All posts tagged: docklands

Firelight Festival 2018

An explosive weekend of fireworks, food, music and fun is set to draw thousands to Docklands as the annual Firelight Festival returns bigger and better in 2018. City of Melbourne has announced a packed program of events and activities for opening weekend celebrations from 29 June to 1 July. Chair of the Prosperous City portfolio, Councillor Kevin Louey, said this year’s event will be three times the size, after a spectacular debut in 2017 cemented the festival on the Docklands calendar. “This year we’re thinking big, with all of Victoria Harbour set to be transformed into a warm and inviting stage,” Cr Louey said. “We’ll have nightly pyrotechnics, flame jets, fire drums, roving performers and incredible musicians alongside some of the best food Melbourne has to offer. “Three giant wooden sculptures will also be cast adrift in Victoria Harbour and set ablaze to create an amazing visual for festival goers. It’s all about giving Melburnians a warm and engaging event to help ease the chill of the winter solstice.” Melbourne-based artist Christian Patton has been …

Review: ArtVo – Immersive Gallery

This one of a kind, engaging ‘trick art’ gallery features over 11 themed zones where you can immerse yourself in the pieces – literally, according to your iPhone camera. Featuring fourteen international artists in a 1900 square metre space, you’ll be drawn into the artwork splashed all over the interior of the gallery. If that doesn’t grab you, the infectious enthusiasm of the Art Vo team providing encouragement and negotiating you into the best position for your own creative image surely will. You can’t miss the Dimensional Dreams Zone, where you’ll produce inconceivable tricks across multiple scenes. Stand on your best friends head, hang from the roof or swish your family around in a wine glass. Anything is possible! Handy hint – look down at the floor for instructions on the best results. The Photo Points will prompt you and your phone toward the ideal outcome. Located in the Docklands and open until late on the weekends, ArtVo is absolutely one not to miss – loads of fun for all ages. Reviewed and written by …

ArtVo – Immersive Gallery

Unlike other art galleries or museums, you can touch and interact with over 100 spectacular large scale 3D artworks covering the walls and floors using just your smartphone for the ultimate selfie. Explore and immerse yourself into different scenes, locations and famous paintings across 1900 sqm and 11 themed gallery zones. Keen to go on a Jungle Safari? Step into the palm of King Kong and gaze up at the beast himself. Want to uncover the Pharoh’s Treasures? You’ll need to hop aboard the flying carpet to take you there! Catch a wave in the Aquatic Adventure, narrowly escape the menacing jaws of the monster croc in Australiana, or transform into a winged fairy in the Enchanted Garden. ArtVo recruited 14 international artists with over 40 years of experience to complete the awe-inspriring paintings with works complete in just 60 days. Open 7 days, ArtVo is the perfect entertainment destination for school holidays, family and corporate groups and an unparalleled recreational adventure for all ages.   Opening hours: Sun ~ Thurs 10am-6pm | Fri ~ Sat 10am-11.30pm …

The Best of Melbourne Docklands

One of the areas of inner Melbourne that is still relatively unknown by visitors and even locals, the Docklands Precinct has grown from a disused wharf network in the 90’s, to a waterfront featuring an expansive array of restaurants, bars, shopping, attractions and modern residential buildings. In order to help you experience the best of this Melbourne suburb, we have listed some the best activities and attractions on offer. Harbour Town Shopping (440 Docklands Drive Docklands) A great location to spend the day browsing the various outlet stores, featuring all the latest brands and fashion including designer clothing, jewellery and homewares.  Quench your hunger at Burger Monster or enjoy a long island iced tea at the Harbour Town Hotel.  Etihad Stadium (740 Bourke Street Docklands) One of Melbourne’s premier sporting arenas, it’s a prime host of Aussie Rules matches throughout the winter months, with soccer and 20/20 cricket throughout the summer, along as holding concerts from some of the biggest music acts in the world. Its retractable roof will make your visit a pleasant one regardless …

All aboard the Aqua Donut!

Last Friday evening, the We Know Melbourne team were invited to try out the Aqua Donut in the Docklands. Already a summer favourite in Europe, the Docklands’ Aqua Donut is the only one of it’s kind in Australia and an experience that both tourists and locals will love. If you’ve never heard of the Aqua Donut before and in your mind are questioning exactly how does a Donut in water work, rest assured that the Aqua Donut, is not your regular type of donut. The Donut is actually made of fibreglass, electrically powered to float along the water (lifejackets included) with a barbecue to complete an all round top Aussie dining experience. Upon arriving at the Docklands, our team of 9 met Isaiah who guided us through our Donut experience and what to expect. We were instructed that we could float anywhere between the yellow buoys, to hook up to them when we wanted to BBQ and to finally not jump off into the water (or fall off – don’t worry it’s extremely safe and everyone was given …