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

    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 or 132 849.

    Visit 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

    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 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

    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

    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

    International Moke Day:
    Sunday sees Moke lovers from around Melbourne converge on Docklands. International Moke Day is the brainchild of Terry Pollard of 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

    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 or 132 849.

    Visit 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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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 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

    For more Father's Day info visit

    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 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

    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 for more in information.

    For more event details visit

    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.

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