Friday, June 24, 2011

    What's on at Docklands: Home Town Hockey Clash, Free Ice Skating Lessons, Livebait Lunch & Platinum Club Savings

    Home Town Hockey Clash
    The biggest AIHL home town clash is on this weekend at Medibank Icehouse! This Saturday afternoon, come along to see Melbourne Ice take on the Groove Train Mustangs.
    Melbourne Ice pride themselves as being the 2010 national champions, whilst the Mustangs are out to prove themselves, newcomers to the league this year.
    Being the home ground for both Melbourne teams, the match is sure to be fierce as both teams strive for victory!

    Finish off the night with some good tucker & a few beers at nearby James Squire Hotel.

    When: Sat 25 June 5.45pm
    Where: Medibank Icehouse, next to Harbour Town shopping centre

    Book or find out more about the Mustangs vs Melbourne Ice showdown here.

    Free Ice Skating Lessons
    Learn how to skate this winter! Never been ice skating before or just looking to improve your skills? Medibank Icehouse invites you to join a free 20 minute lesson to learn the basics of ice skating before you glide off to join the Public Skate session and show off your new talent.
    You can join as many free lessons as you like to work on your skills this winter. Whether you're a beginner or experienced, get your skates on!

    Regular admission and skate hire apply.

    Sunday 26 June – 10am
    Wednesday 29 June – 7pm
    Thursday 30 June 7pm
    Where: Medibank Icehouse, next to Harbour Town shopping centre

    Click here for more dates & details

    Livebait Lunch
    Docklands Waterfront restaurant Livebait is now dishing up a winter lunch special to keep you warm and your bank balance happy! The Livebait Lunch means every week Mon-Fri you can enjoy a main & dessert for $39, or a 3 course meal for $45.

    Pick from delicious seafood dishes such as the Roasted salt-water barramundi, carrot and ginger puree with fennel salad, or head for a tasty non-seafood option such as their Wild mushroom, baby spinach and goat’s cheese “shepherd’s pie”.
    Conditions apply to the deal, find out more here

    Head to Livebait’s Facebook page to keep up to date with daily specials & offers, and follow them on Twitter- a new Livebait Twitter competition is starting next Monday!

    Where: 55B NewQuay Promenade, Docklands

    Platinum Club 10% Savings
    Save some much loved cash any day of the week with this Docklands dining discount card. Sign up online to the Rivers Platinum Club & you will receive 10% off your total bill when you dine at one of the participating restaurants. Enjoy a good catch up with friends- the discount is for the whole table!

    A great place for an informal get together is Mecca Bah, located on the waterfront with stunning views. A Middle Eastern influenced restaurant, Mecca Bah is well known for its tasty tangines, flavoursome pizzas and spicy mezze dishes. See their menu here.

    Friday, June 10, 2011

    Long Weekend at Docklands: Black Light Mini Golf, Etihad Stadium Tour, Under Cover Sunday Market & Super Tuesday

    With an extra day added to our weekend, there’s no excuse to not get out and about!

    Family Fun at Black Light Mini Golf
    Mini Golf with a twist! The addition of UV lighting has transformed good old-fashioned mini golf into a “glow in the dark” experience, that’s fun for all the family.

    There’s 18 holes of fun, with the favourite being the The Kingswood Ute. In this hole, you hit the ball into the back of the ute and out it comes via the exhaust. You can even get into the car and listen to your favourite Australian tunes. This mini golf is the first of its kind in Australia.

    Black Light Mini Golf is located at Harbour Town Shopping Centre. Opening hours for this weekend are:
    Friday & Saturday: 10am til 11pm
    Sunday: 10am til 6pm
    Queens Birthday Monday: 10am til 8pm

    For pricing and more info click here

    Docklands Under Cover Sunday Market
    The weather is sending everyone indoors, and now the weekly Sunday market at Docklands is following suit. Still featuring all the regular great stalls, the market now has a new under cover Winter location for June, July & August. Head along to find jewelry, hats and scarfs, kids clothing, books, gift ideas and much much more!

    Make a day of it and head to a nearby Docklands restaurant for lunch. A lunch favourite is Mecca Bah, with dishes full of Middle Eastern flavours and spices, located right on the Waterfront.

    The new location for the Docklands Sunday market is Pavilion at Waterfront City Piazza. (Opposite Tram D11 Docklands Drive). Trams head to the Docklands all day, but if you are looking to drive, Harbourside Shopping Centre has $5 all day parking.

    Find more info here.

    Etihad Stadium behind the scenes tour
    A lot of us have probably been to a football game or perhaps a concert at Etihad Stadium, but how many have actually seen what goes on behind the scenes?

    Head on a tour this weekend and visit the AFL players' change rooms, the players/coaches' briefing room, the coaches' box, experience the feel of walking up the AFL umpires' tunnel and much more. You’ll also find out lots of interesting facts about the venue, such as it being the only football stadium in the Southern Hemisphere with a fully retractable roof, taking only 8 minutes to close.

    Etihad stadium hosts night tours, weekend tours, group tours, educational tours and more.
    Find out more here.

    Super Tuesday
    Not looking forward to heading back to reality after a long weekend of fun? Ease your way back into the week with 50% off your bill on Tuesday! Order a minimum of main and dessert to receive 50% off your food bill at Saganaki or Steakhouse for lunch or dinner.

    Terms & Conditions apply.

    Friday, June 3, 2011

    What's On: Fox Classic Car Collection, Family Sundays at Icehouse, Harbour Walking Tour & The Good Food and Wine Festival

    Fox Classic Car Collection
    Head to the Docklands and view one of the largest Mercedes Benz car collections in the southern hemisphere.

    The Fox Classic Car Collection includes more than 50 prestige vehicles collected over a 20 year period by trucking businessman Lindsay Fox. Experience the high life while wandering through rows of luxurious vehicles such as the Porsche Spyder made famous by James Dean and the Mercedes 300SL that Pablo Picasso, Juan Fangio and Ava Gardner once owned.

    Marvel at the specifications of the high-powered engines of our performance vehicles and get a taste of life in the fast lane. The Sir Henry Royce Foundation Gallery (one of only three in the world) is also located in the Queen’s Warehouse. It features some significant Rolls Royce and Bentley vehicles.

    The collection is situated in the historic Queen’s Warehouse in the Docklands precinct, amongst stunning water views and a variety of great restaurants. Why not head out for lunch afterwards? Find your favourite cuisine here.

    Click here to find out more about the Fox Classic Car Collection
    Tuesday: 10 am - 2 pm
    Costs: $10 adult, $8 concession. Proceeds assist charities.

    Family Sundays at Icehouse
    Every Sunday morning is all about families at Medibank Icehouse!

    There is a dedicated family rink from 9am – 12 noon as well as an Under 8’s Ice Fun and a dedicated snow play area. For the under 8’s Ice Fun we invite parents to get on the rink with their children to take part in the half lesson.

    For more information, please visit Medibank Icehouse

    Amazing Melbourne Walking Tours- Harbour Tour
    We may see Melbourne everyday, but how much do we actually take in? Participate in a walking tour and take in the sights we usually take advantage of.

    This tour will guide you through the modern part of Australia’s most liveable city. Starting at Federation Square and moving to the Docklands, you can enjoy the city’s artworks, waterfront attractions, open airspace and laneways of the Harbour Town Shopping Centre.

    A guaranteed insightful and great experience. You will also receive advice on free cultural events in Melbourne. Tours can be conducted in English, Italian and Maltese. All ages and wheelchair friendly.

    Tour runs 7 days a week at 10am, running for 2 to 2.5 hours

    Click here for more info

    The Good Food & Wine Show
    The Good Food and Wine show begins this weekend at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre!

    Succumb to your senses in a world where taste, texture, colour and aroma comes to life in breathtaking detail. Satisfy your foodie cravings with hundreds of mouth-watering produce exhibitors, free food sampling and Australian wine tastings.

    To celebrate the appreciation of great food, selected Docklands restaurants are offering a $5 off entry voucher for you.

    Collect 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 include:
    Mecca Bah
    Steakhouse NQ
    James Squire

    The Good Food & Wine Show runs from 3rd - 5th June.
    Visit the website for show details


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