Fun City Go Karts was the original brilliant idea of Darren Shaw, after seeing some great Go Kart Entertainment venues in Texas USA in Oct 1989. Darren came back to Australia and started a partnership with Jim Voliotis and his mate Shaun. Darren and Jim had been friends for some time and they both shared a passion with Super Sedan Racing.
They introduced Geoff Trewin into the partnership after Shaun left, and built the original "Fun City Go Karts" in Tottenham, on Sunshine road, where the Westco Jeans outlet is today. Fun City Go Karts opened to the Public on the 6th December 1990. In 1991 Darren and Geoff built a GoKart Track in Woodridge Queensland, a western suburb of Brisbane, that was very similar to Tottenham. We later sold the Track to Jim for his third share of Tottenham and his friend Ian who ran the business for a while before retiring. Jim has gone back to tow trucks in Qld, another one of his passions. Darren and Geoff also opened an outdoor Gokart Track at the Laverton outdoor market (Rubbles & Riches), we also sold this business off to Ian after he came back from Queensland.
Welcome aboard the Blackbird ferry for your cruise on the tidal section of the river moving along the boundaries of the cities of Melbourne, Maribyrnong, Moonee Valley & Hobsons Bay.
Melbourne has two rivers, the Yarra and lesser known Maribyrnong River discovered by L.T. Robbins and Charles Grimes in 1803, settled by groups led by J.P. Fawkner and John Batman in 1835. You can discover it on board the BLACKBIRD a traditional ferry of Lakes Entrance fame. 27 year on Melbourne's No 2 river and the winner of the only Great Yarra Riverboat Race.
Prepare to be pampered at 'Lygon Dermedical Skins & Body Clinic.' Combining the latest technology in aesthetic medicine and beauty therapy, Lygon Dermedical Specialises in revising aged skin, acne, scarring, cellulite, rosacea and pigmentation. There is a huge list of treatments for women and men for both the face or body. The clinic boasts two treatment rooms for progressive beauty facials and treatments and a day spa which includes an infrared steam sauna and hydrotherapy tub with chroma colour, for your spa treatment of choice, whether it be body wraps, deep tissue or stone therapy massage, or relaxing in a oceana spa immersion bath.
There really is a treatment for everyone including IPL rejuvenation and hair removal, but if our extensive menu of treatments isn't enough, our qualified technician will design and deliver a treatment especially designed to meet your individual skin needs.
'Danne Montague King' and 'Sothys' are the skincare brands used at Lygon Dermedical skins & body clinic - Day Spa.
Effemmera is a collaboration between seven western-suburbs-based visual artists.
The Hunt Club Community Arts Centre provides two gallery spaces for visual artists plus a range of spaces for meetings, classes and workshops. Five artist-in-residence studios plus a pottery studio are also provided at the Centre.
Welcome to Quinch Art; a unique, mixed-media shop/gallery in Kingsville, Melbourne, Australia
"Our treatments and tranquil surroundings restore the mind, body and soul"
Bella Medispa was created to provide the ultimate in quality service and skin care products that delivers only exceptional results. We have created a peaceful, tranquil sanctuary to renew your strength and bring the body into harmony with the rhythm of nature. Here at Bella Spa we understand that life can be busy, the daily stresses can cause our body and mind to be in a panic so we have created the ultimate environment whereby from the time you walk in to the time you leave it’s all about you.We have dedicated, professional, friendly skin therapist who provide only the best bella skin care for you.
Begin your journey at Bella Medispa by enjoying our complimentary herbals teas and other beverages while resting in our exquisite relaxation room which features a relaxing water fountain to deeply relax you.
Since its formation in the 1920s, Hoyts has been associated with countless successful innovations in the film exhibition industry and today Hoyts operates over 350 screens in the oceanic region, consolidating its place among the top three major exhibitors.
With showcase cinemas at Fox Studios and Chatswood in Sydney, Chadstone and Melbourne Central in Victoria and Carousel in Perth, Hoyts continues to set high standards in cinematic excellence and offers its patrons a wide variety of customised viewing experiences including Cinema Paris, La Premiere and Directors Suite screenings.
Hoyts Watergardens is located in the entertainment and restaurant precinct of the Watergardens shopping centre.
Hoyts Watergardens is a well catered cinema with 8 screens, stadium seating and Xtremescreen.
The Sun originally opened in 1938 and was a single screen 1050 seat cinema - the most luxurious in the area. Most Saturday's were fully booked at the Sun; both a booking office and ticket counter were used to handle the large crowds. The SUN BOOKSHOP was the original candy bar. Imagine the buzz on a Saturday night which regularly sold out and 1050 patrons were in the foyer. Today we seat only 660 over 6 boutique cinemas, but, we still think our foyer gets mighty busy. Unique to the cinema was the pram room where babies in their prams were placed and given a number, if your baby started crying, your number was flashed on the screen. During the 50's and 60's TV was the new novelty and the crowds dwindled. To satisfy the new population in Yarraville the SUN became a Greek cinema in the 60's. It was eventually closed by the Health department for unsanitary carpets! The SUN became derelict over the next twenty years until the current owners purchased it in 1995. It was in a sad state, a mecca for white ants and a roof so leaky, the plaster ceiling had caved in on the seats. Vagrants had been at it too, graffiti and pilfering of many of the original art deco features had reduced her to little more than 4 brick walls. As the real estate agents would say "a true renovators dream!" The new owners began one of Melbourne’s most popular film societies from 1998 to 2003 which encouraged them to go all out and bring the SUN back to glory. The large auditorium has been divided into 4 cinemas and another 2 cinemas have recently been added to some land at the rear. Six stunning cinemas, all detailed in the art deco style, many with original details are now open to the public and screening the latest new release films.
With over 400 stores to explore, ample car parking and family friendly facilities, Highpoint provides a fashion and entertainment destination for people of all generations.
And with even more of your favourite brands in-centre, Highpoint is your centre for fashion in the West.
More than fashion at your fingertips, Highpoint is also a great place for entertainment. Catch a movie at Hoyts cinema, one of only two cinemas in Melbourne showcasing IMAX, enjoy the fun of Playtime and 9th Avenue or grab a bite to eat at any of the delicious restaurants located close by.
Online Shopping from Westfield. Buy Men's and Women's Clothing, Kids Toys, Computers, Movies and a wide range of other items online.
Brimbank Central is a single level, fully enclosed shopping complex located approximately 18kms northwest of Melbourne's CBD with Woolworths, Coles, ALDI, Target, Kmart and over 110 specialty stores. The Centre has more than 1,700 free carparks with 335 of them underground, including disabled car parking and parking for parents with prams.
Brimbank Central with its range of stores, from National brand retailers to local favourites is ideally suited to its central location of servicing the communities of the Western Suburbs with everything under the one roof and easy, convenient shopping!
Watergardens Town Centre is the focal point of the community in the growing township of Taylors Lakes in Melbourne’s Western suburbs. Constructed on a 56 hectare Greenfield site in 1997, the Town Centre is located amidst an abundance of newly developed housing estates and has become recognised as the first choice retail destination for locals who enjoy the relaxed and friendly shopping environment.
Supporting the local community in every way possible with initiatives such as Neighborhood Watch, a specialist Workplacement program, community exhibitions and more, Watergardens Town Centre is committed to making every member of the local community feel right at home in their very own shopping precinct.
Visit the links below to find out more about Watergardens Town Centre.
Just a short drive from the heart of the city is the Maribyrnong Valley Parklands featuring Brimbank Park and Horseshoe Bend Farm. The parklands offer ideal settings for picnics, walks along the extensive network of trails, fishing, canoeing and bird watching, all set within peaceful parklands surrounded by prolific birdlife. Things to see and do - Watch for the many water birds and enjoy the scenic walking tracks or stop in at the cafe - Enjoy meeting the animals at Horseshoe Bend Farm - Walk along the Australian Plant Trail and experience the colour and beauty of plants suitable for growing in the Keilor area - Cycle along the wide paths. The main trail follows the river and forms a circuit of 4.3 kilometres. It links to the Maribyrnong River Trail, making it possible to walk or cycle from Keilor along the river as far as Footscray Before you go Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website. Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
Pipemakers Park is a historic pipemaking industrial site, which has been transformed into a park and wetlands. Historic bluestone factories have been recycled for community use. A wharf has been built, wetlands created, barbecues and picnic tables installed and an important link formed in the Maribyrnong River trail. The multi-use trail leads 15km upstream to Brimbank Park, East Keilor, and four kilometres downstream to the Stock Bridge at Kensington. Things to see and do: - Approached from a steep hill, the park has distant river views towards Flemington Racecourse and the city - Innovative landscaping retains the theme of the previous industrial history of the site - The main feature is the Living Museum of the West housed in a revamped factory, which provides information for self-guided tours and hosts a number of exhibitions, activities and special presentations on the cultural history of western Melbourne and the Maribyrnong River - Try fishing from the wharf - Go for a boat ride on the Maribyrnong River - Sit and relax in the pioneer womens shelter - Watch the bird life and look for tadpoles or listen to frogs amongst the reeds in the wetlands - Follow the path past the factory shed - See historic bluestone buildings - Take in Aboriginal history - Sealed and unsealed walking tracks through the park link with the Maribyrnong River trail Before you go Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website. Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
The Organ Pipes, a set of basalt columns formed by the cooling and cracking of molten lava, are the most well known feature of the park. Enjoy a picnic, a walk and the spring wattle blossom. Things to do - The park is an excellent place for picnics, walks, bird observing and photography. - Stand on the viewing platform - the basalt Keilor Plains all around you are part of one of the world's largest lava flows. - Walk down the path to view the 'organ pipes' - a set of basalt columns formed by lava. - Look for yellowish sandstones and mudstones across the creek 200 metres downstream from the 'organ pipes'. - Fossils in these rocks suggest they are sedimentary rocks laid down under the sea about 400 million years ago. - Walk upstream about 400 metres past the 'organ pipes' and see Rosette Rock - a radial array of basalt columns like the spokes of a wheel. - Look at the Tessellated Pavement, the tops of basalt columns. - Enjoy a picnic while looking out for waterbirds, blue wrens, cockatoos, rosellas, magpies and wedge-tailed eagles. Before you go Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website. Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
Trocadero Art Space is an artist run initiative located in the heart of Footscray and only 10 minutes from Melbourne's city centre. Trocadero presents an annual exhibition calendar of new and contemporary art with a focus on a diverse program of engaging and high quality exhibitions from emerging and established artists. Trocadero Art Space has three exhibition spaces. There are two galleries and an outdoor street billboard for artists exhibiting their work. Exhibitions run for three week periods and are open to the general public so anybody can visit the space and view the artwork. Trocadero Art Space has been open since 2005 and is run by a committee of volunteer artists.
With such a stunning range of themed exhibitions and interactive scientific displays, Scienceworks is sure to enthral and entertain the kids for hours. Experience live demonstrations, informative tours and plenty of hands-on activities. The Melbourne Planetarium uses some of the most stunning images of outer space ever shown together with awesome special effects. A planetarium show will take you to the stars and beyond while you recline in comfortable seats. Additional charges apply. The Lightning Room is a truly en-lightning experience. Find out how lightning is formed? What happens when it strikes? Discover this and more in a live 30 minute show that is informative, entertaining and most of all, electrifying. Additional charges apply. Sportsworks features over 20 hands-on and body-in experiences and provides the ultimate sporting challenge. Discover your body's talents and sporting profile, be a wheelchair athlete, a soccer goalie or an extreme snowboarder. Nitty Gritty Super City was built especially for three to eight year olds, Nitty Gritty Super City is a kid's own city to explore. Children can create in the construction zone, visit the exhibition cafe, record their own weather report, steer a ship, explore a recycling factory and much more. Carnival of Science explores the science behind the sideshow without losing the mystery of the carnival. Navigate the maze of mirrors, try the strength tester, discover the science behind your favourite sideshow alley game and much more! For more information please contact Scienceworks or view their website.
The Maribyrnong River, which begins on the slopes of Mount Macedon and flows to Port Phillip, has played a major role in the occupation and development of western Victoria. Aboriginal tribes have frequented its banks for at least 40,000 years. The river has been part of the rapid developments that have occurred in the last 50 years. The river was known as Saltwater River before its present name came into common usage. - These waters provide good canoeing and three ponding points have been designed to enable children and adults to discover the delights of catching fish with a hand net - The park has barbecues, picnic tables and shelters, and a shared cycle/walking path starts in the park and continues on to Footscray - Parklands on either side of the river include Maribyrnong Park and Fairbairn Park where there are boat landings and picnic facilities - Just downstream from Dynon Road Bridge it is possible to board a pleasure boat for a leisurely trip up the river. From here on the river passes through the industrial area of Footscray with its historic jetties and bridges before it joins the Yarra at Fishermans Bend - Fishing is popular from jetties and fishing platforms alongside parks and reserves on either side of the river. - Bicycle tracks follow its banks, crossing the river via pedestrian bridges at several points. Many people use these trails to get to Brimbank Park or Pipemakers Park Before you go Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website. Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
ust a short drive from the heart of the city is the Maribyrnong Valley Parklands featuring Brimbank Park and Horseshoe Bend Farm. The parklands offer ideal settings for picnics, walks along the extensive network of trails, fishing, canoeing and bird watching, all set within peaceful parklands surrounded by prolific birdlife. NOTE: Horseshoe Bend Farm is not open to visitors. Horseshoe Bend Farm is a popular destination for visitors of all ages. During the week it is regularly occupied by young families, play groups, primary schools and older recreation groups. Things to see and do - See a range of farm animals including pigs, dairy cows, sheep, goats, Clydesdales, donkeys, peacocks, ducks and other bird life - Come to the Horseshoe Bend Farm Open Day held on third Sunday of each month. Activities include pony rides and craft stalls - Try the two kilometre Wetland Circuit walking track which runs along the edge of the Maribyrnong River - The farm can be booked for weddings, parties, conferences and other special occasions. Self guided farm tours, pony rides and children's parties are also available Before you go Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website. Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
Overnewton Castle was built in the Victorian Tudor style, inspired by 16th century English and Scottish architecture, by William Taylor in 1849 and now stand as a prominent heritage building. Celebrating 165 years in 2014 Overnewton Castle will be open for public tours of the 36 room establishment on the first Sunday of every month, bookings are essential. Overnewton Castle is open for events such as weddings, high tea's, children's days, private functions and any other occasion that requires catering. With elaborate sitting rooms, stunning architecture, plenty of natural light and breathtaking interiors, this is a one of a kind venue that will continue to impress your senses every corner that you turn. The homestead consists of 36 rooms including seven bedrooms (the master room included a small circular room and a dressing room) schoolroom, library, drawing room, two kitchens, five servants rooms and the Billiard room. There are still many original features such as tiles in the bathrooms, claw foot bath and the old IXL wood stove in the kitchen. Several out buildings on the estate include a bluestone butchery and dairy, lamp room, boot room, coach-house, stables, woolshed, shearing sheds and machine shed. The years have been kind to Overnewton Castle, today it remains much the same as when it was originally built. Hidden away amongst the old trees, it has seen many changes throughout the years. Gone are the days of horse and carriages, gas light and servants, but the old world grace and charm along with the elegance, grandeur and atmosphere of a bygone era still remain. Having been restored over the years and an elegant dining room added to the estate this is definitely a private hidden treasure and one not to be missed if you have the opportunity.
The only Trampoline AND Inflatable Park in Melbourne! Located just 20 minutes from the city, come down and jump for joy at Airodrome Altona! Fun for both children (3 years and above) and adults, get access to both our inflatables and trampolines with each entry. We have different areas for every skill level, ranging from our designated junior trampoline section for the young ones, all the way through to our Olympic trampolines for those looking to show off their skills. Dodgeball, wall climbing, velcro walls, one of the biggest inflatable slides this side of Melbourne and massive foam pits await. We have fitness and kids classes available during the week, and are able to host amazing birthday parties and private functions that you and your guests are sure to remember.
Weekdays (Excluding Public Holidays and School Holidays): $10/hour, $15 for 2 hours (all ages)
Friday Nights: 5pm-8pm: $15 for 3 hours of jumping time from 5pm to 8pm (all ages)
Weekends, school holidays and public holidays: $15/hour, $10 every additional hour (minimum age of 3, all ages)
Grip socks (required): $1.50
Sessions start on the hour.
Parents and Bubs: $10 for one adult and one child (5 years of age and under) for 2 hours of jumping time. Additional siblings (5 years of age and under) are $5 each if paid for in the same transaction. Additional children and parents pay the normal price of $10 for 1 hour or $15 for 2 hours. Only valid Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm. Not valid on school holidays or public holidays. Not valid with any other offer (eg. discount vouchers)
From City: Take the Westgate Freeway towards Geelong. 10 minutes after crossing the Westgate Bridge you will take the Grieves Parade exit and turn left onto Grieves Parade. Keep heading down and once you hit the roundabout you will see the Westgate Sports and Entertainment Centre which we are located inside of. Turn right at the roundabout onto Dohertys Road and you’ll be able to find a parking spot towards the back of the center. Then just head inside the centre and you’ll see us as you enter.
Towards city (From Geelong): Head down the Princes Freeway and take the Geelong Road exit. Stay in the right lane, and you will continue down Geelong Road and take the first right down onto Grieves Parade. Keep heading down and once you hit the roundabout you will see the Westgate Sports and Entertainment Centre which we are located inside of. Turn right at the roundabout onto Dohertys Road and you’ll be able to find a parking spot towards the back of the center. Then just head inside the centre and you’ll see us as you enter.
Towards city (From Western Ring Road): Head onto the Westgate Freeway, and stay in the left lane until you reach the Millers Road exit. Turn right onto Millers Road and stay in the right lane until you reach a McDonalds at the corner of Millers Road and Blackshaws Road. Turn right onto Blackshaws Road until you reach Grieves Parade at the end. Turn left onto Grieves Parade and keep heading down and once you hit the roundabout you will see the Westgate Sports and Entertainment Centre which we are located inside of. Turn right at the roundabout onto Dohertys Road and you’ll be able to find a parking spot towards the back of the centre. Then just head inside the centre and you’ll see us as you enter.