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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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 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 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

    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

    Thursday, July 1, 2010

    This weekend: Friday Fireworks, Docklands Film Festival, World Cup & Slow Sundays

    Kick off the weekend at Docklands with a bang!

    Fireworks in July:
    Fridays, 7pm
    Spectacular fireworks will fill the night sky above Victoria Harbour this Friday night. Programmed to music, the weekly display is a part of the Fire, Ice & Lights festival running through out winter. The show can be seen from anywhere in Docklands but for the best vantage point, head to Waterfront City or NewQuay.

    Upload your photos & videos of the fireworks to the Discover Docklands Facebook page to be in the running to win a Docklands dining voucher.

    More information at

    Docklands Film Festival:
    Rug up and enjoy free movies under the stars.
    To Catch a Thief - Friday, after the the Fireworks
    Just Married - Saturday, 2pm
    Marie Antoinette - Saturday, 7pm
    Revenge of the Pink Panther - Sunday, 7pm

    View all movies & times at

    World Cup:
    See every exciting minute of the World Cup quarter finals live on the big screens at Waterfront city Piazza.
    Friday, 11:30pm - Netherlands vs. Brazil
    Saturday, 4:00am - Uruguay vs. Ghana
    Saturday, 10pm - Revisit Australia's world cup highlights
    Saturday, 11:30pm - Argentina vs. Germany
    Sunday, 4:00am - Paraguay vs. Spain

    Visit for the full schedule & dining offers.

    Sunday Entertainment at Docklands:
    Enjoy free live entertainment Sunday afternoons at Waterfront City Piazza during July. Liven up your Sunday with some toe-tapping, finger snapping live music while you peruse the Sunday Markets, sip on a hot chocolate, or drift on by to the next stop on your Slow Sundays dining journey.

    Our Slow Sundays pick of the week is available at Yum Cha Dragon.
    • Hong Siu - deep fried tofu, mushrooms, Bok Choy & carrot in oyster sauce OR
    • Fried noodles with chicken & vegetables
    Perfectly matched with your choice of wine - "2009 Kissing Bridge Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills SA" or Pure Blonde Beer.

    Find more Slow Sundays dining deals at


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