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Sydney Trapeze School | St Peters, Sydney

Sydney Trapeze School | St Peters, Sydney

Your toes dangle over the edge of the platform. Your heart thumps beneath your ribs as you hold the bar and jump. Trust me, this is the real thing. The first time you leap off the ledge at the Sydney Trapeze School is a one-off experience you won’t forget in a hurry.

Red Monkey Teahouse | North Melbourne

The last few decades have seen North Melbourne shed the working-class image it’s held since the 1800s and become quite the cosmopolitan locale. Part of that is an ‘if you build it, they will come’ mentality, and the area’s bars have done a lot to hasten that gentrification. Red Monkey Tea House is one such bar. A melange of Asian and Eastern influences, the Monkey caters to those after a casual beer or wine, with the choice of the latter dictated by seasonal varietals.

Toodouri | North Melbourne

It is an old adage that if you want to find authentic cuisine, you should eat where the locals do. When you wander into this hole-in-the-wall eatery, tucked away near the Queen Victoria Market in the city fringe, the first thing you notice are the hordes of Korean students cramped around their stainless steel tables, along with the reassuring smell of barbecued meat, chilli and spices.

Libertine | North Melbourne

The small doorway is dimly lit; the door is heavy. But once inside you enter another time, another place, another continent. Libertine is the perfect setting for a special evening. Soft light spills from chandeliers to bathe the small dining room in a warm glow that immediately puts you at ease.

Sosta Cucina | North Melbourne

In case you haven’t already discovered it, Errol Street has become one of Melbourne’s most interesting strips in recent years, and in the heart of it is Sosta Cucina, the baby of Maurice Santucci, a well-known chef of more than twentyfive years’ standing.