Friday, June 25, 2010

    What's on @ Docklands: Circus Spectacular, Snow Works, Ice Skating, Slow Sundays & More

    This weekend marks the start of the mid-year school holidays. Kick off the winter break and keep the kids entertained with some great winter activities at Docklands.

    Circus Spectacular at Wonderland Fun Park:
    26th June - 11th July
    3 Shows daily at 11am, 1pm, 3pm
    Visit the amazing and hilarious Circus Spectacular with acts of intrigue and wonder. See circus and sideshow stunts from Captain Shep Huntley as seen on Happy Side show, featuring Strongman Tinkle and Plonk plus some of Australia's top circus performers. Purchase an 'Unlimited Ride Pass' for entry to Circus Spectacular.

    For tickets visit

    Icehouse Winter Wonderland:
    Head to the Icehouse’s 'Winter Wonderland' for a fun and glittering winter-themed extravaganza. Experience soft snow falling on the ice as you skate around the rink. Enjoy delicious icy snow cones, live entertainment, giveaways for every guest, plus a competition to name the Icehouse mascot! There's on-ice games and activities for all ages.

    For more information go to

    Animal Farm at Waterfront City:
    26 June - 12 July, 11am to 2pm daily
    Meet your favourite cute & cuddly creatures at Waterfront City. This free Animal Farm experience is open every day in the school holidays, providing free entertainment for the kids.

    For details visit

    Snow Works at Harbour Town:
    26th June - 25th July
    11am to 4pm weekdays, 11am to 5pm weekends
    Grab your scarf, beanie & gloves and head to Harbour Town Shopping Centre for some fun in the snow. Kids can build their very own snowman or just simply play in the falling snow everyday these school holidays. Spend $15 at any Harbour Town retailer and present your receipt for free entry. Playtime sessions run for 25 minutes.

    For more info go to

    Slow Sundays:
    Mum & Dad can enjoy some relaxing time out this weekend as well. On Sunday between 2pm - 6pm, pick up a Slow Sundays snack and glass of wine or beer for just $15.
    Our top Slow Sundays offer of the week comes from Fish Seafood Grill.
    • Green lip mussels Provencal with toasted garlic crostinis or
    • Chermoula crusted Atlantic salmon goujons served on a tabouleh salad
    Matched with your choice of wine - "2009 Kissing Bridge Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Mornington Peninsula VIC" or Bluebottle Beer

    For more Slow Sundays dining offers visit

    Docklands Film Festival:
    Free event at Waterfront City Piazza, every night of the week.
    Friday, 7pm - Little Black Book
    Saturday, 2pm - Where the Wild Things Are
    Saturday, 7pm - RV: Runaway Vacation
    Sunday, 7pm - Kes

    For the full schedule visit

    Thursday, June 17, 2010

    This weekend: World Cup Soccer Live, Amazing Docklands Competition, Free Film Festival & Slow Sundays are back

    Slow Sundays
    20th June - 29th August
    Slow Sundays are back at Docklands this winter. Every Sunday from 2pm to 6pm, enjoy a delicious lunch matched with a glass of wine or beer for just $15. Choose from over 20 participating venues across Waterfront City, Harbour Town, NewQuay and Central Pier.

    Our Slow Sunday top picks of the week are

    Saganaki Greek Cuisine & Grill
    • Cheese Saganaki - Pan fried Kefalograviera Cheese with lemon (V, G*)
    • Deep fried lemon pepper calamari served with Metaxa Aioli and rocket (G*)
    Matched with choice of wine - "2006 Makedonikos White Northern Makedonia" or Mythos (Greece) Beer.

    Butchers Grill
    • Grilled pork sausage – hand made & smoked, with tomato concass√© & capsicum
    • Spinach & cheese Burek with homemade yoghurt and salad (V)
    Matched with choice of wine - "2008 Wild Oats Cabernet Merlot Margaret River WA" or Skopsko Beer (Macedonia).
    (V) vegetarian, (G*) Gluten Free on request

    For more Slow Sundays offers visit

    World Cup : Australia vs. Ghana
    Saturday 19th June, 11:30pm
    Join millions around Australia & the globe as we watch the Socceroos in their must win game, right in the heart of Docklands. The entire match will be shown live on the big screens in Waterfront City Piazza from 11:30pm. Docklands businesses are showing their support for the Aussie team and their cheer squad... Hot Chocolate will re-open for one night to ensure no die-hard fan goes hungry while watching the game. Open from 6:30pm until late.

    For the full schedule & great dining deals visit

    Win an Amazing Docklands Experience
    It's the last days of the Amazing Docklands competition. Enter online now for your chance to win 1 of 10 prize packs. Each pack includes a double pass to the Amazing Bodies Exhibition, a Docklands dining voucher and a Harbour Town Shopping Centre voucher. Total value $115. Winners drawn on Monday.

    To Enter: Tell us in 30 words or less "why you want to see the Amazing Bodies Exhibition."
    Tweet your answer to @DocklandsMelb OR
    Email your answer & details to OR
    Post your answer on the Discover Docklands Facebook page

    Visit for more

    Docklands Classic Film Festival
    Free movies under the stars every night of the week. This weekend check out:
    Sleepless in Seattle, Friday 7pm
    Big, Saturday 2pm
    Julie & Julia, Saturday 7pm
    The Great Escape, Sunday 7pm

    Full schedule at

    Thursday, June 10, 2010

    Long Weekend at Docklands: World Cup Soccer, Amazing Bodies Exhibition, Lights & Lanterns Festival & Dining Deals

    We're events central this Queen's Birthday weekend. Kicking off tonight with the World Cup opening ceremony & ending with the amazing winter Light & Lanterns festival.

    World Cup Soccer at Docklands:
    11 June - 12 July, Free Event
    Every World Cup Soccer match will be screened LIVE at Docklands. Support your team (Go Socceroos!) at Waterfront City Piazza. Keep an eye out for the free activities, drink samples & giveaways.

    World Cup fever hits Docklands tonight with the opening ceremony to be screened live at 10:00pm. View the full World Cup schedule at

    Dining Deals:
    Make a day of it. Head to a Docklands restaurant for lunch, dinner or a drink prior to the soccer and take up one of the many dollar saving deals on offer.
    BlueFire Churrascaria Grill - Half price Happy Hour cocktails
    Available all day, every day. $9 each.
    Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria - Pizza & Pasta Special
    Choose any Pizza, Pasta or Risotti for $15. Available Lunch every day, Dinner Sundays. Cond. apply. Note: not valid on public holiday
    Yum Cha Dragon - All you can eat Yum Cha
    Available Tuesday to Saturday $39.50 pp, Sunday $48pp. Cond. apply. Note: not valid on public holiday

    Go to for more dining specials

    Amazing Bodies Exhibition:
    4 June - 2 September
    All you ever wanted to know about your insides; and possibly more. See what humans & animals look like on the inside. Find out how do diseases affect the body. Never before has such an extensive collection of real human and animal specimens been gathered here in Australia for public display. It's a must see.

    Enter our Amazing Docklands competition to win a Double pass to this amazing exhibit. Tell us in 30 words or less why you want to see the Amazing Bodies Exhibition to win 1 of 10 prize packs.

    Details at

    Lights & Lanterns Festival:
    June - August, Free Event
    From Monday, the Lights & Lanterns installation will see Waterfront City, Harbour Town & NewQuay awash with super saturated colour & light. Winter patterns will dance along the boardwalk, and programmed Cyberlights are set to transform the Piazza nightly. Look out for the fireworks display on Friday nights in July. The lighting will be synchronised with the 7pm fireworks to create dramatic displays on land and water.

    More information at

    Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    Amazing Docklands Competition

    In celebration of the Amazing Bodies Exhibition opening in Docklands, we are giving away 10 Amazing Docklands Experiences. Each prize pack includes a Double Pass to the Amazing Bodies Exhibition, a Docklands dining voucher and a Harbour Town Shopping Centre voucher. Total value $115.

    To Enter:

    Tell us in 30 word or less why you want to see the Amazing Bodies Exhibition.
    Tweet your answer to @DocklandsMelb OR
    Email your answer & details to OR
    Post your answer on the Discover Docklands Facebook page

    For terms & conditions visit

    Friday, June 4, 2010

    Whats on this weekend: Amazing Bodies Exhibition, Food & Wine Show Special, Classic Film Festival & Ice Hockey

    Winter is officially here! Kick off the first weekend of the chilly months at Docklands.

    Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show Special:
    The Good Food & Wine Show is in town again and to celebrate, Docklands restaurants have a special offer for you. Pick up your Good Food & Wine Show postcard from a participating venue to save $5 off the admission price. *Limited quantity available, while stocks last.

    Participating venues:
    Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria
    Steakhouse NewQuay
    Fish Seafood Grill
    Saganaki Grek Cuisine & Grill

    Visit for show details

    Amazing Bodies Exhibition:
    Starts 4 June
    The first exhibition of it's kind. Be amazed by the show that pushes the boundaries of anatomical science and is designed to vividly display where we came from, the intricacies of the animal and human body and teaches us about health and diseases, all in a captivating display of science and art that is both amazing and confronting.
    Includes Human, Whale, Crocodile, Giraffe, & Ostrich studies.

    Find out more at

    Ice Hockey @ Icehouse:
    Saturday, 5th June, 3pm
    Melbourne Mustangs vs. Perth's Western Thunder
    The Melbourne Mustangs are the potential new entrants into the Australian Ice Hockey League. Come and show your support as they play their first ever game this weekend at the Icehouse. This Saturday's exhibition match against Perth's Western Thunder marks the start of the Mustang's campaign to officially become apart of the AIH for the 2011 season.

    Sunday 6th June, 4:15pm
    Melbourne Ice vs Perth All Stars
    Can't get enough Ice Hockey? See Victoria's only Ice Hockey team in the AIH play the Perth All Stars this Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the Icehouse or ph 8631 3998.

    For more information go to

    Classic Film Festival:
    Rug up and enjoy the Docklands Classic Film Festival this weekend.
    Friday, 4 June at 7pm - Rudy
    Saturday, 5 June at 2pm - Mamma Mia
    Saturday, 5 June at 7pm - Mona Lisa Smile
    Sunday, 6 June at 7pm - The Adventures of Robin Hood

    For a full program visit


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