be jetting off to New Zealand or Fiji - it's your choice. The total prize is worth over $4000! Competition closes Sunday, 8th August.

    Visit www.designershouse.com.au for terms & conditions

    Sunday Market:
    Free Entry
    Meander through the Docklands market at your own pace on Sundays. The ultimate eco-friendly market is filled with new & pre-loved treasures you won't find anywhere else. Offering everything from fashion, accessories and arts & crafts to second hand books, Bonsai trees and handmade flowers. Until August 29, you can groove along to the toe tapping sounds of live music in the piazza while searching for the best bargains.

    For more information visit www.thatsmelbourne.com.au

    Slow Sundays:
    Available between 2pm - 6pm.
    For a well deserved rest, enjoy a meal & a glass of wine or beer for just $15 at a nearby restaurant. Our Slow Sundays top pick of the week comes from Steakhouse at NewQuay.
    • Angus beef rissoles served on stewed slow roasted peppers, melted cheese and rocket
    Grilled Minute steak served on toasted ciabatta with caramelised onions and Dijon mustard dressing
    Matched with your choice of wine - "2008 Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley Vic" or Pure Blonde Beer

    Go to www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au for more dining offers

    Friday, July 30, 2010

    This weekend at Docklands: Fireworks, Bledisloe Cup, Ice Hockey, Dinner Cruises & Slow Sundays

    Fireworks in July:
    Friday, 30th July, 7pm
    Enjoy one last display of winter fireworks over Victoria Harbour tonight. Programmed to music, the display will appear to dance along the Docklands skyline. For the best vantage point, head to Waterfront City & NewQuay.

    Remember to bring your cameras. Capture all the amazing elements of the Fire, Ice & Lights Festival and post them on our Facebook Page. The best photographs will win a Docklands dining voucher.

    Take a look at the amazing shots already submitted at Discover Docklands Facebook page

    Bledisloe Cup:
    Saturday, 31st July, 8pm
    As part of the Tri Nations tournament, the Qantas Australian Wallabies will take on the New Zealand All Blacks this weekend at Etihad Stadium. Make a night of it and meet at one of the nearby restaurants prior to kick off. Many venues are celebrating the event with early bird dinner menus. Bledisloe specials will be available from 4:30pm - 8:00pm.
    Participating venues:
    Fish Seafood Grill, Ph 9640 0686
    BlueFire Churrascaria Grill, Ph 9670 8008
    Saganaki Greek Cuisine & Grill, Ph 9606 0008

    For match tickets call 136 100 or go to www.ticketmaster.com.au

    Ice Hockey @ Icehouse:
    Saturday, 31st July, 5:45pm
    Melbourne Ice vs. Canberra Knights
    Icehouse are offering a brand new experience for ice hockey supporters. Fans can now upgrade their game day experience and enjoy this action-packed sport in VIP style. The new VIP section will open this weekend and Icehouse are offering an introductory price of $66 for Members & $86 for Non Members.

    All VIP tickets include:
    • Watching the game from the warm Henke Room
    • Access to an exclusive rink side spectator area with cozy blankets
    • A Two hour beverage package; including beer, wine, sparkling and soft drink
    • Delicious finger food for the duration of the game
    • The chance to meet the Melbourne Ice players post match

    For more information visit www.icehouse.com.au

    Slow Sundays:
    Pick up a Sunday steal this weekend at Mecca Bah. Enjoy a meal + a glass of wine or beer for just $15. Slow Sundays options:
    • Grilled Tunisian Merguez sausages with fennel, dried fruits and almond salad
    • Roast vegetable tagine flavoured with Chermoula spices served on cous cous (V)
    Matched with your choice of wine - "2008 Wild Oats Shiraz Viognier, Margaret River WA" or Coopers Pale Ale

    Go to www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au for more Slow Sundays offers

    Rivers Restaurant Cruises final days at Docklands:
    This weekend marks the end of an era with half of the Rivers fleet departing from Docklands marina for the final time. Voyager & Explorer (pictured) will travel up the coast to their new home in Queensland.

    The 'Lady Lindeman' is scheduled to follow the rest of the Rivers fleet after her last Melbourne dinner cruise on August 28th. This popular Docklands attraction is selling out fast. With only 2 cruise dates left, this is your last chance to experience a Rivers Restaurant Dinner Cruise.

    For bookings call 9285 0000 or visit www.rivers.net.au

    Friday, July 16, 2010

    At Docklands: Amazing Bodies Exhibition, Dining Offers, Photography Competition, Soccer & Free Movies

    Winter is a perfect time to explore Docklands and this weekend has so much to offer.

    Amazing Bodies Exhibition:
    If you get the opportunity this weekend, drop into this amazing exhibition. Take a peek inside the human body and examine the animal specimens for yourself. This fascinating exhibition is on until 31st August. Don't miss it.

    For your chance to win a family pass to the exhibition and other great prizes visit www.waterfrontcity.com.au

    Battle of the Steaks:
    Steakhouse & Butchers Grill are vying for the title in Pepperjack's Battle of the Steaks competition. Voting opens 1st August, however these Docklands restaurants are getting in early with their battle deals and you can reap the rewards. Pick up a Steak + Pepperjack Shiraz for $25.
    On the menu:
    Butchers Grill - Mouth watering Gippsland steak (300g) served on garlic mash with sauce bourguignon
    Steakhouse - Melt in your mouth steak slow roasted for 6 hours, finished on the grill and served on crushed haricot beans with smoky bacon & mushroom sauce

    For more details visit Butchers Grill and Steakhouse websites

    Fire, Ice & Lights Competition:
    Get your cameras ready folks. We want to see your best photos of the Fire, Ice & Lights Festival at Docklands. Upload your Docklands photos & videos to our Facebook fan album and our weekly favourites will win a dining voucher. Whether it's the Friday fireworks over Victoria Harbour, the lantern light displays at Harbour Town or general winter fun at Docklands - we want to see it all.

    Upload your photos to the Discover Docklands Facebook page

    Soccer at Etihad:
    Friday, 8pm
    We have the cure for World Cup withdrawal. Melbourne Victory take on Argentina's Boca Juniors tonight at Etihad Stadium. This match will be the first time Boca Juniors have played in Australia in the club's 105 year history. The club is one of the most successful in the world, having won 18 international champions - equal to Italian super club, AC Milan. Come and support your team and witness history being made.

    Buy tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.au or ph 136 100

    Slow Sundays:
    Our Slow Sundays top pick this week comes from Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria.
    • Spaghetti tossed in a roasted red pepper pesto with spinach, olives and parmesan
    • Semolina crusted calamari served with wild rocket salad and lime aioli
    Matched with your choice of wine - "2007 Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Tuscany" or Peroni Nastro Azzuro (Lazio)

    For more dining offers visit www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au

    Docklands Film Festival:
    Friday, 16 July - After the 7pm fireworks - Big Fish
    Saturday, 17 July at 2pm - Finding Nemo
    Saturday, 17 July at 7pm - Field of Dreams
    Sunday, 18 July at 7pm - Son of the Pink Panther

    Full schedule at www.waterfrontcity.com.au

    Thursday, July 8, 2010

    What's on: Kids Activities, Friday Fireworks, Live music at Saganaki, Fox FM on Slow Sunday, World Cup Grand Final

    Last Minute School Holiday Fun:
    Give the kids some amazing stories to tell on Monday when they return to school. See snow in the city, explore the workings of the human body and meet baby animals all in one weekend.
    Animal Farm at Waterfront City. This unique event is open everyday in the school holidays from 11am - 2pm, providing free entertainment for the kids.
    Snow Works in Harbour Town. Spend $15 or more at any Harbour Town store and show your receipt to gain free entry. Everyday - 11am to 4pm weekdays, weekends until 5pm. Until 25th July.
    Amazing Bodies Exhibition. Full of weird and wonderful exhibits that will really get their minds moving. Open from 10am - 5pm daily.

    Go to www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au for more events

    Friday Fireworks:
    The skyline above Docklands will be ablaze with colour on Friday's through out July. Beginning at 7pm, the display is synchronised with music & lights around the precinct to create a spectacular show for the senses. Presented by the City of Melbourne.

    WIN: Upload your pictures & videos of the fireworks to the Discover Docklands Facebook Page and the best will win a dining voucher.

    Visit www.thatsmelbourne.com.au for more information

    Fox FM Live Cross from Docklands:
    Get to Waterfront City on Sunday when the Fox FM Street Team cross live for Slow Sundays. There will be awesome free giveaways including dining vouchers as well as free food. On the menu - carved assorted meats from the grill on toasted crostinis from BlueFire Churrascaria Grill AND Chef's selection of steamed dumplings with dipping sauces from Yum Cha Dragon.

    Get Docklands updates on twitter. Follow us @DocklandsMelb

    Saganaki Live Entertainment:
    Saturday nights, 7pm - 10pm
    The promenade will be filled with the sounds of Greece on Saturday nights. From this weekend Melbourne's only waterfront Greek restaurant, Saganaki Greek Cuisine & Grill, will be entertaining diners with traditional Greek music performed live. And yes, that includes the famous Greek Bouzouki.

    Check out their talents. Make a booking at www.saganaki.com.au

    World Cup Grand Final:
    Netherlands vs. Spain, Monday 3:30am
    Who will be the best team in the world? We'll find out in the early hours of Monday morning. Screening live at Waterfront City Piazza, watch the Netherlands and Spain battle it out to be the World Cup champions.

    World cup info at www.docklandsmelbourne.com.au
     

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