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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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 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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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 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 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

    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

    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 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

    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 for more dining offers


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