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Hide & Seek Melbourne 2

Hide & Seek Melbourne 2

Let’s face it: too much choice can leave you stuck like a deer in the decision-making headlights. New cafes pop up faster in Melbourne than trends started on Twitter, and it seems there isn’t a laneway left in its rubbish-tip peace, as the buildings surrounding these graffiti alleys are constantly claimed for shops, bars and whatnot. There are just so many options for places to eat, drink, shop and hang out! But Hide & Seek Melbourne 2 can be your way out of this First World headache. We’ve pulled together 40 more interesting and unique places that are not only budget-friendly, but are also a cut above the rest.

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Melbourne | Hide & Seek

Hide & Seek | Melbourne

Do you know which barber in Melbourne serves a complimentary Coopers Ale while you get your locks chopped? Or which clothing store doubles as a sewing school? Or which Japanese cafe can whip up a bento box in under ten seconds? Or which bar was a former motorcycle workshop?

Hide & Seek Melbourne is a guide to Melbourne’s hidden treasures. From restaurants and shops to live music venues, the book features 40 secret and intriguing places that you won’t find in any regular travel guide.

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Hide & Seek Melbourne | Hit the Streets 

Melbourne Hit the Streets | Hide & Seek

When you’re not sure what present to get for the friend/partner/sibling/parent that has everything, you organise an ‘experience’ for them, right? Well, save yourself the trouble of searching the internet for ideas – Melbourne is an oversized party bag full of wacky and wonderful things to do. Even if you’re just looking for a new way to spend your weekend, you could be abseiling face first down the side of a building, mixing up a spell at a witch’s house or tending to your personal veggie patch. Hide & Seek Melbourne: Hit the Streets is for all locals and visitors who want to discover some different ways of ‘experiencing’ Melbourne. There’s something for everyone here, no matter what your tastes or interests. And, in all cases, we’ve tried to make sure that these experiences won’t cost the earth.

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Hide & Seek | Feeling Peckish

Melbourne Feeling Peckish - Hide & Seek

Melbourne is extremely proud of its eclectic food scene. But the only problem with nurturing such a passionate foodie community is you have to fight them for the best tables. Luckily, the city’s range of eateries is so wide that you can find good food without having to wait two hours for it. And the offerings will take your mouth on a tour of the globe, from flavoursome Chinese dumplings to Italian cheeses as well rounded as a nona. Hide & Seek Melbourne: Feeling Peckish? is for all locals and visitors who want to discover some interesting – and delicious – places to eat. There’s something for everyone here, no matter what your tastes or dietary requirements. And, in all cases, we’ve tried to make sure that you won’t go broke after just one meal.

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Hide & Seek | Treasure Trove

Melbourne Treasure Trove | Hide & Seek

Melbourne’s eclectic range of stores is a real treasure trove, waiting to be discovered like an amazingly hot wallflower at the dance. Here you can find pieces that look good and that will stand the test of time. And the best part is that you won’t feel out of place with something less than a Louis Vuitton bag to carry your goodies. Hide & Seek Melbourne: Treasure Trove is for all locals and visitors who want to discover some new places to pick up a few buys. There’s something for everyone here, no matter what your tastes or interests. And, in all cases, we’ve tried not to send you broke (shopping addicts are on their own, though).

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Hide & Seek | Night Owl

Melbourne | Night Owl | Hide & Seek

According to some statistics, Melbourne has more bars and nightclubs per capita than anywhere else in the world. This could be interpreted in two ways: either Melburnians are a pack of drunks or the city simply has a love affair with great drinking holes. Thankfully for all of us, the latter interpretation is more on the money. Hide & Seek Melbourne: Night Owl is for all locals and visitors who want to discover some intriguing places in the dark. There’s something for everyone here, no matter what your tastes or interests. And, in all cases, we’ve tried to make sure that you won’t go broke after one night out on the town.

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Hide & Seek | Box Set

Melbourne Box Set | Hide & Seek 

For the perfect Christmas present, this box set is ideal for any Melburnian interested in discovering the city’s best hidden places. The box is a work of art in itself, featuring images of Melbourne’s iconic laneway graffiti art, and contains all four of the latest Hide & Seek Melbourne books on shopping, eating, bars and clubs, and quirky activities. Also enclosed is a game of hide and seek in another form — a puzzle that you can put together to reveal yet another hidden place in Melbourne that’s not included in any of the books. As the Melbourne obsession with finding new hidden places continues to grow, this boxed set will keep any Melburnian’s calendar of activities full for at least a year.

Four books included:

‘Hit the Streets’ (places to see/things to do)
‘Treasure Trove’ (shopping)
‘Feeling Peckish?’ (food)
‘Night Owl’ (bars, clubs and live-music venues)

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Sydney | Hide & Seek

Hide & Seek | Sydney

Sydney is Australia’s glittering city with more style and flair than Carrie Bradshaw’s shoe collection. But there’s a lot more to Sydney than just VIP-only clubs and second mortgage–sized price tags. You just need to know where to go. Hide & Seek Sydney is for all Sydneysiders, interstate travellers and overseas visitors who want to experience another side of what the city has to offer. From restaurants and shops to bars and galleries, there’s something for everyone here, no matter what your tastes or interests. And in all cases you won’t need a platinum Amex card or a designer wardrobe just to get through the front door.

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Hide & Seek | Sydney  | Feeling Peckish?

Hide & Seek | Sydney Feeling Peckish?

There was a time when the Sydney food scene was all about expensive fine dining. But the winds of change are blowing. Just like Janet and Brad’s transformation in The Rocky Horror Picture Show from uptight innocents to wild and carefree hotties, the Sydney food scene is evolving. Cuisine from around the globe is ripe for the tasting at decent prices. Hide & Seek Sydney: Feeling Peckish? is for all locals and visitors who want to discover some interesting – and delicious – places to eat. There’s something for everyone here, no matter what your tastes or dietary requirements. And, in all cases, we’ve tried to make sure that you won’t go broke after just one meal.

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Hide & Seek | Brisbane

Hide & Seek | Brisbane

Do you know where to go for a really good coffee in the middle of Brisbane and pay only $1 if you’re a new customer (or if the barista thinks you’re ‘really cute’)? Or which clothing store is hidden down a laneway that also hosts skateboard art exhibitions and live-music concerts? Or where you can enjoy Spanish tapas served sushi-train style? Or which jazz club is located right on the river, so you can take a ferry to its doorstep? Hide & Seek Brisbane is the first guide of its kind to ‘hidden’ Brisbane. This is the ideal book for locals and travellers who are sick of typical hangouts or tourist attractions, and want to discover the city’s unique and secret places.

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Perth | Hide & Seek Hide & Seek | Perth

Ah Perth, a city that’s all about amazing beaches with a bounty of white sand and turquoise surf waters. But what if you don’t just want to live life in the slow lane? Maybe you’d be interested in discovering a jazz cellar that can be entered only through a British-style telephone box? Or perhaps you’d be up for a homely German restaurant with a dash of kooky on the side? Enter Hide & Seek Perth – a book for locals and travellers who want to experience another side of what the city has to offer. There’s something for everyone here, no matter what your tastes or interests, and in all cases we’ve tried to make sure that you won’t go broke after one night on the town.

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Hide & Seek | Adelaide

Not every city needs to shout, ‘Look at me! Look at me!’ No, Adelaide is more of a quiet achiever. It’s a place that has damn fine swimming beaches, lots of green spaces and a city centre that’s so well organised even Wally couldn’t get lost here. But then there’s still more to discover that’s a little more under the radar. Hide & Seek Adelaide is for locals and travellers who want to experience a different side of this small but eclectic city. There’s something for everyone here, no matter what your tastes or interests, and in all cases, we’ve got you covered when it comes to your hard-earned dollars.

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Hide & Seek | HobartHide & Seek Hobart

Tasmania is a world apart from the rest of Australia – and Tasmanians wouldn’t have it any other way. But while the pace is noticeably slower in the state’s capital of Hobart (or ‘Slowbart’ to the locals), this fair city oozes charm like a pair of knitted nanna socks. Hide & Seek Hobart is for locals and visitors who want to discover the city’s lesser known gems. There’s something for everyone here, no matter what your tastes or interests. And, in all cases, we’ve made sure you won’t burn a hole in your wallet. So take a bite of the Apple Isle and savour its sweet delights.

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